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Virgin Mate

(Cascade Cougars #1)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  120 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Lucy Michaels, is about to realize her dream of becoming an international photographer, when an attack from a rogue cougar-shifter triggers her physical transformation to a species the world doesn’t know exists. As voraciously unstable appetites emerge, Talen Cascade, the sexy shifter who rescued her, embarks on a mission to integrate her into the ways of his clan and sati ...more
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Published May 21st 2018 by Solstice Publishing - Solstice At Night Imprint
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Jane West
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome story! Steamy and great plot! I highly recommend this book!
Eva Millien
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
On the cusp to making her dreams of become an international photographer come true, Lucy Michaels is attacked by a rogue cougar-shifter that triggers her physical transformation to a species the world doesn’t know exists. After rescuing Lucy, Talen Cascade embarks the mission to integrate her into the ways of her rising clan and to satiate her rising hunger. But only Lucy can decide if she belongs to Talan or the rouge who bit her.

This shifter romance is feisty and energetic with a hot and spic
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
A shifter-paranormal-erotic story. It started nicely then becomes a zigzag. Begins with a bite, a hero in black shirt, an interview, illness something, the shift, a hunger for s3x, etc...

2 star for now, i'll just give it a reread sometime...
K. Lincoln
Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars, actually.

Virgin Mate starts off with a bang—literally. The main character, Lucy, on her way to an interview with a famous photographer is attacked and bitten on the neck.

Luckily, a hot guy in a black tshirt shows up and fights off the attacker. He is Talen, a dominant cougar of the Cascade Cougars, and he’s about to help Lucy through the incredible physical changes about to happen to her as a result of the bite. She’s a mate—a human woman capable of changing, but just who’s mate is sh
Bena Roberts
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review Virgin Mate by Tia Didmon

Oh, my!  This is my first ever erotic paranormal romance! 

Yes. I love watching True Blood, The Originals etc.  But until now, my reading has been mainly chicklit, romcom, and mystery.

The Good

What a sex fest! Holy cow, Batman! 

I thought the name Talen was wonderful and I enjoyed his jealousy.  Even though there was a lot of shagging - there was a story behind this and it worked well.  The reason the bite worked - was explained well and there was no over explanation
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is more going on in this one.

For adult readers
Talon is the enforcer for his clan. It's Talon's job to hunt down rogue shifters. Talon is looking for his cousin, Cyril, because he hasn't checked in for longer than usual. When Talon finds Cyril, it's not a happy reunion.
Lucy loves to photograph animals. Lucy has somehow gotten an interview as an intern with the photographer of her dreams! Just as Lucy is getting ready to go inside for her interview, she is attacked. Some psycho with white ha
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
This was my first read from Didmon so I did not know what to expect. The story opens with Lucy being attacked as she was heading to an interview. Her hero also happens to be her mate. But he's stumped by the whole situation since he wasn't responsible for the bite.

Lucy and Talen both grated on my nerves off and on through the story. There was lots of sex. The way the first time came about was offputting. I thought there were gaps and a lack of a solid timelime. It was hard to tell how fast time
Explosive start then IDK ...
I'm a bit confused.
A lot of huh? moments that I'm still trying to piece together.
Is there a prequel to this that I missed?
What I think is the series plot has me intrigued and I am curious to see what happens next. This ends on a bit of a series cliffy, meaning the couple has there HFN but the Who done it and Why is still up for investigation. I do feel a bit lost about the universe Didmon has created I would like a bit more foundation/history. There seems to be a lo
Carole Klimesch
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Good Shifter Story

The book is well written . The characters are interesting and appealing. The book seems to set the stage for the next book but story is finished and there is no cliffhanger. I think the title could have been improved but the storyline is good. I would have liked more info on the first shifter who tried to be the mate but it may have taken away from this story All in all I recommend reading this book if u like shifter stories.
Anastasia Chase
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shapeshifters
This was such a sexy read! Where the hell did I leave that towel?😂 The story flowed so well here, and the steam was so on point. I loved Talen and how protective he was of Lucy. But Lucy did annoy me at times, especially when she freaked out and went a little nuts, but in the end she got her HEA.

5 stars!
Josephine Musumeci
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cascade Cougars book 1

Good characters, great word flow and a great build up for the storyline means an enjoyable read! Great way to start a series. If you enjoy shifters then this will satisfy your reading needs. LoL. I would definitely recommend.
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
New author for me and I am now a total fan. Enjoy

Great story and one that I had to keep reading til I finished it. The story really pulls you in and you just have to keep reading.
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great start

This book is a great start to a series. The characters are well developed and the background story is full. It is a complete story but introduces characters for following stories. For mature readers.
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Where is the story?

I am all about the hot steamy sex scenes in books. But there must be more story then sex. Unfortunately not this book. It was sex then a few lines of story then sex. This book was 90% sex and 10% story. It was just not enough to get a better rating from me
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book

This story was incredible,outstanding,exciting and just plain fantastic!!!. It has a great storyline and is sooo moving and heartwarming 😂. Tia is an incredible writer and fantastic storyteller 😄😊.
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good story

Parts I liked a lot and some parts not as much. The good parts still made me interested in continuing this series.
Tammy Sowards-Sanchez
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh

She has a bad family history. When she is offered her dream job she is attacked before she goes. Will she survive the atrack and what follows.
Donna  B Perkins
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great 👍👍👍
xndr rogers
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully written novel

Wow, an adventure here! This book is part of a series, but it is definitely a happily ever after by itself.
Heather Black
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quick read

Quick read enjoyed the storyline! This book is full of heat and lots of action. I loved the way it was written.
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Could not finish...

I just couldn’t get into this story and it seemed the POV jumped around. I didn’t identify with the characters either.
Kathleen Cook
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well Balanced

Enjoyed the book, it had adventure, comedy and romance, what more could I ask for.
Thanks for a good read.
Enjoyed the book and the steamy scenes. I will be reading book 2
Karen Dempsey
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very good book.

I really enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more books by this author. The story was fast paced and fun.
Kim Gualtieri
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

This was a good book. I can't wait to read the next one. I loved the Panthers. This author grabbed my attention with this book.
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Any one for a kitty!

I really enjoyed reading this story and look forward to reading more of your books. This was a very nice twist on finding your true mate!
Millie Lewis
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Super sexy shifter romance. I loved the dynamic between Talen and Lucy. I am looking forward to the next one.
Anne Richardson
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very good read.
Brinder  J. Barnett Reagor
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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