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Fat Mate

(The Alpha Shifter Collection #8)

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  795 ratings  ·  76 reviews
All Zadie Cox has ever wanted was to find a mate, fall in love, and have lots of kids. The problem is … no one wants her. The pack doesn’t care for a woman with curves, and no man wants “a fat mate”, which is what they’ve called her.

Dante Locker hates pack politics. When he’s invited on a month-long visit to a neighbouring pack, he knows there’s a catch. The alpha has a da
Kindle Edition, 123 pages
Published July 9th 2017 by Evernight Publishing
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
Ok so I am leaving my gifs for this one because the title and cover are still god awful, but I read this one earlier and enjoyed it quite a bit. The hero was just about perfect. The heroine was sweet. Although I do wish she would have grown a bit more backbone concerning her pack a little earlier than she did. No OW/OM drama. No angst. Some hot sex scenes and a sweet epilogue.

That said, the author seemed a bit confused on how she wanted to portray the pack. We are told (repeatedly even by the he
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
A man wants what a man wants.

“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.”. ― Nora Roberts.
Nah, I just can't get past this god awful title, or the blurb. And the cover doesn't help with a first impression either. ...more
Chitra *CJ*
"Fat Mate" is the story of Zadie and Dante.

So, in this book, our curvy heroine is a she wolf, who has been bullied all her life for being overweight. Called "Fat Wolf" and shunned by the males in her pack, she spends her days taking care of pups and wallowing in sorrow, while wishing for her own brood and mate. When a neighboring alpha visits their pack, she never expects he would be interested in her, much less claim her as his mate!..But he does. And they have loads of kinky sex. And he become
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not a fan of the title, but I loved the story!
Never Stop Reading or Dreaming

I always like the concept of Sam's stories. However, there needs to be some serious edits done with all of them. I'm not sure how she has a publishing house but no edits done. Even small things like a question mark. Sentence structure is all over the place.

That being said. I love the ideas Sam has. Like this story here. I quite enjoyed the whole concept of it. And I hope Luke ended up with Dante's sister. Maybe that will be the next book.
4 sweet stars

Good Hero who didn't even look at other women. Strong heroine who didn't let what people thought of her bother her.

Neringa Neringiukas
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was another great story in Alpha Shifter Collection series. It's mustread for anyone, but especially for insta lovers. Because Dante, our hero, claims h from first glance. Loved how he felt about Zadie. He was really protective of her, so was really pissed when found out about how males treated her. But those bitter lonely years weren't important to Zadie anymore, since Dante stepped into her life and she got everything she ever dreamed about. ...more
Jul 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book suffers some a serious lack of editing. I'm not one to usually complain about errors, but some of these were so glaring( like switching who's talking in the middle of a sentence) that I just can't ignore it. ...more
Sari Koskinen
It takes one night to read this book but it left some qmarks for me. When I read the story of Zadie, it was just like my own story. Well not the shapeshifter part but those parts where the main point was her curves. It was a ugly reminds that when you're bigger than everyone else, you are usual like outsider. And even I remember how awful feeling it was when other tells that when you are plus size and with curves, you are nothing or you never get the same things than other people with the same a ...more
Elysian Fields
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it
First off, the story was sweet and I loved the overall message it provided. I have no issue what so ever with the title, the cover or the plot of this story. If I was grading on those this would be 4.5 star book.

However.... there were so many editing errors, repetative sentences, mis-identified characters that it really detracted from the story and the message. There were times I had to re-read a paragraph because I was confused. There was also a lot of thoughts or sentences that felt copy and
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved it!

Great storyline! Loved that it focused on the relationship between couple and the pack. I love shifter stories and this one was great. Zadie gains not only a mate but also an appreciation for being true to who she is. Dante is an awesome Alpha and a good person who understands how to give Zadie the love she needs. Definitely recommend reading anything Sam writes!
Nikki Horn
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good read!

I love Sam Crescent stories and especially her stories of full figure women! The title didn't bother me and I think it took a lot of courage to give it that title. Well done!!
Natasha Mahadeo
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Different, sweet and Fluffy.....

Enjoyed my first read by Sam Crescent. She writes about a very touchy subject and does it well... I can't wait to see what's next....
What an awful title. The story was ok. Am glad Dante (H) was a perfect alpha possessive hero.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great job!!!

This story grabs you at the throats and sinks the claws in. In fact this story unlocks a lot of things that is at the heart of the matter. Body size shouldn't matter, the cruel things that can be said slices at a person, overcoming what we call body shaming is difficult and takes a strength of will to own it. Finding that special someone who loves you for you, well that is a dream come true. This story is special in many ways, great job.
Jul 24, 2017 rated it liked it
A wonderful bbw romance
Anna Aurora
3,5/5 stars
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle

Cute, low stakes read with no real drama or tension in the minimal plot line. This is really just a feel good piece fluff, which I'm fine with. One of many stories out there with Shifters who do not really shift or have anything non-human going on with them except mentioned in passing. I always find that odd, but whatever, it's fine.

I love the drama the title and cover on this one has caused. As someone who has reclaimed "fat" as a descriptor rather than a euphemism for negative value judgme
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
It you can get past the title you'll find a wonderful, loving H and a sweet, strong h. ...more
**Elle**Bee**Double U**
I was a bit torn on how to rate this book.
While I have no issues with the title or the cover that everyone else seems to have issues with, my issues come from the lack of editing and the confusing nature of the pack.
The pack loves Zadie, or at least what she does for them. But in the next breathe we're being told how everyone is mean to her calls her "fat mate" and a slew of other names. Hell even the alpha of her own pack thought it was funny when Dante showed an interest in her and he even st
Like every other book of Sam Crescents that I have read, I enjoyed this book. I devoured it in one sitting and was left satisfied with the ending.
I liked Zadie and I was rooting for her to get her happily ever after. Zadie was selfless and kind; all she wanted was to have a mate and a bunch of kids. I liked that Zadie didn’t whine. She knew she was different from her pack and she accepted it. I truly wanted her and Dante to get their happily ever after together.
I liked Dante. I liked that as s
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great read!!

I know there has been some comments made about the title of this book ,but I have to say the title fits. Zadie is a big girl even though she is okay with who she is others aren't. Even though they all speak highly of her as a person they don't find her attractive. She feels the loneliness and it gets to her. She doesn't self loath like I expected she more says what she has heard over her life with her pack as if it's truth. Even in today's society skinny is beautiful "fat" not. So ma
Liz L.
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A new fave by this author!

There are so many emotions as I write this. This is a brand new favorite from Sam that is a real treat. There is love, sexy times, romance and some sad moments, but it leaves you wanting more. As a big girl myself I related and felt Zadie’s pain as my own. I cried reading about her not being chased (you’ll understand when you read it). I cried so bad at that part I had to put the book down for a couple weeks to get my emotions under control. In hindsight, I probably sho
KnottyGirl Reviews
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am a big fan of Sam Crescent’s, her fantabulous writing is only one part of it. Through most of my childhood and particularly high school, I was bullied horribly for being fat. I was called names, shunned, beat-up, and lots of other things. Adulthood got better, but being overweight left it’s stigma. The dedication in this book called to me as I imagine it does to many, and Sam writes books for the fat girls who deserve love just as much as the size 4 girls do too!

Fat Mate is about a wolf name
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
I Voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book

So a lot of people probably didn't like this title, but I want to say to you... Don't judge a book by its cover or in this case it's title.

I loved this book! Zadie was the women with the curved and labeled a fat mate. In her pack she is the one that nobody wanted to mate with. She is sweet, loving and always ready to help with anything in the pack, but she didn't have a mate. And that is what she wanted the most. To belong to someone, and to have her own
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
You have to love a hot Alpha story

Zadie was the fat girl of the one wanted her, no one chased her and at 25, she’s still a virgin..she wants to be married (mated), and a mom so badly and she finally believes that she’ll need to leave her pack to find it.

Dante is a wealthy, gorgeous, single Alpha of another pack. A chance visit visiting a pack for a possible alliance brings him in contact with his mate. He has to work hard to get through her insecurities, but what else can an Alpha do wh
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE this book. We don’t rush into a romance. We address what is going on. For one, the pack can be cruel. Giving Zadie the name “fat mate” is cruel and heartbreaking. But she is one tough cookie. She learns to keep moving and not let them see her hurt. I have to say, I got called names too growing up and always kept my head down. I had to learn to be strong and fight, like Zadie did. She is beautiful on the inside and out. The only person who actually notices that, besides her own family, is ...more
Darlene I read WAY to many books
We meet Zadie a insecure wolf, no one in her pack every wanted her. She was to "fat" for the men in her pack.. names were tossed at her.. made her feel unloved for a mate..

Dante is the head alpha in another pack coming to this pack to for a alliance with the pack alpha by marrying his daughter.. who let's say is very loose and with many unmated wolf's in her pack. Dante spots Zadie and he feels the pull he wants her he doesn't care for size or anything he would do anything to have her.

Zadie and
Anita Powers
I have never read a romance book involving wolves and I was surprised how much I liked this story. I decided to read this book because I am a large, curvy woman and I liked the premise of showing that every woman is beautiful and not only was Zadie beautiful on the outside but also on the inside and Dante could not get enough of her. I loved how he was taken by her from first sight and was determined to have her. There was very little wolf stuff, it was mostly a romance, yes some things about ho ...more
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Sam Crescent is passionate about fiction. She loves a good erotic romance and so it only made sense for her to spread her wings and start writing. She began writing in 2009 and finally got that first acceptance in 2011 by Total-E-Bound.
She loved creating new characters and delving into the worlds that she creates. When she’s not panicking about a story or arguing with a character, she can be foun

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The Alpha Shifter Collection (9 books)
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