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Lyric's Accidental Mate by Elle Boon
Series: Iron Wolves MC #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal
Lyric Carmichael is a werewolf and a bored one right now. Her brother is beyond protective, and his best friend is the Alpha of their pack. Besides hanging at their pack’s club, they have their own motorcycle club, and she and her best friends tend to visit a couple of the local bars to have fun and blow-off some steam. That is exactly what she was doing the night a strange group of wolf shifters decided to try and kidnap her. Lyric isn’t weak, but she was no match alone with several male wolves. Then someone stepped in to help her—a human someone.
Rowan Shade is retired military—Special Forces at that—and is now the owner of a security firm. So, when Rowan decides to go and grab a beer, he instantly understands that the thugs trying to take off with a girl are up to no good. Rowan could tell the girl was fighting as hard as she could, but that she was going to need some help to escape, and he was up to the job.
Lyric was horrified that first that the human would be torn apart, and then she quickly realized that this sexy guy was more than a match to the wolves trying to get her, and together they warded off the attack. Lyric thought all was good then and was about to get her friends and get to her pack when she discovered that the human had been bitten. Crap! thinking fast Lyric made him part of her pack and then went on to safety. Rowan and Lyric’s start might have been a bit rough, but their first night together was even rougher, and that was before they had to answer to the Alpha and the other pack members. Oh, and remember her over-protective brother? Yeah, he wasn’t all that happy, either. Yet, that single night proved to both Lyric and Rowan that something was between them, and it wasn’t all sex, either. The attack on Lyric turned out to be just the beginning of a betrayal that would put Lyric, Rowan, and their entire pack in danger, unless they could work together to overcome the danger and to give Rowan and Lyric the chance to explore the love that sprang up between them.
The want of a beer at the local bar will bring huge changes and love to two strangers when the night begins in Lyric’s Accidental Mate. To say that Lyric and Rowan’s first meeting was something legends are made of would almost not be enough, but it was enough to show me that these two belonged together. I loved how Lyric’s first instinct was to protect Rowan when she saw the bites, and that his instinct was to make sure he was not threat to Lyric afterwards. Watching as their extremely fast journey from meeting to passion to mating happened, proved that I wasn’t wrong in my initial thought that they belonged together. Heck, even her brother and the Alphas quickly came to terms with something that could have gotten both Lyric and Rowan into deep trouble. I felt for the entire pack as the ultimate betrayal came to light, but I know they will more than bounce back. Lyric’s Accidental Mate is action-packed from the first page to the last and not it only has suspense, but also fun-loving friends, tight pack mates, and of course, a red hot passion to bring it all together. I will be looking for the second book in this series to see just how the pack recovers.