Masked by Danger: An emotional rejected mate paranormal romance

· Hunted Mates Book 2 · Sold by Christa Wick
40 reviews

About this ebook

The gruffest, most hardened strike team leader in the wolf packs by far, brusque, brooding Cade Mercer has good reason for being so grouchy all the time. Unlike his men, he's already mated. To a strong, incredible, button-pushing she-wolf no less.

She was the one that got away. Literally. Iris North had rejected their mating and left the pack twelve years ago, taking his heart with her. For Cade, shifter biology isn't the reason he's stayed a one-woman man since. It's simply how he's built. Iris was it for him. And being alone for the rest of his life is a reality he accepted a long time ago.

Until, that is, he catches the scent of the newest latent he's ordered to extract. Not only is the woman the furthest thing from a damsel in distress who needs saving, she's a tough, big city homicide detective packing more heat than his men.

She also happens to be his no-longer-missing mate.

Previously published in the Wolf Clan series (c) 2014, revised throughout with newly added content, extended story elements, and expanded world building.


- Mated by Fate (Two fated couples…)

- Masked by Danger (One lost mate…)

- Marked by Magic (Zero room for failure…)

Series characters: alpha hero, protective hero, alpha male, gruff hero, grouchy hero, sweet hero, possessive hero, shifter, OTT alpha, strong heroine, smart heroine, human mate, witch mate, shewolf, shy mate, virgin mate, virgin heroine, shy heroine, sexy small town, steamy PNR, alpha shifter, alpha MC

Romance Tropes: fated mate, rejected mate, friends to lovers, second chance romance, enemies to lovers, age gap romance

For fans of: Terry Spear, Cynthia Sax, Jenika Snow, Liza Street, Abigail Owen, Alisa Woods, Christine Feehan, Jessie Donovan, M. Flynn, Gena Callahan, Milly Weaver, J.K. Harper, Anna Craig, JR Ward, Layla Nash, Jayne Faith, Renee Rose, Vanessa Vale, Brenda K Davies,

40 reviews
Moon Fox
August 30, 2021
I loved Iris and Cade's story. This book offered up a surprising and unusual twist that really intrigued me. Maybe other readers have come across it before but for me personally it was fresh and original. The well crafted storyline wastes no time in capturing your attention and starting a steadily building tension. The chemistry sparks and the steam sizzles as the potent and combustible blend of desire and emotion delivers rising temperatures, big feels and some super swoon. Danger, action and suspense add a shot of adrenaline to give you some thrills along the way. An all around great PNR and that left me totally satisfied and very eager to read the next book in this series. I am independently posting a impartial review.
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Vie Tang
September 1, 2021
Cade Mercer has scented his mate and he's not letting her go. Iris is a she-wolf who is a homicide detective .. and in heat! With the Hunters killing the shifters and latents, danger surrounds Cade, Iris and their clans. Shifters, witches, magic, baby cubs, betrayal and accepting ones true self - this book is so well written and gripping. I could not put it down. This is Book 2 in the Hunted Mates series and I haven't read Book 1 yet but you don't need to. Amazing! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Jeanne Richardson
September 8, 2021
I've read a lot of books written by Christa Wick; she is one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to read more of her books. This is the second book in the Hunted Mates Series; it can be read as a stand-alone book but is better if read in order. Cade is a wolf shifter; Iris is his mate that ran away twelve years ago. I received a free copy of this book via booksprout and I’m voluntarily leaving a review.
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About the author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Christa Wick has been hybrid publishing since 2012 (yep, she's one of the O.G. indie authors). She's written 50+ romances starring curvalicious heroines and alphalicious heroes whose stories span the spectrum of: steamy & sweet, steamy & emotional, steamy & suspenseful, steamy & paranormal, steamy & dark, and...well, you get the idea. She also writes sci-fi thrillers and suspense novels under other pen names.

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