Midnight Mistletoe is an intriguingly seductive start to a new shifter series. It is a quick read, consisting of only 33 pages, but the author covers quite a bit of ground within them.
Georgia “Gigi” Walker is a were-hybrid, the only child of her were father and a witch. Gigi is well acquainted with the politics and every little thing within their pack as her father is the Golden Pack’s alpha. As the story opens, Georgia is covertly planning a trip to the Caribbean, away from her parents and her clan. Gigi’s were and human personas compete for control and she is determined to make her own way away from the clan. She doesn’t care that she has responsibilities to the clan, or to her parents, or to her own feelings that she’s trying to submerge. Her were side is not happy as her wolf goes gaga whenever Marcus, her clan’s “pit bull,” as she calls him, is within range. However, Gigi refuses to submit to her were and admit her own very real attraction to him. Gigi knows that she’s entering her estrus cycle and she has decided that her attraction to Marcus is because of those hormonal urges. If she can just escape to the beach, she knows she can satisfy her urges with a willing beach hunk without any strings.
Marcus Legrand is a lone wolf and a High Council Maat, an enforcer of the laws and rites agreed upon hundreds of years ago by the original wolf packs. After being assigned to the Golden Pack to help Gigi’s father deal with a rogue pack, Marcus continues to reside with the Golden Pack. Marcus has found that he respects Gigi’s father and he wants to help the pack recover after the pack’s Beta is killed while they are dealing with the rogue wolves. Gigi, though, is an anomaly to him. He’s had lots of women, but he has desired no one as he desires her. Marcus is asked to return Gigi to her pack as her father has announced that he will be naming his successor and Gigi must be in attendance. If there’s anyone that can hunt prey, it’s Marcus, and Gigi is in his sights.
I really enjoyed this story and the characters are engaging. The characters’ sensuality steams the pages. Be warned that there is a humongously frustrating cliffhanger at the end. I don’t care for cliffhangers and that’s why I’ve not rated it 5 stars. I look forward to reading the follow-up book!
4 HOT & SPICY STARS!
-Reviewed by Linda