Title: Cursed Mates
Author: Cara Marsi
Publisher: Noble Romance
Buy Link: Buy Cursed Mates Here!
Rating: You Need to Read
Reviewed by: Brynna
Nick Radford is a reluctant werewolf who's been fighting the Beast within for nearly 500 years. He's never killed a human, but the Beast is gaining strength and Nick may not be able to ward off his inner demon much longer.
Kyla Yaeger is an elite were-hunter with a scarred past. Her life's mission is to slay the werewolves that slaughtered her parents. Her quest has brought her to Maine, where she's been summoned to destroy the werewolf terrorizing the quaint little village of Heavensent. The last thing she needs is to get distracted by her mysterious—not to mention hunky—new neighbor, Nick Radford.
By the time Kyla learns Nick is her target, she's already fallen for him, making her task of killing him that much harder. She is torn between her love for him and her duty to kill her sworn enemy. Nick fights his forbidden love for Kyla, knowing she is duty-bound to kill him. Kyla and Nick must join forces to fight an even bigger threat—one that will destroy all humanity. Only by their combined powers, can they destroy the evil and bring an end to a centuries old curse.
Sent to destroy a werewolf terrorizing a small village, were-hunter Kyla Yeagar eagerly begins the task at hand, ever on the search for the beast that killed her parents. Nick is fighting a five hundred year old curse. Unable to keep his inner wolf contained, he's afraid he'll soon start killing uncontrollably.
I really enjoyed Cursed Mates when I got a glimpse of it on the contest circuit and couldn't wait to read its published form. Ms. Marsi doesn't dissapoint. Kyla is almost fiercely strong emotionally, protective of those she loves often with tunnel vision and so comes off as a bit cocky at times. Her trust issues with Nick Radford are tough to get around, but she does eventually get there. The conflict rolling in Kyla is tangible as she learns its Nick she has been hunting. Nick whom she loves. Nick whom she must destroy. My heart broke for her situation. Nick is just as conflicted, believing himself irredeemable yet still fights the good fight. The perfect tortured hero, I wanted him to be happy. If you like shifter tales filled with lust, love and plenty of danger, you need to read Cursed Mates.