Review: Mated By Midsummer (Stratton Wolves #1) by Mina Carter

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Review: Mated By Midsummer (Stratton Wolves #1) by Mina CarterMy Rating:
Title: Mated by Midsummer by Mina Carter
Series: Stratton Wolves #1
Published by Self-Published on 25th September 2014
Genres: Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Shifters, Adult Paranormal Romance
No. of Pages: 158

Weddings are awesome, as long as they're not hers. Not so awesome? Facing the Alpha she ran from...

After living for years amongst humans, Kelli Copeland has to go home for her brother's wedding. She's hoping that a decade is enough for pack alpha, Max, to forget her, settle down and have a passel of kids. If she's lucky, he'll be old and grey to boot.

No. Such. Luck.

Alpha werewolf Max Daniels could have the pick of the females in Stratton, but he only wants one woman, the one who ran from him years ago. When he learns Kelli is back in town, he'll do everything in his power to make sure she doesn't leave again. Up to and including kidnapping her… The problem is, he isn't the only wolf in town with an agenda.

This time, Kelli's departure might the permanent kind.

*Please note: previously published elsewhere under the title 'Midsummer Heat'*

Source: Bought
Review Format: eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link

Read: 27th – 28th August 2019

What did I think about Mated By Midsummer?

I am a fan of Mina Carter’s passionate fast-paced paranormal romances. Her writing style is easy to read and her plots are action-packed – both in and out of the bedroom. 😉

I thought that this story was OK.

However, it wasn’t one of my favourites due to some of the actions and personality traits of her main characters. Our hero, Max, is a domineering alpha who knows who his mate is and nothing will stop him from claiming her. I like a bit of dominance (who doesn’t at times purrrrr). However, his actions and inner dialogue didn’t make me go all warm and fuzzy. Instead, my modern sensibilities were screaming abuse at the thug. Our heroine, Kelli, liked Max but was fighting her body’s sexual urges. Add in her childhood crush on him and there was major inner conflict. I cheered as Kelli tried to retain her strong independence and indignation about not being able to choose herself. However, she was such a cock tease to Max that I lost my respect for her. Both were quick to fly off the handle, shout and rage but neither of them actually opened their mouths to tell the other was the issue was. I found this all very frustrating.

This paranormal romance novella has received plenty of praise, it just wasn’t my cup of tea.

Content Warning:

This book has sexual scenes, violence, colourful vocabulary and expletives throughout the story. Therefore, I’d only recommend it to adults who are not offended by content of this sort.

Don’t let my lack-lustre review of MATED BY MIDSUMMER (STRATTON WOLVES #1) stop you from finding out more. Use any of my links to check it out yourself.

And now, here’s Mina Carter’s bio.

About Mina Carter

Author - Mina Carter

Mina was born and raised in the East Farthing of Middle Earth (otherwise known as the Midlands, England) and spend her childhood learning all the sorts of things generally required of a professional adventurer. Able to ride, box, shoot, make and read maps, make chainmail and use a broadsword (with varying degrees of efficiency) she was disgusted to find that adventuring is not considered a suitable occupation these days.

So, instead of slaying dragons and hunting vampires and the like, Mina spends her days writing about hot shifters, government conspiracies and vampire lords with more than their fair share of RAWR. Turns out wanna-be adventurers have quite the turn of imagination after all...

(But she keeps that sword sharp, just in case the writing career is just a dream and she really *is* an adventurer.)

The boring part: A full-time author, photographer and cover artist, Mina can usually be found hunched over a keyboard or graphics tablet, frantically trying to get the images and words in her head out and onto the screen before they drive her mad. She's addicted to coffee and would like to be addicted to chocolate, but unfortunately chocolate dislikes her.

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to read my thought about Mated by Midsummer. I really appreciate it. Have you read any of Mina’s book? Drop me a comment below so that we can chat books. 🙂

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Despite my lack of enthusiasm for this book, Mina Carter is on my favourite authors’ list. Before you go, check out who else is on my list. Can you find YOUR favourite author? 😉

Bye for now,

Flora x

book cover for Stratton Wolves 1 - Mated by Midsummer by Mina Carter

About Me

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
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