"An exquisitely gritty yet undeniably sexy tale of vampires and werewolves!"
Reviewed by Miranda Owen
Posted September 24, 2017
Romance Erotica Sensual | Romance Paranormal
MATING BITE is book two in Cynthia Eden's "Bite" series.
Cynthia Eden injects a little 1930s detective noir into this
story about blood, sex, and monsters. Carter Sinclair is
compelled by an evil vampire to find his supposed mate. It
is not lost on Carter that the missing woman is running from
the vampire rather than being held from him by others. Such
is the beginning of Carter's ethical dilemma and path to
true romance. Cynthia Eden keeps things balanced and the
story moving along at a brisk clip.
Carter Sinclair is a werewolf addicted to vampire blood.
Cynthia Eden does a good job of giving the reader crucial
background information and explaining how Carter is
something of a victim of circumstance. Ostensibly, at the
beginning of this story, Carter is on a mission to deliver
an innocent woman to a black-hearted villain.
Whether or not Carter actually planned to go through with
everything as directed is debatable. Everything changes for
Carter when he is bedazzled by newbie vamp Lauren McIntosh.
When Lauren first meets Carter, he is a sexy
stranger-turned-hero. Because Carter keeps his original
intentions hidden from Lauren, the reader would naturally
expect the inevitable emotional blow-up when Lauren finds
out. I like that Cynthia Eden opts to take the less obvious
path instead. The overarching emotional conflict in MATING
BITE is Carter's guilt. It tears Carter up to keep such an
important secret from someone who quickly becomes so
important to him.
Antoine Abandonato is a fascinating villain. Antoine is a
vampire and a killer. His motives in acquiring Lauren, and
raising all kinds of hell to get her, are a little baffling.
He says that he wants her as a partner-in-crime, but seems
oblivious -- as only a megalomaniac can be -- to the fact
that even if he achieves his goal, she'd want nothing to do
with him. Cynthia Eden draws a stark contrast between
Carter's feelings for Lauren and Antoine's twisted feelings
about Lauren. Antoine is incapable of understanding the love
that develops between Carter and Lauren.
MATING BITE typifies Cynthia Eden's exquisitely gritty yet
undeniably sexy tales of vampires and werewolves. Natalie
Kingston and Riley Dawes are both bewitching secondary
characters who I hope to see in future stories. I can't wait
to read Cynthia Eden's next paranormal romance!
Werewolf Carter Sinclair is on the hunt. He’s tracking a
newly turned vamp, a beauty with bite named Lauren
McIntosh. Hunting her is the easy part. After all, no one
can hide from a wolf. But once Carter gets the vamp in
his arms, his easy mission suddenly goes straight to
One taste, one bite that should never have happened…and
Carter is hooked—mind, body, soul. Nature has plans for
him and Lauren. They’re to be mates, but a vicious vamp
is waiting in the dark—a killer who has already claimed
Lauren as his.
Now Carter has a new mission—keep Lauren safe at all
costs. Make her fall for him. And hide all of the very
dark and dangerous secrets that fill his closet. He needs
Lauren to trust him, he needs her to stay with him, and
the last thing he wants is for Lauren to know just how
deeply he’s already betrayed her. What she never knows
can’t hurt her, right?
Their mating is forbidden, but Carter is about to break
every werewolf and vamp rule out there in order to claim
Lauren. And those fools who try to get in his way will
find out just how deadly his beast can truly be…because
there is no one in the world more important to a wolf…
than his mate.
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