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Wolf's Mate

(Shifter Rogues #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  937 ratings  ·  180 reviews
Danger shouldn't be this sexy...

Cougar shifter Abby Carter always plays it safe. That's why she's an accountant--no excitement, no danger, and no cocky alpha males. She loves her quiet life, but fate has other plans. When Abby uncovers the shady dealings of an anti-shifter organization, she'll have to trust the too-sexy-for-her-peace-of-mind werewolf Declan Reed... or end
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published August 1st 2017 by Forever
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Tasha Mahoney
I was given an arc of this book by the Publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

If you love shifters then I can definitely recommend this read.  This is a fast paced story which begins with wolf shifter Declan and his lethal colleagues watching a company that is suspected of being a major player in a cruel anti-shifters organisation.

Accountant and cougar shifter Abby, works late every night and Declan cannot take his eyes off her, his wolf is obsessed with the beautiful cougar.

♥ WishfulMiss ♥
This is a kick ass, action packed shifter PNR with great characters, an ongoing story line that keeps you glued to your kindle and a sweet romance between a gentle cougar and a bad ass (if a bit psycho) wolf. This is the first in the series and it was an amazing intro to the Shifter Rogues. It pretty much had a little of everything I like in a shifter read. There was heat, passion, humor, action, suspense, danger and some crazy good characters!

What I loved about it:
Declan was a nut but an ad
Never thought danger could be so fresh, hot and humorous in a world where alpha shifters get all the tough jobs and one woman becomes job one for the heart! Celia Kyle’s WOLF’S MATE is a great take on paranormal romance that sizzles with passion, blazes with action and bursts off the pages with fabulous dialogue.

Abby has always played it low key and safe after the horrors she experienced as a young shifter, so when she finds herself in the middle of a game of dirty money and danger, she found a
Kelli C
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
*ARC generously provides by publisher via Net galley in exchange for honest review*

This is my first time reading Celia Kyle and I was completely sucked  in by the paranormal tone. I love a good shifter tale and this book sets up what seems to be a very promising series.

Wolf's Mate introduces a group of fierce yet fun shifter soldiers of sorts that are part of the SHOC team. This group of sexy dangerous shifters are on assignment watching the ins and outs of potenrial threats to their kind. While
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pnr
1 star on reading again
Too stupid, too light and with too many weak points in plot and characterisation.


Cute romance. Nothing fresh under the moon, but cute. Fluffy, too. (And that undercut the plot in its serious or dangerous aspects.)
Wasn't strong enough to make me care about the sequels, but it had some good points, one being that even if they were mates, it took all the book for them to have sex (95%) and declare their love. Yes, it's still a mate thing, but there is no bond nor mythical
Under the Covers Book Blog
I wanted to like this.  By God, I did!  I've been basically starving for good ol' paranormal romance and I was so excited that I saw a couple of new series pop up on my radar these months.  But as soon as I opened up this book I got this feeling it wasn't going to go my way.

It really is nothing against the storyline because it wasn't half bad.  It wasn't the writing in itself either.  But first, the characters and their approach rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning and it never let up.
Marta Cox
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
I really liked this shifter book and it had all the elements I enjoy in paranormal romance. If honest I actually enjoyed it much more than I expected because I normally associate this author with fun, quirky, sexy, fluff which quite often often is relatively short. So I'm delighted by this pairing of Declan and Abby and yes it's the first in a series so lots to set up and a team of shifters to meet . Yet it didn't suffer for that and rather it told a credible story that made sure these shifters ...more
Gretchen  (About That Story)
I had a blast reading this, it was so freaking fun! A lighter paranormal romance with really likable characters. It was fast paced, kept me on my toes, and left me excited for the next book.

Declan and Abby were so fantastic. They've got the light hearted animosity and chemistry down. I loved the playfulness between Declan and Abby, their fun conversations and flirting. Since they're shifters, there's an added element of their animals liking each other as well while their humans selves fight it
Trish R. Ali
I have to be honest. I had a hard ... HARD time getting into this book and it saddens me because I adore Celia Kyle. It is slow and the 2 MC take FOREVER to get together as in "doing the sexy". There is no cohesiveness at all within Declan's team, yes sure I understand that were supposed to be the badass of all the badass but their group is a hot mess. I couldn't bring myself to savour Abby and Declan's HEA because I was tearing my hair and screaming "WTF is wrong with both of you?!", I just wan ...more
Aug 03, 2017 rated it liked it
This started out pretty interesting and had lots of action and sexy shifters, but the it started lagging. It took FOREVER to get the couple together. Yes there was lots of action,drama, twist and turns; but I got to the point where I was like PLEASE get to the point!

I just couldn't love it. It was ok.

Received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
Ivy Deluca
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it

-Good start to new shifter series. Ms. Kyle is one of those authors that I know can bring it when it comes to shifter romances, a special weakness of mine. Some are hits and others, well not so much, but this series definitely has the makings of hit. It has all the elements that I enjoy, good smutty romance mixed with humor and action, so let’s discuss.

- The sitch is right up my alley. Abby Carter is an accountant who likes to dance in the office when no one’s watching (my kind of gal). She also
Richelle Robinson
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: top-reads-2018

This book right here!!! If anyone knows me they know how super picky I am when it comes to the paranormal genre. I received this book in the mail and I put it to the side since I was in the middle of another book. Later that night around 11pm I decided to read one chapter since this a new to me author and I wasn’t sure how I would like the story. Several hours later I had to FORCE myself to close this book. I kept playing the one more chapter game but sadly I had to go to the place that pay
Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

I was so thrilled when I saw that Celia Kyle was picked up by one of my favorite publishers. I've really enjoyed the books of hers that I've read. She writes the type of books that I enjoy, I always finding myself laughing at something her characters have done.

So I was so happy to see that she had a new series for me to enjoy. And what a series it is. I can tell by just the first book that I'm going to be loving it
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Wolf’s Mate by Celia Kyle

Paranormal romantic suspense on the light side of the genre. 1st in a series.
This is my first book by this author. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the pacing, the dialog and mostly the light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek type humor. I will absolutely read more of this author.

I could list dozens of examples of the humor and funny one liners. The heroine is a cat shifter. A cougar. She scolds her inner cat for not helping by swearing not to go to the pet store for catnip. Hil
Aurora Dimitre
|This book was won from a Goodreads Giveaway|

I know, I know. Erotica is not my genre. I don't read much of it, and honestly, if it's not Elliot Wake, I usually don't like it very much. But I did read my fair share of fanfiction. And I wrote my fair share of fanfiction.

By god was this godawful. I just didn't like it. I didn't like the romance, I didn't like the main characters (I will say, the side characters--particularly Grant and Birch--were kind of fun, that's what I liked the most), the plot
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wolf's Mate:
4 stars

This is my first Celia Kyle story. I really liked this shifter romance. Im starting to branch out more to other shifter stories besides werewolves, therefore in this one, Abby is a cougar and Declan is a werewolf. It has a lot of suspense and action to the plot which kept the momentum of the story going throughout.
Wolf’s Mate is the first book in a new series titled Shifter Rogues. If you love alpha shifters then this is a story that will satisfy you! Declan Reed is no good guy, in fact he is a mercenary shifter who has killed a number of people before he was brought in to work for Shifter Operational Command. Not that working for the SHOC has stopped him from his favorite past-time since he and his fellow team members were actually recruited for their ferociousness as well as their tactical skills.

BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Fast paced, suspense and a new world of shifters, Ms. Kyle introduces me to an exciting new series. I have read Ms. Kyle before years ago and enjoyed her work. They were short stories and engaging. It seems I have missed out on a bit as her latest story is meaty and more robust. Her characters are fun and headstrong. Abby is a do good-er who keeps her shifter side quiet. Declan is a ruthless killer who will do whatever it takes to take out the anti-shifter organization. When the two cross paths, ...more
books are love
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

Love Declan. I love how even though his co-workers were like family he went against them for Abby at first. He listened to his inner wolf and protected her. He at first denied that she was his mate thinking it was just an insane attraction but as the wolf reached out to him he found more and more that she was the one for him.

Abby is a cougar that is smart and a survivor. She was working and got into a dangerous situation. One she was determined to expose
Wolf’s Mate was ridiculous. I wanted to like the story, but both main characters made such ridiculous choices I couldn’t keep going. Declan and his team were supposed to be black-ops agents, but he made questionable choices that put him and others in danger. Abby supposedly grew up really rough and had to learn to defend herself, but she didn't have any training and constantly ran into danger just because she didn't want to be left behind. I made it through about half of the book before giving u ...more
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I forget how I stumbled upon Celia Kyle’s Grayslake series, but it is a series I truly loved. So when the opportunity came to review the first book in the Shifter Rogues series on audio, I jumped on it. I’ll be honest, I didn’t read up on this series at all. I saw the author’s name and decide to just give it a go. I was also not familiar with this narrator, but more on her later.

So this series is about a group of guys that work for Shifter Operation
Eva Millien
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
New Release Review! Wolf’s Mate (Shifter Rogues #1) Celia Kyle  

Danger shouldn't be this sexy... Cougar shifter Abby Carter always plays it safe. That's why she's an accountant--no excitement, no danger, and no cocky alpha males. She loves her quiet life, but fate has other plans. When Abby uncovers the shady dealings of an anti-shifter organization, she'll have to trust the too-sexy-for-her-peace-of-mind werewolf Declan Reed... or end up six feet under. Declan Reed is starting over. After two
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Contains Spoilers!!!!!

I've been saving this up to read for awhile. I had some free time and decided to read it. Its a new series by one of my favorites so I was intrigued. I really enjoyed it. I didnt absolutely love it but I enjoyed it and will be reading more of the series as it gets released. This is different than her usual so dont think this is more of the same. Its not. Its got some darker elements. These are some bad bad boys BUT they are good compared to the baddies. They dont do things
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
( Wolf’s Mate. Sure, the title sounds like a paranormal romance, but I will say this one has plenty of suspense and violence to possibly interest even an urban fantasy fan a bit. This was my first read by Celia Kyle and I can safely say that I would be interested in reading other books by her.

Abby is a cougar shifter that is working as an accountant for a large company. When she starts seeing big discrepancies in the books and the boss acts like it’s nothing, she is determined to
Novel Grounds
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This book was amazingly written and had the best characters interaction and dialogue I have read in a long time. I loved Declan and Abby. They were on fire and even with all the crazy going on, they still had that undeniable CLICK.

This story delivered a heroine I LOVED who really held her won, with an alpha who gave that word true meaning. I couldn't wait to see where the story was going and by the end I was hooked. I want more. Celia Kyle has a way of

The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

A classic tale of species racism and fated mates, Wolf's Mate by Celia Kyle kicks off her new Shifters Rogues series with a bang. Abby, a cougar shifter with a tragic past, finds herself embroiled in a battle she wasn't prepared for. She is just an accountant after all. Declan is all about death and destruction, so he was fully prepared for the battle. He was NOT expecting to meet his mate.

The plot had potential. I liked the racist angle about the United Humanity group attempting to kill a
Book Reading Gals
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Title: Wolf’s Mate

Series: Shifter Rogue’s Book #1
Author: Celia Kyle

Genre: Romance, Paranormal

Blurb: Cougar shifter Abby Carter always plays it safe. That's why she's an accountant--no excitement, no danger, and no cocky alpha males. She loves her quiet life, but fate has other plans. When Abby uncovers the shady dealings of an anti-shifter organization, she'll have to trust the too-sexy-for-her-peace-of-mind werewolf Declan Reed... or end up six feet under.

Declan Reed is starting over. After tw
Mary Kirkland
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Abby is an accountant and a cougar shifter, she enjoys her quiet life until she uncovers something shady going on in an anti-shifter organization. She planned to bring proof about Unified Humanitarian to the shifter council but then all hell breaks loose and she finds herself in danger.

Declan works for Shifter Operations Command and is going to help keep Abby safe with the help of the other members of his team.

Abby and Declan are really great together and I liked getting to know the other memb
May 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
Rating - if I could give ( - negative - )⭐s I would in this case.

Buddy reading this title as part of a sexy reads book club.

This book is astounding in its scope of debilitating and destructive ideas regarding female sexuality. The wolf dude, Declan, is a predatory, abusive jerk, and what's her face is an unrealistic combination of cringe stupid and horny stupid. Not reading for any literary credence, I was still genuinely surprised at how little character development there was regarding the two
JoLee (Cozy.Sunday.Reads)
Rating: 3 Stars - Liked It

POV: 3rd

Thoughts: Oh Declan (wolf shifter) you had me the moment you defied orders to go after your mate. I just love a crazy ass alpha male shifter who does not care of the consequences. The slow burn romance was good.

Declan is part of the SHOC (Shifter Operations Command). A group of different shifters enlisted not by choice to help the shifter community. Wow what a group of shifters. Loved that all the secondary characters had their own voice and personality. Play
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