Easton Pope, a moose shifter, is known in the town of Sweet Water as being a standoffish recluse. But he isn’t trying to please anyone, and the isolation suits him well. Even when he sees his mate and the instinct to claim her rides him hard, he tries to convince himself he doesn’t need her.
Jessie, a serval cat shifter, has been brought back to Sweet Water due to her aunt’s passing. With her emotions turbulent, running free in the woods as her serval sounds like something to let off steam. But when she meets her mate in the towering form of a moose, she knows she can’t handle being claimed on top of grieving—so she runs, too.
They’ve both run from each other and their mating. Can Easton and Jessie complete the mating, or will their own hang-ups stop them from being together?
I enjoyed this short but sweet paranormal story.
This story was mostly centered around the relationship between Easton and Jessie who were both very lonely. The story opened with both of them feeling a bit lost and freaking out when they realized they were mates. So their uncertain relationship provided the drama but other than that there wasn’t a good deal of conflict for the story. That being said it was still a satisfying read for me.
This was a short story that was well written and had an easy pace. The main characters, Easton and Jessie, were likeable and I had me hoping they would take a chance on each other. It was a romantic story of two lonely people finding their own special someone at the least expected time in life. Lastly, the intimate scenes were sensual as Jenika Snow is known for writing.
To sum it all up I’ll say that Hook, Line and Mated was a quick and enjoyable read. It is a good addition to the series.