Tessa Pride, mate to VC Warrior Jared Kincaid, is doing everything in her power to become a respected Warrior in her own right. Unfortunately, her mate isn’t quite as excited about her passion. Tessa walks into the role with a newfound sense of determination knowing her decisions could end her relationship with the man she loves.
With everything to lose, Tessa steps into the battle of earning the right to walk next to her mate in life, love, and work. Though she is also ready to walk alone if necessary, she will make sure Jared Kincaid regrets that for the rest of his life.
The Mate series delves into the kickass world of the Warriors’ mates and how united, they can make a difference—just like their badass Protectors. Follow along to see how these exceptional women’s newfound freedom affect those around them and which Warrior may or may not support their feisty independent mate’s new and exciting path.
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Lord knows I have been in an uproar over my Jared being a douche canoe to his mate Tessa. I mean I have loved this man since book 1 but I was about to jump ship to #TeamCharger. However, after reading this book, I have forgiven him and totally understand the why for his attitude and major dickness…dickness is this a word…anyway…toward Tessa.
Tessa and Jared have always seemed pretty stable but as the series has gone on, we have seen little cracks in their HEA. I mean first when she was turned and then as she wanted to become a VC Warrior. Like Tessa, I was like WTF JACKA$$. But I tell ya, the woman has more patience that I do because she is a people pleaser even if it hurts her in the end. Well this book Tessa is DONE people pleasing and going to start doing HER for HER and if Jared can’t hang welp that is on him.
Jared, the king of funny joke and sexual innuendo is not doing so well right now. He has MAJOR skeletons flying outta the closet and he can’t slam the door fast enough. The poor guy is trying to put out fires without giving away his past but with not dealing with everything PROPERLY he is not putting out the flames but inflaming them.
There were lots of teary moment in this book. Seeing Tessa and Jared dancing around the issues and not really facing the problems out of fear of losing the other one actually made it 100x worse for both of them. Seeing and hearing about the impending bad dudes made the fear even more real for Jared which made him even more of a mess!!
When everything comes to a head, I had tears but seeing and feeling Jared’s pain made it even worse. Friends this book was everything we have needed to see between Jared and Tessa. They were no longer able to hide and no longer able to dance around all the issues.
I love the main series but the Mates series you seem to get more one on one with the OG couples and that makes me so happy!!!
Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.
Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!