Wolves Triad by Lauren Dane
Series: Cascadia Wolves #2
Also in this series: Reluctant Mate, Alpha's Challenge, Wolf Unbound
Published by Carina Press on January 1, 2017
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Previously published under a different title
The tri-mate bond is a myth
That's what Tracy Warden has believed all her life. Werewolves have one true mate, someone their wolf bonds to physically, mentally, emotionally. She didn't expect to find her mate so soon, but Nick, second to the Pacific pack's Alpha, is undeniably hers. The scent of him, the irrefutable way their bodies call to each other—it's the beginning of a new life for them both.
Until Tracy meets Gabe, and everything she thought she knew is turned upside down.
None of them expected this. It shouldn't be possible. But the bond they share can't be denied—and before long, they don't want to deny it. The triad makes them whole, and two alpha wolves in her bed—in her life—make Tracy wonder how she ever lived without the tri-bond.
But there's tension in Pacific, tension that goes much deeper than mere pack politics. Gabe, Nick and Tracy will do anything to protect each other, and their new bond is about to be put to the test…
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I think I’ve shared before that when I started dipping my toe into the paranormal smut pool, Lauren Dane was the author whose books ended up convincing me to wade in. Each book in her Cascadia Wolves series just got better and better, convincing me to go deeper and deeper. Problems with the publisher meant she dropped the series until now. She is reworking them and re-issuing them through a different publisher and I am thrilled.
Wolves Triad Is the second book in the series. Ms. Dane has built a paranormal world where wolves have fated mates and when they meet them cue the insta-love. During border negotiations with another pack, Tracy discovers that Nick, an enforcer for the rival pack, is her mate.
In this universe, when wolves mate, an anchor bond must be formed between the woman and another male. It’s a weird thing that centers the female and her wolf. Without this she would slowly become unhinged. Gabe, the mediator between the packs, agrees to be her anchor bond and then the unthinkable happens– instead of an anchor bond forming, a true mate bond forms and suddenly Tracy finds herself mated to not one but two strong alpha wolves.
One of the things that originally drew me to this series is it doesn’t gloss over the logistics of two people coming together suddenly. Decisions must be made, sacrifices occur, and lives are uprooted. Throw in a third person and it’s pure chaos. When you also add in pack politics and some intrigue happening not only on a pack level but in the National Pack itself, things get twisted and convoluted fast.
I loved Tracy, she’s quirky and different but stays true to herself no matter what people think. She’s also extremely strong and unbelievably sharp, she loves her family and is close to her pack. She’s got a home she loves and a business she adores. Thrust into a situation where she must not only give all that up but also deal with some extreme issues with her new pack, where most would have caved under the pressure, she stood tall and handled things.
Gabe was take charge and alpha to his core but once he was connected to Tracy it was all about her. To me, he was the strongest of the triad forming the foundation they needed to weather the storms that were upon them. I adored Gabe and his willingness to do what was best for his mates.
Nick, I had a harder time with. He seemed clueless, immature, occasionally came off as selfish and kept screwing up every time he turned around. He eventually redeemed himself and I ended up liking him, but I never got to where I admired him as I did Gabe.
Regardless of my issues with Nick, there was plenty of action both in and out of the sheets to keep me interested. I loved getting reacquainted with the characters I remember so fondly from before. With action, intrigue, humor and lots and lots of sexy times, this is a series I am thrilled to see being resurrected.
Rating: 4 Sexy Wolves Just Do It For Me Stars
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