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Mating Instinct

(Moon Shifter #3)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  1,464 ratings  ·  128 reviews
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 the
Mass Market Paperback, 348 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Signet Eclipse
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Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Review posted: 14.04.2016
“If I'm naked, I'm inside you”

You all know I'm a sucker for werewolves. Specially alpha male werewolf. I love how they react to something or something, how angry and possessive they get, and how dominant and protective they are, and Jayce Kazan didn't necessary disappoint. Jayce is an enforcer, a man who everyone kind of fears. He is strong, fierce and kinda cool. I liked him. He wasn't my favorite werewolves, but he wasn't that bad. Oh and of course, he was
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: PNR fans and fans of Nicky Charles
4.5 Stars

I have been on a bit of a KR train of late and am virtually consuming everything she has written and the more I read the more I want! This series very much reminds me of Nicky Charles' Law of The Lycans (, which I loved....I don't mean by style or the content/storyline but in that as well as the PNR angle we are getting a really good background story which continues to develop through them all, leaving you wanting more. I cannot wait until the ne
Amy R
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Dark Faerie Tales
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.

Quick & Dirty: Relationships are messy but Jayce needs to learn whether he can live without the woman he loves or risk it all for her love.

Opening Sentence: Jayce Kazan parked his Harley in front of December McIntyre’s house.

The Review:

One word for this book, “DAAAANNGGG!” This is one of the amazing results of getting to review books sometimes you will be blown away by a story, characters and author’s sheer brilliance to get a story told. This is one of those
Sandy S
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
REVIEW: 4.5 stars- MATING INSTINCT is the third full-length storyline in Katie Reus’s Moon Shifter series focusing on the Armstrong-Cordona wolf shifter pack and their struggles with the Antiparanormal League (APL).

We were first introduced to Jayce and Kat in Primal Possession. Kat had fallen in love with Jayce and Jayce’s ‘wolf’ knew that Kat was his mate, but the human in Jayce feared for Kat’s life. Jayce is an enforcer for the Shifter Council and has made many enemies along the way. When Ka
Stephanie Tyler
Nov 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ah, alpha and possessive. LOVE!
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Jul 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

The alpha-maleness of the Armstrong brothers featured in the two previous installments of Katie Reus’ series is undeniable but they have nothing on Jayce Kazan! I’ve been pining over this wolf since his character was first introduced and let me tell you, he did not disappoint! Mating Instinct is a testosterone laden, emotionally charged story that’s sure to get your motor running!

Kat Saburova is probably one of my favourite female leads so far in the Moon Shifter universe
Jen Davis
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another sexy shifter novel from Katie Reus, but this one has a bit more angst than the previous installments (and I liked it!)

Reus really managed to whet my appetite for Jayce and Kat in Primal Possession. The two dated nearly a year ago, but Kat left Jayce when she found out that he didn't want to become her bondmate. She thought it meant he didn't love her, but he was actually trying to protect her from the enemies he has made as an enforcer. --Anyway, Kat was kidnapped in the last book, then
Kelly at
Mating Instinct is Katie Reus’ third book in the Moon Shifter series. In Mating Instinct we get to see how Kat is adjusting to the events that happened to her in Primal Possession (bk 2, I would suggest reading this series in order).

They say change is good, but that doesn’t mean it is easy and nothing has been easy for Kat over the last year. She has walked away from the love of her life, was kidnapped, tortured and almost killed, then to save her life she has been turned. But even after all of
Melissa Vasquez
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It was so easy to get into Jayce and Kat's story. I enjoyed the fact that Katie was able to set up scenes for other books to come out. It was like getting a sneek peak into a new book that would soon be coming.

This story flowed perfectly. It was like you can imagine it really going on.

Kat is a strong person who got stronger as the story went. She wanted to prove to herself that she could take care of herself if needed. She was guarding herself from being hurt a second time from Jayce. She was
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Honestly, this was my favourite book in the series. I loved it! I will admit, I did skip book 2, as I felt the whole plot was kinda outlined in book one...and I was right, didn't really miss a lot skipping it. But, it might be something I go back and read at another point.

Moving onto this book! I honestly loved Kat and Jayce. The chemistry they had and the banter they shared from being so so close before. I loved how badass both Kat and Jayce were, but both softies when it came to each other. W
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Finally the big bad enforcer, Jayce, gets his own story! We've heard about the one and only enforcer in the last two books. We even got glimpses of him when he came into town looking for Kat. But we finally get one on one time with him and I loved it!

This is not a book that you can read as a stand alone. Not only are the secondary characters a huge part in this book but in the last book Kat goes through some horrific things which are the cause of where she is in her life right now. So if you si
Jan 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

Jayce Kazan is a centuries old shifter and an enforcer who travels from incident to incident to clean up the mess, never staying in one place for too long. But all that changes when Kat comes into his life and turns his world upside down. But despite his need for her, he refused to make her his bondmate, so she kicked him to the curb. But then almost a year later, the unthinkable happens, and Kat is kidnapped and tortured nearly to death, an
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
The sexual tension between Kat and Jayce was intense in Primal Possession. I knew going into this book that they were going to have a volatile beginning to getting back together. I’ve been looking forward to the nail biting they would induce. Kat has the wrong impression as to why Jayce didn’t want her as a bondmate when they were together. She doesn't know the real reasons. Jayce is a true alpha male in that he thinks he is protecting her when all he is really doing is pushing her away.

I whipped through this series because I received this book as a review copy and I didn’t want to pick up the series in the middle. I am so glad that I did start at the beginning not only is this a great series but I think without having the back story this book would not have been as good. We meet Kat in book one and I have to admit she’s a bit of a bad a$$ and makes an impression. We then learn more about Jayce and Kat as a couple in book two, where they are quite the scene stealers. Both these ...more
Joyfully Reviewed
Jayce Kazan may be the revered and feared enforcer for the North America Lupine council but one woman has the power to bring him to his knees. Unfortunately for Jayce he made the stupid decision to leave the woman he loves because being with him will make her a target and as a human she was more vulnerable. However, things have changed. The woman he loves was brutally attacked and now she is wolf like him.

Kat has had a brutal year. The love of her life ditched her because she’s human and then sh
I absolutely freaking adored this installment in the Moon Shifters series! It might just be my favorite in this series. I've always been intrigued by Jayce and Kat's story ever since we were first introduced to their characters and I was so happy when I knew they would be getting their own book. The past between them hasn't always been easy and it seem as if things left off on a bad note. So lets just say things between the two were a bit hostile in the beginning :)

The first thing I loved about
Full Review posted on Book Lovin' Mamas

If you have read the first two books in the series, you'll enjoy this installment.  If you haven't read this series yet, what are you waiting for?  Add it to your TBR to read later or get it when it comes out and start reading.

I am curious about what is going to happen next, especially when it comes to the APL.  Will they ever find out who is running the show...and what about certain characters that I want to find out more about?

I highly recommend this book
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kat is the newly turned shifter, turned as a last chance to save her life, and she´s got troubled finding her place in the pack.
Add to that, her ex is back. She left Jayce when she realized that he never intended for anything lasting, and since she was head over heels, she dumped him and ran, before he could leave her.
Jayce is the enforcer, in town to investigate the shifter murders spreading in the area, and at the same time, win Kat back.
He couldn´t forget her then, and being near makes it e
Rosalie Lario
Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am not normally a big fan of wolf shifters (too much growling and too many Alphas for my taste), but this story was done well. I like that the author went into Betas and how they are normally subservient, but can be pushed into acting when their mates are endangered. There was a very strong cast of supporting characters too. That, more than anything, propelled the story along for me. Definitely worth a read, especially if wolves are your thing. :-)
Marie Andersson
Jayce is yummy!He is an Alpha male and I think his scars are very sexy!
This is my favorite book in the Moon Shifter series!Katie Reus is one of my top 5 authors!
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OOOOOFT,,I want a Jayce too ;) great series can't wait for the next!!!!! ...more
Michelle the Romance Witch
wow that was a very intense story with a lot of exposing of deep emotions and interesting drama in the overall plot. Loved Jayce and Kat too.
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh man, I really like this series. Let me just confess--I started with book #3 and now am reading it kind of backwards. I am reading these books as soon as they are available on our online library so I am just reading any one that is available first! With this said, this was my first book in the series and I am officially hooked. I love paranormal romances and this one did NOT disappoint. If you love a good romance with a little action and a hot sexy protective male you will love this book.

Carol orr
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bloodthirsty shifter romance

No plot spoilers
There are some potential triggers relating to violence.
There were no grammatical or editorial errors that I can recall.
This book shows a marked improvement on the characterisation since I thought the main characters felt far more 'real' than in previous books. That said, although there is a lot of action in the storyline, I found parts to be quite slow. Some of the violence described is graphic, and somewhat callous.
There is some swearing and plenty o
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enforcers Mate

Good book, we finally read about Jayce and Kat. She is trying to come to terms with this new life she has and move past the hurt he caused. He just wants her back and will do anything to help her.
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm really enjoying the moonshifter series lot's of action, adventure and supernatural thrills, great character and an awesome pack. ...more
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kat and Jayce

I couldn't put it down I lost nights of sleep trying to see what happened next. Kat had such spunk and Mauve was all raw power. An explosion just waiting to happen.
Renate Williams
Dec 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
A sexy shifter novel my fist read of this author
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Katie Reus is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Redemption Harbor 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. After chang ...more

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“If you go to another male,I will kill him.That human tonight is lucky he's alive."

~Jayce Kazan”
“Jayce continued to stare at her,his chest falling and rising erratically.Oh,yeah,she´d pissed him off really good.
"Get.On.My.Bike."The words tore from his throat with apparent difficulty.”
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