Alpha’s Challenge

When it came to her well-being he wasn’t above doing whatever he had to do.

Lauren Dane
Alpha’s Challenge


Publisher’s Synopsis:
As an unmated alpha, Cade was beginning to believe his entire life would be dedicated to the pack. He’d do anything for his pack family, but his life isn’t complete without someone to share it with. He didn’t expect to finally find his reason for being in the heart and soul of his greatest enemy’s sister.    

Dr. Grace Pellini has never felt so isolated and afraid. Ever since her rogue brother threatened the existence of wolf and human alike with a viral weapon, she had no choice but to cut all ties with her pack. But now Grace has something new: Cade Warden, whose body and exhilarating scent make her come undone. In him, she’s not only found her destined mate, she’s also rediscovered herself, and her place in a world at war. 

But the Cascadia wolves are not so unquestioning as Cade is of Grace’s loyalty, and their suspicions are posing a dangerous threat. Now, to defeat a madman and end the war, Cade and Grace have only each other to trust—by finding their ultimate strength in the power of desire… 

Point of view:
3rd. Alternating perspectives. Not always consistently defined. Perspectives sometimes change mid-paragraph which can get confusing.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
These are not standalones, see below for reading order of the series.

This is probably a tie for one of my favorites of the series. Cade meets his match in Grace, who also happens to be his enemy’s sister. There’s a weird “spat” between Nina & Grace, but thankfully that was over quickly and more of the story is spent on tying up the Pallini/Mafia storyline.

Jack serves as anchor for Grace and I started re-reading this whole series so I could listen to Trinity which is his story.

Somewhat simplistic, but this was a nice & exciting wrap up to the series story arc. There’s another novella (Bonded Pair, Megan’s story) that takes place after all this. I wish I’d just stopped with this one and jumped to Trinity.

Goodreads Note:
This series was originally released with different titles and numbering order. As of this review (May 2020), Goodreads still notes the older versions and numbers.

Title#Goodreads Title#
Reluctant Mate1Reluctant.5
Pack Enforcer2Enforcer1
Wolves’ Triad3Tri Mates2
Wolf Unbound4Wolf Unbound3
Alpha’s Challenge5Standoff4
Bonded Pair6Fated5
Twice Bitten7Unconditional6

Note about connected series:
Cascadia Wolves has characters that crossover into other series. You can find out more about timeline/reading order on Lauren Dane’s website.

My Favorite Quotes

When it came to her well-being he wasn’t above doing whatever he had to do. – Alpha’s Challenge @laurendane #Shifters

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