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The Mating (Law of the Lycans, #1) av Nicky…
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The Mating (Law of the Lycans, #1) (utgåvan 2010)

av Nicky Charles

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Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she'd end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her a pawn.
Medlem:Nitzan_Schwarz
Titel:The Mating (Law of the Lycans, #1)
Författare:Nicky Charles
Info:Smashwords (2010), ebook, 340 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
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Meh, bit of wolf candy floss; better than some, worse than others. There were a few editing errors, but not massive. Easy PNR fluff... ( )
  Amelia1989 | Jun 10, 2019 |
This was the type of book that I read when I don't want to think about a thing. It is a piece of mind numbing fluff. The 'mystery' in the book was predictable and the romance was done with the same predictability. I will read the next book by this author when I need it. Let's face it, we all need a book like this every once in a while. ( )
  PamV | Mar 27, 2018 |
What would it be like to be in an arranged marriage? Most people can only make guesses or judgments to what that may be. The Mating gives us a look at what some might say an antiquated custom, might be like for someone, it's shown from the woman's point of view and weaved into a paranormal story at that. Elise found out she was to be mated to Alpha Kane in an alliance between her father's pack and Kane's pack on the same it will take place. And then has to consummate their bonding immediately for proof of the alliance. Stuck in a confusing situation she want's no part of, Elise decides to put a brave foot forward because of tradition. Not wanting to embarrass or anger her father Elise tries to make the best she can of the situation and make her and Kane's mating work. Elise has to leave everyone she knows to live with a man she doesn't know anything about and total strangers. It was interesting to hear Elise's internal monologue about her feelings, thoughts and adjustments to her new life.

Kane is the typical Alpha male. However, I liked that Kane had the awareness to not be too overbearing with Elise and his pack, he tries to marry the traditional with the modern rules of pack leadership. I also liked that he was gentle and dare I say romantic with Elise, he definitely made the intimate part of their relationship work, no problem there whatsoever.

In the first half of the story I had no problems with Elise's voice but later I was getting really pissed off with her constant ruminations about what to do about a situation. She continually over thinks herself out of doing what needs to be done and in turn make things worse. Sometimes I forgot that she was very young maybe because of the mature material in the book, she was slow with putting things glaring her in the face together, and a little naive. Her antagonists, Marla comes across a lot older and was able to get one, maybe ten over on her many times.

The writing and story in this book was up there, especially for a entirely free series and new author. The feelings and thoughts Elise had about her suddenly arranged marriage seems on par to what a person might experience. The other side stories weaved into to this book did a lot for the story, especially the environmental science subject, I can tell it was thoroughly researched, I learned a lot. ( )
  ItsBookishMe | Oct 22, 2016 |
Werewolves, intrigue, and a peculiar message

This story wasn't too poorly written, although the author seemed to drive the point home and repeat a bit too often (rather than allowing the reader to draw conclusions from events, desired conclusions would be recapped, as though we couldn't have understood). The characterization was excellent, and Elise was believable. I want to make it clear that this is not 'a bad book' in that sense.

Unfortunately, this story just drips with misogyny. The werewolf culture described isn't just 'backward,' socially; it's medieval. The 'alpha,' and all of the others in charge, are male. The 'alpha female's' job is to cook and arrange gatherings (no joke). Arranged marriages are still a norm. Females are expected to be virgins until they're married (mated), and proof of their virginity is actually examined on their wedding night.

Despite having access to the internet and presumably a modern education, the main character acknowledges the 'backward' traditions, but then goes on to NOT REALLY QUESTION THEM. She goes along with an arranged marriage because she's too timid to leave the pack. At one point, her mate actually rapes her (she said no, very clearly, regardless of any bodily reactions), and afterward, she's worried about HIS feelings - that he didn't like her. Ugh...

The intrigue and murder mystery were okay, but the primary issue I had with them was the fact that I already knew who was responsible for the problems, less than halfway through the book.
Not a poorly written book. Good worldbuilding. Good characterization. Just not the type of culture or mentality that I enjoy seeing portrayed as normal or okay. (You can't blame it on their being wolves, either - 60% of wild wolf packs are led by females, so all that sexual segregation and misogyny is purely human). ( )
  WingedWolf | Aug 13, 2016 |
4 Unbelievable Rogue Stars

Joined by an alliance, leaving everything you have known and submitting to an Alpha was the life Elise seemed destined too. Wow she proved me wrong she was a strong willed werewolf with an attitude to show her man that she was not about to take shit laying down.

This was a brilliant read. Elise was amazing free read and I cannot wait to read the rest of the books in this series. I loved Kane and while I understood his relationship with Marla I hated it. I loved that he seemed to fight for what he loved but what I did learn was that things are not always what they seem. While I knew Marla was horrible I had no clue and the author sent me in directions that I loved.

I couldn't put this book down! I loved the relationship as it developed and I think Nicky Charles is the next BIG author. ( )
  Angel.Carter | Aug 11, 2016 |
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