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Series: Werewolves of Manhattan #3
Published by MLR Press Genres: MM, Paranormal
A freak accident badly scars eleven year old Colin Callahan’s face. Between his father’s feelings of guilt and his mother’s unwillingness to forgive their little family is fractured forever. By the time Colin is an adult his parents are both gone, leaving him with nothing more than sad memories and a permanent scar.
Third on the North American loup garou Council, Alpha Marc Thierry would rather be back home in the wilds of the Great Lakes states or parts of Canada than the brownstones of NYC any day. Duty calls however and Marc is ever obedient to the needs of his people and his Alpha.
Fate gives Marc the best reason of all for being in the city after he orders Chinese for dinner on the cook’s night off. The young man delivering his meal is none other than his mate.
Internally Marc is frantic to keep Colin at his side now that he’s found his mate while externally he’s forced to take things slowly so as not to spook his human. Desperately insecure because of the scar Colin can’t understand why the suave, sexy Marc is interested in him. It’s difficult enough to accept a loup garou lover. But, bottom line – does Marc want him because they are supposed to mate or because he loves him?
The perfect balance of action, fascinating characters, and taut tension, Scarred Mate absolutely delivers a wonderful story. Colin is a walking, talking ball of emotional angst living in a bubble of his own making, while Marc desperately yearns for a mate. The addition of characters from the first two books in the series brings another delightful layer to this tale. Scarred Mate is a riveting, emotionally challenging romance definitely worth reading. Hopefully there’s a fourth book somewhere on the horizon.