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Mate Set (Mating Heat #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  8,528 Ratings  ·  337 Reviews
It’s werewolf mating season. All the males are in heat and the driving, sexual lust of their beasts is almost uncontrollable. Mika is human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves. She knows she’s in deep shit. A tall, handsome werewolf rescues her then demands payment. Hot, sweaty, intimate payment. Grady is a half breed whose human mother abandoned him to his w ...more
Kindle Edition, 179 pages
Published September 3rd 2010 by Ellora's Cave Publishing
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Jul 19, 2013 rated it liked it

Buddy read with Sandra :)

This book was a first for me. I had never read a werewolf book and it wasn’t very disappointing. The truth is that I didn’t have high expectations about since the blurb makes you avoid the book as plague.
Worst blurb ever!

Ex ; Mika is human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves. She knows she’s in deep shit.

The story: Mika is a human girl raised by werewolves .Her stupid decision to walk alone the streets as the mating heat approaches will change her life.

Buddy read with the lovely Kristina! *waves*.

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Guys! This book has a new kinda level of hotness...

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"You smell so good. I want to fuck you with my tongue and have you ride my face. I bet you taste better than you smell."

hoooly shit o

What is it about?
It's mating season for all the werewolves, and when Mika finds herself surrounded by not 2, not 3, but 4 horny men, she knows she's in deep sh*t. They don't seem to mind that she's human, and that she's the niece of a very powerful alpha male. They
This ended up being a DNF for me.

Book starts with heroine, who is a human, visiting her uncle's town. Uncle is a werewolf. Lives in a town full on werewolves. She's surrounded by 4 guys who don't give a s*** who she's related to. All they care about is that it's mating season and she's not claimed by anyone. Hero steps in just in time to save the day. Later, we find out hero is part of her uncle's team. Heroine is warned to not go anywhere at night because it's mating season and she could be at
Sep 15, 2013 rated it really liked it

3.5 Stars!
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Ahhhhh, another glorious reread. Love this one!
Alba M.
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Me gustó, de verdad que si pero nada superará a la saga de las Nuevas Especies. Aunque lo que más me gustó de este libro es que tiene mucha trama, las decisiones de Mika son totalmente coherentes y me tuvo enganchada. A diferencia que con la otra saga, que apenas había momentos de "oh ahora van a separarse" en esta si, hubo drama y momentos de encogerse el corazón!
Disfruté de la historia la verdad, aunque mataría a la madrastra de Grady, menuda zorra.
Jane Stewart
Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was ok
Good beginning, but I was disappointed and angry with most of the conflicts. Heroine makes stupid assumptions.

Most humans are unaware that werewolves are living in their community. Mika is a human who was adopted by Omar’s sister. She knows Omar is a werewolf and keeps the secret. She lives in California but visits Omar for a few weeks a year. Omar loves her and is protective of her. This year she unknowingly visits during werewolf mating season. Large numbers of werewolves visit the
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
OK I HAVE to say that the h in this book was the most annoying, childish, self centered character I've come into contact with for quite some time. Given her background you would expect her to be solid, mature, and adult. In truth much of the time she acted like a 14 year old not a 28 year old! I was continually amazed at the amount of pandering that went on with her family - if I'd of been then I WOULD have spanked her (and NOT in a good way either!)

Grady was fine for the most part - enough to r
Sammy Loves Books
The opening scene of this book was so Freaking Hot!!! I love a little forced seduction, and a dominant alpha that takes control. Especially when he is just protecting a damsel in distress.


As a fan of Laurann Dohner's books, I was not let down by this one. It was hot, sexy and action packed.

The alpha had a scene though where I was afraid he had suffered a mental breakdown, but it all worked out in the end.
Apr 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Review to come ...
Feb 29, 2012 rated it did not like it
Well, I feel bad because this is the first 1 star review I have ever given, and I thought I would at least give it 2, but looking at the definitions of 1 and 2 stars, it really wasn't okay for me...I just didn't like it, unfortunately.

I am not a prude by any means, as I have come to enjoy some good erotica recently, but this book was just a bit overboard for me. First of all, it totally rubbed me the wrong way from the get-go when the H/h ended up getting hot and heavy on the side of a house onl
Apr 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Estuvo bastante, bastante bien. Juré por un momento que estaba mirando una novela mexicana o leyendo una novela de wattpad con la cantidad de dramas que tenía hahaha.
Me gustó muchísimo...
2.5-3 stars

*** warning, this review might be a bit spoilerish****

I had mixed feelings about this story. It was well written and was alright but I had issues with the conflicts and the ways they were handled. Grady seemed iffy through most of the story and Mika was put in impossible situations that just made me feel bad for her. There is some insta-love going for those that don't like that sort of thing.

Mika lives in California and has a life but nothing is really holding her there. She has an un
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
This is a 3.5 star book and since I truncate, it's a 3. Mika is the niece of an influential werewolf. Visiting her Uncle Omar for two weeks turns into a kind of a life sentence. Mika is supposed to be 28 in this book. I guess maybe as an only child, she's been coddled a bit too much? Or perhaps she's one of those people whose logic works in different ways. My guess, is that she is a sensor. She doesn't use facts and logic to make decisions. She purely goes by how she feels. This can be a good th ...more
R.E. Butler
Sep 02, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm a HUGE fan of Laurann Dohner, but this book just didn't do it for me. I liked Mika, but Grady came across as an arrogant jackass for about 95% of the book. I had high hopes for the book, to see what Laurann would do with shifters, but was sadly disappointed. This is a book that suffered from being entirely from Mika's point of view. There was one portion that was from Grady's POV, which gave us a brief glimpse of his mindset, but the remainder was from hers alone and therefore, the HEA seeme ...more
Lynsey A
While this did have some great angst this just didn't work for me. It was an ok read but not up to what I've enjoyed in her other series of books. I've started the second one in this series and it has started out rather well. Keeping my fingers crossed it stays enjoyable.

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Dec 16, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: shifters
Have you ever wanted to read a book where women are treated like property? Where even the guy she's supposedly falling in love with tells her she doesn't have a choice about what he does to her? Where her own family gives her to a guy regardless of whether she wants to go or not?

Yeah, me neither. But that is exactly what I got with this book.

If you believe women should have some say in their lives and not constantly be threatened with rape, read something else.
Apr 27, 2017 rated it liked it

Mate Set es el primer libro de la trilogia Mating Heat escrita por Laurann Dohner y mi segunda lectura de la autora.
Como me sucedio con Claimed ( otra novela de la autora ) la inicie sin muchas expectativas, principalmente porque la sinopsis no me parecio nada novedoso u original, e incluso pense que seria bastante inverosimil ( como las ultimas novelas de esta tematica que he leido ) pero me sorprendio muuuy gratamente, no es la historia perfecta o cambia vidas pero es muy entretenida y a difer
Aug 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: adult-romance
Fuck, no.

This book was awful- there's was so much potential but hey let's promote rape culture instead.
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
ok so ill admit there wasn't really a plot outside of the relationship between the hero and heroine... but hello?! this is a EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE ! Granted, there are tons of erotic PNRs that have amazing plots outside of the relationship but this novel didn't need some villan to come out of nowhere to mix it up and make it interesting. (view spoiler)

i actually rated this a 3.5
For my second book by Laurann Dohner, this was actually a pretty good erotica that piqued my interest. The hero's a douche bag though, so. At times, I wanted to hit him with a sack of potatoes in the head or something because he was so damn insensitive when it comes to Mika's feelings. Sure, we get the fact that he didn't want to hurt her physically but he never once thought that he might possibly be damaging her more inside. I'm talking emotions here. Mika has always been attracted to Grady and ...more
Dec 15, 2016 rated it liked it
En general es un libro ligero, si tiene bastante drama y en algún momento llega a ser molesto, pero también tiene sus partes interesantes. en general son bastantes indecisos y todo eso de es humana me molesto.

De allí en fuera se deja leer!!
Sep 11, 2011 rated it did not like it
Gosh,where to start? The only reason I gave this book one star was because I realize the amount of hard work, effort and hope that goes into writing a book. I haven't read anything else from this author, and don't known if this is her usual style - but it's not for me!
The female lead is 28 years old but she sounds about 16, everything is "totally" and "freaking" - combined with the usual amount of fuck you's, but don't let that put you off, because without the little dialog there is, each page
1.5 Stars.
its not that this was a bad book. I just didn't like the characters, storyline or relationship development. It's basically Mike pining for a guy she's intimate with who doesn't want her permanently. I can't stand female protagonist who's life revolves around the hot guy they are banging. What saved it was the sex. It was pretty hot! Unfortunately, it takes more than just hot sex to get me to like a book.
Another great story by Laurann Dohner. I love all her previous stuff and I was happy to see that she also does werewolves really well too. At first Grady seemed a bit assholish to me with his ideas of only mating a she-wolf. I mean the guy's half human, what's with all the hate? Well we learn that he's suffered because of his half-breed status so I kinda forgave him. The chemistry between Grady and Mika is smoking hot and I just wanted more...please.
Future Slayer Girl
May 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I think Laurann has written my favorite werewolf books to date! It has been a LONG time since I have enjoyed werewolves! Thank you for giving them back their rough sex appeal and great werewolf politics. The best since Blood and Chocolate
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
*** 3 1/2 stars ***

Hero was too much of an a** but the story kept my attention.
Oct 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Yadkny’s Review

Mika’s upbringing into a world of werewolf shifters and humans hasn’t exactly made her qualified to stay out of trouble. Although human herself, Mika’s uncle is a werewolf shifter and has taught her the ways of his pack… well almost all of them. Uncle Omar knowingly withheld vital information regarding mating season, thinking that this will keep Mika ‘innocent’ from the highly sexual natures of werewolf shifters. Her yearly vacation to visit with Uncle Omar couldn’t have come at a
Mar 18, 2012 rated it liked it
I can't believe I liked this book.
I mean, outside their bedroom there was no plot whatsoever. I could count all the characters, who spoke in this book on my hand, which is pretty sad. And if you took out all those steamy hot sex scenes the whole book would fit into one chapter, maybe even less...
The thing is, we never really got to know the characters. The only time I actually felt something from the heroine was when Grady took another man to her bedroom, she threw a fit and kicked him out of he
Apr 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: dohner
Grady is my least favorite Dohner hero. The werewolf theme has never been a favorite of mine and Grady tipifies all the reasons why. The story started off well and I was enamored with Grady the rescuer, but as the mating season progressed Grady became such a dumba$$. But enough said ,,, no spoilers here ,,, just not the best alpha character in this one ,,, sigh :( Hope his brother Anton is a bit more astute in book two)

It’s werewolf mating season. All the males are in heat and the driving, sexua
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