Better than Twilight.

I just finished reading "The Mating" by Nicky Charles yesterday, but if my mom didn't force me to hit the bed early, I would've finished it last Thursday. Hahaha. Anyway, as I was saying, I'm done reading the novel, and seeing as I can't get the story out of my mind, I might as well write a brief review about it.

The Plot In General
Basically, the novels centers on the life of Elise (the daughter of the Alpha of their pack) and her sudden "mating" or marriage to Kane, the newest Alpha of a neighboring pack. As the story unravels, Kane's past is brought to light which makes the two bonded even more, despite the vain efforts of a female third party. As a sinister plot is revealed, Elise and Kane realize that, as sudden as their relationship came to be, the two of them could work, and that they actually love each other.

Writing Style
I'm not choosy when it comes to the style a story was written, just as long as the grammar is perfect and the sentences don't drag. Happily, the novel was neither of the two which had me clinging to the story as if my life depended on it. Though some scenes were a little graphic (eg. when describing their mating process), it didn't pull the reader out of the main story, rather, it helps the readers feel for the relationship of the characters.

I really enjoyed the novel, and still can't stop thinking about it! I guess that even though I'm not a werewolf like those in the novel, I still get mushy over their love story. Imagine having to marry a total stranger for the safety of a group or a family and falling very much in love afterwards? The start wasn't a fairytale, but the end certainly qualifies.

Of course, I hadn't heard of Nicky Charles until I Googled the author, but I've never been happier to have done so. During the search, I found the other 2 books following this one, which makes me terribly, extremely happy! Once I finish reading the second one, I'll make another review, as well as for the third one.

My rating for this novel is:
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