Title: Mating His Nightmare
Series: Paranormal Wars: Stone Haven, #5
Author: Shea Balik
Length: Novella (139 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc (August 14th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4.5 Hearts
Blurb: Wolfe Koa grew up only knowing pain. As a newborn wolf shifter, he was placed in a lab where every experiment known to man was inflicted on him. When he was finally freed, he vowed to destroy every lab the humans had built to torture paranormals in the name of science.
Caleb Reid was a scientist who loved helping others. When his own race, the psy, kidnapped him and forced him to create a breed of super soldiers, humans that were infused with animal and shifter DNA, Caleb rebelled. His act of defiance had his father’s finger cut off with the threat of the same happening to his four-year-old sister. Not having a choice, Caleb did the unthinkable and gave in to the psy’s demands.
When Wolfe realizes Caleb is his mate, he fights the need to be with his mate. Can Wolfe overcome the mate pull or will he end up mating his worst nightmare?
Purchase Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/mating-his-nightmare
Review: This book is part of a series and should be read in order.
Caleb knows that creating the were creatures is wrong. But he has no choice if he wants to keep his adopted shifter family safe. He hates what he is doing but until the Alliance can locate and save his family, he has no choice. Even knowing Wolfe is his mate, Caleb needed to continue with the psy. The only contact they have with each other is in their dreams where they start to fall in love with each other.
Wolfe is damaged from the time he spent among the human/psy labs. He never dealt with his issues and instead would just jump into wars all over the world. With Caleb as his mate, not only a psy but also a doctor Wolf has a lot to come to terms with. I can see his issues and understand the angst he goes through, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t want to smack him upside the head a few times.
Caleb and Wolfe do not have the best mating in the start and it was mostly due to Wolfe’s emotional issues. Wolfe does not deal with who and what Caleb is very well. In the process, he hurts Caleb emotional and almost loses him.
I liked this book because they did not have a perfect instant loving mating. There were real issues that needed to be handled by both. They did love each other but especially Wolfe needed to face up to the fact that he needed to open up and let Caleb truly in.