Review – Mate Me


Mate Me


Immortal Vices and Virtues: Shadow Shifter Bonds #1


Kel Carpenter & Aurelia Jane


Paranormal Romance


Beauty and the Beast meets Hades and Persephone in this shifter fantasy romance standalone!

A god wants me dead.

My ancestors stole half his soul then imprisoned him in Tartarus, thinking he’d be forgotten. That he could never return.

They were wrong.

The day he rips open a portal between our worlds, my life is over. As the current guardian of his cursed soul, my head is on the chopping block, but there’s a snag in his plan. This dark god believes he’s my fated mate.

We’re not, but he refuses to take no for an answer.

When he kidnaps my cousin, I’m forced to make a deal. To rescue her, I have to spend six months in Tartarus. Pretending to be his mate. His queen.

Saving both our lives means fake dating the king of monsters. The real danger comes when my modern-day Hades makes it clear that he wants not just my life, but my love.

That was never part of the bargain, but with every stolen kiss and forbidden touch—I just might be handing him my heart.


4.5stars rating

This book was an emotional rollercoaster! Buckle up for some serious feels! 4.5*!!
Loving this new series set in the same world we know and adore. So glad we’re venturing beyond the Houses and exploring Tartarus – fresh territory is exciting!
The characters are fantastic – well-developed and relatable. They all have their own baggage, goals, and dreams (some a bit more hidden than others ).
While I love series, there’s something special about standalones for seeing character growth, and this one delivers. Such a wild ride!
Can’t wait for the next book, especially if it features Styx as the lead (fingers crossed!)