Attacked by werewolves. Mated to the Alpha. Declared a queen. Kari is having an unusual day.

In the Cherchez wolf pack, loyalty is earned, not given. For Andreas, the pull he feels toward Kari cannot be ignored, a physical bond immediate and unbreakable—though Andreas wants to win Kari’s heart as well as her body. But someone isn’t happy about his new mate, and Kari’s just beginning to trust him and the pack when attempted murder threatens their newfound happiness.

Andreas brings out the deepest hunger in Kari, a sexy, passionate side of herself she never knew was there. And her new life as werewolf queen is turning out to be surprisingly emotional in other ways, as well. The bond she feels with Andreas extends to the others in the pack—others she’s now bound to defend.

And as the pack’s enemies are about to discover, Kari will do anything to protect her new family.


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I have to admit that I wasn’t able to read this book when it first came out and was titled “Ascension”. I’ve read lots of contemporary romances from Lauren Dane, but I don’t think I’ve read any paranormal romance from her before. I’m not sure. There’s just so many PNR authors these days that it’s just hard to keep track sometimes.

Anyway, going back to the book, it’s very obvious that Lauren Dane knows what she’s doing when she’s writing about sex because this book absolutely has a lot of those, and really hot ones at that. Considering that this was originally published by Ellora’s Cave, I’m not surprised about the amount of sex in this book. I think EC paved the way for erotica and erotic romance to become as mainstream as other romance subgenres. Regardless of the publisher’s current issues, I think they were great in that aspect.

I liked this book because, well, shifters. I also think this book was very hot. The sex scenes would have told me so, in case I hadn’t noticed. But I think another thing I like about this book was that while it was far from perfect, it gets readers interested to see what comes next. I, myself, am looking for the sequel because I think I would enjoy that book as well.


Lauren Dane has been writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, and before that she used to tell them to people. Of course, she still talks nonstop, and through wonderful fate and good fortune, she’s now able to share what she writes with others. It’s a wonderful life!

The basics: Lauren is a mom, a partner, a best friend and a daughter. Living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest, she spends her late evenings writing like a fiend when she finally wrestles all of her kids to bed.

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