Reluctant Mate




Genre: Paranormal

Series: Cascadia Wolves

Publisher: Carina Press

Publication Date: December 1st, 2016

Characters: Sid, Layla

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Previously published under a different title 


“I can’t touch you yet. Once I do, it’s over.”  

As daughter of the ruling Pack family, Layla Warden is under pressure to settle down. Find a nice wolf mate from a nice wolf family and have nice wolf babies. Layla has other plans, but when you’re a werewolf, biology trumps plans. And when Layla meets Sid, the sex is so intense, so hot, so consuming, it’s more than just a connection. It’s a mating bond.

Sid Rosario wasn’t expecting to find his mate so soon—some wolves never find theirs. Now that he’s found Layla, he’s never letting her go. But lust and desire alone aren’t enough to secure their bond. If they want this incredible happiness to last, there’s one more thing they’ll have to do…


After reading Pack Enforcer, I notice that I read the story out of order. However, maybe that was a good thing. Because I really enjoyed Pack Enforcer and Reluctant Mate not so much. I don’t know the story just felt to rushed. I couldn’t get into Layla and Sid. It was like they met had sex and fell in love all in one chapter then next thing I know the story was over.

I am going to chalk this story up as Lauren Dane having a bad day in the office. I would just think of Pack Enforcer as the beginning of the series and this story as a filler to the next book.



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