4 out of 5 stars
***Please note, this book was gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review***
Friends, lovers, rivals and ALPHAS, The Mating Game by Melissa Snark has it all. The Iron Stone pack has trouble brewing and it's very future is in jeopardy. Even though Theresa Sanchez is low on food chain, so to speak, when she goes into heat, her stock rises. The pack needs young and suddenly Theresa Sanchez finds herself in quite the position...
A smooth talking ALPHA Brit AND a sleek, ebony BETA? Why yes please! Zach and Robert and best friends but they will soon find themselves facing off, only one can lead and only one can truly mark Theresa as their own, their mate...and so the games begin!
I absolutely loved the world Ms. Stark created. Have. I. Mentioned. The. Brit?! YES!!! Let me say, here and now, we need more British shifters. Zachary Hunter is delish! He's oh so proper...yet... not. ;-) His relationship with Theresa is a tricky one. His ranking far exceeds hers to the point where she feels unworthy and out of sorts. She spends her days looking after her spunky young daughter but gets sidetracked with thoughts of Zach anytime she has a minute to herself. Enter Robert, Beta and gorgeous to boot. He too deserves to lead the pack, even if it means sacrificing his own happiness or even battling to the death with his best friend.
The Mating Game is a sexy, sultry, erotic paranormal romp that screams GIRL POWER, love, lust, trust, and all the while, dances outside the box. Ms. Snark is quickly becoming one of my "go to" authors. ENJOY!!!