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Publisher's Summary

Monsters do exist... and they're the good guys. Lillian Rosewood leads an ordinary, boring life working as the manager of a psychiatric hospital. The highlights of her day, other than her skinny hot chocolate, are the hunky guards who work in the secure section. Until a late-night emergency is wheeled in. Captain Jack Harper is insane, drop-dead gorgeous... and just had his abdomen shredded. Despite the fact they're not an emergency room, Lillian can't turn him away and risk a death on her hands. Unable to get the handsome soldier out of her mind, Lillian sneaks into the restricted area to check on him. What she finds is beyond belief. Somehow Jack has managed to heal himself from a near-fatal wound in mere hours. When one of the doctors, Walker, attempts to rape her, things go from bad to worse. In the blink of an eye, Jack is loose and Walker is dead... and Lillian must accept a truth about her rescuer that will change her world forever. What if the patients aren't insane? What if their stories of secret government experiments and monsters are true?

Warning: Contains blood, mayhem, and nude werewolves operating heavy weaponry. Large amounts of sarcasm and smart-ass vampires may offend some listeners. No civilian hospital staff were harmed in the making of this story.

©2012 Mina Carter (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Emma
  • 10-01-2015

Confused about the previous low ratings

What did you like best about this story?

The main character and the narrator. I also liked how the author included Shapeshifters, Vampires, and Zombies (re-animates) created by the government as the main basis.

Any additional comments?

I took a chance on this, even though it had low ratings. So glad I did. I have no clue why it was rated so low. The narrator was fantastic and I will be looking for more of her books in the future.

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  • K. April Holgate
  • 08-03-2015

Great read! So interesting

This book is a very interesting turn on the myths we think we know. Mix genetic altering with Werewolves, Vampires and Zombies. Throw in some romance and the evil government, bang you have an intriguing new series!

Smutty fans of Mina Carter may be a touch disappointed, there isn't a lot of smexy steam here. This is more geared towards the Urban Fantasy crowd. Loads of story, building characters and fleshing out a fairly detailed plot. I enjoyed all the intrigue and suspense.

Never fear, there is at least one hawt bedroom scene, but it is more than 75% through the book. So, if you are looking for one of her bedroom reads, this isn't going to work for you! The smexy time is great and plenty detailed, it just isn't the whole point of the book.

This is a mixed narrative, mainly between four characters, giving very different points of view. Most of the time we have Lily and Jack, the leads in this book. They have a great dynamic and I love seeing that sweet Lily has a real backbone! The rest of the time we have Darce and Antonia giving their thoughts. Antonia is a great character and you really see more of what is happening in the facility through her eyes.

I have to say in the book, the ladies owned it! They were seriously kickbutt! I love Lily's sassy snarky comments. Antonia isn't as fun but she makes up for it in attitude! The are a serious handful for their men!

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Emily Beresford, who is always a delight. I love her energy throughout the read. She infuses the words with emotion and adds depth to the story. I enjoyed her tone on the men's voices, appreciating that she doesn't take it too far. I hope she stays with the series.

I am beyond thrilled to see this author stepping into audio!! I can not wait for all her books to be released!! I will have some seriously happy ears.

*** If you found this review at all helpful, please take a moment to let me know. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed, all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***

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  • KGLP host/producer & traveling therapist.
  • 08-11-2015

ok story about experiements making paranormals

This stroy mixes paranormal beings with big bad government or pharmaceutial companies (any big impersonal business) that do experiments creating beings such as shifters. A female doctor get involved with a break out when the bad things the oranization was doing was discovered. Of course the lead female falls in love with the alpha leader whom had marked her as "his" mate. Fiighting, drama and vivid descriptions of lusty sex followed. Perhaps there will be a 2nd book but, what happens after the escape and if their "love" will survive due to her being "changed"..

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  • A. James
  • 16-06-2018

That's it?

This story started off well. Government using mental facility to take their experiments whe they heal or before termination. If they talk no one would believe them. I love Lillian. She didn't take crap from Captain Jack and his "pack". They escape from the government.

What I didn't like:
1. You heard Jack and Lillian's story but too much time was spent on his second in command, Darce's story. 2 stories in one?

2. Ends in cliffhanger! The second book Blood Mate, NO AUDIOBOOK AVAILABLE. You will have to get the paperback or ebook version to know more. It will feature Darce's story. Don't know if it will finish Jack and Lillian.

3. For 6 hours and 34 minutes it would have been nice to have a resolution for Jack and Lillian.

I don't know if I will get book 2. This one just frustrated me.

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  • Amy
  • 24-05-2018

Okay

It was okay. I didn't feel a connection between the characters and the story felt a little slow.
I think I would have liked it better if I could have connected with the characters.

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  • dona strasbauhg
  • 13-04-2018

Mina carter I listened to the perfect beast

I fully enjoyed the listen it was fast, tender, exciting, a little bloody, and just plain enjoyable. I really hope that there’s another book in the series cause they got to get the second in line of wolf pact.

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  • happyjo
  • 06-03-2018

Action action action and shifters

I Really enjoyed this book! Soldiers, crazy government doctors and zombies combine with other creatures to make this book exciting.

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  • Brynja
  • 09-12-2017

Very good start!

I really liked this one. There’s a good balance of action and romance and the military angle was new and interesting. Some things weren’t fleshed out all the way - like, e. g. how do the wolves know about their one true mate if they’re a new, artificially created species and haven’t had the opportunity to go out and find one? I mean, they’ve been kept captive and only sent on missions for the military plus they’re too new to have any kind of passed down lore.
But I didn’t mind that too much and maybe there will me more of an explanation in the sequel(s) (I hope there is/will be a sequel). Heck, I even liked the multiple POVs, and right from the start, too! That never happens!

The narration was good, too. The male voices could have been a bit deeper/growlier, but that’d just been the cherry on top. I never once got annoyed or anything at the narrator (which happens when they over- or underact), she managed to keep me right there in the story, totally immersed.

So yeah, I’m really glad I gave this one a go. Definitely worth the time and credit if you like a bit of action with your romance.

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  • Kelli
  • 07-12-2017

Needs a different narrator

I honestly think that if this book had a better narrator it would be a way better book. This book comes off as cheesy, but it dose have a good plot and I truly like Minna Carter's books. That being said this narrator isn't the worst I have hear, my ears never bleed at the voices.

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  • Trish
  • 14-06-2017

not quite perfect mate by Mina Carter

Original take on werewolf genre. Great sci-fi fantasy backdrop to an exciting and well paced story. Likeable H & h. Spoilt for me by cloying over sentimentality in the dialog, sadly common in romance books, which lost the 5 star rating. Also fated mates thing which is not my preference. Excellent narrator. I will be trying the follow on books despite faults.