Mated to the Devil by Eve Langlais
Publisher: Amira Press
Review Source: Author/Book Monster Promotions
Release Date: March 29, 2013
My Rating: 3.5
Not all pleasures are a sin…
Mina wants to put her seduction by a golden-eyed devil behind her, but the birth of her son, Jacques, renders that impossible. She tries to forget the only man who ever roused her passion, but when she notices her son exhibiting strange behavior—and less-than-human characteristics—she must face her past and learn to trust, and love, again.
Howling drunk, the one thing Remy clearly remembers is seducing Mina. A pity he didn’t think to get her address, especially since he marks her as his mate. When she disappears, he’s got plenty of time to regret, but he doesn’t get a chance to atone until she comes back into his life with an unexpected surprise.
Thrust into the role of father, Remy works to bond with his son while gaining forgiveness. But will he get the chance to truly make Mina his mate before danger threatens their fragile happiness?
Mina is raised by religious fanatics. I don’t mean extremely religious or devout. Her family looks down their noses at anyone who isn’t “religious”, white, and perfect. With this mind, Mina’s cousin’s take her to a frat party. They really don’t like Mina and leave her on her own to survive. Lucky for her Remy saves the day. After the seduction by Remy, Mina sneaks out and goes home never to see him again, or so she thinks. She’s convinced she’s slept with the Devil, due to the glowing eyes and feelings he stirred in her. Apparently so does her family who unceremoniously throw her out of their house and lives the same day she finds out she’s pregnant.
Remy is a hot alpha male with all the trimmings including the over confidence and arrogance. He completely screws it up when he sleeps with and marks Mina through a haze of alcohol, which he drinks WAY too much of trying get his courage up to face his mate. He looks for her and of course can’t find her; having her name would’ve helped in the search.
Fast forward 5 years and circumstances bring Mina and Remy back together. Witnessing Mina struggle with her family’s indoctrination and what she now understands to be wrong changed my opinion of her. In the first few chapters of the book Mina got on my last nerve and was TSTL. After living the next five years raising her son on her own then reuniting with Remy we see her strength and growth. Remy has to acknowledge all he did wrong and help Mina deal with her past, present and future. He is also thrown into the role of father and he’s great at it. They face the threat to their son together and the challenges of being in an interracial relationship admirably. I like the fact that some of the true issues of such a relationship were confronted in this book.