This one came as a request on Facebook (thank you Nancy!!), and how could I resist? I LOVE THIS TROPE!!! Nothing better (in angsty-romance-heartachy books!!) than that shocking moment of heartache, after thinking you’ve finally found your forever.
And then the whole pining, and moments of hopefulness to moments of feeling utterly dejected. I always wonder what the HEA will end up looking like. OR IF there will be an HEA at all.
Nancy: Maryse we need a rejected mates book list because it’s my favorite trope lately!
Tina: Ooohhh, I want this list!
LauraB: I love this trope! I’ve read so many — do I have to pick?
Maryse: AGREEEEED!!! I’m on it! P.S. Mine is Clayton by Rachelle Mills!! I DO love this trope in “human form”, too (unrequited love – kind of like how “Sweet Dreams” started… ), so we can include those, for fun, but this is mostly a “fated mates” list but… rejected.
Kelly: I agree 100%. Clayton was amazing!
READER RECOMMENDATIONS OF OUR FAVORITE REJECTED MATE STORIES:
Shadow Beast Shifters by Jaymin Eve <— BRUTALLY REJECTED BY HER TRUE MATE!!! And this is the series that started this list!
Mony: Rejected (Shadow Beast Shifters #1) by Jaymin Eve – I thought this book was fabulous! Binge-read the series, although book #1 was my favourite. 5★
Michelle: I LOVE IT. Super over the top sassy Heroine, meets grumpy, moody, over the top “beast”….
Nicole: I just started this one last night. I’m hooked so far!
Monique: All of Jaymin’s books are amazing. I read every one of her books last summer
Tresha: LOVED the series!
Stacy: The whole series is fabulous!!!
Nikki: This series is SO GOOD!!!
Becoming His by Albany Walker <— Lauren recommends it!
Lauren: Absolutely LOVE Becoming His by Albany Walker
Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter by Laurell K. Hamilton <— Definitely some rejection here!!!
Tiffany J: One of my fav rejected mates storylines was between Anita and Richard in the Anita Blake series…talk about some hate sex, LOL!
Lauraj: One of my favorite rejected mate books is Her Defenders!
The Tyrant Alpha’s Rejected Mate (The Five Packs) by Cate C. Wells <— NANCY’S SAYS AS GOOD AS CLAYTON!
Nancy: Clayton is my fave too – this one is EXCELLENT AND ON PAR The Tyrant Alpha’s Rejected Mate (The Five Packs)
Broken Alphas by Leigh Kelsey <— NANCY SAYS YES to both books in this series!!
Mave Fortune: A Rejected Mates Story (Blackstone Academy Book 1) <— LAUREN ALSO RECOMMENDS THIS!
Clayton by Rachelle Mills <— SOOOOO MANY WENT NUTS FOR THIS ONE (as did I)!
Brandi: My fav rejected mate book is Clayton by Rachelle Mills.
Rae: Loved the rejected mate situation
Monique: Looooooove this book and the entire series! Rachelle Mills is an ammmmmmmazing writer.
Cal: One of my all time fave romances of any subgenre or trope. The entire Wildflower series is extraordinary.
Wiedaad: This is one of my favourite series! I have reread this series so many times & always, that first chapter, breaks my heart & never fails to make me cry .
Kathy: Her ability to make you loathe a character one minute, empathise another then love them after is second to none!
R.L. MATHEWSON is renowned for her “rejection” books (paranormal AND contemporary)!!! I LOVE HER!
Maria: R.L. is my absolute favorite. Life can be so unexpected and heavy at times and her books are just what my soul needs. Great humor, sweet, fun and sexy stories that just have me smiling even long after I’ve put my reader down. My biggest struggle is I race through the book and then force myself to slow down and take breaks because I’m left on pins and needles once I’m done. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve re-read a series.
Unstoppable (The Pyte/Sentinel Series Book 7) by R.L. Mathewson <— RECENT RELEASE & WE LOVE THIS AUTHOR!
Jennifer: R.L. Mathewson never disappoints. I absolutely loved Unstoppable!!! 🥰🔥📚
Jo Ann: Just love these books and Unstoppable was unbelievable!
Fran: Loved this book. I love all her books.
Lauren: Just read this when it came out! Couldn’t put it down and it makes you want to re-read all the others in the series. You will laugh, swoon, and also get damn irritated with the author because she’s a genius who likes to make you read until you finish the book without putting it down! (Get ready to lose sleep if you start it late) Love it like all the others and you will also!
Elaine: I have been patiently waiting for kales book and r.l. didn’t disappoint. I was so excited to be able to finally see him shift. The story was fabulous.
Tanita: This book was absolutely amazing!!! As per everything else this incredible lady writes ❤
If you have a spare weekend and want to immerse yourself in a fun read, this is 100% the way to go. They pull on the heart strings while also giving you a good laugh! If you haven’t read the others, you should do that too!
Without Regret (Pyte/Sentinel Series Book 2) by R.L. Mathewson
Jansen: I’m currently listening to Without Regret, which is a rejected mate story and its awesome!
Fated (The Pyte/Sentinel Series Book 5) by R.L. Mathewson
Tammy: Ooh favorite rejected mate would have to be Drew and Kara from Fated from the fabulous R.L. Mathewson of course. Just something about that couple I love so much.