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Protector's Mate (Werewolf Mates #2)

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After two years in a war zone, werewolf Felicia Serna has finally returned to find another pack has taken over her territory…and the new second-in-command is the very man who haunts her fantasies.

Alaric has wanted Felicia from the moment he laid eyes on her, and now he’s ready to claim her. When a threatening shifter begins stalking them, he’s determined to protect her…eve
Published April 1st 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Felicia ran from her pack and their harsh treatment of her, the unworthy mongrel. She found a life among humans in Afghanistan. Using her nursing skills she was able to help many people. Her werewolf genes allowed her to go into dangerous situations without having to worry about injuries that would kill a mere human. After two years her contract has ended and now she finds herself returning home with few options of where to go.

Alaric has spent the past two years worried about Felicia. He has kep
Jul 15, 2016 Jujubee rated it really liked it
Short, sweet, and smexy shifters....everything I love about werewolves protecting and claiming their mates *swoonworthy*
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
My Rating: 4 stars: Enjoyed - strongly recommend(A-)

Felicia is a wolf shifter that was betrayed and hurt by her own pack. She fled overseas to use her nursing skills in a war zone. After her service is up, she sneaks back home, hoping to make a quiet life for herself. Alaric, second command of Felicia’s new pack, has lusted after Felicia for years - always keeping a distance since she was too young to commit to the mating call. (We meet Alaric in the first book, Destined Mate.) Knowing that he c
Christi Snow
Apr 02, 2012 Christi Snow rated it really liked it
My Review:
A- rating

Ooh, what a fabulous book. Felicia is home after spending two years in Afghanistan as a nurse. Two years ago, she fled from her pack after the alpha pursued her and she turned him down. She's always been rebuffed by her pack. She was abandoned as a pup and nothing that her pack has done over the years has ever helped to improve her self-image.

When Felicia met Alaric, she was only nineteen years old and felt an immediate draw to him, but she never thought she would be worthy o
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

In PROTECTOR’S MATE, Felicia Serna has returned from a war zone to find that her territory has been taken over by another pack. Normally, this would be enough to cause her werewolf hackles to rise, but there’s something more that sends a shiver through her. The new second-in-command is no other than the man who stars in all her fantasies – sexy, sexy Alaric.

Though this story may be short, it is nothing close to sweet. Reus packs action and red hot heat into this little
Jul 27, 2012 Darcy rated it liked it
This was a fun little short that was very hot. I liked how Alaric knew Felicia was for him, but gave her the space to grow up before he claimed her. I do wish that he would have explained things more to Felicia as it would have made her less secure. I wish that there would have been more with this one.
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Apr 01, 2012 Crystal ♥ RBtWBC rated it really liked it

Katie Reus never fails to captivate me with her stories and Protector’s Mate is just another title to add to my growing list of favorite reads from this author.

Felicia Serna left her werewolves pack two years ago to escape her deplorable alpha, traveling across the ocean to war-torn Afghanistan as a nurse to help the humans there. Now that Felicia’s contract has ended she has nowhere else to go but back home. Hoping to quickly pick up a few items stashed away at human friend’s before figuring ou
Romancing the Book
May 25, 2013 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, erotica, bdsm
Reviewed by: Lori
Book provided by: Publisher
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

This is a stand alone book, but I happened to notice that there are other books associated with this book that are part of a series. The title doesn’t say this is a series, but there is a back listing of books that suggest that the story continues with other books. You don’t need to read the books that come before this one. Things will make sense and you’ll be able to follow the story.

Alaric is a man on a m
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Apr 21, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
I've blogged before about Katie Reus, and how much I love her books.
Protector's Mate, which is a Nocturne Craving's short takes us back into her world of shifters.

Felicia Serna, a small wolf shifter, had fled her adopted shifter territory to become a nurse in a war was the only way she could escape the nastiness and abuse that was heaped on her not only from the rest of the pack, but from the Alpha himself. While overseas for two years, Felicia was startled then secretly thrilled whe
Apr 24, 2012 Sandy rated it really liked it

Protector’s Mate is the second novel in Katie Reus Nocturne Craving series of paranormal stories. Following shortly after the events in Destined Mate, Protector’s Mate follows shifter wolf Alaric and his soon to be mate Felicia, as they are followed by a trio of wolves hoping to stop their reunion.

Felicia Serna is a lone wolf who was abandoned by her family as a pup, and with no apparent pack to call her own, she enlisted for a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Five year
Aug 31, 2014 Tania rated it really liked it
"Protector's Mate" by Katie Reus. A paranormal romance novella.

Short, sweet and to the point. This novella was so good! This novella reads as a stand alone but the main character of Alaric was introduced in the previous novella "Destined Mate". It's OK if you didn't read that one first because enough information is given in this one that you, the reader, will know exactly what is going on.

Felicia is coming back to Alabama after working as a nurse in Afghanastan for the last two years. No one is
Apr 30, 2012 Lillie rated it really liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. On the pro side, I loved the romance. Felicia was a heroine that was easy to like and relate to. Because of her past, she has a lot of insecurities and fears yet she still left everything she knew to go to Afghanistan and help others. When she comes back and everything goes crazy, she tries not to let those insecurities impact the present.

Alaric was equally great. He had known for years that Felicia was his mate but he also knew she was too young so he step
Mar 17, 2012 Janina rated it it was amazing
This was a short, quick and sweet novella. I really enjoyed it. I don't think I have read too many novellas before, but I enjoyed it a lot! The characters were amazing Alaric and Felicia were amazing characters and I really appreciated there characters. And this book was written about my hometown!!! Where I freakin live!!! That is hilarious :) I have never read a book before based in my hometown. Around my hometown, yes, but not in it! COOL :D!

Back to the story... It had some very heated scenes
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
Apr 29, 2012 Kelly % Books-n-Kisses rated it really liked it
Protector’s Mate is Katie Reus’ follow up book to Destined Mates. While this is not a series, both books are set in the same world. In Proctor’s Mate we get to know Alaric, who is Knox’s (from Destined Mate) second in command, better.

Alaric has waited patiently for the woman who will become his mate. But when someone trys to kill her Alaric will do everything he can to protect her. Alaric is a total bad-ass type of guy. But he is also very sweet and loving towards Felicia. While Felicia is unsu
Irene Jackson
Apr 01, 2012 Irene Jackson rated it really liked it
This is the first book by Katie Reus that I have read and it definately won't be the last!
I read this book in two goes today because I got caught up in the story and didn't want to stop. It's quite short but packs in a lot. Alaric and Felicia have a great story , the background to their meeting again is given in more than enough detail to bring us up to date and from then on it's action and scorching love scenes right through. I loved Alaric , a gorgeous protective alpha and Felicia was a good m

Ooh Alaric and Felicia....I just loved how the girl finally got her teenage crush without knowing that the boy was crushing on her as well but being the gentleman that he is....he wanted her to spread her wings and see the world before he told her that he wanted her as his mate.

Love the action, the romance and the paranormal and the way Alaric was looking out for Felicia despite the distance was so sweet....The overwhelming feeling of love that Felicia felt when she learned that Alaric w
Amy R
Sep 17, 2012 Amy R rated it really liked it
I just love Katie Reus' writing and this novella was another great shifter story of hers. I love the whole mating idea that one person (or werewolf) is intended for another. While it is sensual it isn't erotic. It might appear that way in the cover, but I don't read erotic romance and felt this one was romantic and sensual and went along with the storyline very well. I highly recommend Katie's books both paranormal and romantic suspense!
Apr 03, 2012 Stacy rated it really liked it
PROTECTOR'S MATE continues in the same world as DESTINED MATE. Katie's Novella's are short and to the point but still full of character development and steamy romance. I never felt as though I was missing something or that a scene was rushed. Even with everything else going on we still get a great action scene thrown in. Alaric and Felicia had amazing chemistry and I enjoyed reading their mating story. I cant wait to see who Katie writes about next.
Tantalizing idea. I really enjoyed the excerpt I had read but I wanted more worldbuilding and history. I got to see glimpses of why the heroine is how she is but it seemed like there was a lot left out. I also thought the answer behind who tried to kill the heroine was a bit too simplistic. I guess I feel let down because I liked the excerpt so much.
Avey Shannon
Mar 27, 2013 Avey Shannon rated it really liked it
Rated 4 stars - “Protector’s Mate” is a short but tender love story, a sequel to “Destined Mate”. The characters of Alaric and Felicia are a perfect pair. Do hope other stories will be written about this pack’s members because they are all becoming extremely interesting. ...more
Much better than the others I read in this line from HQ. it was still probably 60/40 sex to story ratio but I didn't feel quite as much that the story got the short straw. We had werewolves primarily with a few vampire mentions in there too.
Lucrethia Clark
Jul 18, 2013 Lucrethia Clark rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Unfortunately i did not read the first one yet so now I have to go back and read the first one. I enjoyed the alpha male character and i only wish that the book was longer. It was over way too quickly.
Sep 08, 2013 Annelise rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful book. Not only does it have action but it also has the conflict and romance to balance it out.
Aqua Woodard
Sep 12, 2012 Aqua Woodard rated it it was amazing
love this book ended up going to read the series.
have everything i love in a good werewolf book.
Alpha Male!!! alert all the was
Possessive!! of course
Oct 06, 2012 Alice rated it it was ok
Actually I give this 1&1/2 stars. Good idea..Good characters..But it's not fleshed out. It read like a draft or detailed outline. Disappointing..could have been really good.
Apr 03, 2012 Mara rated it it was ok
Shelves: pnr, novella
I read about this novella in Cynthia Eden's blog. It's nice, but short. So short that I read it in less than an hour at lunch break.

It's a pleasant way to pass the time, but not much more.
Apr 30, 2013 Anne rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
I really enjoyed this. For a shorter story, the characters were pretty well developed. It was hot and sweet. I hope to see more of this couple in the other related books.
Susan Commeford
Dec 29, 2013 Susan Commeford rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Another satisfying read by Katie Reus. I love her stories of strong women and the men who live them. Will keep looking for more.
Jul 17, 2014 Berli rated it it was amazing
I have read this story so many times, and keep coming back to it. The writer creates a world and characters the reader can simple lose themselve in. Do yourself a favour, and read it.
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Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. ...more
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