Review: Saving Margaret (Vegas Mates #2) by Krystal Shannan

August 8, 2013 Review 4

Review: Saving Margaret (Vegas Mates #2) by Krystal Shannan

Successful, but lonely, Margaret Taylor finds her mate in the body of a man she least expects it in. A bear! Her human half tries to reason her way out of the match, but her wolf is through with her excuses. Crossing the species line isn’t unheard of, but it’s not often done.

Try as she might to avoid him, fate makes sure the big grizzly bear is nearby at all times. But, will his presence be enough to protect her from the evil stalking her?

The power of the magick between them can’t be avoided. But, Scott O’Hearn thinks the beautiful Taylor wolf is doing a fine job of just that —avoiding him. He can’t help he’s a bear shifter and he’s determined to convince her it doesn’t matter. She is his mate and he’s waited over a century to find her.

Will he convince Margaret she’s his true match before it’s too late?

Novel – 40K word count – Paranormal / Witches/ Shifter Romance

Title: Saving Margaret
Author: Krystal Shannan
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Waking Sarah , Unwrapping Tess: Christmas Encounters
Series: Vegas Mates
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Waking Sarah , Unwrapping Tess: Christmas Encounters
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: August 2, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 100
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Stars: four-stars

Margaret Taylor has recently found out that the man she has had a crush on for years is not her mate. As a female shifter, she would recognize her mate after she turned twenty five and now she knows for sure that he is not for her.  On the heels of this life changing revelation is her good friend’s wedding.  While all she wants to do is sit in a corner and sulk, she is drawn out onto the dance floor where she meets a bear shifter.  Not just any bear shifter, her mate.  Margaret hasn’t had a lot of luck with bears so she is slightly scared of him and isn’t sure that she should mate him.  The bear shifter has no doubts.  Scott O’Hearn has just retired from the military and he is longing to go home.  Before he heads to the mountains he visits Vegas to go to his best friends wedding.  When he scents Margaret, he knows he has found his mate and he isn’t leaving without her.

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. I freaking LOVE bear shifters. There is just something about a tall, gruff burly bear shifter that just makes me happy and Scott is no different.  He is almost seven foot tall of awesomeness.  He’s sweet and kind but can also kick butt with the best of them with his military training and bear strength.  When he and Margaret get together they are funny, sexy and fun to read.  I really enjoyed how Margaret’s pack was always showing up at the house and interrupting them.  It takes some time and effort but they do eventually do the deed and it was super hot.

This is the second book in the Vegas Mates series and picks up just shortly after the first book but is about a different couple.  While you don’t have to read the first book there are some things that aren’t explained in the second book as thoroughly as in the first so you should read them in order.

I really enjoyed this book a lot.  I did occasionally get lost in the characters because there are so many. They don’t always take up a lot of page space but they are significant to the story since the often reoccur.  I almost felt like I needed to keep a spreadsheet on who they all were and how they are connected since the packs have so many families that inter-marry. Also, one thing that was a  little surprising, however, is the violence.  Many shifter books have fights and such but this book is pretty violent and *slight spoiler* quite a few people die.  I was surprised and shocked with where the story went at the end of the book but I am now more excited to see where Shannan goes with the continuing story arc.  I will definitely be on the lookout for the next book.

Krystal Shannan


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