Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Dante’s Mates
Author: Maggie Walsh
Series: Beyond the Angel Pack #1
Heroes: Dante Calebrese/Dale Cole/Dare Davis
Genre: MMM Paranormal
Length: 216 Pages
Release Date: January 22, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Vampire Prince Dante Calebrese has waited over 2,000 years to find his mates. One night, within minutes of each other, he finds both mates.
Wolf shifter Dale Cole feels an overwhelming sense of guilt after all the underhanded things he was forced to do by his evil sister and father. Dale feels he has no other choice than to leave this world.
Dragon Lord Dare Davis has been hiding in the fae realm for over 1,000 years after his race was nearly wiped out. He has learned to close off all emotion and just live his life for the next battle. But when the three can’t come together because of Dare’s inability to show or feel emotion, Dante banishes him from their lives in hopes of keeping Dale safe and happy. Dare must find a way to show his mates that he can change and that they can depend on him. But Dante and Dale have trouble forgiving and forgetting.
Review: The three “D”s of this paranormal ménage consist of Dante, Dare, and Dale. These two alpha males and little Dale were seriously hot apart, but even more so together.
I wasn’t sure how Dale could redeem himself, but that was taken care of almost immediately, so we could get right to the good stuff. What I thought would be an issue involving mainly Dale and his past turned out to be more of an issue of Dare and his. Dare’s inner monologue and outward lies and actions were a thousand times worse than Dale’s forced actions. Of course, you need to read the previous books of the Angel Pack series to understand the drama unfolding, and their history, so do yourself a favor by reading in order and realizing that this is an offshoot of that series.
Dante is actually Prince Dante, and only his father is a higher ranking vampire. Dare is also the leader of the species, the Dragon Lord, and Dale is a werewolf. An unlikely troupe of mates, but after many trials and tribulations the ménage works and it works well.
The battle raging from the Angel Pack series continues here but a major villain is finally exposed. I’ve been a fan of Dante from the moment he entered the scene in the original series and was really looking forward to his story. It did not fail, and I am unsure why I waited so long to read it. This first book of the new series is a nice segue into Victor’s story. I have no idea how that will play out as his love interest is bound to another, but I am sure Ms. Walsh will wow me with her storytelling and once again leaving me wanting more.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*