The Cascadia Wolves will do anything to protect their own. Tegan Warden knows that better than anyone. The Pack closed ranks around her years ago when her mate died, and much as she appreciates their support, it’s time to move on. That means dating—and for Tegan, it also means finding someone who understands her needs in the bedroom.
The dominant human may not be a wolf, but he makes Tegan shiver from their first encounter. He knows what she needs and doesn’t hesitate to give it to her. What’s more, they share a bond beyond sex. It’s been years since any man has made her feel so alive, so beautiful and desired.
But there’s an enemy working against the Cascadia Wolves, an enemy gathering forces to strike. The looming war is a threat to wolves and humans alike, and if they can’t stop it, the love that Tegan and Ben have worked so hard to find may not be enough to protect them from what’s coming.
Point of view:
3rd. Alternating perspectives. Not always consistently defined. Perspectives sometimes change mid-paragraph which can get confusing.
These are not standalones, see below for reading order of the series.
I liked this one better than the last book (Wolves’ Triad) despite the fact that the way that Dane writes D/s kink here doesn’t really work for me. D/s is very take-it-or-leave-it for me most of the time, so do with that as you will.
Yes, the first half is heavy on the relationship and a lot of (juvenile) angst, but once Ben & Tegan get their act together, the overall story arc is pretty good.
I know you’re probably thinking, why are you rereading these if they’re just “pretty good”?
A. Pretty good isn’t bad. It’s just not “ermuhgod these are the best evah!”.
B. Our library just got the De La Vega Cats series in Audio, I started listening to Trinity and remembered that Jack from that book is heavily featured as a secondary character throughout this whole series. So yeah, I’m going to read them again for that.
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.
|Wolves’ Triad||3||Tri Mates||2|
|Wolf Unbound||4||Wolf Unbound||3|
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
She was beautiful. Otherworldly, fierce. – Wolf Unbound @laurendane #ShiftersTweet
You have her heart, you will be careful with it or I’ll hack your balls off with a plastic spork and feed them to feral ducks while I make you watch. – Wolf Unbound @laurendane #ShiftersTweet
Damned werewolves were more complicated and political than humans. – Wolf Unbound @laurendane #ShiftersTweet