Title: Mating Behavior
Author: Mandy M Roth
From: Review Copy
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Release Date: 30th May 2012
Challenges: COYERScavenger Hunt
Alan will do anything for Katie, his neighbour and the object of all his lust and affection. Only problem is that Katie’s human, and as a werewolf, Alan is forbidden from marking her or even telling her his true nature. Katie’s fascination with wolves takes her and Alan hiking to see the mating rituals near his family’s log cabin, though on second thoughts Katie realises that close quarters with the man she wants isn’t necessarily a good thing, particularly when her witch’s powers come out most in moments of pleasure…
Mating Behavior is short, sweet and hot. The relationship between Katie and Alan is at the forefront of the story, though as with her other books Roth still manages to get in a lot of background and world building without even trying. It makes a short read even more enjoyable!
Katie and Alan’s relationship wasn’t a new thing; in fact they’d known each other for a long while and from that got to know each other. Roth didn’t spend a lot of time dwelling on past events, but rather she managed to weave that into the conversation and the settings to give the impression without weighing things down with it.
There was clearly chemistry between the two of them from the very start, and they were also clearly attracted to each other. I found the friends level of sexual attention worked well for the two of them and it came to a natural ending, that showcased both their chemistry and their compatibility.
Shorts from Mandy M Roth always deliver on enjoyability and ease of reading, and its good to know that something like this is there for those times when short, hot and easy reading are needed!