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Kellen's Tempting Mate by Elle Boon
Series: Iron Wolves MC #3
Published by Self Published Genres: Paranormal
Laikyn O’Neil is a doctor who currently lives and works in Missouri, however, she is a member of the Iron Wolves pack and longs to return home. The main reason she moved was because her heart and inner wolf knows that her mate is the pack Alpha, and he has rejected her at every turn after one unforgettable night. Yet, when a position opens at a hospital in pack territory, Laikyn jumps at it and finally comes home. Laikyn knows that she may never mate with Kellen, but she has decided the constant pain of seeing him is worth being back home with the pack.
Kellen Styles is the Alpha of the Iron Wolves and has been such for several years. Kellen as Alpha is a very dominant man, both as a wolf and as a lover. For this reason, he made himself push Laikyn away and have a chance to grow before he claimed her for his own. Hearing something Laikyn is saving in another room makes Kellen wonder if he has waited too long. That right there sets off his inner wolf, and Kellen knows that he will be claiming Laikyn as soon as he can.
The pack is on lockdown after a couple of serious attacks on the female members, but Laikyn needs to take care of things she left undone back in Missouri and to pack up her belongings. That trip will show Laikyn just how Kellen really feels, and it will expose the pack to yet another aspect to the world that they never knew, which is that others paranormal entities exist besides werewolves, and they were not all friendly. It appears that one has focused on Laikyn much to both her and Kellen’s disgust. The only good thing about this trip is that Kellen and Laikyn finally mated and released the passions they had been holding inside for so long. Kellen has to expose his entire pack to the newest threat and to show them ways to survive yet again. Kellen, Laikyn, and others of the pack work with newly discovered paranormal friends ban together in order to defeat the other who has picked Laikyn to be this one and only. Like that is going to happen while either Kellen or Laikyn still have breath in their bodies.
When the Alpha mates, it has to be to a very strong woman, and that is exactly what happens for Kellen and Laikyn in Kellen’s Tempting Mate. I will say that I couldn’t figure out what was going on with Laikyn and Kellen from the previous books, but I quickly learned that it was major misunderstandings that kept them apart for the last several years. I was not surprised that once he decided to act, it took no time to not only claim Laikyn, but to prove just how strong this Alpha was while keeping his mate and pack safe. I loved the turn the storyline took in Kellen and Laikyn’s journey to love, and I can’t wait to see it expanded on. I have no doubt that Laikyn and Kellen’s love will last until neither of them takes another breath. Kellen’s Tempting Mate shows just how badass the leaders, both male and female, have to be to keep a pack safe and together all while they come together with a hot and heavy passion of a forever love.