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The Finding

(Law of the Lycans #3)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  14,140 ratings  ·  761 reviews
She discovered a dark secret, witnessed a murder and fled into the night fearing for her life. Three years later, Cassie is still hiding from her past, haunted by a dream lover and fighting to control a terrifying beast that seems to grow stronger each day. When Bryan, pack Beta, appears to claim her, Cassie is forced to face the truth of her existence. Innocence, betrayal ...more
Nook, 462 pages
Published February 11th 2011 by Smashwords
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Apr 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook-own
This was a whopper of a book and well worth the time reading it. The Finding, is the 3rd book in the Law of the Lycans series by Nicky Charles. This book picks up where #2 left off. I love the fact that the author pulled in all the couples and characters from the other books and wrapped them up in The Finding. I don't think it would have been as complete without them.

Cassandra Greyson had witnessed her Uncle being shot, his lawyer being attacked by a werewolf and before that happened heard her
Jun 14, 2011 rated it liked it
This is kind of more a review of the series. There are dozens of reviews of this book that explain the plot, so I'm not going to go into the actual plot of the book, either.

I read all three of these books because they were free on B&N for the Nook. I'm a sucker for free, and once I started I really did want to know how it ended. So I read all three, even though I really really didn't like the second book.

The conclusion I've come to is that Nicky Charles desperately needs an editor--not a copy ed
Kami Dodson-Perry
Jun 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Nicky Charles did it again......another great book. Book #3 in the Lycan Law series was well written.

It is about Cassie who was in part of Book #2. Cassie ran away from home after seeing her uncle killed, a werewolf attacked & killed his trusted lawyer, & finding out that werewolves kill any who know their secret. She was terrified & needed to start over. She ended up in a hotel in some small town from a long bus ride, went to bed & woke up in Las Vegas in an alley with only h
Feb 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I finished this a few days ago but haven't been able to find the time to write a review. And really, this book deserves the time it takes to write an honest and thoughtful review.

I'm already a fan of Nicky Charles. I think she is a great story teller and has very interesting stories to tell. I don't really understand what she's about though. She writes very gripping and detailed tales but I don't think she does it professionally. Her books are posted and accessible for free and all she asks for
Jan 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: supernatural
This was a giant book. Even though I know it was a formatting error, 1120 pages is slightly... fear-inducing. It probably didn't help that I read it in two sittings, so consider that as you read my review.

This book was longgggg. I feel like some of the multiple viewpoints/storylines could have been shortened or eliminated, and I feel that at times it detracted from the main story. I found myself flipping the page and hoping that it was about Bryan and Cassie.

The only other thing that bothered me

This was such a clunky read. The pacing wanted to run but was hampered by too many plot threads and too much repetitive inner blah blah blahing.
Some of the side threads were fleshed out too much detracting from the main characters.
I wasn't really interested in Cassie or Bryan. She comes across as rather stupid and he is disappointingly beta. I mean he is a 'Beta' and I do like beta Heroes but he was just so... meh.
They've been dream sharing for 3 years. Sexy dreams. But they can't see each other
Feb 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Finding by Nicky Charles Law of the Lycons Book 3
A great paranormal series. And this third book is packed full. We see more of what is going on in the minds of characters from previous books along with the main characters, Cassandra Greyson and Bryan Cooper. Nicky has a unique way of having the person and the wolf as two separate entities and yet one.

Cassie ran off three years ago after hearing her Uncle Anthony Greyson say she was a werewolf and than seeing a man change into a wolf and att
Tori Carmon
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was alright. it was kind of repetitive, but over all it was an ok book. When i mean repetative it feels almost as if i read the same chapter over and over. But i never got tired of reading it. This book is more of teen or young adult werewolves. or finding and accepting your true self like Cassy had to do. I like it because her mate, or stalker in the beggining ended up helping her find her way. I liked this.
In this book, (p.s, yes this is my quick overview spoilers may be included.) t
Jun 08, 2012 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series (The Mating and The Keeping) and this book was okay as well but it really did fall a little flat and it's clear why. The author tired to write the book from too many pov's (Point of Views). The main characters of the book were Bryan and Cassie. The book would of been much better written from their point of views and perhaps that of the Villains (Though I honestly think Marla shouldn't have even been in this book and it would of been much cooler ...more
Mar 26, 2012 rated it liked it
There was a lot of coincidence in this book, sometimes I just dropped it and looked up at the sky and said "REALLY?" it was that bad. I wanted to beat Cassandra over the head for being stubborn and closed minded, I wanted to wring Bryan's neck for not thinking that Aldrich would think Cassandra was a werewolf, and really kill the author for dragging out Mel's issues with her biological father. Besides all those issues though, there was a great story interwoven between them. Or maybe despite them ...more
Feb 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very good story and nicely told. As always Nicky Charles’ words flow effortlessly, and she is exceptionally descriptive. I missed the dialogue and passion that were so prominent in the first two books, but the story took a different direction, more suspense than romance. I always love it when you get to revisit with the main characters from previous books, and they were all present throughout the story. Her other books had more of a steam factor, and this one was lacking in that respect. Being t ...more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
I gave it a 5.

The story had a ton of detail, which is great in this case because, you know she exists before this book, but know nothing about her yet. It is a long book via electronics. I make my font bigger because I can, then I read slower. Not to mention I read 2other books at the same time.

I love this author, and I would pay for the books if I had to. She puts them out there for free! I get the first book, but she could charge, for the subsequent books. I love the Canadian English she use
Sia McKye
Jun 22, 2013 rated it liked it

This story has a great premise and world building and for that the author deserves 3.5 stars. This story could have been an excellent 4 or 4.5 starred story with the help of a good story content editor.

I was really looking forward to reading this story. The story has a lot of potential of being a solid series. The shifter world has an original twist, the characters are, for the most part, well thought out with a distinct voice, and I can see their goals, motivation, and conflict. The plot b
Jennifer Monzon
Apr 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
This is the third book to the series by Nicky Charles and I downloaded it for free from IBook's. I absolutely loved this story. I loved the way the author incorporated all the character’s in the past stories into this plot. The book was very well written and I felt every emotion that the author described in the story as if I was living it myself. The author stated that it might be the last book in the series. However, I hope it’s not because her writing makes you feel as if you are living the st ...more
Mar 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-read
I think this book might have just passed the first book (the Mating) into first place for me!
Again like 'The Keeping' it was a little slow to get started, but one we got about ~30% in it just started to pick up. There was so much of Kane, Elise and Ryne and Mel, it was great to see them play a big role in this book (as they are my favourites).
I initially didn't like Cassie/Cassandra. She was a real pain in the arse! I think she treated Bryan appalingly which made me like her even less. Bryan
Dec 20, 2012 rated it liked it
After a devastating event, Cassie runs away from home to start a new life. She has always struggled with unusual symptoms. However, lately she has been waking up in strange places. One day, a young man shows up, Brian, and tries to abduct her. Cassie doesn’t understand his messages, and manages to escape.

Brian, the beta for a new Lycan Pack, is trailing Cassie, when it is discovered that she is a link to an ancient line of Lycans. But what exactly her link entails is to be determined. And what
Maria Mercedes
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Law of the Lycan’s Series Review
By Nicky Charles
The Mating: Published: Feb 23, 2010. Pages 216
Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she'd end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her a pawn.
The Keeping: Published July 1 2010, Pages: 1048
Ryne Taylor was a sexy bad-ass Alpha set on establishing a new pack. Melody Greene was a journalism student researching his work as a photographer or so she said. But could Mel really be t
Melissa Levine
May 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
4.5stars really
Bryan has been haunted of dreams of a female wolf that just may be his mate. Cassie is having the same dreams as her wolf becomes harder for her to control and her only contact with werewolves has been the large black one that killed her uncle three years ago. For this installment Marla Matthews makes her dastardly re-appearance as she is still seeking revenge on Kane’s pack and has manipulated her way into a position with Leon Aldrich who has proof of werewolves. Marla & Aldrich
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
So, knowing that this book would be about Bryan and Cassie it threw me for a loop when finding that not only are werewolves shapeshifters but some can even teleport and can have telekenesis. Well, it is a fictional paranormal book so I guess . . .

Anyways, this series by far was one of the best erotic, down to earth (even though its werewolf based) book I've read so far. I could honestly love to see this book as a movie in the future, however, I would be doubtful that the wolves in the movie can
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I found this book (as well as the first two in the series) to be a highly satisfying read. Left me wondering again why it's for free. The plot again is connected to the first two and i was glad to have read about the first two couples, saw how they were doing and all. At first, i found Cassie to be highly annoying. She was so afraid of being a werewolf that she was damaging her system by taking in KO drugs. But the i understood her point. Her character lived a fully sheltered life and she did se ...more
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Jan 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Cassie Greyson has been in hiding for the past three years under the name of Sandy Grant. Sandy's only friend is named Kellen Anderson living in Las Vegas. Sandy hides in secret afraid to let any one including Kellen. Kellen has a problem with gambling and knows that Sandy doesn't like it at all. For the last three years, Bryan Cooper, Beta of the Stump River Pack, has been haunted by the same dream since he started searching for Cassie Greyson. She disappeared without a trace on the night her U ...more
Feb 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011
I seem to be in the minority as opposed to other reviewers. I liked Nicky Charles's other books, even with their grammatical errors, and I was looking forward to reading Bryan's story, but this just fell flat for me.

I didn't care for Cassie, at all. She was annoying. She's a werewolf but didn't find out until recently. And yeah she was inducted into the life rather abruptly, but come on! Its not like she can change anything now can she? Suck it up and move on. Get to know your true self. If my
Apr 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Still another suprise and the third book is just as good as the first and second if not even better, and besides all that it was another free book for my Nook Color from Barnes & Noble.

Cassie is young, naive and has been sheltered from the outside world all of her life. She is left alone now after witnessing the murder of her so-called uncle, and she has fled the city and is hiding out fearing for her own life. Her friend has gotten himself into some trouble and now she is experiencing some pers
Apr 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Please Nicky write more! I want to know about Daniel and Tess and Read more about Sam and Damien!!
Allison Winchester bean
Read this so long ago, before it was a published book.
I found this book just engrossing as the first book I read in this series. I was pulled into the story from the very beginning because I was about to get a chance to catch up with some old favorites. The characters are so well written and have managed to make me think of them as real when I open a book and start to read about them. The story here is a little more complicated than what we get normally as it brings to a conclusion several stories which have been ongoing and initiates a new one.

Oct 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Cassandra (Cassie, Sandy) Greyson lives very humbly in Las Vegas with Kellen. Cassie left the Chicago-area mansion in which she was raised after the death of her uncle and after years spent hiding from both the public eye and her inner werewolf. She still hides the latter – Kellen doesn’t know – but a werewolf/lycan pack has official permission to find Cassie and bring her into their fold. Kellen’s gambling addiction brings complications into their lives, and the werewolf. Bryan, seeking Cassie, ...more
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The story begins with Cassie who has witnessed a murder and a has discovered her true identity. She’s fled in fear for her life and questionable things have been happening to her in which she can’t explain. She’s met someone in which she’s began a new life with but when that person gets into a huge problem, she finds herself fleeing again but with no where to go.

Bryan is a Beta in his pack and has been searching for a woman for several years with no lead as to where she is. Under “The Finding”
Adrienne Campbell
Jun 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
The third and final (so far) in the series by Nicky Charles. By far the best and the longest of the three. Once again, you really need to read the first two books in the series before taking on this one or you will be completely lost.

This book is about a young heiress who has run away to hide from her past life because she has a secret that could cause her to lose everything including her life. She moves to Vegas and takes up with a young man with a gambling addiction. Her life is a struggle at
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Nicky Charles is an independent writer/publisher who became an author quite by accident. She always saw herself as a ‘reader not a writer’ and can thank—or blame, depending on the day—her friend/editor and fellow author, Jan Gordon, for the career she now finds herself immersed in. The tale goes something like this:

In January of 2009, Nicky penned a fanfiction for an old TV series, “Scarecrow and

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Law of the Lycans (9 books)
  • The Mating (Law of the Lycans, #1)
  • The Keeping (Law of the Lycans, #2)
  • Bonded (Law of the Lycans #4)
  • Betrayed: Days of the Rogue (Law of the Lycans, #5)
  • Betrayed: Book Two - The Road to Redemption  (Law Of The Lycans, #6)
  • For the Good of All (Law of the Lycans, #7)
  • Deceit can be Deadly (Law of the Lycans, #8)
  • Veil of Lies (Law of the Lycans #9)

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“Ryne had blatantly used his good looks and commanding presence to hurry their own passage through the system. Crowds parted when he walked by, a look had others letting him in line while the female employees hurried to do his bidding when he graced them with his slow, sexy smile. Finally, they were climbing into a taxi bound for the motel where they were all planning to meet. As the taxi pulled away from the curb, Mel hit him in the stomach. “What was that for?” He looked at her in surprise. “You basically bullied your way through the airport. No one dared say no to you.” “So? You didn’t want to spend all that time waiting did you? And it wasn’t bullying. I never said anything threatening.” “No. But it wasn’t really fair to the other passengers to use your Alpha status on them.” He shrugged. “If you’ve got it, why not use it.” 0 likes
“This leather binding has to go. I have some scissors on the counter.” Bryan moved to get them, but Cassie stopped him. “Don’t cut it! I want to save it as a memento of today. Let me try to untie it.” “We can’t do that. It’s bad luck and signifies the couples’ bond isn’t strong enough. Cutting it off is the only way to remove it. It shows that only death can ever separate us now.” Bryan stared into her eyes as he spoke and Cassie felt herself being drawn to him as never before. He took their bound hands and pressed them to his heart. “Nothing will ever separate us, Cassie, I won’t allow it. Not time or space. We might disagree and argue, but we’ll always be together. The fates predestined our bonding. Our wolves knew each other even before we met and when we leave this world, we’ll still be together.” “Bonded for eternity?” He nodded and raised her hand to his mouth, pressing a kiss to it. “I will always love you, Cassie Greyson. No matter what. For Eternity.” 0 likes
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