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Mating Games

(Wolf Hollow Shifters #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  220 ratings  ·  34 reviews
* Nominated Best Romance Novel of 2018 by Penned Con. *

When resistance turns to desire, all bets are off.

Beautiful and vivacious wolf shifter, Jordan spurns the match her father is pushing between her and the swaggering mammoth, Raider. She'd happily let one of her fawning sisters have him, but her packmates are taking bets on who Raider will ultimately claim. Jordan wants
Published February 13th 2018
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Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Mating Games is the second book in Nikki Jefford’s new Wolf Hollow Series. This book concentrates on Raider. He is what I would picture as your typical dumb jock. But, he really isn’t . He is content to hide his intelligence and be what most consider the “muscle” of the pack. He lives with the stigma of being the son of Garrick, who is not well liked and probably should have been banned from the pack. Garrick and Palmer are scheming to get Raider mated to one of Palmer’s four daughters. In c ...more
Nikki Jefford
Apr 14, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
"Love is unpredictable, but my love for you is as constant as the rising moon."

I am so excited to introduce Raider to readers. 😍 This loyal, responsible, and smoldering wolf shifter quickly stole my heart. Jordan took a little longer to convince (stubborn she-wolf)! But resistance makes falling head over tails all the sweeter!

If you enjoy a bit of mystery and danger, in addition to some sizzle, get ready to step into the darker side of Wolf Hollow.

The pack welcomes you! 🐺

May you run forever free
Sandra "Jeanz"
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I was looking forward to returning to Wolf Hollow to hopefully catch up with Sasha and her half breed mate Tabor. There was also Tabor's sister who is visiting to learn more about her shifter side. The blurb had me interested to learn more about Raider whom we had already briefly met in book one. I was ready to get back into this uncertain world once again, and see how the occupants of Wolf Hollow were adapting and living in this harsh environment with its hazards of humans and dangers of
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Wolf Hollow was my first read from Nikki Jefford and i fell so far down the rabbit hole i never want to come out. I fell in love with her style of writing and the absolutely captivating world she created. When i found out that there was to be a series of books i couldn't wait. So when i got Mating Games i devoured it, i loved it!

The main story revolves around Raider and Jordan. Everyone is betting who Raider will end up with. With fathers trying to pair shifters off with each other. Much to the
Jun 06, 2018 rated it liked it
While I didn't enjoy Mating Games as much as the first Wolf Hollow, it was fun to dive deeper into the rest of the lives of Sasha's pack. I loved how we were able to explore more about the humans, though you'll definitely be rooting for the underdogs in this series. Humans in the world after the apocalypse are brutal, savage in a way wolves cannot understand. Clearly, there is a war coming. The wolves won't stand by and let the humans steal and abuse their kind forever. All the shifters want is ...more
Jul 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jordan is a straight up badass! Loved her strength and feistiness and Raider was without a doubt her perfect complement. I also really enjoyed seeing Elsie start to come into her own. I can’t wait to see what happens with her in the future.

Favorite Quote:
“He should be taking her lead, not the other way around, and there was no way in the clear blue sky she was going to willfully allow him to lead her around.”
Samantha Grubey (ABookHaven)
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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"I think it’s important to say that the events that happened in Wolf Hollow aren’t forgotten they ripple throughout this book and it’s not just forgotten. It has a ripple effect and all the other characters feel it too."

If you would like to read my review: https://authorsamanthajaynegrubey.wor...
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Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

We had so many elements to this book to make it a wonderful read. We had the two mates that are stubborn and resistant to being mated to anyone let alone each other. We have betrayal, mystery, intrigue, romance and sassiness.

Jordan is very much afraid of love. She sees her dad and that turns her away from the idea of mating. She is also very stubborn and sassy. What I admire the most about Jordan is she owns who she is but when she is uncomfortable she hu
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic, enthralling read. Jordan and Raider’s story is a fantastic addition to the Wolf Hollow series, and a story that will keep you awake until you’ve read every last page.
The Wolf Hollow series is set in a dystopian future where most humans have died off, vicious new creatures have arisen, the Wolf shifters have retreated into the wilds, and the wizards have retreated to a citadel. There’s action, in the form of conflict in the pack, skirmishes with humans and even wizards, and the incid
Sarah Dale
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nikki Jefford has knocked it out of the park with this second instalment in this brilliant Wolf Hollow Shifters series. I loved the first book but Raider and Jordan's story has blown me away. Soon as I started this book I could not put it down and I devoured it in one evening (thank god for Saturday football so the hubby didn't notice).

Whilst this story revolves around Raider and Jordan, and the pack placing bets on who Raider will mate with, it also has some fantastic twists, turns, suspense an
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Days of our lives in Wolf Hollow!

This is a very cool unique wolf shifter series! I can’t get enough. Is not your typical love story shifters: love at first sight or “fated mates”. Is refreshing to read something out of my comfort zone. This is everyday life at wolf hollow and follow the lives of everyone in their pack. There are many characters and we get POV’s from a lot of them not just our main leads which is very cool and interesting. Some days at wolf hollow can get difficult when you face
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aptly named and oh so sexy!

Before reading the blurb or the book I thought Mating Games may be a continuation of Sasha and Tabor. Their characters are still around, and we get to see some more development, but only on the outside looking in. This book is for mainly Raider and Jordan, and their chemistry is sizzling! I'm glad that Nikki Jefford is focusing on other pack members in the hollow. They are all so different and this gives us a chance to really meet them.

Everyone is betting who Raider (f
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let the games begin! Jordan wants nothing to do with the games her sisters play she couldn't care less which one of her sisters snag the all all muscles no brains as she puts it Ryder and when they're paired up for patrols that moon cycle she's less than happy. But things aren't all harmonious in the Hallow with a packmate deathly I'll and another missing and someone tying to kill her Ryder and Jordan are pushed closer together and she might be a bigger part of the games then she ever thought sh ...more
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love getting fully engrossed in a story normally. Mating Hames did not disappoint. As much as I get emotionally involved I have Never had such a visceral response to characters and their actions. At one point I was so thorough angered I was physically shaking. I’ve never been so pissed while reading, I was in tears from feeling Jordan’s impotence and the frustration. My whole aura was so off-putting my kids decided they should behave themselves. Thank goodness the next book in the series relea ...more
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A serious wild ride

Omg the twists that this book has is unbelievable, it's filled with surprises around every corner. This book has it all, shifters, drama, mystery, suspense and the romance. Right when I thought I figured things out, everything changes in you. This is an amazing read, Nikki Medford weaves an awesome tale with this story. The world is amazing and you won't want to put the book down as the story just grabs you.
Kelly Stepp
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved every page of Jordan and Raider's story and am still caught up in the experience of it days later! Jefford has a unique ability to deliver layers of story without weighing the story down. I also love the incredible depth and detail she gives to every aspect of the story. I connected to Jordan and Raider easily and found myself dreading the end, simply because I wasn't ready to leave these characters and Wolf Hollow. I highly recommend this book and can't wait until the next release! ...more
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Mating Games” the second book in the series “A Wolf Hollow Shifters” will have your attention from page one. I really enjoyed Jordan and Raider’s story. The character development is excellent. Their chemistry is HOT, HOT, HOT. It will have you on your toes with all the action and adventure. It’s definitely an adult book and has some HOT scenes in it. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
Pam Foster
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a good follow up to book 1 in this series, I loved the first story and was so excited to read this one. The story is full of twists and turns and I loved getting to know more characters in the Hollow. Unfortunately for me I just didn’t think the story was as good as book 1 but it’s still a decent read.
Heather De Los Reyes
Love the twist

The twist was wicked and probably my favorite part of this book. I thought it was a complete surprise when we found out who the bad person was. I loved Jordan and Raiders story. They were a perfect fit for an intense story line. The author did a great job with the different POV's and as always her writing was on point.
Barbara "Cookie" Serfaty Williams
Mating Games: A Post-Apocalypse Paranormal Romance Book 3)

The love story of Raider and Jordan. Jordan want nothing to do with Raider and her father's plans. Many of the she-wolf want Raider and many are fight for him. One has the to kill Jordan and Emmy. Can Raider win Jordan's heart and save her? Great story once you get past chapter 6.
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whooo Child....

Where to start hmmmm.. First off this book was better then book 1 totally happy I bought it! Man Jordan is a fabulous character and the story line has soooo much mystery comedy and romance give it a definite 5 stars! We had hero’s villains and always girls who don’t need saving. Highly recommend this book and yes I am moving on to book 3....
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another awesome shifter story!

Man the twists in this story hit you out of left field. Some I saw coming and I felt like yelling at Jordan to get out of there, lol. Raider was hawt! The chemistry between the two was a slow simmer that combusted.
Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 star book I listened to the audiobook and the narrator did a good job. I wasn't a big fan of book 1 but I wanted to give the author a second chance and tried book 2 but I still didn't like most of the characters and how things were handled. ...more
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Such a good story. Loved every minute of it! Can’t wait to see who she has in store for us with book #3!!!
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a unique combination of dystopian and paranormal romance mix. I think this book is definitely better than book 1 -by just a little bit. The first half of this flowed way too slowly. I put it down several times to watch TV. The second half of the book had a better flow. The book was slow to pull me in -in general. It was around 1/2 way in before it got my attention enough to at least be able to finish with out the struggles of wanting to watch TV like I had in the first 1/2 of the book. T ...more
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
It did take me a bit longer to get into it again and I needed some time to sort through the characters in order to find out who was who and what was his or her role in the story. It would definitely have been better if I had re-read Wolf Hollow before starting on Mating Games.
Once I got into the story again, I really loved it. I loved the characters and the story even though some parts seemed a bit drawn out but that might also have been my impatience for Raider and especially Jordan to finally
So much suspense in Mating Games. Yes, the romance was good and I liked how the title captured the spirit of the book, but I wasn't really invested until Jordan (view spoiler) Holy s**t were the last seven chapters intense. Cue lots of yelling at the book from yours truly. It's truly frightening how awful people can be when they think they're right. Like Wolf Hollow, the world building was very good and the plot is more than just the story of Raid ...more
Starr Wilde
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nikki just gets better and better

I have read all her books and while I adore Aurora Sky and her adventures, I really fell in love with her Wolf Hollow series. She has created a fascinating, post-apocalyptic feeling world that I love learning more about. Cannot wait for the next one.
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Wolf Hollow the first book in this series and was looking forward to this one and was not disappointed.

Jordan is the typical she wolf who does not want her life planned for her and she definitely does not want Raider as a mate since he is being pushed on her by her father.

We all know how that goes .

Then we have Raider who everyone sees as all brawn and no brain but oh how wrong they are, and he doesn't want these women who just throw themselves at him and there is only one who doesn't do
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