5 star review of The Alpha's Temporary Mate by Victoria Davies!!
Fated Match has spent centuries pairing supernatural mates together. Witch and matchmaker, Chloe Donovan, takes pride in helping her clients find their happy endings. But when werewolf alpha and millionaire playboy Kieran Clearwater stalks into her office, she may have finally met the one man she can’t help.
Kieran has no intention of finding his mate. Love is a weakness he can't afford. But with his pack growing more concerned over his single status he, needs to assure them all is well. What better way to do so than to hire a fake girlfriend he can parade around at the annual pack retreat?
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“You, Chloe. I need you.”
A shiver ran down her spine. A secret part of her wished she’d heard those words from a man who meant them in the way she craved. Though she’d been alive close to a century, no one had ever looked at her with the intensity that Kieran did now. No man had ever told her that he needed her.
“I’m sure I misheard you,” she said, trying to appear unruffled.
“Think about it,” he replied as he stalked toward her. “You understand my situation and requirements, plus
you’re already invested in this operation running smoothly.” He stopped when he was before her. “Considering what just happened, I know you can handle yourself around werewolves without appearing weak.”
She crossed her arms and tried to stare him down. “I am your handler, not your date.”
He ignored her, taking one step farther into her space. “Most importantly,” he continued. “I can kiss you and mean it.”
The breath rushed out of her. For a split second, the lonely corner of her soul wondered what it would be like to be in this man’s arms, even if it was only for pretend.
“I’ll write whatever check you want.”
The fantasy she’d been spinning in her head crashed back to earth with the ugly reality of his words.
She pushed past him, trying to ignore the hard planes of his chest under her palm. “Let me make something clear, you arrogant alpha. I am not for sale.” She dropped into her chair and crossed her legs, taking comfort in the desk separating them. At least she did until he planted his hands in the center of it and leaned forward to tower over her.
“Everyone has a price.”
“Not me,” she replied. “I’m not interested in being your squeeze toy.”
“You know I have a point. Vivian wants this deal, and she’s convinced you to want it as well. With you at the helm, there is no chance of a slip up. Plus, you can be assured of complete privacy, which protects both my interests and your agency’s reputation.”
The damn man had a point. She’d never been comfortable with the idea of buying another person’s silence.
“With your experience matching my kind, you have the knowledge to blend into the pack and the skills to keep yourself safe. Not to mention, witches are thoroughly compatible with wolves.”
She rolled her eyes at the one. “I take it you’re speaking from personal knowledge.”
A grin tugged at his lips. “Your people tend to have a wild streak that appeals to weres.”
“Not helping your cause.”
The Alpha's Temporary Mate is riveting. I was compelled to read from the first page, and literally couldn't put it down! I am in the firm belief that this book (and series for that matter) should come with a Warning Label: Read at your own risk: you will not be able to complete even the simplest task after starting this book, due to the sheer and utter greatness that comes from needing to know what happens and the adoration of even the smallest of characters.
A shifter romance with a happy ending, is the third installment of the Fated Match series by Victoria Davies and can be read as a stand alone.
Chloe is a witch who was left to her own devices from a very young age. Growing up without a family or a coven she has had to fight to survive at every moment and learn about all of her abilities on her own. Growing up in the era of WWII she is relatively young still for an immortal but has built her life with the desire to make matches, because every single one counts for something.
Kieran Clearwater, alpha of one of the biggest most powerful packs in the continent, is on the verge of an arranged mating if he can't put off the Seniors in his pack just passed this Mating Moon, his resolve is to hire someone from Fated Match to impersonate his lover until passed the moon where they can part with "irreconcilable differences" only no one seems to fit what he needs, except maybe a feisty witch who settles his wolf-- but the question remains can the ruse pass all suspicions??
I have to say, I read this book before reading the others, I am a huge fan of shifter romances and this series very quickly made it to the top of my must-read list! It is one of those, that even though the blurb says is an HEA, you find yourself shaking with hope that it is true-- the back of the book wouldn't lie to you, would it?? Victoria Davies has most definitely made a fan-girl out of me, I was swept away and left enraptured from the first page-- with characters well put to paper that you can't help but fall in-love with, and a story line that will enthrall you..... sigh, you just must must read it.
About the author:
Victoria Davies’s passion for writing started young. Luckily she had a family who encouraged believing in magic and embracing imagination. From stories quickly scribbled in diaries, her love of storytelling developed. Since then her characters may have evolved and her plots may have grown decidedly more steamy but she never lost her love of the written word. Writing is not only a way to silence the wonderful voices in her head, but it also allows her to share her passions with her readers.
Currently she writes from Toronto, Canada. While she has a healthy love for the unknown, this corner of the world will always be her home.
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