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Natalya Stravinsky is about to face her greatest challenge yet…

For the past five years, Natalya Stravinsky has dreamed of two things: to rejoin the South Toms River werewolf pack and to be reunited with Thorn Grantham. Fate may have brought the pack back into her life, but unless she journeys to Russia to save Thorn, the love she’s found may be lost again. For a stubborn w
Paperback, 203 pages
Published May 5th 2014 by Shawntelle Madison (first published May 3rd 2014)
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Talk Supe
May 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Talk Supe Review

How things had changed.

This is an apt description for COMPELLED by Shawntelle Madison, the last book of her Coveted series. I've been looking forward to this book because the first two, Coveted and Kept, blew me away. Sadly COMPELLED left me wanting and here's why.

My first reaction after reading COMPELLED was what happened?! Kept was such a badass sequel and Natalya Stravinsky really did a complete 180 in that book. However I hardly recognized her in this series finale. Granted
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Apr 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: werewolves
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

I came into this novel anticipating that it would be a 5-star read; after a rocky start in book 1, this series really hit its stride with KEPT, and I expected more of the same from COMPELLED with the addition of a satisfying conclusion to Natalya Stravinsky’s journey. This finale definitely delivered on the action front with an all-out wizard vs. warlock war, and a race against time to save Thorn’s life. However, as far as trilogy endings go, it fell short of its mark. Th
May 13, 2014 rated it liked it
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My English review

I loved the first and second book and it’s true that I expected many things for this novel. I was a little anxious while talking with a friend as she told me that there were some points that disturbed her, and as our reviews are often the same, I wondered what I would think about it. But I’ll tell you more about that later.

We thus find our dear Nat, now married to Thorn. However, something still hangs over their heads, including the curse on her husband that
Compelled is the third installment in the Coveted series that tells the story of Natalya an alpha werewolf who has some issues. She’s spent the last five years wishing that she could be with Thorn but now that she’s earned the right it seems his curse is going to cut that time short. Determined to figure out how to save the man she loves Natalya sets off to Russian with her friend Tyler a dwarf intent on finding out how to break the curse before it’s too late. Around the world a war is brewing b ...more
Originally reviewed for Tea and Book.

Ready to go for a wild ride? Compelled is book Three in Shawntelle Madison's Coveted Series and in it she wraps up the Natalya Stravinsky, Werewolf.

Natalya has come a long way from the panic stricken little border with OCD. She has won the love of her life and earned her spit as Alpha female of her pack. Life should be good. Except Thorn, her mate, the pack Alpha is dying. Having been cursed by a werewolf that wanted him kept in captivity.

When Natalya hears f
May 30, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't know it was a trilogy

Didn't know it was a trilogy

Technically it is a series. Except Natalya is only in 3 books. The author plans on continuing with other characters but you may not be interested in those characters. She leaves a couple questions unanswered to spin off with other books. I've enjoyed Natalya's journey but she gets to the point where I really want to read more of her and it's over. If I had known it was a 3 book arc for Natalya I never would have read this series. Overall th
Oct 22, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked the first one better.... The second was okay too....this one, not so much. It felt kinda cold and off.
I love the Coveted series about Natalya, a OCD werewolf 'ultimate underdog' heroine, who fights through panic attacks, lack of confidence, universal disapproval and truly scare-worthy enemies to get the job done. This is the final story in the Coveted trilogy and I was sad to see it come yet I was eager to see what Nat's last paranormal adventure would be.

This is very much a series that needs to be read in order as it is mostly a continuation of one story broken into three parts. In fact, be war
Angel Graham
Nov 30, 2019 rated it liked it
I always enjoy a good shifter book from Shawntelle, she did not disappoint.
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
My Rating: B- Liked It, but I had a few small issues
Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About
Review copy provided by NetGalley

Compelled, the third story of the Coveted series by Shawntelle Madison, chronicles the final leg in the journey of werewolf Natalya Stravinsky, from life as an OCD-driven pack outcast to that of the alpha female. I strongly suggest that you do not read Compelled without having first read the preceding two stories, as Nat’s story does not start, but rather culmina
With the war between the wizards and warlocks heating up, the race is on for Natalya to lift the curse from Thorn. In the battle from book 2, Old Magic was used and as a result, Thorn was affected with a curse. A very bad, dark curse that's slowly taking his life away and making him age before everyone's eyes. Natalya's love and devotion for her new mate runs deep and she will move heaven and earth to lift the curse. With zero help from her family, even the ones familiar with Old Magic, Nat is c ...more
Katherine Paschal
Nat is back in the third and last book in the series. She and Thorn got married (I am assuming sometime between the last book and this one) and she is the Alpha female of the pack. She seems to be doing really well with her OCD tendencies and her hoarding. Everything is roses, except for the fact Thorn is slowly dying of a magical curse and the magical supernatural community is at war. Nat takes it upon herself to head to her family’s motherland Russia to hunt down a werewolf who uses magic to h ...more
Sandy S
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 5, 2014

For the past five years, Natalya Stravinsky has dreamed of two things: to rejoin the South Toms River werewolf pack and to be reunited with Thorn Grantham. Fate may have brought the pack back into her life, but unless she journeys to Russia to save Thorn, the love she’s found may be lost again. For a stubborn werewolf like Natalya, no distance is too far, no magic spell too complex to master, because one way or another she will find a way to have
Marta Cox
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is part of the authors Coveted series about werewolf Natalya Stravinsky and her journey from neurotic female to alpha werewolf . It's been a long and hard journey for Nat and it's far from over. Oh yes she's got Thorn the mate of her dreams finally in her life but the future is far from bright. Thorn has been cursed and everyday a little bit more of his life is leeching away. All Nat wants is to save him but sometimes what you want and what you get are not the same thing.
War is knocking on
All Things Urban Fantasy
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

COMPELLED is another solid installment of the Coveted series. I enjoyed seeing Natalya’s growth from where she started as a ‘exile’ of sorts at the beginning of the series to alpha female of the South Toms River pack. She is by no means ‘cured’ of her OCD which I liked at some magical being could have so easily magicked it away. The fact that she doesn’t have any easy out for dealing with her OCD and has to constantly work on it makes her character deve
Eva Millien
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
The third book in the Coveted series is a mesmerizing read that takes readers on a magical adventure. No distance is too far, for stubborn werewolf Natalya because she will find a way to save Thorn, even if she does have to travel to Russia and master complex spells.

This steady paced plot keeps readers intrigued with suspense, drama, action and magical spells. The author describes the story will well written scenes and events that capture the imagination and anticipation builds throughout the s
April Hollingworth
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth

This is the third book in the series. Though you can read it on its own I would recommend reading the complete series in order, as the books continue from one another. I personally enjoyed Compelled and how Natalya found her inner courage to leave the man she loves and her pack so she can try and find a cure while knowing that her beloved husband might die at any moment. It begs the question how far would you be willing to go for those you love?

Opening Scene:
I am a big fan of this series and this author. I was so excited to get another look at Natalya’s world and at Natalya herself. I always really like quirky, imperfect characters and Natalya’s issues were definitely some of my favorite. She went through a lot in the last two books and I loved seeing her come back in this book stronger than ever. Of course, she still had some of her little quirks, but she wasn’t as neurotic as she had been in the beginning. Natalya’s main focus was Thorn and I thin ...more
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In this thrilling tale, Nat must risk everything including her own life to save Thorn. Thorn’s black curse from his 5 year prison sentence is slowly killing him. Nat refuses to live her life without him and sets off to Russia to find a way to lift the curse. One of the best things about this novel is how much Nat has grown. Her inner confidence is finally blossoming and she’s winning her battle with her inner demons. She has beautifully transformed from a meek, depressed woman to a ferocious alp ...more
Maghon Thomas
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So, I still haven't read book one, I know nuts. BUT I've read book two and now this one, and it's a very good ending! I really enjoyed getting to know Nat and the people surrounding her. And now, with who she is and what she's become, it's bitter sweet. Plus, it's hilarious that she's an OCD werewolf!! I also love that we learn a little bit of magic can happen too :) Nat goes to Russia to learn that magic and those women are a trip. And the secondary characters are some of the best parts of this ...more
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: uf
I very much enjoyed the first two book in this series, so was very happy to get my trotters on a signed version of Compelled. Some reviewers seemed to be disappointed by this book though, so I was afraid to start on it, and only recently picked it up from my TBR-pile.

And I must say I really liked it!

Thorn being cursed and losing his strength meant that he wasn't as annoyingly present as in the last book. Yes: he may be Natalya's love interest, but I do not like him. So without Thorn constantly i
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
So I jumped in and accidentally read the third book of a trilogy without reading the first two. I hate that. I wish I had read the first two, but this one was pretty good anyway. The world building and the characters were interesting, but I felt like I was missing quite a bit, because I was.

Natalya is an alpha female werewolf. Her husband is dying and she wants to find the cure to his curse.
She has quite an adventure, and learns quite a bit about magic with the help of some old friends and some
Jun 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Beautiful cover! I really enjoyed the previous books in the Coveted Series. After KEPT I was excited to see what would happen now that Natalya and Thorn were finally together. Unfortunately a good bit of COMPELLED took place with them apart and when they were together it was away from the pack and while Thorn was deathly ill.

Overall there was a lot of character growth and Natalya did a lot of self learning but I missed her family and friends and I was really hoping to have them more involved in
Tamra LeValley
NetGalley Free Book

Natalya Stravinsky has married the man of her dreams and became the female pack leader to her wolf tribe. Now she must stop the war that has started and save her husbands life from a magic spell.

This book was your typical supernatural themed book. A strong woman who falls in love and must save the day. A husband who will do anything for her and friends that will back her all the way.

It is overly predictable and bit mundane. I really like the authors writing style however. Th
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
This final instalment was a bit of a disappoint for me. Not only were there parts I felt unfinished e.x Nick being MIA the entire book and Thorn basically on the sideline but the storyline had some parts that I felt just didn't add up. I don't know about any body else, but for me......I feel that if your gonna have main characters.....then let them play the main character not just a visitor who graces the pages every now and then. I just wanted this book to finally finish this series off. Instea ...more
Sláinte Wanderlust
May 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Cover & Title - 4 out of 5
Favourite quote - "I've lain with him before." ... "He's much better at swinging a sword than wielding the blade in his trousers."
Favourite Character - Natalya

As I hadn't read any of the books previous to this one I had no connection nor history with any of the characters when I began the book. I did develop interest through reading but not as much as I would of liked. I feel like the fact I had not read from the start hindered my enjoyment of the story quite a lot s
SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

This is the third book in the Coveted series. And I thought it was better than the first two.
I enjoyed this book a lot. The story is progressing nicely and is well done. It is easy to follow and a nice fast read.
All the characters blended nicely into a strongly woven story with all the quirks and strengths.
If you have read the first two and like them, you will like this one.

* received a arc copy from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Jenni Schell
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
I didn't know what I would think about this book as I haven't read the first two in series. I was, pleasantly, surprised by how much I enjoyed it. This is a wonderful example of a series that keeps you yearning for more. I will be reading this first two books and patiently wait for more. Thank you for the great ride. ...more
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a series I am glad I took the time to sit up until 3 am just to finish one book.. that is how bad I got into the book I couldn’t go to sleep until I knew the end. Perfect ending.. Perfect Series. Things just couldn’t get any more perfect then what they are now. My night has officially ended wonderfully.
Cheryl Duval
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this author! She manages to come up with very creative ideas and draws the reader into her stories very quickly.

Natalya finds herself in Russia trying to find a way to remove the curse on Thorn. This book has some very unique twists and turns along the way!

The author has created an interesting cast of characters that I have grown very fond of. I love this series!
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Shawntelle Madison is a web developer who loves to weave words as well as code. She’d never admit it, but if asked she’d say she covets and collects source code. After losing her first summer job detassling corn, Shawntelle performed various jobs—from fast-food clerk to grunt programmer to university webmaster. Writing eccentric characters is her most favorite job of them all. On any particular da ...more

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