Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mating Dance (Black Hills Wolves) by Merryn Dexter

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 hates Sander almost as much as she loves him. Humiliated at seventeen when he stood her up at the annual Spring Dance she has lived a life of relative solitude on the fringes of the pack.

When Sander catches sight and scent of Rory, feelings run hot. His wolf recognizes his mate and he’ll do just about anything to overcome Rory’s dislike of him. Even accept the assistance of four interfering busybodies.

The matrons want the old Spring Dance revived and what better way to ‘help’ two fated wolves to happiness than to force them to work together on the organizing committee. 

Rory and Sander discover that finding love doesn’t get any easier even when you’re in your fifties. Misunderstandings, old hurts and the sharp edge of Miss Kathy’s tongue must all be overcome if two old friends are to achieve true happiness.

My review:
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.

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