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(Shadow Wranglers #3)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  922 ratings  ·  66 reviews
He had one need.
She had one hope.
Together they have one chance...

Vampire Jace Johnson was not a family man until he met Miri. But their forbidden relationship ended when she disappeared. After a year of searching, Jace finds Miri in a Sanctuary enclave.

After a year of cruel experimentation by the Sanctuary on her werewolf form, Miri is no longer the passionate wife Ja
Paperback, 377 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Berkley Books (first published April 29th 2011)
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Sep 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
4.5 out of 5. A complicated, engaging story that is a continuation of the Shadow Wranglers series. As I had not read the first two books in the series I was somewhat lost when encountering ideas and happenings and characters that were carry-overs. That being said, it was a delightful read for anyone who likes paranormal romance and who is a Sarah McCarty fan. It might be characterized as a love-lost-love-found kind of story, but there is far more to it than that. Embracing the tensions that have ...more
Oct 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: vamp-were
Well, this one started out on a good foot - the H is at a raid, rescuing his mate, and the were with him is supposed to be around a cave miles away, assisting his brothers with one of them's mate. Ummm… did we forget who was with whom, where?

And then I read the book. I still don't know what it means to be a were. That's ok, because I don't think they do either.

Supposedly only mated pairs can reproduce but… a male won't accept another male's offspring with his mate (like if she gets kidnapped or
This outing picks up as Jared ended. Vampire shifter Jace Johnson and his friend wolf shifter Derek are inside the Sanctuary enclave searching for Jace's secret and forbidden mate, wolf shifter Miri while his family and more friends hold off the sanctuary forces. When they find Miri, she's in a battle for her life Miri sets her sights on the obstacle between them and lets Jace know they have a child to save.

After Sanctuary's team is beaten back, the trio make to escape and Derek's mating instin
Lynsey A
Well, this one wasn't as good I as I was hoping it was going to be but was still good. Miri got on my nerves for a bit but she got better. She did go through a rough time of things. I'm actually quite surprised that the fact that she was raped again and again by different vampire's wasn't addressed more. I suppose we were supposed to understand that she was a strong woman. Anyway, I wanted more focus on that. Also, when they did finally find their daughter it was the very end and there just wasn ...more
Christie Palmer
I'm afraid I'm going to piss some readers off with this review.
I did not like this book, the fact that Miri was rescued where she had been raped and tortured and gods only know what else left a sour taste in my mouth. Jace was the only saving grace for the book, he was a wonderful hero with so muc love in him it broke my heart. He gave up everything for Miri and in the end I just don't think she fully comprehended it, she was a distant and broken herione.
May 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Finally we get to see Jace's reunion with Miri. The author does a very good job of showing, rather than telling, the reaons for their behavior in the past and during this story. Loved to see the resolution but thought it a bit easy, after all the build-up. It was good to get glimpses of Caleb and Jared, too.

Love this series, the combination of cowboy and vampire does it for me!
Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shadow-wranglers
Have should have been wolf! In fact all the Johnson brother should have been wolf! Lol
I love these brothers! I want em all!
3.5 - 4 Stars
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it

Method: paperback

Rating: 4/5 stars

H rating: 4.5/5 - Jace. His complete un-understanding of Miri and her culture really was the thing that hurt their relationship, but him and Penny and everything that happened after his rescue of her really was what won me over to him.

h rating: 5/5 - sweet sweet women..

Drama: 5/5 - I LOVE this series and their drama...war and crazy ass vamps.

Thoughts: Cannot wait for Slade's book!
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book started right were book #2 ended with Jace and the Were's of the Dnally pack break into Sanctuary to rescue Jaces mate Werewolf Alpha female, Miri. She has been held prisoner for a year and has given birth to her and Jace's daughter. All the plans and they don't turn out the way they were meant to. This book was exciting and can't wait to read #4 Slade. If you like Vampire and Werewolf books you will love this one. They should read in order. They stand alone kinda. Enjoy! ...more
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the entire series but the way this one ended made it seem like there was another book in the works. I haven't found anything stating that there is another book, so just be prepared that the series might end without it all being wrapped neatly in a bow. ...more
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
great book. Exciting, vampires and werewolves, you can not wish for more
Jennifer M
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Every woman needs a little Jace in their life, it would make the world a happier place. The main character is swoon worthy in actions, deeds, looks, and love....all I can say is SSSiiiiggghhhh!!
Kathryn A. Cardona

Good book can't wait to read book four of the series. Hope her other books are just as wonderful. Great authors
Joanna carrillo
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love this series... not one for romance but this series sucked me in. I could not put it down.
Cherie Clark
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this series ☆☆☆☆☆♡♡♡♡♡☆☆
Apr 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Jace by Sarah McCarty
Paranormal Western –May 3rd, 2011
4 ½ stars

Jace is the third in the vampire series called the Shadow Wranglers about brothers who are vampires.

Jace is a powerful vampire who longs for his pregnant mate, Mori. She left him and disappeared. Since then he has been searching for her. Now Jace has finally found Mori and is determined to never let her leave him again! But Mori has changed from the carefree werewolf that he knew. When she was kidnapped, she was ‘experimented’ on by
Becky Condit
Sep 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a book about love and heartbreak, about losing oneself and finding oneself again because of the love of one’s mate. It is also an exciting story about what happens if an Alpha female werewolf mates with a vampire and they return to her pack, which has been almost destroyed by the greed of it’s leader who did not care for his pack properly. That leader is now dead so Jace is appointed Alpha of the pack, despite the fact he is a vampire, not a werewolf. There is controversy and tension abo ...more
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, erotica
Third in the Shadow Wranglers series. Jace is one of the Johnson brothers, vampires who are slowly making their their presence known, and who have set themselves apart from the evil vampire scientists at Sanctuary. Jace has mated with Miri but is unaware of all of the rules of pack behavior and does not realize her position within her werewolf pack of Tragallions. Her unwise decision to flee after he leaves her results in her being tortured and their daughter being removed from her care. Jace mu ...more
Feb 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
After being kidnapped for over a year Jace gets Miri back. The woman he finds is not the woman he knew, but still one he wants. Jace treads carefully around the new fragile Miri, but still doesn't put up with any crap from her. Miri bucks things with Jace, but slowly sees that she can trust Jace again after seeing him keep one promise after another to her and his family.

Jace's frustrations with Miri seem to roll off his back. Her answer for issues that come that he is not a were drive him crazy
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It has been a long time since I last read from this series. Thank goodness the story is written so well, it's as if I just finished the last one yesterday. All the characters are essentially reintroduced, but not in a redundant way...simply as part of the story. Jace and Miri are great. Jace the tough and stubborn vampire and Miri the were-vampire. After a long and horrific kidnapping by the Sanctuary, Jace was finally able to rescue Miri. While that was a great reunion there was another that ne ...more
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Have will get his mate back from the evil Sanctuary, but his is far from HEA. Miri will have a lot of emotions running through her head and feel like a failure when she tells Jace about their daughter that she had early and had to give up before letting the scientist do unspeakable things to their little girl. Clues are found, leads are empty and frustrations are running high to find Faith. But they do help a baby that is near death and Jace wants Miriam to help the baby survive, she was born de ...more
Dec 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: home-library
The third story in this series. Jace and Miri have been separated by a horrible tragedy. Jace left Miri to fight in the civil war and promised to come back. Miri finds herself enslaved and horrible experimentation by the Sanctuary. Now a year later Jace finally rescues her but she has lost hope for their relationship. Now all she wants is for him to find their little girl that Sanctuary has stolen before it is to late for her.
This is the tramatic story of what happens to Miri after Sanctuary. Th
Reba Dom
Jun 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Not sure why I'm continuing to read this series. I just looked back and I haven't rated any of them higher than a 3. The story lines are long and drawn out. The passion is luke warm. The plots seem to be repeats over and over. So basically what I think I'm saying is that this is a good series to read when you are caught up on all the really good ones and need something new. But I would never choose this over a Lora Leigh, Jaci Burton, Stephanie Laurens, or Larissa Ione. These books are just too ...more
Felicia (Ferishia)
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Sharon Kurtz
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pbs-ta
I started reading this book and it was like being dropped into the middle of a story already started. I realize this is a series but this is definitely not a stand-alone story. Jace rescues Miri from the Sanctuary after searching for her for a year and then they must find their daughter. There is so much small talk throughout the book that when they do find their daughter in about the last ten pages, it is almost an afterthought. I like werewolves and vamps but I am crossing this series of my li ...more
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
The latest Shadow Wranglers Texas fantasy is an intriguing tale due to Miri's doubts and hesitations towards her soulmate who had treated her with love and respect before she was abused. That element brings a psychological reality to a complex story line containing several subplots and a seemingly horde of paranormal Texans. Series fans will enjoy the reunion of Jace and Mira; as the tough vampire must go slow and be tender and nurturing with his beloved emotionally fraught, fragile and forlorn ...more
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May 23, 2011 added it
A continuation of the Shadow Wrangler books. The story of Jace and Miri. Jace is a vampire while Miri is a werewolf. They get together and Miri gets pregnant. Then Miri is captured by the Sanctuary that wants to do experiments and torture on her. Her baby is taken away and Miri remains in captivity for a year. Then Jace finds her but she is not the same. The rest of the story is the two of them trying to rebuild trust and finding their baby.
Oct 21, 2011 rated it liked it
I actually enjoyed this one.
This is old school McCarty, heavy on the emotion and occasional smexy.
And the world is actually interesting and reasonably drawn out. (Which as much as I loved the old EC books, this is a new thing for SM)

Though it is definitely heavily borrowed from her Others series which was started in EC back in the day.
Tho it not a re-write, there is just recognisable elements and/or character traits.
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“The Tragallion pack wasn't exactly welcoming them with open arms ... All in all they were an angry, weary-looking group. Jace tucked Miri a little closer in to his side. "Remind me to deck Ian next time I set eyes on him."
She glanced up. "If you hold him, I'll do it for you.”
“Hey, sweet talk isn't supposed to make you cry."
"I think you're out of luck."
"Because that was too corny?"
"Because I blinked and you didn't go away. You're real."
He felt the same way. The joy that she was here, the lingering panic that it was just another dream he'd wake up from, her name an echo of desperate hope in his head.”
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