Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Review: Destined Mate by Katie Reus

eBook, 0 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Harlequin Enterprises
ISBN 13: 9781426834073
Source: Author, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Stars: 4
Flames: 3

When Angela was turned into a vampire against her will ninety years ago she knew her life was about to experience some major changes. The first of which was she had to get as far away from her vampire hating werewolf lover Knox as fast as she possibly could if she expected to live another day. She knew Knox’s hatred for vampires very well. Angela knew that he would never accept her in her new form. Without a second thought she ran, she ran far.

Knox is not one to pass up an opportunity. The thousand year old pack alpha is definitely a take charge type of guy. He sees Angela’s rescue mission as the much needed opportunity to get her back into his life. He never wanted her out of it. He searched for her for years. Knox isn’t above using his knowledge of her body and desire to get what he wants.

I believe novella length books work best when the main characters know each other prior to the beginning of the book. This allows for the romance to move at the needed fast pace and for the quick love to still be believable. Knox and Angela have some initial trust issues to work out, after all she believes that he wants her vampire-self dead. The conflict is minimal, not a lot of action. The romance and love story is the overall focus of Destined Mate.

Katie Reus also writes as Savannah Stuart. Be sure to check out the following links for both of her book lists.


  1. I agree 100%. A previous relationship helps us avoid the much-dreaded insta-love that is such a turn off for me.

    I read this novella a few days ago. I liked it & look forward to her full length book coming out in the spring.

  2. I agree with both of you about the previous relationship. :)
    Great review, Vanessa. I'm putting this one the list.