TO CATCH HIS MATE is a novella and Book 5 in Savannah
Stuart's Crescent Moon series. This Crescent
series is a favorite of mine and always a lot of fun.
There is no villain in TO CATCH HIS MATE and the conflict
comes from Alyssa and Reece's lack of communication. This
is a story in which the romance and the evolving
relationship between the hero and heroine take center
stage. There is a secondary romance involving Alyssa's
widowed father, but that secondary story is interesting
without taking the focus off his daughter's love story.
Unlike many of the other books in this series, TO CATCH
HIS MATE opens with a man and woman already in a somewhat
romantic relationship. Alyssa and Reece are courting and
plan on mating in the near future, thanks to some
maneuvering by her father. Alyssa soon believes Reece
only wants her for political reasons and flees, thus
leading Reece on a quest to prove his love. I like the
direction Savannah Stuart takes the story and these
characters. In a lot of other romances, Alyssa would have
been correct and the hero would have started out with
more neutral feelings and have them change over the
course of the story. In TO CATCH HIS MATE, Reece is a
young man - in shifter years - but is mature enough to
realize his mistakes with the woman he has loved
from the moment he first saw her.
Reece is the kind of hero that makes these Crescent
stories by Savannah Stuart so appealing. I love his
ability to humble himself when his relationship with the
woman he cherishes is at stake, while still being strong
and seductive. The story moves at a fast pace as Reece
wins back Alyssa's trust and affection. I like how Alyssa
is a woman who sticks up for herself and won't compromise
when it comes to holding out for love. The path that
Alyssa and Reece take toward total happiness is filled
with some self-discovery, moments of eroticism, and
friendship. The supporting characters in TO CATCH HIS
MATE help the hero and heroine realize the depth of their
feelings for each other.
TO CATCH HIS MATE is a bite-size bit of sexy shifter
misadventure. This is a great book for paranormal romance
fans who like their alphas to have a sweet side. I
enjoyed seeing characters from previous stories. I look
forward to the next Crescent Moon book by Savannah
Stuart, and to hopefully read more about characters like
Sybil and Andrew.
Pack princess Alyssa Clare was trying to come up with
ways to get out of her arranged mating to alpha wolf
Reece O’Shea—until she meets the powerful male. After
getting to know him, mating doesn’t seem like such a bad
idea anymore. But when he makes it clear she’s just a
business arrangement for him and his pack, she calls off
the mating and heads south to stay with a friend to lick
her wounds in private.
But he’s not willing to let her go without a fight.
Reece can’t let Alyssa go, not when he’s completely
fallen for the sweet, sexy female. He doesn’t care about
the arranged mating deal, he just wants her and has no
idea why she ran. To win her back he infiltrates another
alpha’s territory, knowing it could mean his death.
Luckily Grant Kincaid allows him in his domain—as long as
Alyssa is okay with it. Convincing her that she’s all he
wants is a bigger challenge than he imagined. But he’s
not giving up, because he knows she’s the one he’s meant
to be with forever.
Author note: all novellas in the series can easily be
read as individual titles.
Novellas in the Crescent Moon series:
Taming the Alpha, #1
Claiming His Mate, #2
Tempting His Mate, #3
Saving His Mate, #4
To Catch His Mate, #5