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Defying Pack Law (Pack #1)

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,095 Ratings  ·  179 Reviews
Dana fled her pack and their laws to live on her terms, but the price of defiance was her happiness.

Pack law states Lycan females must be shared by two or more males, but young and in love, Dana flees rather than be forced into a ménage. Her life on the run, constantly on guard, has no room for happiness. When her past catches up and brings her back to the home she fled, s
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Published May 12th 2011 by Amira Press (first published May 6th 2011)
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Laurie Garrison
Omg! I am astonished! Defining Pack Law is a novel to howl about. When I started reading I couldn’t stop, I even got mad because I had to stop and fix dinner LOL. Eve Langlais adds a lot of emotions and depth to this wolf tale. I laughed, loved and even cried and that last one is hard for me;-) These three men are awesome. Why? For one Eve writes each male with their own personalities, so they are all are easy to fall for. I simply loved Dana she is sassy, witty, very loving and forgiving. The w ...more
P.A. Lupton
This is a hard book for me to rate. I read it initially because of a one star review that made me curious, and now that I’m finished I’m vacillating over my feelings about this story. There were parts of this story that I loved almost as much as the parts that I disliked. Unfortunately, the bad parts outweighed the good for me. Nevertheless, I could see a reader going either way with this book.

What I did not like about this book:

1. The pack dynamic between men and women: It was frustrating to re
I was enjoying this book up to the point where Dana lost her freaking mind and started with the whole... He did something wrong, but it's okay because it was my fault. I wanted to throw my iPad across the room or at someone! She went from this strong woman to this person that just... well, I'm not sure what the hell happened. It just turned me off... So the answer is that Nathan runs away -- hello, you're pack alpha, IDIOT, you can't just run away! That was just... silly. And HOW did Dana outrun ...more
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Who says running away will never make you free? Well, Kenny Loggins said that, but he didn't know what he was talking about, because things worked out just fine for Dana...

Dana fears the life that is her destiny. As Lycan female, she is rare and should be treasured but against Dana's desires, she must be shared among the males in her pack. She witnessed her mother's misery and is determined to avoid that life for herself. In an effort to dodge her destiny, Dana runs away from her pack and her fu
Mrs.Vishous-Kattalakis-Belikov :::Para Itch Reviews:::
Warning: Reading this book may find you panting for three werewolves of your own. Please talk to your doctor before attempting the foursome scene portrayed in this book as it may result in numerous orgasms.

Eve always has the most intriguing warnings...God I love her!!

Since pack law states that woman have to share more than one mate...Dana has decided to run from her pack and her one true love. She's constantly on the run and is always looking over her sholder for eagar werewolves determinded to
Heather in FL
This is a story about a female werewolf who ran from her first love when it became clear he'd share her with others, as per pack law. Twelve years later, he catches up with her. Dana is feisty, strong, and knows what she wants and doesn't want -- at least she thought so before meeting two of Nathan's friends and her wolf longs for them, too. Dana resists the attraction because she grew up with a father who shared her mother with everyone. Most pack relationships are closed -- they may be menage, ...more
Laura Carson
There were times that I really liked this book and parts where I laughed at it, laughed with it,and parts whereI just had to shake my head at it's ridiculousness. The characters had potential but I didn't connect with them. The vampire aspect felt thrown in just for "shock factor" and did nothing but bring the book down in my eyes. Kody and John were sweet and fun but we were supposed to be in love with Nathan.I can't imagine how anyone would be in love with Nathan, even the heroine. I kept wait ...more
Sönïa Dhillion
I loved John ahh swoon he was so sexy. Especially how open he was in regards of relationship and then Kody ha flirtatious, hot , humorous. Then it's Nathan who is down right Netherlands i'm Tarzan your Jane . It's fucken weird plus he rapes oh no you didn't moment for me. We never got to see the living together dynamic that bambed me out hence the 3 stars and there was too much going on like twilight nonsense. But what the stupid thing was it felt the author was trying to create unnecessary dram ...more
Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections
Oct 01, 2011 Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 18 a and over; strong sexual content, menage situations
Defying Pack Law by Eve Langlais is wonderful escapade into the intriguing world of the paranormal werewolf shifter population. Dana, the heroine of this story, is a person the reader can connect with on an deep emotional level. She grew up in a very abusive household with a father who was overbearing and mistreated his own mate in atrocious ways.

Since Dana grew up up in a household with a cruel male role model for a father, she is very skittish about living out her life within the pack paramet
Oct 12, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun Book! I loved it!

I have wanted to read this one for a while, and I'm not sure why I waited so long, but it was worth the read :) LOVED it!

The book starts off as we meet Dana, She's a strong girl, hard working and a Werewolf - She-Wolves are rare, but male-wolves are over flowing the populations. So when a Male comes across an unclaimed she-wolf, it's his duty to claim her, no matter what ... and Share her with his pack - ummm - Dana grew up with her parents as role models, Her father was a
Kathie (katmom)
Oct 01, 2011 Kathie (katmom) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This journey into Lycan territory...and the PACK was enthralling.

Dana has been running for 12 years...running from being "just" a warm Lycan FEMALE body that has to give in to the males. She loved Nathan, a Lycan, when she was dormant (her inner wolf hadn't made her appearance). He promised her he'd never SHARE her. But then she became a wolf...and the only way her father and his would allow the match was if he'd SHARE.

She ran...

Nathan finally finds her...and she's in DIRE straights. He puts his
Werewolves are my secret fetish, something about them that calls to me and therefore really wanted to like this book as it had not one but four werewolves, all hot and happening!! However, my bad that the story just did not click with me.

The book started off really well with Dana, the female MC of the story, running away from the Pack because she disliked being shared, which incidentally was Pack law. Loved her spirit in how she lives for 12 years alone and away from the Pack, becomes strong and
Aug 30, 2011 June rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED this book! Eve Langlais has quickly became a favorite author of mine.
2-2.5 stars

I have to admit that I'm surprised to be giving this book such a low rating but I couldn't help ending the book feeling a rather disappointed with the way it went…especially in the last 3rd of the book. I've read a lot by Eve Langlias and I usually really like her work so regardless of my disappointment in this book I’ll still be reading more of her work in the future.

Dana is a female werewolf and there aren't a lot of female werewolves so they don’t have a lot of rights in the werewo
Feb 04, 2014 Ryan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
i've only read a couple of pages so far but dana seems like a stupid dumb bitch she ran away because she did'nt wanna fuck three other wolves now after she's done that nathaniel works his way up the food chain to alpha he finds her no rescues her before she's gang raped by some other fuckin sycho wolves i understand she did'nt like him bossin her around and that she felt hurt and betrayed and shit but bitch you had the chance to be a mate to an alpha and only him so what the fuck does she do she ...more
Carolyn F.
Okay, where's the blond on the cover? I guess the guy in the middle could be dirty blonde but for the heroine to call him "blondie", I'd think he'd be more blond. Another cover that skirts the story. It's seem to be my quest in life to seek out bad or not applicable covers and root them out, or at least complain about them.

The story itself I really enjoyed. Dana was in love with Nathan and although pack law said each female had to have 3 mates she didn't because she couldn't change into a wolf.
Jessica Weissenburger
I recently re-read this story after buying the 2nd book in the series to refresh my memory what the story was about. It was just as addicting as the first time I read it, though I recalled fairly quickly what it was about.

Dana is an independent werewolf and one of the strongest heroines I've seen in a while. She reminds me a lot of Muriel from Langlais' Princess of Hell series, except without the dark sense of humor. Dana has a lot of issues to work through and overcome as she rejoins her old pa
May 27, 2011 Judith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A compelling look at a young female wolf shifter who has run from her pack in defiance of the pack law that would have forced her to mate with more than one male. After watching her father's disregard for her mother and seeing her mother's love slowly beaten to death by her dad's willingness to share her mother with any unmated male, Dana felt betrayed by the young male to whom she had given her heart, and even as she heard Nathan's assurances that he would protect her, she also heard the unstat ...more
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Oh my goodness! Someone help me off the floor… My side hurts from laughing so hard and I think I am in love with all the characters in this story and quite possibly the author as well. Dana is a feisty she-wolf who has been on the run for twelve years because of pack law. She is determined to stay mate free. I cannot help but love a woman that will not lie down and let a man, or men in this case, control her life.

The magnetic pull of
Not a bad read and definitely hot and entertaining but I wasn't a big fan of Dana's character. I liked the guys a lot. Dana just seemed to be all over the place with her emotions (something I'm getting used to with shifter books since apparently the inner wolf dictates a lot when it comes to sex and mating) and it just seemed like it was way too fast that she went from not wanting anything to do with a menage to all of a sudden claiming all three guys and being totally in love with the three of ...more
Lee Anne - OMG! It's TOOOOO Cold!
I really enjoyed this one. Pretty hot read with lots of tension building up to the "get together". For John and Kody there was a little love at first sight when they met Dana. Nathan and Dana had 12 years of separation and lost love fueling their desire.

Nathan was awesome. He's alpha of the pack and definitely a caveman. No matter what he does, he just keeps messing up with Dana. If he wasn't so pig-headed I would have felt sorry for him.

John and Kody were the perfect foil for Nathan. Kody is yo
This one surprised me a bit. I actually rather liked it. I wasn't sure what to expect at first, and so was slightly confused at the start. But once the 'please-don't-tell-me-these-are-her-mates' factor went away, I rather liked it. And I rather liked all the boys.
A. Cook
Jan 04, 2016 A. Cook rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Okay read with nothing in particular that stood out. The other elements of the story is lost behind all the bedroom sessions. Many opportunities were missed to make this a fuller story.
Oct 07, 2011 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Goodreads for recommending this book! This is the first time I've used my GR recommendations and damn they did not steer me wrong!

I had read Eve Langlais before and enjoyed her work, but this was just fantastic. The right amount and the right combination of all those elements I love in a menage... hot sex (#1 LOL), caring, strong emotions , strong characters that you actually like and want to make it work, along with elements of fun and light-heartedness. Oh ... and love and a great HE
May 06, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was scalding hot!!! Growing up in a pack, Dana must come to terms with the law that females must mate with more than one pack member due to the decrease in female population. That doesn't sit well with Dana who refuses to pimp herself out to several males, so she runs away. And continues to run from her past until one day it finally catches up to her. However, when the opportunity arrises again she finds herself questioning why she was so opposed to sharing herself with more than one l ...more
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
Like all EL's books i have read so far I found Defying Pack Law to be a fun, short read and I wish it was longer but only because I enjoyed the characters so much. I liked how Dana didn't immediately change her view of sharing when she met her three heroes - her character was strong but not unbending when she made the decision to make things right with Nathan. I especially liked how Nathan struggled with his jealousy at sharing Dana - it's not something that is usually mentioned in menage romanc ...more
Amanda Felts
Nov 01, 2015 Amanda Felts rated it liked it
3 Tepid Stars

It is hard to decide how I'm feeling about this story. I've waited a long time to read this book because the reviews are all over the place. I finally caved because it was on sale for $0.99.

I wanted to like Dana, and in the beginning I did, but she really turned into a sniveling baby. I also wanted to like Nathan, but his pretty horrifying drunk scene cut any like right out. Especially considering Dana, who's been abused in the past by a drunk, has the f*cking audacity to say it's h
Oct 19, 2015 Amber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a frustrating, super sexy, and at times emotional read.
I really liked Dana but she frustrated the hell out of me and annoyed me with her back and forth indecisiveness. She was hell bent on not being shared among the pack but then very quickly changed her mind. I understood the reasoning's behind it her wolf had a lot to do with it but it seemed very against character for her to just cave in so fast. I loved her spirit and feistiness. While she knew that she was going to accept them al
Aug 17, 2015 Debbi rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is a tough one. Eve Langlais seems to be a great writer and I enjoyed some parts because of that writing. There was a lot of wit which I appreciate. The characters started off strong and the dialogue was snappy, combining a variety of emotions with wittiness.

I have nothing wrong with menage stories, when they work. This one, unfortunately, doesn't. Nathan, John and Kody rescue Dana from her would-be rapists only to bring her back as a prisoner to the very life she fought to escape. Nathan c
Dana ran away from her pack because she didn't want to end up in a poly-amorous relationship. In her pack that is the way things work because their are more males than female, but that is not the way she wanted to live her life. So, she ran away from the pack and the man she loved.

She lives her life on the run for quite awhile, before she gets into trouble and is rescued by that male she left behind and his pack brothers.

Nathan, the boy she left behind, has been searching for her for years and
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“He shook his head at her. “Caught you,” he announced in a low timbre that still had the ability to make her tummy flip over, even in her current state. Her heart raced faster. Her past had finally caught up to her, and the shock of it, along with the rest of her injuries, thankfully made her black out.” 0 likes
“Nathan. Since you’re going to force me to accept you as a mate, whether I want to or not, then I demand the right to choose three more mates. After all, it’s for the good of the pack.” 0 likes
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