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The Mating

The Original Law of the Lycans story
Written by: Nicky Charles
Narrated by: Vivienne Leheny
Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she'd end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her a pawn. 

Excerpt: She lay beside him, staring blankly at the ceiling. The deed was done. They were mated. It didn't matter that she had no love for him nor he for her. Political alliances were more important than feelings....

©2013 Nicky Charles (P)2019 Nicky Charles

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  • ❤️ Cyndi Marie ❤️
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  • 2019-06-12

✫✫ 5 Stars ✫✫

I can't even explain how excited I was to find out this was on Audio! I read this series years ago when it was on smashword and always thought it would be awesome on audio (since I'm 100% audio these days). Needless to say when I saw in a blog that it was on Audio I grabbed in up within seconds and started it immediately (stopped my current book lol). I always worry when a book I love comes to audio that the narration won't be great but Vivienne Leheny was PERFECT! She brought Elise and Kane to life perfectly (her Kane was amazing).

Elise and Kane are thrown together because of Pack politics but it seems right from the very beginning to me. They may not have known each other but the connection was there right away. I have a weak spot for sweet Alpha Male Shifters so I when listening to this I fell in love with Kane. He was the Alpha but since he just took over he had a lot going on, He had a bit of baggage from her younger days which made him a little blind to the manipulations of a female wolf in his pack. From the moment he brought Elise home he held back with her for fear she wasn't feeling what he was (typical man). Elise was a little confused in the beginning since she had no warning that she would be mated and moved to another pack but I felt like she adjusted well. She made friends right away and tried to be a part of the pack instead of pouting and being difficult like I expected. I loved how independent she was but also how she instinctively knew her role and jumped into her new life with both feet. Their story was sweet and witty and their chemistry was off the charts. Romance with some added thriller tossed in and I am in love!

I'm a little sad that only book 1 is on Audio because I would buy them all today if I could. Listening to this one just makes me want to grab the rest and READ them which is crazy since I never read. I'm keeping my hopes up that the author releases the rest of this series on Audio and uses the same narrator. 6 Stars from me for the Audiobook!

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
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  • 2019-06-12

MORE PLEASE!

Holy Moly, I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with these characters. I loved how this world was portrayed. I was sucked in, the dynamic between Kane and Elise just grabbed me. I am a fan of shifter romance’s and find there just are not many that don’t all feel the same. This book really was different from others I have read/listened to.

It is an arranged marriage and maybe I just haven’t read/listened to many of them but I found it fascinating how they build a friends/relationship from nothing. Like I said I was enthralled I want to shout it from the roof PEOPLE LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!

The narration is fantastic, Vivienne Leheny not only captures Elise’s voice but she does an amazing Kane. I highly recommend this book and HOPE we get more from this author and the narrator.

If you love shifter romances as much as I do, you will love this book.

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  • anonymous lover of books
  • 2019-03-17

Best werewolf love story every

This is hands down the best paranormal love story I have ever read I think I have read this book 10 times and now the hear it in audio I could not stop listening. I hope the rest of the book's will be coming in audio as well

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  • Maria Prieto
  • 2019-06-08

Beloved series

i really enjoyed revisiting this story. I originally read this years ago and had wished it was an audio. I love Ms Charles writting and her stories getting to listen to them is a dream come true for a fan.♡♡

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  • Joanne P
  • 2019-04-28

Wonderful!!’

Love this series!!
For the love of God please make all of these in audiobooks!!

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  • Zehra Sandra
  • 2019-04-25

I fell in love immediately

I’ve been looking for that one science fantasy that fit my tastes and I have FINALLY found it. I could barely concentrate at work as the story unfolded. It was so well written; the narrator was captivating and engaging, and the characters were almost tangible. Already moving on to book 2!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-03-27

Best love story ever

This book has it all, love, regret, passion, growth, jealousy, family and community. Nicky knows how to write a story and keep you wanting more. The narrator did a wonderful Job showing the emotions of the characters. And I recommend you get this story. Along with all Nicky Charles books.

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  • debra
  • 2019-03-19

Love this book!!

I have read all of the Law of the alt and books...loved everyone! Received an e-mail from Nicky saying the The Mating was now on audible & got it that day!! Looking so forward to The Keeping...my favorite Lycan book!! Thanks so much!

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  • Just My Opinion
  • 2019-03-17

Exceptional Story!

This was definitely an exceptional paranormal story. The character descriptions and relationships were well written and the storyline was extraordinary. It definitely kept me listening from beginning to end and it was difficult to put this one down. Vivienne Leheny did an okay job with the narration. Her male voices were too similar so it was difficult to know who was speaking at times. Plus I wish she would have given Kane a deeper, sexier voice. She also got her voices mixed up sometimes with the females so she gave them each other’s voices at times, which was distracting. I do look forward to listening to the next book in the series though. (Maybe the author might consider trying a male narrator for the next one!)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-08-13

Amazing!!!

I absolutely love this book! I would love love love to see the second book on audible!