Title: Maverick’s Mate
Series: Brac Pack 01
Author: Lynn Hagen
Length: Novella (94pgs)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand (25th February 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½Hearts
Blurb: Maverick Brac has formed a pack of his own, naming them the Brac Pack. With fourteen men under him, they all have one thing in common, the preference for men.
Cecil Walter was living a life no one would wish on their enemy in an abusive relationship with his partner with no way out.
Getting away from pack problems and a migraine, Maverick indulges in his one secret love, Chai tea. While in the coffee shop trying to forget the world outside exists for five minutes, Maverick has found what he never thought to have, his mate, his very human mate. Rescuing Cecil from his abusive boyfriend to finding out who in his pack is trying to take Cecil’s life, Maverick has his work cut out for him, but the largest challenge is getting Cecil to come out of his shell and be the man he once was.
Review: Okay, before I start the review I just want to point something out. I am a huge Lynn Hagen fan, I have all her books and I actually pre-order them so I don’t miss one. Now saying that, just because I am a huge fan doesn’t mean that I can’t see the flaws ‘cause I can.
Cecil is stuck in a relationship that he isn’t sure how to get out of when he is rescued. He doesn’t realize that he has just jumped from the frying pan into the fire. Hmmm, maybe towering inferno is a better description. Maverick is thrilled to have found his mate and will do everything and anything in his power to protect him.
I really liked the storyline and thought the characters were brilliant and fun, Maverick is the typical Alpha male and Cecil is not quite as sweet as Maverick believes. Cecil loves his independence and doesn’t want some hulking man to take care of him. These two come together in passion and hot sex and yes, it’s insta-mates and insta-love (very quick indeed). The danger was ok and I thought it was great that we got to meet the mates from the next book. The interaction between all the pack mates is good and I love that the books are fun and cheerful with just a little bit of danger thrown in.
Now although I liked this book some things let it down… namely the proof-reader and editor. I am sorry but the story is choppy in places like there were big bits taken out or inserted in and everything felt like there should have been more to it. There was also spelling errors that wouldn’t get caught by the spell check but should have been caught by the proof-reader. I know that this was Lynn Hagen’s first published work and to expect it to be a little sloppy and I made allowances for that but that does not excuse the editors or proofreaders at all. Seriously, did you read the book or just spell check it?
But after all that, I will recommend this to people who love shifters, hot sexy men, a bit of danger, scorching hot sex, giggling and laughing and a happy ever after. This is a great light read that will have you giggling to yourself like a loon.