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The Master Shark's Mate

(Fire & Rescue Shifters #5)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  1,568 ratings  ·  130 reviews
He's the most feared shifter in the sea.
She's a middle-aged grandma from Arizona.
He may have finally met his match...

Hated and mistrusted. Feared and misunderstood. For decades, the Master Shark has protected the underwater city of Atlantis. Now, his Empress has set him his most difficult mission yet:

A relaxing beach vacation.

Coyote shifter Martha Hernandez doesn't
Kindle Edition, 150 pages
Published August 18th 2017
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Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, and no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book! I have bought this book because I loved it, and I own most of Zoe’s books!

This cover matches the series, and it is pretty cool!

Okay this is the 5th book in the series, and it was a surprise for me. I didn’t not think the next book in this series would be the Master Shark’s story,
Jessica Frances
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic! I love this series and I am so glad Chant found a character worthy of a book in this series, so we could stretch it out for one more. I will be so sad when there is no more to come. Master Shark, or Finn as we find out is his name, is forced to go on a vacation. While there, he discovers his mate. First up, I loved both of these characters. Finn was sweet, heroic and devoted. He was an excellent hero and I can't find a single fault with him. While he seemed perfect, he didn't seem out ...more
Nikki Landis
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Totally not what I expected! What a great book. I love shifter stories but I've pretty much only read about wolves, dragons, and bears. I need to broaden my reading material. After this book, I'm intrigued enough to read about all kinds of shifter romances. This one was a lot of fun. Highly recommended! ...more
Vegetable Person
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is surprisingly extremely good? Best shark shifter book I have read
So, I Read This Book Today
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Best of the series

My favorite of the series, and looking forward to Shifting Sands. This was a more developed story with older characters, something I got a huge kick out of!
Nicole Luiken
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
An impulse buy. The blurb sounded hilarious and the book had me snort-laughing. It's hard to imagine two creatures more different than a shark and a coyote, but the author makes it work. Funny, sweet and hot by turns. Also short. Read in an afternoon. ...more
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Crossover!! I loved going back to Shifting Sands for this one; the setting was perfect, and really the only possible option for these two shifters to meet. Zoe can do no wrong.
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Master Shark’s Mate is a quick reading Seasoned Romance, Opposites Attract, “soul-attraction” love story with the 2 main characters finding their life “mate” later in life. The characters - Martha/FMC, a female shifter Alpha desert coyote pack leader and Finn/MMC 😁, a singular and powerful man from the deepest depths of the sea, a Megladon Master Shark shifter must cooperate together merging their complex lives to gain their HEA. (Imagine the fantastic deep underwater setting in the 2018 mov ...more
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Shifter Haven

There are stories that I enjoy, some that make me smile, some that make me feel. The Master Shark’s Mate gave me all of that and so much more. I cannot remember the last time I chuckled out loud, laughed until tears rolled down my face. It’s a priceless story told with just the right amount of humor, sensuality and emotions.

Martha is such an alpha, she’s kick butt take names and a meddling mother, grandmother as well. She’s on a forced vacation and has no time nor incli
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shifters, pnr-uf, own, kindle
An ancient prehistoric shark form, 80ft long, the Master Shark, is sent on vacation by his Empress & her Consort to Shifting Sands, a shifter only resort. An Alpha Coyote grandma is sent on vacation by her pack, and can't refuse her present, cause even the kids chipped in their pocket money.

It was a lovely romance with older shifters which made a nice change.
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. I am really enjoying this series but I am getting impatient to read Commander Ash’s story and we still have Hugh to go. Although this story doesn’t have the shifters from Fire & Rescue, it does have John and the Empress Neridia.
The Master Shark's Mate crosses over between the Shifting Sands and Fire and Rescue Shifters series. I have not read the Shifting Sands series so it meant nothing to me but I will be looking into it.
We met the Master Shark in the previous Fire and Rescue book 4
Beautiful Hunt!!!

Finn, The Master Shark, Second-in-command, Voice of the Empress had been protecting the underwater city of Atlantis for decades. He was feared and misunderstood. When the Pearl Empress Neridia ( FIREFIGHTER SEA DRAGON ) requested he take a vacation.

He didn't know how to relax, he even thought that the Queen of Atlantis request was a punishment. She didn't take no for an answer in fact she booked him a stay at a shifter only resort. The man couldn't do anything else than obey
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an complimentary ARC with no obligation to leave my honest review!
Wow, this one was fantastic!!! The Master Shark's Mate crossed over between the Shifting Sands and Fire and Rescue Shifters series. As we met the Master Shark in a previous Fire and Rescue book but he isn't part of that "team" I feel its still relevant and sits nicely between the two series.
I've not ever read a Shark shifter before and didn't really know what to expect and I have to say that the Master Shark was perfect
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs
Plenty of humor and heat; one of my favorite stories of the Firefighter series

This is actually a crossover between the author’s Shifting Sand series and her Fire & Rescue Shifters series (this book falls after Firefighter Sea Dragon in that series). I haven’t read any of the Shifting Sand books (yet!) and didn’t feel I was missing out on anything by starting here—I didn’t even realize it was a series until the author’s note at the end. As for the Fire & Rescue Shifters, while the books in the
Jan 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, sexy-shifter
The last book was awful, but this one is really, really good. This one is about the Shark Master, a sea shifter, and Martha, a coyote shifter. One from the sea, the other from the desert, literally from different words, but they work together, and make a really cute couple.

I liked that it was a more mature romance, with grown ups that have already lived their lives, and have experience behind them. Both have been responsible for their people and know how that feels. There are the usual complica
Jamie Stephenson
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Master Shark’s Mate is a crossover between the Fire & Rescue Shifters series and the Shifting Sands series. It’s a beautifully written story of Finn, The Master Shark, who has long been feared and spurned by the denizens of the sea, and his fated mate Martha, alpha of the Ochre Pack of coyotes. Can the megaladon Shifter who makes his home in the ocean find happiness in the desert sands of coyote country? Will the wily coyote be content to trade the sand for salt? Read this story of love, loy ...more
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Rosemarie Grainer
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness! Simply fantastic!

This is a very different Fire and Rescue Shifters book. We spend much of it at the Shifting Sands shifter resort. Both the main characters, the Master Shark and Martha have been sent here to rest and relax. Instead they find that their mate is very different from what they might have expected. Sharks don't usually have mates, and as a coyote shifter, Martha was definitely unexpected! Martha was also widowed after 30 years of marriage , so she really wasn't expect
Buffy Kennedy
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was different. Just all around different. The Master Shark isn't actually part of the firefighter crew, but is linked to John, so there's less of any of them. The setting is at a resort that I later learned became a spin off so it felt a little like setup for that. However, none of that took away from my enjoyment. The setting is neat and we meet a couple background characters that were fun.

Martha is a take no bull older woman with so much vitality. The Master Shark is a man so used to sol
Darla Taylor
The Master Shark has been sent to an all shifter beach resort by his Empress for a week-long vacation. Imagine his surprise when he meets his one true mate his first day there. Coyote shifter and widow, Martha Hernandez, is also on a "forced" vacation. When she sees the large, quiet man she realizes he's her mate and runs off. She was married 30 years and is the alpha of her family so she has no time for romance. However, the Master Shark is on the hunt and the draw between them is strong. When ...more
Lynn Vincent
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes paranormal stories
This is the fifth book in the Fire & Rescue Shifters series. The story ties in both the Fire and Rescue series and the Shifting Sands series. It is one very different story and I love it. It made me laugh and brought tears to my eyes. It is a wonderful read.
This is Finn ( Master Shark) and Martha Hernandez's story. It is a story of challenge, faith, love and a willingness to change. Martha is a coyote shifter and Finn the Master Shark is the Pearl Emporess' Voice or Second. While on vacation t
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Martha’s family has sent her on a long needed vacation and she is having a hard time enjoying it, especially when her “true-mate” shows up. His Empress sent Master Shark on a vacation. He does not want a vacation but it is ordered. He didn’t expect to find his “true-mate” and she keeps running from him. When he finds out that, she is a matriarch of a vast and powerful clan he doesn’t know if he deserves her.

Ok I am glad we finally find out what his name is. I mean we can’t keep calling him Mast
Kiri Murupaenga
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome! Never to late, or to Old.💕

"The Master Shark's Mate" was awesome mainly for no other reason than the fact that the main characters were so much more mature age wise, I mean, really! how many book's out there, that have a main character that's a widowed grandmother? and finding their one true mate after 30 year's of marriage.
O.k, there are other reason's to enjoy this book, but basically, for me personally, I just loved the fact that being a grandma, and showing that it's never to late an
Diana Page
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My first shark shifter story and it was a mega success, or should i say Megaladon success !! The Master Shark is sent on vacation by his Emperess and while at Shifting Sands he finds hus mate !! A land like cked coyote shifter !! They have several trials and tribulations to get thru before they get their happily ever after, but they get thru them together, all except the one tgat could break them completely. Read Master Shark's Mate and find out his given name and how they make being land locked ...more
Hsu Lee
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC - I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest!
Master Shark was assigned a very difficult mission:
1 week vacation on a beach
He did not understand why he was being punished.
Martha was giving a vacation by her kids.
But being in family business is a habit hard to change.
When they see each other, they knew they were mates.
Their reaction to each other was hilarious.
I was so glad that Master Shark, Hugh, found his HEA.
Loved the storytelling!
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I honestly never thought I would have warm and cuddly feelings for a shark, but man does this story pull it out of you.
I love Finn, I absolutely want to cuddle the heck out of him, my heart broke in places in this story but not once did I blame either of the characters for it, the situation was completely to blame which is a breath of fresh air, it meant that I could be angry at the situation and anxious to find out what the solution would be, without loosing my liking for both Finn and Martha.
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle

I must admit that I was a little disappointed about this book until I got to the end and realized that this is a cross over book. All the other books in this series had a damsel in distress but this one did not. However it was still a great book overall and did introduce us to people from a different series. I will add this to my read again list and continue to get the rest of the series.
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shifter combinations that match real life decisions.

Fantastic reading. The author tells you about other book characters in a series so you can read them in order if you don't want spoilers. The story is a HEA standalone. The desert predator meets the deep sea predator. Family and living situation are just a few challenges. Love is not just for the young. Life still goes on after the kids are grown. Enjoyed the book enormously. Can't wait to read the other stories.
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Surprises Never Cease

I was not convinced this book would match the quality of the other books in this series. A love story of a great, taciturn, stoic shark shifter? But it's beautiful, bittersweet and unexpected, It brings together two kindred souls who seem, and are, worlds apart and yet perfect together. Master Shark shifter and an alpha coyote grandma shifter are funny, touching and terrific together. Delightful story and book.
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Zoe Chant loves writing paranormal romance. Over a cup of tea (or something stronger) she whips up sexy tales of hunky heroes and adventurous heroines to tantalize and satisfy her readers. Sizzling hot romance, no cliffhangers!

While series should ideally be read in order, all of Zoe’s books are standalones and can be read in any order. This includes books within series.

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