Altered Heart (Mated Heart and Soul, Bk 1)
Altered Heart - Mated Heart and Soul, Bk 1 Author:Kate Steele As a werewolf and an encorcer for the Committee for Supernatural Behavioral Enforecement, Mick Matranga has seen his share of lowlifes but Kevin Sutter, pack alpha, is one of the lowest. He has forcibly turned and taken prisoner a young human, and Mick has been assigned to affect a rescue and bring Sutter to justice. — Dispatching the bad g... more »uy turns out to be the easy part of his assignment. Sutter's prisoner, Rio Hardin, is the hard part: a smart-mouthed, sassy brat with the face of an angel who takes Mick's heart by storm. He's also a runaway turned hustler who has suffered numerous abuses in the course of his tumultuous life.
Bound by his code of honor and determined that Rio be protected at all costs, Mick makes it his personal duty to see to it that no one hurts Rio again. If that includes ignoring the instinctual knowledge that Rio is his mate and Rio's own desire to be with him, so be it.
There's only one flaw in his plan. Rio is about to go through his first shift, a very painful process which can only be made tolerable by applying a certain amount of distraction -- sexual distraction. Mick has two choices. He can leave Rio in the hands of his very capable brother or he can give in to the mutual heat and need between them and indoctrinate his younge charge into the ways of the werewolf. « less
Really didnt care for this book. I liked the happy ending for them two, but really Rio was so abused! And it was all put away and tied with a bow, WAY too soon for me to believe. I liked Mick and Rio and what they were together, but really it just moved way too fast to seem logical. Rio's abuse was outta control and I would have prefered a lil bit longer to see him recover n fall in love. That's just my personal opinion tho. Good writing style :)