Monday, November 26, 2012

Reviewed: The Wolf's Mate Series by R.E. Butler...

The Wolf’s Mate Book 1:  Jason & Cadence
 For 14 years, alpha wolf Jason has watched his partially marked mate Cadence live her life without him. Circumstances force his hand and he must find a way to get her to uncover her buried memories of their past before someone else steps up to take her from him. For as long as she can remember, hybrid wolf Cadence has loved Jason with every fiber of her being,but he’s consistently shoved her away until the love that’s there is bound tightly in anger and shame. No one can take his place in her heart, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t wolves willing to try. Will Cadence be able to get through Jason’s icy demeanor to the heart of the boy she’s always loved? Can Jason undo the past so they will have a future together? 
The cover of Michael & Shyne (Book #4) got my attention enough that I looked up R. E. Butler and found The Wolf's Mate series. I LOVED the blurb for Jason & Cadence and knew that I had to read the series!!

I LOVED the concept of this story. It was new and different from the other shifter romances that I have read. This was such a fun story to read and I enjoyed it so much. I was immediately drawn to Jason & Cadence from the start. I was so entertained by them and their struggle to obtain their HEA. 

I was so caught up in the interactions between Jason & Cadence. They both were in love with each other but didn't realize it because of the way they acted towards each other. This part of the story made their characters so real to me because I could see a "real" couple acting like this. Trying to hide their true feelings until they were sure those feelings would be returned. 

I LOVED how Jason knew that Cadence was his mate at such an early age and how he had marked her.  The twist of why she didn't remember the marking or that he was her mate made the story that much more entertaining.  I loved reading about when they were younger~so cute!! 

This story had everything that I look for in a book and more. Love, romance, tears, laughter, a great set of secondary characters, shifters, nail~biting moments, competition for the heroine's heart, a sweet~sexy~protective ALPHA, a sweet~snarky~kick-ass heroine and a HEA!! So good!! Oh...and how could I forget about the HOT sex!! Whew!! lol ;)

Overall a great read and a great start to the series. I can't wait to read the next book. Definitely going into my keeper pile to be reread.  

After reading Jason & Cadence, R.E. Butler has gained a new fan! 4 out of 5 rating!

 The Wolf's Mate Book 2: Linus & The Angel
He thinks he'll be alone forever
Linus Mayfield has a lot of good things in his life: fourth ranked in the Tressel wolf pack, nice house, decent job, and plenty of friends. What he doesn’t have is what he longs for most – a true mate. His first foray into marriage was a disaster and he's certain he'll never be free to love again.
She'll prove him wrong
Karly is an Angel, a supernaturally perfect mate for one special werewolf. She's spent the last 15 months looking for her mate, only to nearly die before she ever meets him. One icy winter night changes both of their lives forever.
When their past interferes with their future, will all be lost in the darkness, or will he find his perfect angel in time? 
This was a great addition to the series and was my favorite!! Oh...I love Linus!! ;) He was such a sweet~loving~caring and vulnerable hero but he was still kick-ass~loved that!! Karly was so sweet and caring and they were perfect for each other.

I LOVED the concept of this story as well with the "angel" mate aspect. This was also a fresh idea that hooked me right away. I love how they met and that Karly knew immediately that Linus was the one for her. I also liked that their relationship wasn't filled with angst and denial of what they were to each other. 

Another sweet sexy story with HOT sex and great characters that drew me in from the start. Such a sweet ending. I loved that the characters from the previous book returned with the addition of some new ones. I cannot wait for Bo's book!! Linus and Karly was such an enjoyable read with enough nail~biting moments to make it exciting but not over power the feel of the book. This was a book that left me smiling at the end. So good!! 

Another keeper and definitely a reread. 5 out of 5 rating. 

The Wolf's Mate Book 3: Callie & The Cats
Callie Hunter, best friend to alpha half-wolf Cadence, has had enough of the pack life. Setting her sights on anyplace without wolves, she heads north only to be sidetracked by a devastating car crash that brings her face to face with twin mountain lions.
Ethan and Eryx, small town sheriff's deputies, knew the moment they touched Callie that she was the mate they'd always wanted. But mountain lion females don't take kindly to sharing their males with anyone else and will do anything in their power to discourage Callie from sticking around. Will Ethan and Eryx's desire for Callie cost them everything, or will Callie find her inner wolf and the home she's always dreamed of? 
This was another great addition to the series with yet another new and interesting concept.  The whole role reversal with the mountain lion females and males and then the menage story line. Loved it!!

Ethan and Eryx were such great characters. I loved how protective and caring they were towards Callie. I also loved the twist that the male mountain lions were the nurturing ones and the females weren't. It was different and made for an entertaining story. I also loved in this book that the POV's constantly changed between the trio.  I was so happy that after all the Callie  went through in her life that she ended up with not one but two mates to love her. I loved how Callie not only wrapped Ethan & Eryx up in her love but their family as well!!

A sweet and sexy story with HOT sex scenes times 2 (lol), HOT uniformed identical twins, laughter, love, tears, lovable characters, conflict, a little angst, a few nail~biting moments, some surprises and a sweet snarky kick-ass heroine and lets not forget the great ending. LOVED the ending!! 

The only thing that I didn't like was what happened with Callie and Cadence. I wanted to kick Jason in his junk for what he did to Cadence and how it affected her relationship with Callie. I LOVED Jason up until this point. I didn't understand why he would make Cadence do that to Callie, especially since she was his own cousin.  It was Jason's fault and I wanted them to confront him~at least I wanted Cadence to confront him about what happened. UGH!!  lol  That all being said, I wouldn't have wished for a different outcome for Callie and her Cats~it ended perfectly!! So good!! 

Another keeper and reread. 4 out of 5 rating. 

The Wolf's Mate Book 4: Michael & Shyne
Michael Gerrick was beginning to wonder if he would ever find his truemate. Fate seemed to smile on him, when he fell hard for the delectable fitness instructor, Shyne. The only problem: three were-hyenas want her for their clan and are willing to do anything to get him out of the way.
Shyne Jackson was smitten with Michael from the moment they met. Swept up by his devastating good looks and sense of humor, she's unaware of the plotting of her were-hyena bosses behind the scenes as they attempt to keep her and Michael apart. When they cross the line, will a showdown of fur and claws destroy everything she holds dear?
This has quickly become one of my favorite series and I can't wait for the next book!! (Bo's book is next~Woo-Hoo!! lol ) I am also so excited that Dante, Cairo and Mason are getting their own book in another series~AWESOME!!

Another great addition to the series. I LOVED Michael & Shyne and was so glad that he finally found his mate!! They were so cute and funny together. I really enjoyed their story. The return of my favorite characters in addition to some new favorites has me anxiously waiting for the next book!! 

I am still mad a Jason (lol) but I still liked reading about him and Cadence. I was hoping that Cadence would confront him about Callie but she didn't. UGH!! lol

Michael & Shyne was another entertaining read that I really enjoyed. Their story was so sweet that I was immediately sucked in and couldn't wait for them to get their HEA. There were nail~biting moments in this one also, but mostly it was filled with laughter, love and family. Oh...and some very HOT sexing on a pool table!!! ;) All my favorite things wrapped up in a great ending!! So good!! :)

So far, Linus & The Angel is still my favorite of the series. I am so glad that the series is continuing because I am not ready to leave them all behind yet!! So as I add this to my keeper pile, I'm counting down the days to Bo's book!!   4 out of 5 rating!
***Michael & Shyne's book not yet available on B&N.

***All copies provided by R.E. Butler~~Thank you so much!! It was my pleasure to read such an entertaining series and I look forward to more!! :)

LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these covers!! :)


  1. Sounds like a great series from all your wonderful review.

    1. Thanks. It was a really cute series that I enjoyed. The first book was the only one that had an ALPHA male hero. I just wanted to let you know because I know how you love your ALPHA males!! LOL ;) Have a great day!! :)