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Alpha's Challenge

(Cascadia Wolves #4)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  2,185 ratings  ·  91 reviews
Previously published by another publisher under a different title

"Mark me and make me yours."

As an unmated alpha, Cade was beginning to believe his entire life would be dedicated to the pack. He'd do anything for his pack family, but his life isn't complete without someone to share it with. He didn't expect to finally find his reason for being in the heart and soul of hi
Kindle Edition, 186 pages
Published March 1st 2017 by Carina Press (first published March 4th 2008)
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Jen Davis
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
I had high hopes for this book. Alpha shifter romances can be super-sexy. And in this case, it also seemed like it might be a forbidden love kind of deal because the Alpha in question, Cade, is falling for the sister of his greatest enemy. He’s a guy who has always put his pack first and now finally has something for himself in Grace, the selfless doctor who is willing to put herself on the line to go against her family and do the right thing.

Unfortunately, I had so many problems here. First off
Jan 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Another enjoyable read - so glad Cade finally found his mate ... Things move very fast in this series so I was glad for an epilogue
Lover of Romance
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Cade has waited so many years to find his mate. He doesn't know if he will ever find her. But when he is called to travel to meet up with a young woman who is their greatest enemy's sister, who has information about a serum that kills werewolves he never expected that Grace would be his mate, one he has been waiting for years to find and will do anything to protect. Grace, is a skilled doctor and scientist. After being kicked
Review written: March 6, 2017
Star Rating: ★★★☆☆
Heat Rating: ☀☀☀☼☼

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

I have enjoyed the slow evolution of the Cascadia Wolves series. The writing has gotten better; the storyline has gotten stronger; the characters have been better drawn.

This is especially true of Cade in this book. While there is still a bit too much tell and not enough show, Cade's need to find a mate came through loud and clear. I
Julie (jjmachshev)
I had a very hard time waffling between four and five stars for "Standoff". This is book five of Lauren Dane's 'Cascadia Wolves' series and the hero, Cade, has been a favorite of mine since he first appeared in earlier books. The heroine for him that I had imagined in my mind turned out to be NOTHING like the one Ms. Dane wrote for him; but once I got over myself I enjoyed the story and was disappointed there weren't more pages.

Cade is the Alpha of the second largest pack in America. As such, hi
Pam Nelson
4 Alpha’s Challenge Stars

I liked that Cade FINALLY finds his mate! <3

I couldn’t be happier with who becomes his mate. And I love that she stands up for herself and for him.

I thought there might have been more of a mystery/action in this book and I was kind of looking forward to that.

But overall it was a great addition to the series. It didn’t’ hold my attention as well as the other books did.

Again the narration for me was just ok.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion
LG (A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions)
Cade Warden is the Alpha of the Cascadia Pack. Feeling what it’s like to have a mate secondhand through his anchor bond to Nina, his brother Lex’s mate, is no longer enough for him. He’s lonely and wants a mate of his own, but it’s still a surprise, to say the least, when she turns out to be Grace Pellini, the sister of his biggest enemy.

Grace hasn’t had a real home and Pack for years. Even now, she's only gotten closer to her brother again in order to spy on him and analyze the dangerous virus
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book very much and I am enjoying the series. The book lost a 5* rating for 2 reasons.

1. The first meeting between Cade and Grace and them getting together was too quick, felt a bit rushed.I have loved Cade since first meeting him and it would of been nice to see him fighting a bit more for Grace.
Grace was almost perfect except for the breast thing!. Why LD did not just give her big boobs I don't know!!!!!
2. The big fight between Cade and Warren. Warren was this uber baddie but he wa
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 and name changed in its makeover though I’m not sure if any of the content changed because this is my first time reading it!

I messed up the count on my last review because I was counting Reluctant Mate in the books, but it is a prequel. This is the 4th book in the series,
Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
I love this Cascadia Wolves series! I loved the slow burn of Cade and Grace's romance. And how FINALLY Cade had a love of his own! Grace had so much to overcome too--she'd been packless for so long. But with love and patience, Cade broke through Grace's resistance and they're Alpha mating bond is so solid. Can't wait for more in this series. ~ Missy, 4.5. stars
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
A little bit boring even if I was looking forward to read Cade's story. Cascadia wolves are not so interesting anymore in my opinion, but Lauren Dane is, as usual, a very good writer and good to read.

Un po' noioso anche se non vedevo l'ora di leggere la storia di Cade. Finita la guerra i lupi di Cascadia non sono piú tanto interessanti secondo me, ma Lauren Dane resta una scrittrice di quelle che valgono la pena.

Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, arc, kindle
Alpha’s challenge is Cade’s chance for a well deserved HEA. As the alpha for one of the strongest US packs, his path to finding his mate made for a great story. Living with his brother and his wife, his yearning for the bond a mate brings has been amplified and his need is becoming increasingly harder to ignore.

It was karma when he meets his mate while in Chicago checking on his sister, Tegan’s, wellbeing. The woman who triggers his mating instinct is Grace Pellini, the sister of the werewolf ma
Kodie Mackay
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
Boy have I been pinning for Cades story ever since Lex and Nina's story.
For awhile my perverse side was kinda hoping that there was more to Nina and Cade than just an anchor bond. Yes, yes I know I'm a perv but still I really thought they had a little somein somein.

Still.. I'm very glad now that that is not the case.

I do try to keep my reviews spoiler free so if this doesn't make a lot of sense I do apologise.

Grace surprised the shit outta me throughout this story. She started like this timid li
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another hot and attention grabbing read from Lauren Dane! For me... Probably the more emotional book as you get to see a side of Cade Warden that wasn't present in the other four but don't worry it's still got all you need and more! We're introduced to Grace and u get to follow her and Cade's relationship as well as getting your other Warden Clan fix. We also get too learn more about the virus, which helps you understand more about what you may have read in the other Cascadia Wolves books. Defia ...more
Goodreads ate my first review. Grr.

I enjoyed the continued progression of the overall story arc and the development of the relationship. I was glad to see Grace put Nina in her place. As the series has progressed, I've found myself liking Nina less and less. Her overall attitude has seemed to get worse, and her actions toward Grace were completely out of line.

I love that Case respected Grace and pushed her to be herself, as well as a part of him. And come on, how cute is it that he bakes when h
Rinny Rainwind
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book 5 in the Cascadia Wolves series. What can I say? Amazing !!! This is yet another example on a well thought out world and characters. This story was about Cade and Grace. Cade is the Cascadia Alpha. He finally finds his mate only to find out she's the sister of the enemy. But that stops nothing. He then finds out he must fight to the death . And Grace has to come up with a vaccine to stop him from dying if her insane brother decides to infect him with the biological weapon. Man this ...more
Apr 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fab book from Lauren Dane. I loved the heat and the passion from the chaacters and i liked that Grace was quiet n soft but knew how to slap the men down when she needed to......all i need now is the rest in the series
DelAnne Frazee
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Title: Alpha's Challenge - Cascadia Wolves Book 4
Author: Lauren Dane
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: 3-20-2017
Pages: 186
Genre: Romance
Sub-Genre: Paranormal; Shifters; Erotica
ISBN: 9781488028496
Reviewed For NetGalley and Carina Press
Reviewer: DelAnne
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Previously published by another publisher under a different title
"Mark me and make me yours."

As an unmated alpha, Cade was beginning to believe his entire life would be dedicated to the pack. He'd do anything for hi
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it!

I was up at 1210am when the book downloaded and read until about I have finished it and it's both good and bad. Good because I loved the book and was so happy that Cade finally found his mate..sad, because I've finished the book and now I'm dying for a book for Megan, Dave, and Jack.

Grace is Warrens sister, so that makes her a hated woman among those who don't trust her. When she meets with Cade and the other National pack wolves to discuss evidence she has on Warr
***A complimentary copy of this read was furnished by Carina Press through NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review***
Dr. Grace Pellini is living in constant fear. She can't trust her co-workers, her family or the rest of her pack, she can't let herself be discovered neither can she hide, hinder the project or stay much longer. Her brother, Warren, is close to perfecting a bio-weapon dangerous to humans and shifters, he's also suspicious of her and has begun to ship samples away so she can't
Oct 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
I saw this book and was excited to start it so I thought that is ok if I start the fourth book of the series first then I go back and read the rest of the series. It started beautifully and the words "anchor bond" came in. There is where I got confused and then kept on reading and it turn out that the newly mated female has to have sex with someone else, the husband can be there or not. Ok wow, after that I couldn't be very interested in the series or the book anymore. All I know is that it seem ...more
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Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cade found his mate and she is perfect for him!

I was waiting for Cade to find his mate and Grace really is his equal in every way. There was no messing about when they met – both recognized their mates and embraced that connection. Whew, the heat from these two was combustible and didn’t lessen one bit as they suffered the growing pains of a new relationship…

“In Cade Warden she hadn’t just found a mate, she’d rediscovered herself.”

Grace is the new alpha and she embraces that role, and Cade, as
Silver James
Cade Warden, Alpha of the Cascadia Pack, finall gets his--in so many ways. I like that the author makes her leaders older and more experienced. Cade is in his forties and more than capable of leading one of the largest and strongest packs in the US. He's watched almost all of his siblings find their mate and create the mystical bonds that comes with the mating. On a mission relating to the overall series plot arc, he's in Chicago when a "spy" comes in out of the cold and wham! Dr. Grace Pellini ...more
Cyndi Marie
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
***Audiobook Review***

I love a great shifter series and this one might have been one of the ones that started it all for me ;) I was so excited to see them all released on audio, gave me a perfect excuse to "read" them again. I truly love the world that Lauren Dane has built.

The narration was ok, wouldn't haven't been my choice for casting.
I'd been looking forward to Cade's story in this series. But for some reason this book left me cold. I can't put my finger on it, but something prevented me from connecting with the characters. Still gets three stars because it was well written, with a good plot, lots of hot sex, and strong characters. Good ingredients, but the soup still came out bland.
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Finally Cade gets his story and his mate. Fate has a sense of humor that seems only she understands though. His mate is the sister of the Cascadia foe. However, she is the only one who can really put Cade into the position to take this foe down.

Trust and loyalty are the big factors of this book, however, Fate truly does know how to balance between good and evil
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I purchased this book on my nook and this was really enjoyable with strong female characters.
Linda Carey
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Werewolf mafia? I'm in... I which they had more stories to tell after Dave and Megan found their mates. I loved the entire series.
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
If you are a fan of this series, you have been waiting for Cade's story. As I have only read the previous book, I didn't know much about Cade. That said I enjoyed learning about him and his relationship with his brother, and his being his brother's wife "anchor"
When he is ask to meet a mysterious woman with info about the virus that is killing wolfs and human alike. He meets Grace who it turns out is the sister of the enemy. Of course it is love and lust immediately as they both realize they ar
Synergy Quest
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars - Another great read from Lauren Dane. Each book is a stand alone, but the series is all connected. This is the second book in the series that I've read. If you haven't read this series from the beginning, this book gives an explanation of the "anchoring process" that wasn't in the previous book I read.

Cade finally finds his mate, Grace, and she's the sister of his greatest enemy. The challenge the title speaks to is actually a blimp in the book, although the outcome is critical. The m
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Lauren Dane has been writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, and before that she used to tell them to people. Of course, she still talks nonstop, and through wonderful fate and good fortune, she’s now able to share what she writes with others. It’s a wonderful life!

The basics: Lauren is a mom, a partner, a best friend and a daughter. Living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest,

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