L'Ange book 3
- Narrated by:
- Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:03-06-17
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
- Jon Slade finally met his mate, but instead of it being the happiest day of his life, it became the saddest when wolf shifter Kelvin MacCurdy chose his obligations over their fated bond, leaving Jon to pick up the pieces of his shattered dreams. Lucky for him, Roman Howell, his boss and the owner of L'Ange, saw promise in the forlorn lion and put him to work so he wouldn't have time to sit around and lick his wounds while he waited for his wounded spirit to heal.Then the wolves make an official visit to L'Ange, and Jon finds out Kelvin's pining for him is taking its toll on his position as the king's champion. Though Kelvin's training and the expectations of others steer him toward an intended mate, Jon has an unbreakable hold on his heart, and it's no longer possible for Kelvin to keep himself from where he truly belongs.But the conclave brings more than Kelvin to the château. It also brings a challenge to jackal alpha Quade Danas, a threat that Quade and Roman, Arman and Linus, and Jon and Kelvin may have to fight in order to keep L'Ange's family intact. Jon never wanted to lead a pride, but the loyalty and devotion to one is ingrained in him. Kelvin was raised to punish anyone who questioned his king, but the calling to protect others runs through his veins just as deeply. To come out on the other side of the battle together, Jon and Kelvin will have to hold the darkness of solitary pride and broken hearts at bay - and find strength in belonging to something bigger than themselves.©2016 Mary Calmes (P)2017 Dreamspinner Press
- Tams gives this one 5 stars...
- "Picks up right where they left off"Would you listen to Chosen Pride again? Why?Most definitely. 1)It's Mary Calmes 2)It's Tristan James 3)It's a fantastic story, perfect addition to this Shifter series 4)It's sexy, passionate, dangerous and so goddamn engrossing I couldn't stop listening 5)Did I mention it's Mary Calmes?What did you like best about this story?I think it was Quade figuring out that he could be more, that had more to offer the Shifter community. And how that realization tied into everything else.Have you listened to any of Tristan James’s other performances before? How does this one compare?I absolutely love Jame's voice and I purchase audiobooks simply because he narrated. I'd say it's one of his best. There were a lot of characters and there was never a time where I didn't know exactly who's mind I was in. And the Scottish brougue... god almighty, SEXEEEEE!Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?The hunt.Any additional comments?I want Mary Calmes to write me a bedtime story and I want Tristan James to narrate it. Lord but I'd have the best dreams with that under my pillow!
Let me start by saying this is the third book in a series that must be read, or listened to, in order to fully appreciate the world that is L'Ange and it's characters.
At the end of book two we saw Jon Slade, Lion shifter, find his mate only to be rebuffed and rejecting. A year later, his mate who is Fenrir to Wolf Shifters High King is paying a visit to L'Ange with the Conclave and of course, things never go as planned. Jon feels like he's finally getting to a place where he no longer pines over Kelvin, that is, until they come face to face and both realize that fate doesn't make mistakes. Fated mates or not, the King isn't keen on giving up his champion.
Jon Slade didn't think he'd ever find a home or a family again, but that's exactly what he has at L'Ange. Kelvin MacCurdy was born and breed to do three things. Serve and protect the King as his Champion, breed and bare a male heir to become the next Fenrir, and die. He's never known what it means to be part of a family and he's never known love. When Quade accepts him into his pack, it's a shock, but when Roman, Arman and Linus all stand in line to help Kelvin and Jon when the time comes, it's baffling to him.
I really love the way this mix match family of Shifters banned together to protect their own in this book. And I quite enjoyed the metaphorical spanking they gave the High King and his court. I really wish someone would have bitch slapped the Queen, but that's just me. I don't think this "pack" even realizes their full potential yet, they all worked so well together on mere hours notice and planning, their decisiveness exact, their execution precise and impeccable. I'm excited to see where the next book goes, possibly to the High Court with Sheridan and Enoch. But I'm certain the gang from L'Ange will be woven into the story somehow.
- Mary Calmes lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and two children and loves all the seasons except summer. She graduated from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, with a bachelor's degree in English literature. Due to the fact that it is English lit and not English grammar, do not ask her to point out a clause for you, as it will so not happen. She loves writing, becoming immersed in the process, and falling into the work. She can even tell you what her characters smell like. She loves buying books and going to conventions to meet her fans.
- website: http://www.marycalmesauthor.com/index.php
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