When Dana was told she'd have to submit to Pack Law and accept multiple partners (whether she wanted to or not), she did the only thing she could; she ran. Twelve years later and her running finally comes to an end. Can Nathan, with the help of Pack mates and friends John and Kody, convince Dana to mate with them, and maybe even find a HEA? Or will Pack Law, history and Rogue Wolves work against them all?
- 4140 kindle locations, 51,156 words
- m/f, m/f/m, m/f/m/m - explicit, generous. No m/m. Not overly frequent, although discussed an awful lot. Because of Dana's history, the men are forced to take it slow and seduce her in to their beds, or at least as slow as blue balls and mating lust will let them. No bdsm, handcuffs, spanking... All generous but also somewhat "aggressive", as in "faster! harder! more!" rather than hours of gentle foreplay with dripping chocolate sauce and champagne. Dana is always an active and willing participant.
- Dana was physically abused by her father, abused and threatened with force as an adult. Her parents' marriage included (what amounts to) sexual abuse. She has spent the last 12 years running, being hunted, scared of having to return to her Pack but fighting every step of the way. All these things colour who she is and how she reacts to the men in her life.
- According to her blog, Langlais is working on a sequel to "Defying Pack Law", "with a new heroine and a set of wolves that will make you drool". The World Langlais has begun to develop is exciting and full of many possibilities. But I wouldn't expect to see Book 2 for at least a few months. *sad face*
This is a violent, aggressive paranormal romance (but in the nicest possible way). There's nothing gentle about it. "Defying Pack Law" is one of those Shifter books that says "they are animals, outside the Normal World, and when push comes to shove they let out their baser instincts". Don't expect the hearts and flowers of His Teddy Bear or the humour of Delicate Freakn' Flower; Langlais takes the Shifter mating thing into a whole other realm. And boy does she do it well!
What we have is:
1 hurting woman, forced down a path that has left her alone and lonely, confronted with everything she left behind,
A seriously Alpha alpha, taught from birth to take what he wants, changed and hardened in 12 years, still yearning for the joys of youth, and
2 almost-Alphas, who don't have all that baggage, trying to balance the stresses of the other two, and really just wanting to love her.
"Defying Pack Law" takes you on a ride, from the heart-pounding beginning to the joy filled finale. It's a relationship they have to work for, forgiveness that has to be earnt, Bad Guys that need destroying and so full of learnt caring, love and respect that you so very much want it all to work out.