Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wolfen Bonds

Title: Wolfen Bonds
Author: Dakota Trace
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62300-600-6
Genre: {M/F/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

The Taghte Pack needs a strong alpha to guide them. Matthias Galloway accepts the Council of Elders offer to become the new leader only if he can claim his long-time lover, Andrew Gilchrist. The change in their positions angers Andrew’s uncle, a powerful alpha, putting them in danger—not unexpected. What surprises Andrew and Matthias is the sudden mental presence of a third person during their mating ritual. Then they learn that the third of their trio is the missing heir to their new pack.

When Colleen Donghall and her twin brothers were infants, members of her alpha family were murdered, and the remaining members fled Scotland. She’s been told never to return to the family pack, and then she bonds with two men—the new alpha of the Taghte Pack and his lover. It fills her with emotions she’s never had and forces her to move to the place she fears most. Can Colleen make this new relationship work when danger surrounds them?

Wolfen Bonds is the first release in Dakota Trace’s new paranormal series, The Taghte Pack. I admit the author is new to me but I found that she is well able to weave an entertaining tale and do it with some creative flair. I enjoyed the pairing of Matthias and Andrew. These long-term lovers are interesting as individuals and they make a great couple—yet they’re different in their actions, attitudes and aptitudes.  And the fire and passion in their chemistry is sizzling. The pacing of the story is even, descriptions are vivid, there’s action, danger, and even some betrayal. 

Now to Colleen. Her family background is interesting and I liked how the author integrated the Scottish heritage of the Taghte pack along with bits about the pack prophesy.  Colleen’s seer ability also makes for a unique trait that you don’t see often. I’m sorry to say that these are the only things about her I liked. Her actual personality I found unappealing. For me she comes across as whiney, arrogant and obnoxious and a woman I wouldn’t want to be around. Frankly, I didn’t like her. 

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