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Unconditional

(Cascadia Wolves #6)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  1,188 ratings  ·  88 reviews
“You need to know this thing between us isn't over." 

Michelle Slattery is no stranger to human cruelty. She's a cop, after all, never mind a witch herself. But when her best friend disappears and all signs point to the same mages who have been killing witches across the country, she's in over her head. There's only one place to turn for the kind of tracking help she needs…

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ebook, 257 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Pam Nelson
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Twice Bitten Stars

This was a little more different from the other books.

I didn’t realize that you could hold off on the mating once you found your bond mate. In other books it was almost as though they have to have each other within an hour or they would just end up rutting anywhere. Yet Josh and Michelle had that connection but Josh was able to hold off even you protection so they wouldn’t be mated right away.

I thought that was really different but unique too. I think Michelle knew deep do
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Laurie
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nook, paranormal, arc, kindle
The Cascadia Wolves series has been one I’ve enjoyed with a few of the books even making it to my comfort read list. Since the original publisher is no longer around, they are being re-released through Carina Press. This is not a series I recommend reading out of order and this goes doubly so for Twice Bitten, which is the last book in the series. Cascadia is also connected to a couple other series, so an overall story arc actually continues on past Twice Bitten, but our couple does get their HE ...more
Dee
I would think that for a majority of this series would find it hard to just pick this up, read it and remember the characters and who was who!....It has been 5 years in between this and the previous book and over 2 years since I had read said previous story and I struggled with some of the characters as trying to remember who was head of what clans and the hierarchy etc...If you just concentrated on Michelle & Josh then it is a enjoyable read but because I couldn't remember some of the chara ...more
Cassandra
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!

The cover matches the series’ new look!

This is the sixth book in the series! It is for adults only due to the steamy scenes. I recommend reading the series in order because the sum of the parts in more together than individually.

This book starts with action from the beginning. I re
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: missy
I cannot get enough of this Cascadia Wolves series! And I loved the romance between Josh and Michelle. It's so much more than a second chance romance--they both have secrets that they've kept and kept them from each other! I loved the intermixing of lore--werewolf, witch and jaguar shifter. Loved how the pack rallied behind Josh and Michelle's mating. Loved how the other witches welcomed Michelle and gave her the friendship and support she's so desperately needed in her life. I cannot wait for J ...more
Laurie
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Cascadia Wolves series has been one I’ve enjoyed with a few of the books even making it to my comfort read list. Since the original publisher is no longer around, they are being re-released through Carina Press. This is not a series I recommend reading out of order and this goes doubly so for Twice Bitten, which is the last book in the series. Cascadia is also connected to a couple other series, so an overall story arc actually continues on past Twice Bitten, but our couple does get their HE ...more
Sarah
Aug 05, 2013 rated it liked it
I loved this book but it definitely is one of those books that you have to have read every book/series by the author because she combines plot lines from her different series without warning. I've been a big fan of the Cascadia and De La Vega books but never read her other paranormal series about witches and mages so I found myself very confused wondering who people are and what was going on. The ending was very disappointing as there's no actual resolution. The characters themselves are enterta ...more
PepperP0t
A dozen years ago Pacific pack enforcer Josh Neelan was turned and didn't know how to cope so he left Roseburg and Michelle Slattery without a word. Before Josh left, Michelle planned to tell him how she felt and that she was a witch. Now a police officer with a personal stake in a missing person's case, Michellle has to ask the pack to help track down the victim while resisting Josh's charms.

Michelle refuses Josh's offer to let the pack handle it but learns Mages are suspected of being behind
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GONZA
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a nice story but nothing unforgettable, I just hope the new publisher would publish the Cascadia Wolves till the end, even if they are not publishing all the titles, because the whole plot it's interesting enough.

È una storia carina, ma niente di indimenticabile. Spero soltanto che in questa ri-edizione della serie di Cascadia Wolves, anche se sono stati saltati alcuni libri, si arrivi fino alla fine, perché la trama che si sta sviluppando attraverso la maggior parte dei romanzi, fino ad or
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Suz
Aug 21, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I HATE it when authors start renaming and renumbering an established series. It ruins my library.

This has been tagged as #5, #6, and even #7. It's Twice Bitten now but at one time is was supposedly Standoff, or was it Unconditional? No way to know for sure and my library is now hosed because of it.

I'm thinking of deleting all things Dane.
Rita
Although I enjoy the story line, I feel somewhat lost by not having read the other books in the series. Previous parts of other stories were mentioned with just enough info to get me through but still felt like I was missing on important feelings I would be having if I had read the other books in the series. That said I did like Michelle and Josh's past meets present story. Although if you read any of these books you know there is bonding which happens quickly, Josh try to give Michelle time to ...more
Cozen
Well it started off as a good plot and story idea but the further I read into it the more this story read like, I don't know, amateur-ish. The flow of this story seems choppy and somewhat not constructed very well. There were too many things that just didn't seem rational in here. Even though this story is fictional, paranormal, fantasy, there are always some "given" elements that bring us to see them as possible, even as they really are far-fetched in reality. Here in this story, those elements ...more
Michelle
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lauren Dane is one of my absolute favorite authors and her paranormal romances are some of my favorite stories. Unconditional is a great example of why I love her and feel she’s great in the genre. If you’re new to Ms. Dane I do not recommend starting with this story because she not only incorporates characters from earlier stories but she also weaves storylines from other series. If you’re not a long time reader you’re going to get confused. If you are a long time reader like me, I loved how sh ...more
Darcy
May 25, 2013 rated it liked it
I really like how the author is bring together her different series that are set in this same world. What I didn't like is how abruptly this one stopped. It makes me thinks that things are going to be picked up in one of the other books, but it left me reeling in this book.

One of the good things about this book was all the cooperation between all the characters. I loved how everyone, no matter wolf or witch, welcomed Michelle with open arms, loved that they all were willing to teach her whatever
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Rinny Rainwind
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is book 7 in the Cascadia Wolves series. What can I say? I'm hooked. I love the world this series is in. I love how her other paranormal series tie into this world and have over lapping characters. This story is about Michelle and Josh. She was his high school sweetheart and is now a cop, a human cop. He was a football player and is now an enforcer. This was a very good story. She is a witch who needs a home. And friends. Her best friend was found ritualistically murdered. Her Magick was dr ...more
Angel Hatfield
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michelle was a cop but also a witch but her co-workers nor her boss knew that. One night her best friend Allie who she had known since third grade. Allie’s mother Kathy called and Michelle to tell her Allie was missing. Allie’s apartment had been broken into and there was Mage energy in the apartment as Kathy was also a witch. The witch in Clan Owen had taught the witches Michelle knew some defensive magiiks against the mages who had been attacking witches across the country. Michelle had to thi ...more
Margaret Fisk
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Originally posted on Tales to Tide You Over

Note: Original version published as Unconditional (Cascadia Wolves #6), but this has been updated.

This is a paranormal romance heavy on the explicit romance with elements of menage (sort of), so you need to know that going in. The relationship and lovemaking is a primary focus of the book throughout, overshadowing the other story several times, and yet ultimately, it’s all interwoven both into the characters’ lives and the culture of Others (mostly were
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DelAnne Frazee
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Twice Bitten - Cascadia Wolves Book 7
Author: Lauren Dane
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: 8-21-2017
Pages: 320
Genre: Romance
Sub-Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy, Shifters, Werewolves, Paranormal
ISBN: 9781488081583
ASIN: B072V8RNTP
Reviewed For NetGalley and Carina Press
Reviewer: DelAnne
Rating: 4.25 Stars


Cascadia Wolves Series
0.5 Reluctant
1. Trinity
2. Tri Mates
3. Wolf Unbound
4. Standoff
5. Alpha's Challenge
6. Bonded Pair
7. Twice Bitten


"You need to know this thing between us isn't over."

Michelle Sl
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Jessie Potts
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Why you should read it: For fans of Lauren Dane’s Cascadia Wolves series, get excited because the couple features a wolf and a witch! Also, the main characters have a past (high school sweethearts until … they get torn away from each other!), which makes them finding each other again so, so good and sweet. As someone who married my own high school sweetheart, this was an especially good romance for me. The drama and action of the plot will keep you on your toes, and can I just say I’m excited to ...more
Jennifer
Jun 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Kodie Mackay
3.5-4 stars.

I have mixed feeling on this book. A part of me loves it solely because Lauren Dane stamps her story's well with great storylines, fascinatingly entertaining characters and lots of twist and turns to keep you hooked. This story is no different in that aspect.

I love the whole second chance romance. For a cynic like me it give us hope that it can happen! (Even if it's just in a book).
Josh and Michelle are high school sweethearts and eachothers firsts which I though was pretty cute. I
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Carrie
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
This story can probably be read alone, but it was a good addition to the already existing series. I am pretty sure I’m missing a spinoff set between the previous book and this one, but I treated it as a “fast forward” addition to the timeline without issue.

Michelle is a tough as nails cop who also happens to be a witch. It’s a difficult secret to keep, but she’s got a few friends who share the same secret and that makes it easier. One such friend ends up going suddenly missing, which wouldn’t be
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Monique
Review written: August 7, 2017
Star Rating: ★★☆☆
Heat Rating: ☀☀☀☀☼

An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review.

Twice Bitten isn't a bad book. It was kind of cool to see Josh get a mate. The problem with Twice Bitten is that it is a gateway book that really should be the first in a spin-off series instead of the last in the Cascadia series.

It isn't about Cascadia at all and in a lot of ways, it's not even really about wolf shifters. It's about
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Carrie
Feb 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was gifted this novel for review from Netgalley.

This is about a witch cop whose best friend goes missing in some magical way so she enlists the help of the local werewolves to find her. Come to find out that the enforcer for the pack was her first love. From there the romance and detective work ensues. I had a much better experience with this story then her last but I unfortunately still only gave it 3 stars. I really liked the story line and I loved the close relationships between the witches
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Marie Stuck In A Book
Twice Bitten by Lauren Dane was an interesting paranormal romance. Michelle knows all about the paranormal, she's a witch who desperately needs help when her best friend and fellow witch is missing. It brings her to Josh, the boy who broke her heart who's also the wolf who is her fated mate. They've both changed, and will need each other when they try and work through the newest threat.

So this was a different type of paranormal than I'm used to. The witches aren't really in contact with each oth
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Familiar characters and a new spin…

I can’t get enough of the Cascadia Wolves! Shifters and humans are loving and living together as well as uniting to fight a common enemy. There are familiar, much loved characters, in this new story but there’s a new spin as well. Witches and mages are joining the mix and with the good comes the bad….

Michelle is frantic as she searches for her missing best friend. She is a cop and a witch but she needs help – and fast – if she is going to find Allie before it’s
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Carlise
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Im a little confused on some parts, but loved that Josh found his high school sweetheart again. Michelle is a bad ass witch with the right amount of attitude and vulnerability to make her sassy and lovable.

While I've read all of the preceding books, there are some parts that give you the impression that you're missing a book ahead of this one. There's talk about the witch oven and some of their leaders that I don't recall reading before. There's also some
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Katherine Yearwood
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Take my advice and never read when you're drained. I read this story twice. I almost gave it a poor review, because I thought it was the story line that made me fall asleep. Turns out that my mind and body was just tired. And Twice Bitten turned out to be a pretty good book.
Twice Bitten is book #7 in the Cascadia Wolves series. It was originally published under the name “Unconditional” in August 2013.
Witches are being taken and killed for their magic. It becomes personal for one cop when Michell
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