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Mating Instinct

(Moon Shifter #3)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  1,380 ratings  ·  124 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 pretty d
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 t
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
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.

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 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
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 shes 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 couldnt forget her then, and being near makes it eve
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. :-)
May 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OOOOOFT,,I want a Jayce too ;) great series can't wait for the next!!!!!
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.
Paranormal Romance
Breaking up with the love of his life was the hardest thing he's ever had to do but because of his fear that his enemies will turn their attention to her, he was not there when she needed him most. The hero has lived with the powerful guilt that he could have saved her from that horror of being attacked, nearly raped and changed into a werewolf. Now, he's back in her life and something within him has changed. There is still the resistance towards further endangering her because of his job but de ...more
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.

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.
Jeannie Lopez
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Want more but no more at library ... :(
Review copy provided by publisher via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest view

Originally reviewed for and posted at Vampire Book Club

Rating (out of 5): 4 stars

Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it makes references to events in previous books. If you haven’t started this series check out our reviews for Alpha Instinct and Primal Possession , books one and two in this series.

Mating Instinct, the third book in Katie Reus’ Moon Shifter series, sees newly turned wolf Kat and Enforcer Jay
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
Mating Instinct not really feeling it This one wasn't working for me and normally I wouldn't have wasted my time but I'm reading this for a challenge that has very specific rules. Am I crazy for following these rules? Probably. But that's what makes it fun! 
Characters: Katrina Saburova and Jayce Kazan.  
Kat: I know that horrible things happened to Kat in Book Two of this series. It was awful and should never happen to anyone. I know this. But I was having a hard time feeling sorry for her. I n
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Katie Reus has a talent for writing dark, intense, hot alpha characters with kick-ass heroines who knows how to tame the beast. This is why I am a huge fan of this author. She hit the mark with Jayce Kazan and Kat Saburova.

I fell for this couple back in Primal Possession (Moon Shifter, #2) by Katie Reuswhen the author gave us glimpses of their relationship. Jayce and Kat had a passionate relationship when Kat was a human. She walked away from him after learning he lied to her about why he would not turn her into a shifter. She later learned th
Mar 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Mating Instinct, Moon Shifter #3, by Katie Reus

Grade: B

“Sometimes doing what’s bad for you has positive consequences.”

Being the only daughter of an arms dealer didn’t make life easy for Kat Saburova’s love life until she the captivating and powerful Jayce Kazan. Jayce never seemed scared of her father and for once Kat was able to have a normal relationship, well as normal as a human can have with a shapeshifter who also happens to be the enforcer of North America. When Jayce wouldn’t take her as
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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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Moon Shifter (7 books)
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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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