NTM author so decided to try THE MATING back in 2010. I think that this book may appeal more to YA/NA readers or those just starting to read PNR.
Not too bad for a free read, but I didn't find it particularly romantic or suspenseful. Main characters were a bit on the bland side and cardboard-ish and IMO, their romantic relationship was developed rather awkwardly. The plot became very predictable, with little guessing as to the "baddies". And unfortunately, I had a huge eyeroll moment towards the end.
Still, there was enough in this author's writing that I may read another book to see if the subsequent books are stronger.