ARC Review: Mating Instinct by Katie Reus

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ARC Review: Mating Instinct by Katie Reus
Mating Instinct
Book Info

Released: March 5, 2013
Series: Moon Shifter #3
Pages: 348



This book is full of action and drama, it is sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end. ~ Under the Covers

I whipped through this series because I received this book as a review copy and I didn’t want to pick up the series in the middle. I am so glad that I did start at the beginning not only is this a great series but I think without having the back story this book would not have been as good. We meet Kat in book one and I have to admit she’s a bit of a bad a$$ and makes an impression. We then learn more about Jayce and Kat as a couple in book two, where they are quite the scene stealers. Both these characters have strong personalities that create sparks and massive amounts of sexual tension, by the end of book two you are ready for Kat and Jayce to get their own book!

At the start of this book, we are coming out of a bad situation from book 2. We are worried about Kat and the trauma that she went through. Jayce is about out of his mind with worry but Kat is not letting him in. Jayce knows he has to earn Kats trust all over again, but if anyone is up for the task its Jayce.  I love me an alpha male, all dominating and sexy, that just exudes power and Jayce is all of these and then some. He’s one of the most powerful shifters in the US and he knows it. A man with confidence is such a sexy thing and Jayce has it in spades, except when it comes to Kat. She tore him apart when she left him, and he hasn’t been the same since. He knows he’s messed up and now he has to fix it, but the willful Kat is not making it easy on him.  I say go on girl, make him work for it! A little groveling never hurt a man!

Kat has had a time of it lately. Kidnapped and tortured she is trying to find some sort of control in her new life.  She never expects that the control that she needs will come from Jayce. He seems to understand what she needs. She is finding it harder and harder to resist him, but he’s broken her heart before and she cannot let him break it again. I really enjoy Kat as a character, she is fierce and determined. I like a feisty character! She takes an extreme circumstance and tries to make due the best that she can. She doesn’t whine and complain but forges on.

This book is full of action and drama, it is sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end. All your favorite characters are back from the previous books and we get a few glimpses for the next couple to come. I cannot wait for book four to release. I am a new fan of this series and will definitely be continuing on!

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Katie Reus

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.


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  1. Love the review, Amanda! I am excited to read this one. Jayce definitely caught my attention in Primal Possession! 😉
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. This book is my favorite from Moon Shifter Series 🙂
    Jayce is Hot Alpha Men Shapeshifter 😀
    Can’t wait to read story of Noah and Erin!

    Great review!

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