Monday, January 30, 2017

Protected by Lauren Dane

Title: Protected
Series: Diablo Lake, 2
Author: Lauren Dane
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/F
Word Count: 90,000 words
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Dane welcomes you back to Diablo Lake, Tennessee: a town founded by witches, governed by werewolves and full of secrets 
Tensions are building in Diablo Lake as the two main rival Packs vie for control, and the town is divided along lines of Pack loyalty. Aimee Benton and Mac Pembry are on opposite sides and he seems to find excuses to spar with her daily. He's infuriating—not to mention charming, gorgeous and oh-so-lickable. 
Mac can't resist pushing Aimee's buttons. She's always been incredibly sexy, and the wolf in him craves a female with fire in her belly. When a heated argument ends with a sizzling kiss and Mac gets a taste of her, he craves more—and she can't seem to get enough of him, either. The forbidden nature of their attraction stokes their desires until they're secretly hooking up whenever they can. 
But then Mac's clan goes too far, and Aimee shuts him out. She's hurt and angry—but that's nothing compared to the rage Mac is feeling toward his own Pack. A fight is brewing that will plunge the whole town into chaos, and someone will have to cross Pack lines to keep the town's fragile peace from breaking apart for good. 
Book two of the Diablo Lake series 

Aimee enjoys men. And Mac is one fine looking specimen. But he is a Pembry and her best friend is the Dooley Patrona. Can she keep the peace while sleeping with the enemy?
Protected by Lauren Dane is second in the Diablo Lake series. It is best read in chronological order as it takes off where the previous story ended.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to like Mac. When we first meet him, his actions don’t speak highly of him. However as his relationship with Aimee blossom, Ms. Dane allowed us to see just how difficult he has it. His pack is falling apart and his father, the Patron, is failing not only his wolves but also the town (of which he is the mayor). Mac is trying with Aimee and his is finding out what it means to have someone solidly in your corner.
Aimee is a strong, funny and compassionate character. She helps center Mac even as Mac centers her. With Mac she can be herself. Ms. Dane gives us a story full of quirkiness, laughter and love. She balances it with craziness and angst. Mac in no way has it easy and Aimee comes into her own. But together Mac and Aimee grow both as individuals as well as a couple. I enjoyed seeing the respect and love they had for each other even as tensions flair in Diablo Lake. I can’t wait to see what other secrets Ms. Dane will uncover as we continue to see life in Diablo Lake.

                      Five Shooting Stars

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