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Unicorn Mates

(Valentine Pride #1)

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  326 ratings  ·  88 reviews
A chance encounter with a trio of mountain lions changes Leola's life for good...

Leola has always known she was different, but even she didn't realize how much. Discovering the shifter community for the first time, Leola finally finds somewhere she can belong. All she needs to do is accept the mating bond with the shifters who want her.

Can she submit to the desires bui
Kindle Edition, 108 pages
Published June 27th 2019 by Drowlgon Press
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Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Unicorn Mates was everything and more. It flowed really well as a co-write and I absolutely loved the story.
Leola is a captivating MC (also vegan, yay), who’s lucky enough to stumble upon some very hot shifters - Cas (I licked him), Kerry and Levon.
The storyline and characters are beautiful and intense and a fabulous beginning to the Valentine Pride series.
I want more from these two, and can’t wait to read the next book.
Brianna Belbin
This was a short and steamy start to a new series! I don’t think I’ve ever read a unicorn shifter book before, but Laura and LA sure know how to write one. On a hike through the Appalachian Mountains looking for the spot where her parents were murdered and she was shot, Leola has the feeling of a predator watching her. She meets and gets cornered by three men and even though her flight or flight senses kick in, she doesn’t flee. She feels a sudden connection to them and knows that they won’t hur ...more
Heather Gilbert
Aug 09, 2019 rated it liked it

Quick read, fast burn, little plot. I’m not sure if this was more of an intro or what, but it’s the fated mates, Insta-lust kind with more sex than narrative. Not that that is a bad thing, exactly, but I kinda missed the point?

- Brown unicorn...yes.
- New to shifting.

- Too Fast.
- Flat characters with no plot.
- Very short. Novella (which is s good thing if you like that).
Aug 03, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Aug 13, 2019 rated it liked it
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2.5 out of 5 stars
It's VERY fast burn, there is barely a plot and the characters have no real depth to them.
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I have said this before in other reviews, I always give honest reviews whether people appreciate them or not.

The story begins with Leola going for a hike in the mountains. She has a map to where she thinks her parents might have been killed, but for the most part she’s just enjoying herself in nature. At some point she feels like she’s being followed, she isn’t, and she continues on until she hears a twig snap. No, this isn’t some
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a quick and easy read. The storyline is well-crafted, intriguing, suspenseful, has drama and steam. The characters are defined, and likable with sizzling chemistry. I liked it.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Carlynne Toomey
May 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful, steamy, fantasy series by two great authors! I love Laura Greenwood novels and can't say enough good things about her writing. Ms. Boruff is new to me, but I can see her influence in the book and it really adds to the story in a positive way! The characters are well developed and complex. Her story world is detailed and you can "see" it in your mind's eye as you go along. The is action, steam and adventure. If you like reverse harem PNR, you will love this series! I highly r ...more
Annette Aguilar
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing

A truly unique and magical love story! Who knew a simple hike could change your life forever! Raised by humans, she didn’t realize she was a shifter or that others existed! Surprise! Surprise! There are and she just met three! Who or what were they, were they going to play with their food(her) before they ate her? Read and enjoy the unexpected surprises with a little suspense throw in! Loved the characters hot sexy shifters and cute little deer or is she?
Raina Collins
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
A short story of fates mates. The story moves pretty fast. It is all about love and mates. Leola knows she’s a shifter but doesn’t know much else about them. But when she takes a hike in the woods her life will change. A definite instant love/lust. The heat level is mild with a rh twist. Story does continue on in the next book.
May 11, 2020 rated it liked it

Didn’t not like it. But could have been better. I don’t expect anything too in-depth with a quick story like this, but I just wasn’t feeling it from the characters. The story was a fun little fantasy. But I just felt meh, about all of them. They even irked me a little a couple of times.
Katy Lohman
Mar 06, 2020 rated it liked it
3 stars = very enjoyable

A quick introduction to the characters. When they meet, it's instant desire. Are they meant to be together?

Very sexy, with a heroine who owns her sexuality and desire. No, "Oh noes, I can't" followed by swooning into the Alpha's arms when he insists.
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fast read!

I feel like I blinked and the book was over. I was sucked into it pretty quickly. This is a fast burn fated mates romance. I enjoyed the characters and will continue the series.
DarkRaven Reviews
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Steamy and sexy. Enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to considering I am not a huge fan of shifters in the first place but thought I would give this a go. Definitely gonna try more.
Natasja Hodgkinson
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Unicorns for the win

This fast paced shifter mates story was perfect as a before bed read! I can’t wait to read the next two books in the series!
Rebecca Miller
Apr 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fun fast read.
Adena Lee
Oct 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Fun though a little predictable. I liked the usual mix of shifter species in this mating; that was unusual. That makes Leola's pregnancy a source of fascination. What is the baby going to be?
Leola is on the trail to find out who murdered her parents when she bumps into her lion's share of men and she takes advantage of the situation.

Leola is hiking through the woods on a trail which should lead her to the location where her parents were murdered. While resting, three men “discover” her resting. Leola cannot believe that three delicious men like them are just walking around the forest. They are obviously interested in her and she is interested in them. Romp One.

Days go by and Leola i
Emily Pennington
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Leola was not enjoying nature at the moment on her hike through the woods. She was on edge, looking around and tense as if someone was watching her. And the mosquitoes were having a feast on her blood. What was worse, a rabbit ran in front of her, more terrified of whatever it just ran into in the woods than it was of the human right there on the path. She sat down for a drink when a twig snapped behind her. As she prepared to run, the man told her he would not hurt her – and she believed him. T ...more
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One day when Leola is getting into the shower, her body starts to feel strange and then all of a sudden, she sees herself as a deer which explained why she has always been a vegan and allergic to meat and animal byproducts.
Leola goes out to the mountains for a hike to get away from the corporate world. She is suddenly surrounded by three gorgeous men, who she discovers are mountain lions. Casimir is the alpha, Levon is the Beta and Kerry is the Shaman. She discovers that these men are her fated
Angie Barnes
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Laura Greenwood has written a book with a little mystrey and a instant connection between the main characters . Leola is out hicking out in the woods when she feels like she is being watched. Not long after that she meets up with three men Casimir (Cas), Levon and Kerry. She feels a instant connection to these men and she feels safe with them. She wants them all at the same time and has them out in the woods. She returns home but she can't stop thinking about them so she returns to the woods to ...more
Caroline Doig
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Leola went hiking through the woods she wanted to find where her biological parents were killed, Leola was found as a baby in the forrest she had been shot then she was adopted into a human family. Leola came upon 3 men Cas, Kerry and Levon she was surrounded by them her instincts were to run she knew that they were predators but she was attracted to all 3 of them. Days later Leola goes walking through the woods hoping to run into then again, Leola shifted into her deer form and went for a run s ...more
Daisy Sauceda
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
***I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy***

If you are looking for a quick, hot and steamy read then this is the book for you. Laura Greenwood does not waste time with getting right into this book. It starts off quick and get hot real fast. I mean this will make you sweat and begging for more. The main character, Leola, has no idea about what kind of shifter she is. She meets Cas, Levon and Kerry by chance when looking for a place in the woods. She feels drawn to them and not sc
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A chance encounter with a trio of mountain lions changes Leola's life for good...
Leola has always known she was different, but even she didn't realize how much. Discovering the shifter community for the first time, Leola finally finds somewhere she can belong. All she needs to do is accept the mating bond with the shifters who want her.
Can she submit to the desires building inside her?
Unicorn Mates is the first book in a steamy paranormal reverse harem romance featuring three hot mountain lion
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
******** May Contain Some Spoilers ********

Unicorn Mates (Valentine Pride Book 1) 4 Stars
by Laura Greenwood & L.A. Boruff ⭐⭐⭐⭐

******** May Contain Some Spoilers ********

I will try my absolute best to keep spoilers to a minimum or completely out of my review. Sometimes it can be hard to do so.

A really good shifter romance. Leola, a human raised deer shifter. She is in the mountains looking for were her parents died. She comes across three lion shifters, Casimir/Cas, Levon, and Kerry. Instant co
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I quite enjoyed reading this book about Leola and her mates and only wish that it was longer. There are several moments that I'd have loved to read about, moments that I felt were important...but to be honest, every moment was important and I'd never be satisfied with covering them all. :-)
The writing was superb, the characters were swoon-worthy and the story kept my attention from the first to the last word....thank goodness that there's a second book in the series that I can dive into straigh
Elaine Kirby
Sep 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Pretty Good!

Leola went for a hike in the forest & found so much more than peace & quiet; she found 3 hit & handsome men.

Leola knew she was a shifter but never really knew what kind she was; she thought herself to be a deer. She's only shifted 2 times & it was in the city & under pressure.

When she went for a hike up the mountain again not only to shift but because she hadn't been able to stop thinking about Cas, Levon & Kerry & was hoping to meet them again. & she did meet them again & they told
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was very quick to jump into the things happening between our quartet. It fits with the idea of fated mates, but I would have liked to have had a little more in depth learning about the guys. We did get to know Leola pretty well, especially since the story is told from her point of view. I liked the story, Leola's spunkiness, and the differences between the guys. I really liked how Kerry fit in the dynamics (I think he was my favorite). I enjoyed the time I spent reading the book and I ...more
Ann Holden
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a quirky story about Leola, Cas, Kerry and Levon. She thinks she is a deer shifter. They are mountain lion shifters and they want her. She was looking for the place where she thinks her parents were killed. The men have some knowledge of what happened to them but we are left in the dark about the rest of that part of the story. There is a good mix of story and sex with an interesting epilogue but it is rather short. I spent an evening reading this and if you are familiar with Ms. Greenw ...more
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Laura is a USA Today Bestselling Author of paranormal, fantasy, and urban fantasy romance (though she can occasionally be found writing contemporary romance). When she's not writing, she drinks a lot of tea, tries to resist French macarons, and works towards a diploma in Egyptology. She lives in the UK, where most of her books are set.

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