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Mating Dance (Black Hills Wolves #50)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  36 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
The Matrons of the Tao Pack are on the hunt, seeking out unmated couples who would be a perfect match – even if they don’t know it yet.

Sander Burrows is a wolf with a broken spirit. Thirty-five years from home and pack, he made a life for himself amongst the humans. Tragedy and a sense of failure drive him home into the loving arms of his family.

Aurora ‘Rory’ Hanson hate
Kindle Edition, 84 pages
Published June 2016 by Decadent Publishing Company LLC
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Deb Markanton
Jun 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Merryn Dexter wowed me once again! Mating Dance tells the story of yet another Burrows family member and it’s everything I’ve come to love about this author. Flawless writing, creative storytelling, and vivid imagery work their magic to have you believing that shifters are indeed real and living in the world among us. Each of Ms. Dexter’s three Black Hills Wolves novellas are a fab combination of suspense, subtle humor, and blazing hot chemistry that pulls you in and leaves you anxiously waiting ...more
Ana P
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sander Burrows fled the hated blood oath imposed by the old evil alpha 35 years ago. Now he walks away from the human world he has lived in. In Law enforcement all those years, tired of all the evil he has seen there and because of his need for his family he returns to the Black Hills. Only days after his arrival he gets a whif of his fated mate, only problem is she can't stand him, but he sets out to win her over by any means.

Rory (Aurora) Hanson is still seething after Sander stood her up for
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You and me, Rory. 5 GOLDEN OLDIES :)

"No,” she whispered. Sander had the ability to devour her heart in a single bite. It was too late for him to show an interest in her now. Is it? The wolf inside whispered. WHOA! Talk about one PAWFECTLY HOWLING, sweet & spicy, tender & loving, HOT HOT HOT panty melting Mating Dance to end ALL Mating Dances! And one that was a long time coming!! In more ways than one! snicker First off, I knew I would love this book simply because it says "by Merryn De
Annetta Sweetko
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mating Dance takes us back to the Tao Pack and this time, the matrons of the pack are doing a bit of matchmaking, whether the couple likes it or not.

Sander Burrows had left the pack to work as a cop among the humans for a number of years. A tragedy in that world sends him back to his pack. And back to Aurora “Rory” Hanson ... who now hates him.

Rory has her reasons ... years ago he stood her up for the spring dance and disappeared from her life, leaving her a laughingstock. Already treated badly
Jennifer Grimm
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. I have only read a couple of the Black Hills Wolves books, but I have really enjoyed the ones that I have read and this one is no exception! After a time away from his pack, Sander Burrows returns home to deal with trauma that he has dealt with in his time in the human life. Back at home, Rory Hanson has been living on the outskirts of the pack, keeping to herself because she feels that she doesn't belong and only going into town to pr ...more
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of "Mating Dance" from Merryn, in exchange for an honest review.

Merryn has done another AMAZING job with 'Mating Dance', book 48 in the "Black Hills Wolves" series. I'm so happy I was able to ARC for Merryn when I read her debut, being offered the chance once again & I jumped at it with grabby hands. I can say that I loved how we got a glimpse of how everyone was doing since 'A Mate's Healing Touch', more importantly I loved meeting the newest characters & learning the
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
35 years! 35! that's how long it took Sander to roam around in various places/jobs before a tragedy in his latest job has him considering where he really belongs. without a second thought he packed up everything and left to go back to his pack.
a few days are all he needs to find his spot again with the pack, like he wasn't away for decades.
that isn't counting on Rory, the young girl he left behind. when he sees her again his wolf had a very clear message for him : mate. and it seemed not only hi
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Aurora (Rory) & Sanders had a past before he left without telling anyone. The way he left hurt Rory the most so now she feels she hates him. He is back thirty-five years later. The author was able to draw you into the story & make you feel like you were there. Amazing ability to make the book come alive. I loved the that the main characters were older, it was a refreshing twist. I also loved the small town in the story. I found myself rooting for some and wanting to slap others upside th ...more
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Merryn Dexter has done it again. I love her stories for how well everything flows and how well her characters fit together...even if they are opposites. Rory and Sander were supposed to attend a dance together over 30 years ago but instead of Sander showing up, his wandering feet lead him away from the Pack...and Rory. 30+ years later, Sander returns to The Black Hills and the Tao Pack. The first time he scents Rory, he knows she's his mate. Rory however, still bitter and upset with him after al ...more
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mating Dance squeezed my heart and didn’t let go. It really was not the story that I was expecting as part of the Black Hill Wolves. From the moment the book started there was a depth of overwhelming emotion that was easy to feel and connect with. I felt Sander’s breaking point and desperation to just go home, all the way through feeling how Rory felt when she recalled how she had been poorly treated as a young girl, to how she was confused about how to react to Sanders. It was beautiful to see ...more
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Fiction
Wow! This author has just raised the bar on herself & her own work ;) LOL ... "Mating Dance" is my new favorite out of the 3 stories by Ms. Dexter & her offerings as part of the Black Hills series :D This engaging novella grabbed me from the start & held on through the end, then left me wanting more! Great descriptions & well defined characters with witty dialogue make this a real page-turner; tho there were times I wanted to scream at Rory (the female protagonist) & reach in ...more
Barbara Watts
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a new part of the Black Hills Wolves .The Matrons of the Tao Pack decide the single men and women will be mated to help the pack grow and Sander Burrows is going to be the first one they find someone for , he has been gone for thirty-five years and has now come back. Aurora “Rory” Hanson hates Sander as much as she still loves him, he did not show up for a dance that meant everything to her.! Will Sander realize how much harm he did to her that night? The Matrons want the old Spring Danc ...more
Cindy Barton
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: love, pnr, damaged, fantasy, magic
I love Rory and Sander's story. Not only do we get a homecoming, an old flame and meddling old ladies, we get the kids of Tao Pack and that was the main thing I appreciated the most with this book. I really liked how the kids were brought in and given more of a story than just a mention here or there. I also like the meddling ladies because they are the type of people you find everywhere.There is always a grandmother, an aunt or and older friend that wants to see the younger people paired up and ...more
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a story that has different emotions in a few of the characters which makes it a fantastic story to read. You have Sander who comes home after years away, you have Rory who has only wanted 1 man/wolf and now he is back in her life and you have a child, Daniel, who is struggling to do what is right by his mom but who wants more.

I received an advanced copy of this book for an honest review. This is from the Black Hills Wolves series by the author. Another excellent story by the author!
Raina Collins
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first I have read of this author and it is great. I can't wait to read more.

He returns home after being gone for years. She can't believe he is back. But what he did to her in the past hurt so much. Can she forgive him and give him a chance?

This is a fast read that will make you want to read more about this community of wolves. They have had a terrible past and are trying to move on. But some of the older ladies are having fun playing match makers.

Received ARC from author for an ho
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've never read this author before and now I'm asking myself why ?
Sander Burrows returns to his pack after being away for 35 years, family is just what he needs right now and when he sees Aurora (Rory) Hanson again, the girl he left behind all those years ago, his wolf recognises her as his mate. Sander is determined to claim her but the hurt he caused Rory all those years ago runs deep.
I loved that this books main characters are in their 50's it's a refreshing change and a happy reminder that
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Merryn Dexter is a gifted storyteller. You are sucked in from the first page and reluctant to finish the last. I adore these characters, the spirt wounded cop and the heart damaged loner with an anti-bullying story going on in the background. The author manages to cram a lot in a short story but you don’t feel short changed. Mating Dance is part of the loosely connected Black Hills Wolves series but can be read standalone. Highly recommended.
Sheri Secord
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love this book, this was the first book I read in the series. I was not lost by not reading the book's before it. Well written with touches of humor. Young love lost gets another chance. The pack has had a rough time in the past, now things are starting to turn around. Mates divided by events get a second chance. Will be reading more of this Author and this series
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved, shifters
This series just gets better and better! I loved every minute of this love story! It's a little different then the other two in the series that I've read, in that the match makers are put in full effect! As always the authors writing is absolutely amazing. I just can't get enough of this beautiful family that's ever growing!

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Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given this in exchange for honest review.
I really enjoyed this story. I loved how characters came together. and plot formation.
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Merryn Dexter is a military spouse who, after a varied employment career (from selling sandals to old ladies with bunions to being a health and safety coordinator for a construction company), is thrilled to be pursuing her dream career as a romance writer. She likes The Winchesters, Spike, Hotch, Loki and watching complicated European Noir. Her hobbies include crying at books, crying at movies, cr ...more
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