a-pack-dividedTitle:  A Pack Divided
Series:  Cascade Storms #1
Author:  Claire Ryann
Published:  October 16, 2016
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

When Daelan realizes the woman he’s been watching is the mate he’s been waiting for he ought to be thrilled. Instead, he finds himself fighting the need to claim her and make her his Alpha female.

In a pack with elders that have lived over 10 centuries, not a single wolf can remember a member ever having a human mate. But plenty of the pack’s elders do remember being hunted and persecuted by humans.

Daelan knows bringing his mate back to the den is dangerous and his Alpha status is the only thing standing between her and the blood-thirsty traitors that want to see his sweet Haley dead.

Outnumbered and betrayed by his closest friends, Daelan must accept the mutiny of his own Beta while he finds a way to hunt the wolves that are hunting his mate in the stormy winter of the Cascade mountain range.

Another storm is blowing in and the oldest wolf-shifter pack on the west coast is now a pack divided.

 Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in this series include:  A Pack Divided

Read on for my thoughts on A Pack Divided.

Haley found herself stuck on the snowy mountain road, spinning her wheels uselessly.  Yeah.  All because of one sleazy, manipulative, conniving jerk of a man.  Romance could blossom online, she wasn’t foolish for taking a chance.  But maybe she should have seen reality instead of happy stars when she began to realize just how much Rod had lied to her.  And encouraged her to spend her savings on an upgrade to his trailer… on his property… without her name on the deed, title, or anything.  And once he got the life insurance check from his deceased mother, who she by the way had taken care of – he kicked her to the curb.  No money, no property and nowhere to turn except for this small hospital at the bottom of the snow covered mountain… without snow-chains to get back up to the drafty, cold cabin.  Yeah.  Life was great.

Daelan had been watching the woman who had moved into the old cabin on the former property of the pack.  He couldn’t say really why he watched her, just that it was as natural a breathing.  She still hadn’t put chains on her tires, and now she was good and completely stuck.  He watched her get out of the car and then fall.  He quickly made a decision that would change his and her life forever.  Shortly after Daelan speed up the mountain, well as much as he could for conditions and ran to the woman.  As he bundled her up in a blanket and lifted her to carry back to his truck he knew… his mate.  Of all times, of all females in the world fate gives him a human for a mate.  Well, he’d deal with that once he kept her alive.  He’d figure out what to do about the pack later.

A Pack Divided is such an intriguing story.  Each author gives their world its own unique lore and in this world humans never mate with wolf shifters.  Nope, not gonna happen according to the elders.  Daelan might be Alpha, but even he is governed by the elders decisions.  His desperate attempt to save Haley from the decisions of his pack, betrayal from within his inner circle and the emotional toll that their separation takes on each of them is the core of this story.  I found the workings of this pack fascinating.  And I’m sure, as the series continues, we will see more rules broken and more walls torn down as Daelan forges his own destiny as their leader.

I enjoyed Haley and Daelan’s story very much.  I’m definitely looking forward to following this series.  If you enjoy a complex story, then I think you’d enjoy this one as well.

I read this story through my Kindle Unlimited subscription. For ten dollars a month you get access to thousands of really great stories across all genre, and the authors get paid for you reading the story through to the 100% mark. It’s a win-win. Probably the best 10 bucks I spend a month.

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