Mating Instinct by Katie Reus

Title: Mating Instinct

Series: Moon Shifter Series bk 3

Author: Katie Reus

Genre: Paranormal

As the beast within struggles to break free, he must learn to be what she needs…

Surviving for centuries, powerful lupine shifter Jayce Kazan managed to stay away from humans until he met Kat Saburova and was consumed by the need to protect her. But while Jayce shared his passion with the human seer, he refused to make her his bondmate—a refusal that caused the end of their relationship.

A year later, an attack that left Kat near death has resulted in another lupine shifter turning her. Furious that he wasn’t the one to save her, Jayce is determined to show Kat that he is the one she should rely on. But the newly turned shifter is still traumatized and worried that she’ll hurt those she loves, unless she can learn to control her inner wolf.

And as Jayce struggles to protect Kat from her own worst instincts and convince her to rekindle their love, the extremists who almost killed her are looking to finish the job.

Katie Reus’s Moon Shifter Series is one that has grown on me with each new installment.

In  Mating Instinct we get to see Jayce and Kat finally resolve their relationship issues. Both of them have suffered ever since Kat was turned into a wolf to save her life. Both of them are suffering for that because of different reasons. Jayce because he feels like he failed her, and Kat because she felt powerless.

As each of them come to terms with what happened to Kat, they must also come to terms with each other and what really happened a year ago when Jayce broke up with Kat.

To say that the tension between this was intense is to put it mildly. Jayce and Kat go from being irritated with each other to wanting to rip the other one’s clothes off and go at each other. For Jayce the situation is simple, Kat’s his mate, and now that she’s a wolf he’s no longer holding back anything. For Kat, on one hand she wants Jayce just as much as she always had, and yet she can’t forgive him for breaking her heart a year ago.

As they come to terms with their feelings for each other and work together to find out who is targeting the townspeople to stir up hatred for the shifters they realize they are stronger together then they are apart.

This story had it all for me, a compelling story that didn’t drag and kept me engaged, a love story between two people who love each other, and hot sexy times.

If the series continues like it has, it will remain on my keeper shelf to be read over and over again.

Grade B+

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