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Magic’s Mate

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Though I like erotica and paranormal romance, this book just wasn’t for me. The herone’s language often seemed more like something a man would say than a woman and I felt I never had much insight into either of the main characters. 
The narrative just didn’t ring true and would throw me out of the story. Sentences like:
“You knew all this time you were destined to mate another, and you still played hide the sausage with me?”
Or the fact the male love interest kept calling the heroine “plucky.” Call me that once and it would feel patronizing. Say it twice and I just might deck you.
I received an advanced reader’s copy of this book for a fair and honest review.
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A good concept for a shifter novel but a bit rushed on the plot.  This is a short and sweet story without a lot of groundwork or character depth.  Characters are fun to read about but Adira jumps REALLY quickly from not wanting anything to do with men, to okay-with-sex with this one man, to happily mated.
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Magic’s Mate by Robbie Cox is book One in the Destined Mates Series.  This is the story of Adira Brennan and Dimitri Everest.
Adira is a witch who is powerful but her magic doesn't let her know that her current (or not so current) boyfriend (wolf shifter) is using her.  Although he never claimed her as a mate she though that was what their relationship was heading...until he told her he knew who his mate was and it wasn't her.  This hurt Adira which lead her to go to Florida on assignment to help out a group of shifters and humans who need her help.   There she meet Dimitri who is a shiftier but she is not fall for the mating thing again...at least not immediately.  Attraction is there for sure for her towards Dimitri but trust is something she once gave to quickly.   Dimitri is trying to protect his group of people but meeting Adira has his cougar on high alert to claim Adira.  But they have enemies and feelings to work out before they can be as one.
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This is the first book I've read by Robbie Cox and I think it was good. A short, very steamy read. Perfect for reading when you need to read something light and short to relax. I liked the heroine, Adira, and the hero, Dimitri was yummy too. The best part of the book were the sex scenes I think. There were many of them, hot and very descriptive. I wish the rest of the plot was like them too. But for my taste our hero in heroine fell in love (or lust) way too easily and quickly so there was no build up and the conflict with the coyotes was predictable and didn't hold my attention as much as I hoped. But overall I enjoyed the book and I'm looking forward to trying out more books by Mr. Cox.
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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! 
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!  I’m going to be buying this when I get paid and probably the rest of the series too!

The cover is magical and mesmerizing with those eyes!

This is the first book in the series, and it is also my first time reading this author!  This book was previously published as part of Kindle Worlds Sassy Ever After but since Kindle Worlds is no more authors are republishing their stories.  This book is for adults only due to the violence and steamy content.

This book starts with a bang and Adira getting her heart broken, but she does some breaking of her own.  Then she is off on a quest to Florida to help the people of Bull Creek and to get away from what happened.  I could not put this book down.  It had plenty of action (trouble), and it had romance between Dimitri and Adira that is steamy.  I really like the community of Bull Creek and the way they come together.  I can’t wait for more stories about this town and their people.

I highly recommend to any paranormal fans who love shifters and magic especially if you love sassy women!
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This was the first book I've read by Robbie Cox and I was impressed. The story caught my interest quickly and held me to the end, in fact, I read it in one sitting.
I liked the authors writing style, the use of more up-to-date wording always works for me,, I prefer that to old fashioned or more stilted language, makes it more relevant and believable to me. 
Interesting characters, I liked both of the main characters Adira and Dimitri instantly. It was great to read a pnr book where the whole mating aspect isn't treated as a huge shock that takes up most of the story. Instant attraction, understanding of the mating concept and quick acceptance, kept this story free from alot of the relationship issues so many pnr books have. A refreshing change, I was very happy with. 
My only issue was with the whole wham-bam approach to the steamier scenes, I like a build up to these moments in romance stories, this was too much straight to the main event everytime, so lacking in details which was disappointing.
Dramatic and action packed with good villains to root against, I do like a good guys verses badguys story, and it was easy to dislike Bane. Smugness in characters is a surefire way to get my anger building which only helps with the book feels. 
I enjoyed this story and I want to know what's going to happen next, so I'd definitely continue reading the next installment. 
Happy to have found a new author to read, I'd recommend this book to fans of paranormal romance. 
#MagicsMate #NetGalley
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This is a shifter romance story.  I normally I like these kinds of stories and consider them a light and fun read.  This story was just not for me. The best part was the sex scenes.  They were hot, descriptive and fully detailed. I often wished that that much attention had been paid to the dialogue which was often stilted and silly.  The characters were not fully developed.  The relationships between the characters were not well thought out. The same details were repeated over and over to where I thought to myself, “I get it, Bull Creek is a sanctuary. Bane and his coyotes are hateful and annoying. Adira, the witch, whose magic is broken was sent by Agatha and the council to help out. Adira is not defenseless, her heart was broken by Jenson, another shifter, etc.”  These points were inserted so many times I found it repetitive.  I wanted to like this story but just couldn’t.  The two stars are for the detailed sex scenes.  I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.
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Bull Creek was set up by Dimitri and Josh as a safe haven for all people mystical that needed an escape they even accepted odd men humans Dimitri is a panther shifter that needed to escape himself and that is what lead him to setting up Bull Creek. Adiri is a witch who had a bad break up with a shifter which has led to her magic been a little sporadic and off the page to say the least she has gone to Bull Creek in the hopes of finding peace.  What she actually finds is Dimitri and they are mates but when rogue cayotees start to stir up trouble they will have to work together to save the town and in the process they will melt the pages of your kindle with the passion they ignite in one another. This is a beautifully written story that handles the issue of been different but at the same time isn't preachy about it

I was given a copy of this book but this is true and honest review
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I received a copy of Magic’s Mate by Robbie Cox from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was intrigued by the summary and really wanted to like this novel, but the storyline could have been pulled together better and the characters developed fully (less flat). It was a struggle to continue reading several times. Also, the steamy scenes were of the "rinse and repeat" variety - boring, flat, and repetitive. Just didn't care for the main characters and felt that they lacked chemistry.

Unfortunately, this book just missed the mark for me.
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Adria, a witch has been having an affair with Jensen, a shifter who just happened to forget he was already mated. His mate comes home and end of affair. Adria's magic is not working correctly due to having harmed Jensen. She is sent to Bull Creek to help the shifter community where a bunch of coyote shifters are causing trouble. While there, she meets Dimitri, a panther shifter. who is called Catnip by Adria for a good reason. There is an immediate attraction and fall in love. But what about the coyotes who hate Adria as much as the rest of the community? You have to read it to find out. Loved this book. Want to read more by this author. I received this book from Net Galley for a honest. for a honest review and no compensation otherwise.
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Destined Mates' Magic's Mate is the first in a series that left me wanting book two now! I have not read tons of shifter stories but I can really see why so many really enjoy them. Adira & Dimitri work well together in protecting Bull Creek. They are faced with many challenges and yet still find time for some pretty hot scenes together. He is truly her "catnip".

If you enjoy HOT shifter paranormal romances with a bit of humor, you will enjoy this one. Enjoy!
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