Narrator: Tess Irondale, Tyler Donne
Length: 6 hrs 4 mins
Series: A.L.F.A. #3
Published by Intermix on January 16, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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An undercover mission exposes hidden longings in the irresistible paranormal romance series from the New York Times bestselling author of Mating Needs.
The Alpha League Federal Agency’s sworn duty is to protect humanity from the worst of the paranormal universe. Wolf-shifter Agent Bryon Day has been deep undercover for more than a year, investigating a human trafficking ring, when he goes MIA. Since A.L.FA. never leaves an agent behind, a team is sent to save him—or bring his body home.
FBI agent and ace cryptographer Kari Tomlin is selected for the rescue task force. Under the ruse of a ditsy tourist, she searches an ancient European city for Agent Day. When she learns he’s locked up in the palace’s dungeon, she plans a covert jailbreak. Together they risk the dangerous, booby-trapped tunnels below the city for freedom…and a chance to discover if this really is a mate bond growing between them.
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Kari Tomlin works for the FBI deciphering top secret documents. When A.L.F.A. needs someone to act as an agent’s girlfriend on a mission to find missing agent Bryon Day, the FBI offers up Kari. Kari is a very clumsy agent that is best left at her desk away from spilling anything or tripping on something. Why the FBI decides to send Kari is mystery to me. The only explanation I had was that her superiors figured she already knew about the shifters from some of the documents she’s decoded. Kari is excited about the opportunity. Her experience as an FBI agent has all been in the office.
I wondered about Kari’s professionalism when she goes on about how hot all the members of A.L.F.A are. It left me wondering just who she was going to end up with because she was pretty much drooling over each agent she met. But when she sees the picture of Bryon Day, she gets all worked up over just the picture. She’s excited about the opportunity to go on this mission, even if her part is only to act as the agent’s girlfriend. I would have expected her to be a little more upset at being chosen for a task that anyone could have taken.
As you can probably tell, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Kari at first. She predictably falls into the worse scenarios she could possibly find. What I did enjoy was the Indiana Jones feel of the escape Kari and Bryon must make through the tunnels of the city. That is a lot of fun when any move the character makes could trigger some horrible event. This is where I started to like Kari a bit more. Her sarcasm incited some laughs, while her brain helped figure out some of the secret triggers to keep them alive.
The romance is swift since Kari already knows about shifters and what it means to be one’s mate. It’s a relief to Bryon when he doesn’t have to make a big reveal and explain it all. I felt that the romance stayed pretty low key since there was so much action going on. There were many spots that caused a good laugh out loud from me. I don’t think I’m going to be able to hear a particular Lady Gaga song again without thinking of this book!
I thoroughly enjoyed the ride Dangerous Mating took me on. With the danger, action and romance you’re kept on your toes and flipping through the pages to see how this couple survives.