Madeline's Mates by Evangeline Anderson

Madeline's Mates
Title: Madeline's Mates
Author: Evangeline Anderson
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Rating: 4 Stars


Madeline Grant leads a lonely existence. Growing up an orphan, she's never felt she belonged anywhere or to anyone. But all that is about to change.

One snowy night, a huge man with piercing blue eyes comes into the ER where Maddy works. He takes one look at her and tells her she's about to go into heat. Maddy thinks he's crazy-until his strange predictions begin to come true. But inviting the man, Jake, into her life, throws her world into a whirlwind of confusion. As if the news that she's a shapeshifter isn't enough, she also has to breed with her own kind-which means that no matter how much she desires Jake, he's forbidden to have her.

Enter Jake's best friend, Will-a shifter of the same breed as Maddy. He wants her at once but her heart is already taken. Thrown into the dark and dangerous world of shifter taboos, Maddy must decide whether to follow her head or her heart as she tries to survive the Christmas heat.

My Thoughts

Howling Good Time!

This is a fast paced romance that will hold you captive from the first page. The author did a good job of giving us a look into this shifter world without giving away too much information too fast. With a few different kinds of shifters involved there was a bit of drama with their interaction. I had a great time seeing how they interacted with one another and understanding this new world right along with Maddy.

Madeline is a kind and intelligent woman who is used to being on her own and taking care of herself. So things get a little crazy when she finds out she now has to deal with a whole pack of family. I really liked her and was impressed with how well she handled this situation. I was also glad that she didn't just give in to their demands and did what she believed was best despite what everyone else thought.

Jake was a bit rough around the edges, but very sweet and caring. I thought it was so sweet how he did what he could to help Maddy even when it could cost him a lot in the end. He didn't turn his back on her even when things got tough.

Will was the exact opposite of Jake. He was very sweet and cordial, but with a wily sense of humor. He knew how to get his way, but he was always honest and didn't try to deceive Maddy just to get what he wanted.

These three were a great family and worked so well together. I really enjoyed getting to know all three of them. This is an exciting and steamy story that you will not want to miss!


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  2. Oh oh oh! A menage? A shifter one? It sounds great. I love it when authors do multiple breeds in one book it's always so much fun seeing them together. Had no idea about this one so thanks for the heads up!


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