Review of Mad for a Mate
I love this series. For so many reasons. Funny, heartwarming, unique writing style, footnotes, political commentary and great, great, great characters! The cast of characters has slowly grown, and many carry over from one book to the next.
Magnus Berne seems a bit shyer in this book than in Wolf After My Own Heart. Maybe because he is awkward around Verity Lane, the lovely shifter that ended up on the beach of his island, naked. Verity is a squib – a shifter that can’t shift to her animal form. As a member of the Damp Squibs, she and her friends try to prove to themselves that they are as capable as any shifter. But when Damp Squibs start dying, Magnus brings in a private investigator because – well, things don’t smell right. Not that Magnus can smell very well, f&^*ing allergies!
The investigation brings Verity and Magnus together even though they annoy each other. (You know what that means.) Also in the story is more of the young shifters Caro and Dev, including a tearjerking scene with Dev and Annette. Also, a wedding. Not saying who. There are a few candidates from this series.
Some of my favorite quotes (it’s like the author read my mind):
He gritted his teeth over the absurdity of turning nouns into verbs.
Celery is repulsive….
“If a club wants me, I don’t want them.”
Read this story, but only if you want to laugh, cry, solve a mystery and generally have a bit of fun.
Through Netgalley, the publisher provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About Mad for a Mate by MaryJanice Davidson
Verity Lane might be a Shifter who can’t shift (known as a “squib”)—but woe betide anyone who tries to tell her who she is or what she’s capable of. She’s a proud member of a club for squibs out to prove themselves by participating in dangerous stunts. Which is probably how she ended up on this strange island…
Bear shifter Magnus Berne wants two things: to connect with his motherless goddaughter, and to find out who keeps dumping dead bodies on his property. When he discovers Verity on his island, he’s determined to get some answers—but it’s clear that whoever has been killing squibs is just as resolved to keep it quiet. And now that Verity is in the crosshairs, they’ll have to move quickly to stay ahead, stay alive, and stay together.
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