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Standoff (Cascadia Wolves #4)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  1,982 Ratings  ·  79 Reviews

Cade Warden has always put his Pack first, setting aside everything else - even his need for a mate. Now Warren Pellini has a new biological weapon, threatening everything Cade holds dear. Into his life walks Grace Pellini, sister of his greatest enemyand his destined mate. Grace walks a dangerous line, gathering information to aid the Nationally Allied Packs. In the midst

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Published March 4th 2008 by Samhain Publishing
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Jan 12, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it
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)
Aug 28, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, 2009-reads
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
Katie Michaels
Review to come.

*ARC provided by publisher
Jul 31, 2012 Ansu rated it really liked it
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
Brenda (b)
The conclusion of the Pellini story line. It was great to see Cade find his mate. He was such a strong character and I thought Grace fit very well with him.
May 27, 2017 Cassandra 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 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,
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
Mar 19, 2017 Laurie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, kindle, arc
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 Kodie Mackay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 07, 2017 GONZA rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.

Rinny Rainwind
Sep 30, 2014 Rinny Rainwind rated it it was amazing
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
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
Sep 01, 2012 Hayley rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 28, 2009 Kerry rated it it was amazing
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 DelAnne Frazee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 Carlise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
May 30, 2017 SiKReviews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 02, 2017 Rita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 28, 2017 Synergy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Rebecca Owen
Feb 21, 2017 Rebecca Owen rated it really liked it
Cade Warden is the Alpha of Cascadia and one of only two remaining siblings without a mate. When he goes to Chicago to meet a woman with info on the Pellini group's bio weapon, he finally finds her. Grace Pellini, Warren's sister, has risked her life gaining info on the bio weapon to stop her brother. After having been shunned from the Great Lakes pack with the rest of her family, she has spent the intervening time in solitude. But now, with Cade, she has the one thing she didn't realize she'd b ...more
Lauren Dane is not a new author to me but I've only recently started reading her paranormal romances. I believe her Cascadia Wolves series is being re-released by Carina Press and when each book comes out, I snatch it up. Like other paranormal series, Dane's wolves mate for life and seem to find their mates at first scent. What's different is that the female of the pair needs to mate with another male wolf after the Mate Bond is in place. The Tri-Bond, as it's called, helps calm the female's hor ...more
Feb 20, 2017 Atinuke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this installment. The angst with the characters were just right. I received this as a ARC from Netgalley for my honest review. Pick up this series and read it. I will be reading bonded pair next. Thanks Netgalley and Carina Press.
Jan 26, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it
Book #5 in Cascadia Wolves...Cade finally gets his woman, his mate.

So the bad wolf mobster Warren Pellini is at it again. With War declared against him the packs are preparing for battle. What the National, Pacific and Cascadia packs need is a little information to help in this war. An informant from Pellini is set to meet with them and hand over vital information for the virus and here is the first surprise not so surprise.....the informant is none other than Pellini's sister Grace.

Grace and C
May 11, 2011 Ally rated it it was ok
Cade Warden has always put his Pack first, setting aside everything elseeven his need for a mate. Now Warren Pellini has a new biological weapon, threatening everything Cade holds dear. Into his life walks Grace Pellini, sister of his greatest enemyand his destined mate. Grace walks a dangerous line, gathering information to aid the Nationally Allied Packs. In the midst of their rising passion and desperate search for the key to disabling the weapon, Pellini raises the stakes with a Challenge. G ...more
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Jul 29, 2011 Book Binge rated it really liked it
I think this is one of my favorite books in the series. I love that Cade respected Grace and pushed her to be herself, as well as a part of him. Too often these alpha-males come across as asshats. Cade was in some ways, but he also understood Grace enough that he let her be who she needed to be. That's a pretty important thing in any relationship. And come on, how cute is it that he bakes when he's upset?

I was glad to see Grace put Nina in her place. As the series has progressed, I've found myse
Jul 31, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it
Have been waiting to get to Cade's book since I started this Series,and I wasn't disappointed (HOT) ;) His mate Grace,,she is everything a female Alpha should be one of my favourite characters that I have read in a while,,hope Nina takes note,,Grrrrr.
As For Nina m'chshanigan waniggans,,etc she has been the reason that I have missed out a star in all my ratings of this series,,I seriously can't stand her character soooooo much,,I have liked better Villians, she is immature/selfish/nasty and in th
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