His Mate and His Mistress Review
By: Irtania Adrien
Alpha Demitrey Jackson felt on top of the world. He was Alpha of one of the Largest wolf Packs In North America, he was wealthy, and had a beautiful mistress. Yes, a mistress, not a mate, he never wanted one. No one knew why, yet no one questioned his decision. When a smaller pack was being threatened by rogues, he was asked to help, and so a peace treaty was signed through a marriage between him and the youngest daughter of the alpha of the silent moon pack, but who knew that she was his destined mate?
Adelina Veraso dreamed of the day her mate would sweep her off her feet, take her in his warm embrace, shower her with hugs and kisses, and love her for who she was. But she never expected him to be a cold ass hole who loathed and insulted her, made love to his mistress instead of her, who treated her as though she was some animal, yet treated his mistress as though she was a queen. He allowed no other male to approach her, but his mistress gets to saunter around with whomever she pleases. And she hated the way he played with her heart, toyed with her feelings, and teased her body whenever he felt like degrading her.
Demitrey is stuck with Adelina, but he wants nothing to do with her. So why can't he take her out of his mind? Why can't he stay out of her bed at night? Why does he get jealous when another male approach her? And why Oh why can't he let her go?
Join Adelina as she experiences a roller-coaster of emotions, tears, romance, heartbreak, and maybe love, and join Demitrey as he withstand a battle within himself when it comes to Adelina.
Every time a reader buys a book they've never heard of by an author they've never read from before they take a chance. I am pretty picky about the type of books I like, so I rarely take this gamble blindly. I prefer to read authors and books recommended to me from friends, or recommended from other authors I enjoy. I don't have an unlimited book budget or unlimited amounts of time to spend on books that I don't derive pleasure from, so I am very choosy. In this case, this books synopsis popped up on my FB newsfeed and I was immediately intrigued. I can't remember reading a book about soulmates where the male was an asshole who devoted his time and affection to someone who wasn't his mate, so I was excited at the possibility of reading something fresh and new. I took a chance, spent $8 on this book (which is expensive for an ebook, usually I get two for this price!) and was beyond disappointed. I have never felt so angry or ripped off after reading any book before, that I deliberately waited a day before writing this review so it wasn't jam packed with swear words.
Let me begin by saying that I have read many a book by independent authors, and I am no stranger to spelling and grammatical errors ( hell, this blog is probably chock full of them!). Indie authors have procedures in place to try to capture and correct every spelling error so that when they publish their books they are near perfection. They have editors,and a trusted group of people whom they allow to read their book ahead of the release to ensure there are no problems or plot holes. I really hope that this author did not have those trusted people double and triple checking this book for errors, because if she did they failed her greatly. There were so many spelling errors it looked as though this book had been written by one of my children. Spelling errors in small quantities are not a big deal, spelling errors in excess (like a few on every page) start to distract the reader and takes away from the story. One of the most distracting elements for me was the constant changing view points. They sometimes changed as quickly as every other sentence. The author made it obvious, by clearly writing *Demitrey's point of view*, but even that was distracting. The story jumped from Adalina's POV to Demitrey's to third person and then to other random characters. It was weird. The author needs to choose a view point or two and stick to it.
The plot holes were many, as well. I had so many glaringly obvious questions as I read this book, such as, if the Alpha had the keys to his menacles why did he not just release himself and join the fight? If all of his warriors were freed, why did they not go back and free their alpha? If Demitrey had such an abusive and overbearing father, why did no one else in the pack think to challenge him for the alpha role? How could James have known Adalina enough to know where to look for her, but Peter, who had been her friend her whole life, didn't know where to look to find her? Why did Kat all of a sudden decide that she no longer liked Adalina, even though they seemed to have been as close as sisters in Italy? There are so many more questions I have but there's no point in writing them all because no one but the author knows the answers. This book was such an incomplete story that by the halfway mark it didn't make sense at all anymore, and the story had gotten so far away from the synopsis and from what had actually reeled me in in the first place that I no longer cared what happened.
There were no redeeming qualities in this book. The synopsis was a better read than this entire book was. And that's what I paid for. I have read some bad books. I have read some incredibly boring books. Never before have I read a book that read like an eighth graders attempt at being a novelist, complete with obvious grammatical errors, plot holes and inconsistent character behaviors. I feel as though I've been cheated by the author. She put out a decent synopsis to represent her novel, charged $8 from her readers to read the book, and couldn't even be bothered to put out a complete book. To add insult to injury, nowhere did it say that this was the first book in a series but the book ended in a cliffhanger and there were no conclusions to any of the issues in the book. By the time I finished reading I didn't even care what happened to the characters, I was just so grateful to be able to move on to a new book.
Probability of Rereading:
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