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Better Mate Than Never

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  129 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Caleb Stone has wanted Paige for as long as he can remember, but there's a reason he's always kept his distance. Wolves, more specifically, Lycan's, can't mate with humans. Worse, he can sense her intense hunger for him, even though he knows that he can never give her what she wants, or needs. But when Paige is kidnapped by a powerful enemy, Caleb has no choice but to go a ...more
Published October 21st 2013 by Adriana Hunter (first published October 20th 2013)
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I read this book as part of the Shifter Romance Boxed Set - This was a sweet little "I want you but I can't have you" story between an Alpha-Male Werewolf and a curvaceous redheaded lawyer.

It was a decent short story, even if the ending was a bit rushed and anticlimactic.

I liked that the heroine, Paige, was a strong character; she didn't cower and had a good head on her shoulders. Caleb was a sexy Alpha, his dirty talk was top shelf. When the two came together it was steamy and passionate. Sinc
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved the chemistry between Caleb and Paige. Celeb tries to stay away from Paige because he knows it’s forbidden for him to be with her but the pull she has on him is too strong. I loved that he could smell her arousal for him. This is one of the great things about shifter stories they know when the heroine has the hots for them. Paige decides to make her play she is tired of waiting for Caleb to make the first move. Then when Paige is in danger because of their love for each other he sets out ...more
The BookChick
This wasn't a bad story. It was just missing something and felt rushed. I enjoy novellas because they can be bite-sized fiction goodness. But, a novella should also have a well articulated story--especially since it is short. Garth was fairly an anti-villain because his motivations were glossed over so a reader couldn't understand the "why" of his actions. I just would have enjoyed the story more if that part was fleshed out. But I love alpha wolves and Caleb was grrrr :).
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Better mated than not

It took me a while to get into the book once I realized what was going on the stories took from its great thank you
♛✨  Christine ♛✨
A lot of sex, an alpha male and a strong female lead!
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, fast, shifter romance about Caleb a soon to be alpha who has wanted his high school friend Paige since they were young. But because Caleb is going to be alpha some day he is not allowed to claim and mate with her because it is his responsibility to keep the line pure. Because they have no future Caleb has kept his distance until Paige is done with that, and anything Paige asks Caleb he is incapable of refusing. When his enemies from the past find out about paige and that she is h ...more
Berneen Vidra
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
We are first caught in the middle of Paige's masturbating time, while Caleb watches her from her window. I was like Oookaaay... That's weird for a starting. I could feel lots of tension between the characters, and it was good, because it's a romantic story. But otherwise it was a simple one, with nothing extra in it, it was really short, funky and in a way, boring. But it wasn't bad for a short story. And Alpha male and a very brave, strong and young woman. And of course, with lots of sex.

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Caleb knows he can never have the one woman he truly desires, Paige. As a shifter and next in line to become Alpha, mating a human is not acceptable. When Paige decides she has enough of hiding her feelings for Caleb though, he acts on it for the time being realizing he can't continue to pursue her. Everything changes though when Paige is kidnapped and Caleb is the reason why.

Fun read, I wish it had been a tad bit longer though. The chemistry was there, Paige was a hellion which was quite fun wh
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was a 10/11 story in Shifter Romance Boxset 2013. Inconsistency of the story and dialogues did nothing for me. Author kept using phrases that belonged in some historical romances without any cause or explanation. What supposedly successful court attorney or security firm owner in 21st century uses the term breeches? It was porn with little to nothing else.
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story

Caleb and Paige went thru high school together. They were best friend. But all of a sudden he became distant. She went on with her life. Went to college and became a lawyer. Caleb was a witness for her and then they were going to go out for dinner. This is the beginning. There is a lot of action in this book and worth the read
May 09, 2014 added it
Shelves: erotica
Sorry, not a fan of this one.
One section of the sex is okay but the ending is NON EXISTENT and the plot line sucks. lots of little hints to stuff never answered and a whole lot of lead in to an ending that doesn't really happen. just weak.
No Stars
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a good quick hot story about two people wanting each other and not being able to fulfill their wish. They ended up having one night which caused all kinds of problems for the woman. This is a part of the Shifters Romance bundle. Enjoy I did.
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
Read in Shifter Romance boxed set.
Nov 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Good short story but felt rushed towards the end compared to the pace of the rest of the story. Ended abruptly and needed an epilogue.
Jenae (Jeni)
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a good short read. I recommend this shifter story.
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Yep, I used yum again! :) Caleb is hot hot hot....and not allowed to fall in love with a human. But he can't help but be attracted to and fall for Paige! Great story!!
Srishti Ghosh
a very short novella but just intruiging.
Apr 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Started strong but then lost a little something. Wasn't bad though.
cute, furry, mine mine mine syndrome and a happy ever after ending.

really enjoyed it!
L Bongiorno
May 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: shapeshifters, sex
Short and sweet story of some shifter love... 2.5 stars.
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Adriana Hunter writes erotic romance with many of them featuring curvy heroines. She loves writing stories that involve powerful, dominant alpha males, romantic billionaires and sometimes even paranormal erotic romance that make for great bedtime stories ;)

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