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Wolf's Ascension by Lauren Dane
Series: Cherchez Wolf Pack #1
Published by Carina Press Genres: Paranormal
Kari Warner, a computer programmer, was leaving a nightclub when something attacked her and almost killed her. At first, Kari isn’t sure what happened, but she knows that something has changed. Kari is just starting to get stronger from the attack when she is taken from the hospital and moved to a private home, okay estate, and learns that her life has forever changed.
Andreas Phinney is a werewolf and the alpha of the Cherchez pack who recently found his mate—a human. Andreas knows that getting her to accept him and what he is will need to be done just right, or he could lose Kari before he ever has her. Andreas planned out everything, including protection for Kari by his pack, when a loss of control puts Kari in danger and makes Andreas move well before he or Kari was ready.
Kari wakes up at Andreas’ house, surrounded by his pack and learns that not only was she turned without her knowledge, but that she is the mate to the Alpha—if she can accept it all. Andreas is more determined than ever to have Kari as his mate and the female Alpha of his pack. He and his close pack members are now working hard to show Kari all the advantages of being a wolf and a member of their pack. Kari finds herself falling for Andreas and even accepting the ways of the pack when she is suddenly in danger again. It seems that someone isn’t happy that Kari and Andreas have fallen in love or that she will rule by his side and bear his kids—the future leaders of the pack. Life goes on and so do the attacks on Kari. Time might be running out, because the attacks are getting worse. Can Andreas, Kari, and the inner circle of the pack discover who is behind the danger before it’s too late?
Wolves look their entire lives for their mates. When one Alpha finds his, nothing is going to stop him from having his sexy mate. Andreas and Kari learn the hard way that the road to love can be rocky and filled with massive potholes in Wolf’s Ascension. I could feel the anger that Andreas felt when Kari was first attacked and then his desperation to show her his love and get her to accept it and all it involves. I could also understand Kari’s confusion and anger at what was done to her, and yet loved that she could find a way to forgive and still fall, not only for Andreas, but his entire pack. Watching as Andreas and Kari fall into a deep love and how they begin their lives together within a tight pack had me turning the pages quickly to see what would happen next. I will admit that I figured out who was behind the attacks, but not the entire reason why. Now that Andreas and Kari have forged the way to the future for themselves and their pack, I can’t wait to see the next pack member to find a mate. Wolf’s Ascension begins with a whirlwind and ends with a strong love story filled with passion, pack love, and a touch of suspense to keep things interesting.