Don’t be surprised if you find yourself needing to refresh your memory with this one. So many of our favorite couples make an appearance in this one. It really makes it enjoyable to see the continuity from one story to the next.
It should be easy when the Alpha of Otter Crest decides to claim his fated mate. The only problem is… she’s hunting him.
Ethan Storm had survived more dangerous missions than most men. It was only after he was mugged and his life hung in the balance that he was turned by one of his men.
Returning home, Ethan had hoped to be able to resume his relationship with the love of his life, Marissa Prentiss.
The only problem is that with the exception of her sister, Marissa’s family has become entrenched with those that hunt the wolf-shifters. When her sister is murdered, Marissa joins the Hunters and vows to end those of Ethan’s kind.
When new information regarding her sister’s death comes to light, can Marissa bring the real villains to justice and find her own happily ever after with the only man she ever loved?
Marybeth 5.0 out of 5 stars Ethan and Marissa Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2021 Marissa intends to destroy the lives of the men who had raped and murdered her sister, including their father. Erin, her sister, was a wolf shifter and she was killed by a group of Hunters, who want to destroy all shifters. Of course, the men of the wolf packs decide that she needs to be rescued. Marissa doesn't need to be rescued, she wants to be left alone to finish her retribution. But, Ethan Storm is a past love and when he was made a wolf shifter to save his life, he realized then that Marissa was his fated mate. Six years later, he finally decides that he needs to claim her. The result is a very entertaining story.
Delta James is one of my favorite authors. I really enjoy the stories she writes about shifters. I can't wait for the next two books in this series.
I received an advance copy of this book and this is my honest opinion
4.0 out of 5 stars Breathe
Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2021
A tangled vine of drama, mystery and romance when Marissa's understanding of her father's betrayal leads to revenge and feelings of guilt. But when she realizes that the lies she believed have put her into the crosshairs of the hunters, her only hope is to take them out first. But will her actions also put her into the sights of her fated mate? Will Ethan's determination to track her down first become the delay that leads to doom? Or will their connection become even stronger than before?
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book! Well written!!
Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2021
Wow!! This book will grab you right from the beginning! And it will keep you reading non stop to the end! It's full of action, mystery and suspense throughout plus plenty of hot steamy sexy parts including a knot!! Wow and YES!! This is a book that you definitely want to read!!
Grace’s life is on a roll, but San Francisco’s hills are steep and one small misstep sends her tumbling into the arms of Lincoln Steele.
A lone wolf, loosely attached to his brother’s pack, Linc has been consumed with eradicating the humans known as Hunters. He has returned to the City by the Bay to renovate a small boutique hotel and a famed BDSM club. Now all he needs is an Executive Chef to head up the restaurants at both establishments. The pretty blonde chef seems to be everything he was looking for… and something he never expected.
From the time Grace enters the hotel to meet with Linc, she is inextricably drawn to the charismatic businessman and Dom. When Grace visits Torch Light, she finds herself partnered with the enigmatic Linc.
After a night of passion, Grace is taken by hunters. Can Linc use their connection to find her before it is too late?
Redrabbitt TOP 1000 REVIEWER 5.0 out of 5 stars LINC AND GRACE Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2021 Verified Purchase As a fan of Ms. Delta James' Wayward Mates series, there are many similarities in the storyline, but this one will involve a human and a wolf. Lincoln Steele is an Alpha, but not over a pack—yet, not a lone wolf. When he meets Grace Marlow, not only is he impressed with her credentials as a chef, he learns she is also a submissive and wants to play at Torch Light—she is his fated mate. Grace is human, and that isn't going to stop Linc—he will wine and dine her and win her over.
This new series, Tangled Vines, will also revolve around vineyards, and in this story, it will have Grace applying to be executive chef for both Lobo Bahia and Torch Light for the Steele brothers.
Linc: "I think I've found our head chef. She's human. She's also my fated mate. No admonition that I should seek another—that turning a human needs her consent and is not for the faint of heart." Damian: "Look, Linc, consent can be interpreted in many ways. Most of the best pack mistresses had to be persuaded to one degree or another—Skylar Grainger, Catherine DeMedici, Riley Nichols. Then go get your mate, little brother."
Linc and Grace will conclude their business with him, making her an offer, and she will accept; then later, she will meet him at Torch Light. Linc puts the word out that no other Dom will be involved with her—she is his. They will scene together, which is detailed in the story, and then he takes her home.
The chemistry between these two is instant for both of them. Not only do they pair up well as Dom and sub, but as a couple. But, then there is the danger of the Hunters, and before Linc has a chance to wine and dine her, to win her over, she is kidnapped so that they can destroy him. So the story has plenty of angst, danger, along with passion and romance. There are the D/s between them, but also a spanking scene and intense sex scenes. Unlike some fated mates, Grace learns what fated mates mean and what will take place, and she is willing to accept his claim and make her vows.
"Oooh, great sex and courting. I may have hit the jackpot. Careful big guy, I could fall hard for you. I feel like I've been waiting for you my whole life."
"I feel the same way about you, Butter?"
The story is a fast-paced tale, a spin-off from the Wayward Mates series, and has several people from that series. It also will take place in America but will have mentions of Europe. There is trouble brewing, Hunters coming, and she-wolves are the target.
Anne Young-Cronister 5.0 out of 5 stars Linc and Grace get together 💕 Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2021 Verified Purchase I’m loving this new series of Wolf shifters from Delta James. Linc and Grace are the subject of this book. It was an awesome story. The steamy scenes and the exciting twists that make this story fantastic. I can’t wait for the next book in this series! Definitely a must read!
Elaine 5.0 out of 5 stars A short read.... Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2021 Verified Purchase I loved this story. This is a well written BDSM/ shifter story and the characters are great. This was a quick easy read for me. I would encourage anyone who likes BDSM and Shifter stories to get this one. This is the first book by this author that I have read but it will not be my last. Please remember this is a BDSM story so if you don't like that type story you don't need to get this one. Awesome short story!!!!!
Linda W VINE VOICE 5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!! This book was great! Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2021 Verified Purchase Linc & Grace’s story was incredible!!! I love the initial meetings and the movement to the incredible enlightenment. Grace didn’t know anything about the shifter world until Lincare walked in the door and she felt the Alpha wave. There’s no going back! I’m in love with the series! I can’t wait for more.
He only has plans to eradicate the Hunters…until he must chase down his fated mate.
The Hunters are becoming bold. Damian Steel has called a summit of all wolf packs along the Pacific Coast. When Hudson Rhodes arrives on the same motorcycle Steve McQueen once rode, he is expecting nothing more than to come up with a plan to eradicate the Hunters… turning predators into prey.
The last thing he expected to feel was the call of his fated mate. Shasta Warren, the bad girl of the Sonoma Pack, is only willing to be the mistress of her own destiny. But when the Hunters attack and Hudson sends her away to save herself, Shasta can’t help but come to the brooding alpha’s aid.
As Hudson recovers from his wounds, Shasta slips away to begin a secret new life in the Crescent City. But she won’t be able to hide forever. The Alpha of New Orleans is known as an incurable romantic and jumps at the chance to help his old friend, Hudson, bring his fated mate to heel.
Redrabbitt TOP 1000 REVIEWER 5.0 out of 5 stars HUDSON AND SHASTA Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2021 As a fan of Ms. Delta James' Wayward Mates series, there are many similarities in the storyline, two wolf shifters meeting, realizing they are fated mates, which she will fight, but never wins. But then, beyond how they come together, accept fate, and the relationship, the story is new. This new series, Tangled Vines, will also revolve around vineyards.
Shasta Warren, daughter of Artemis Warren, sent her to Sonoma Pack because he was tired of dealing with her. She has earned a reputation of being difficult, but Xander Charles, from Sonoma, shows her kindness compared to her father's Beta. When she goes to the Sonoma Pack, she is a bitter she-wolf, uncooperative, but she isn't mistreated.
Hudson Rhodes has recently ended his military time as a Navy SEAL and is ready to take his rightful place as Alpha of Coronado—removing his older brother, Miles, and his mate, Chelsea. After he sets things right again, he will be going to Damian's for a meeting of other Alphas to discuss the issues with the hunters. What a surprise when he arrives and can smell her—his fated mate.
"Hudson had finally found her. His fated mate was here."
The plot begins with a group of Alphas coming together at Sonoma Pack and having Shasta use their businesses to attempt to make her escape. She may get away on Zeus, Damian's stallion, but once Hudson catches her sent, he is in pursuit, going a different route provided to claim his fated mate. The story has plenty of angst, action, adventure, mystery, suspense, and danger. Before Hudson can claim Shasta, they will come under attack by Hunters, and he is injured helping her escape. Shasta will direct others to his location, and while she might be able to slip away, she doesn't; she waits for Hudson—for the medics—and then must decide her future.
"I’m not afraid of the big bad wolf because I am one.” “I won’t be playing. When being punished, your likes are not high on my list of concerns. I’m going to take fiendish delight in the way I deliciously discipline you.” “But who will save you from me? And will I be safe there” “Always, my fierce, beautiful, courageous fated mate. Always.”
The good, the bad, and the ugly play their roles. While Shasta would rather be by herself, a lone she-wolf, especially with the danger of the Hunters, is foolish. There is something about Hudson that calls to her, she watched him risk his life to save hers, and he treats her well. But that isn’t enough for her to slip away while he is recovering—or him to come to NOLA and find her. The Hunters are becoming more brazen, and the risk is high—but maybe, just maybe, Shasta will be able to convince one of them that they are being played.
“I once thought I wanted no wolf at all. But a wise friend once told me that when happiness with your fated mate presents itself, you are a fool to turn away.” –Darby
“Shasta, I want you to know that not only do I recognize the gift you gave me, but I will cherish it always.” “I’m thankful to have a mate who knows me so well, but still chooses to be with me.” “I have no choice, but even if I did, I would always choose to love you and call you mine.”
The story does have power exchange, male dominance, feisty females, who eventually learn submission is powerful. There are explicit scenes and discipline. While this story does not end on a cliffhanger, several people mentioned in it will have their own story next.
Ashley A. Carr VINE VOICE 5.0 out of 5 stars Hudson and Shasta Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2021 Another wonderful read by this author! Hudson and Shasta balance each other out perfectly. He is an alpha and protective and dominant whilst she is sassy, bratty and willful. Shasta has been a thorn in the side of her Alpha. When Hudson shows up at her pack wanting to discuss the Coronado Vineyard he declares her his mate and let the games begin. The Hunters are becoming more and more bold, what will happen when Hudson is attacked by said Hunters? Will Shasta come to his aide? After she disappears will Hudson track his wayward mate down?
Aunt G TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE 5.0 out of 5 stars Tension, steam and danger Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2021 This book easily swept me up into its captivating storyline. The combination of emotion, drama and action is potent and consuming. Shasta and Hudson were amazing characters that really deliver a rock solid one-two punch right to your heart. Shasta was feisty and so easy to feel for and Hunter will have you swooning with his hot intensity and alpha tendencies. Tension, steam and danger keep you on the edge of your seat while being bombarded with heat and excitement. This is my elective, candid review.
Brina 5.0 out of 5 stars Decanted Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2021 Another fantastic and amazing story! Each book features the same storyline, but highlights different characters. It is all highly entertaining and engaging. I am voluntarily leaving a review after receiving an ARC.
Tangled Vines is a follow up series to Wayward Mates. All of the packs involved operate vineyards on the West Coast. There are quite a few references made to people and situations from Wayward Mates. The prequel, Harvest, is available for free by signing up for her newsletter.
When Hunters strike at the wrong prey, Damian Steele will stop at nothing to claim the ultimate prize… his fated mate.
On the backroads of Italy, a fatal accident takes the lives of three of the four people in the car. The only survivor is an unconscious Kinzie Edwards, who is mistakenly identified as her twin sister. In a targeted act of violence, Kinzie loses her sister, Kayla and her humanity.
Damian is the brooding Alpha of the Sonoma Pack and the head of the Luna de Lobo Vineyard on the California coast. When Hunters strike at his people, Damian rushes to Italy to care for the mate to his omega. Except it isn’t Kayla he brings home.
While Kinzie hovers between life and death, a powerful change within her DNA occurs and she wakes as a wolf. Kinzie knows nothing about wolf-shifters or fated mates, unlike her sister who had been a wolf-shifter.
Thirsting for answers and revenge, Kinzie leaves the safety of Damian’s embrace to confront those who murdered her sister. Can Damian reach her before the Hunters claim her as another trophy?.
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Karter and Ronan
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2019
After seeing Commander Karter in several books and watching him interact with Dara (Chloe, Seth, and Dorian's daughter), we have begged Grace for him to get a mate and she answered us with this great story.
(To understand my review, I just want to put it out there, I read for story and could care less about the sexy times)
This story drops us right into the middle of the Hive war, as mentioned in the previous books, the Battlegroup Karter is actively holding back the Hive in sector 437. Karter was tested years and years ago and has been too busy to have any thoughts of a bride. Ronan is also a Commander and is just as intense as Karter due to the heavy weight of responsibility demanded by their positions. Erica has always loved the stars and jumped at her chance to be among them, especially after her testing as part of a Prillon sandwich (her words, not mine).
This story is told from all three POV and we get to see just how tortured Karter is and how much weight is on his very broad shoulders. I really loved Karter and Ronan and even though Erica is just a feisty as the other Interstellar Brides, I guess I just wasn't as impressed with her as I was with the other brides - she does love both of them and fights for a true mating but that's about it. BUT, Karter and Ronan make up for any deficiencies I felt Erica had. The new development in the war is a major game changer and the Coalition is going to have their hands full dealing with it.
I love this series and while I have received advanced copies of these books (yes, I joined Grace's review team to get my hands on these books as soon as possible), I have purchased every single one. Purchasing these books and writing reviews so that others have a chance to discover this talented author's work is my way of supporting her and my habit 🙂
5.0 out of 5 stars A really great read, impossible to put down once I started reading
Reviewed in the United States on March 27, 2021
Kinzi had been waiting to see her identical twin sister Kayla and husband Evan for some time and now they were all together again the limo that had been sent to collect them and drive the around. Who would have thought that the laughter and the love she had seen and heard in her sister and the love of her life Evan’s eyes would be permanently changed and there was not a damn thing she could do to stop it from happening?
When Damian had heard of the attack by the hunters and the death of his two packmates his vintner assistant and Kenzi and his Beta Evan. Imagine his surprise when he discovers that the woman, he found was Kinzi and that she is his Fated mate, unfortunately being close to death and already undergoing the change to wolf he has a lot of explaining to do if she survives the transgression fully.
Damián has never been happier he has discovered his fated mate and now he has to explain to Kinzi what is happening to her body and also explain why her sister and her mate were killed as they were all travelling in Italy, unfortunately she has other ideas.
When Damian discovers that his recently marked mate has made a run for it he is furious and also frustrated, when he discovers she is on the way to Italy he knows she is looking for the hunters and for retribution he knows her life is at risk.
This is a wonderful read and it is simply wonderful to meet up again with Marco and Catherine in Italy along with Damian’s brother and his recently turned mate.
This is a wonderful read and I guarantee that once you start reading you will not be able to put this book down until you reach the very last page.
I voluntarily received and review an Advanced Reader Copy
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading any future publications; keep up all the great writing.
“A fantastic paranormal shifter romance to lose yourself in: hot Alphas, strong Women, and some throw-me-a-towel-and-give-me-some-water fiery sex.” – Amazon reviewer Suzy.
“With a new ensemble of headstrong, spunky ladies and hot alpha men, Tangled Vines will give Wayward Mates a run for its money.” Goodreads reviewer Dana
“Their story is absolutely jammed pack with twist and turns to keep you reading till the very end then wanting more.” Goodreads reviewer Liz
“A sensually woven story that you can’t put down.” Bookbub reviewer