ARC Review: Dane's Mark by Lora Leigh

A decade ago Katy Chavos was a proud misfit who had her heart broken, crushed by a man who drew her close with one breath and pulled away the next. He left a mark she’s done everything in her power to erase. But when Katy’s job brings her back to the hometown she couldn’t wait to escape, seeing Dane again awakens something inside her that won’t be tamed....

Dane Vanderale isn’t like other Breeds. As a hybrid he’s stronger, more primal, and more determined to hide it. He’s also certain that Katy is not his mate—not that that stops him from wanting her with every part of his soul. He knows he hurt her deeply and he intends to make things right, but she is dead set on keeping him at arm’s length.

Despite their painful history, Katy can’t deny the intense attraction she still feels for Dane. And before long, it will be impossible for either to deny the truth that has been in front of them all along....
I don't know about you, but I've been waiting for what seems like years for another book in the series. Like five years of waiting. That's a lot of pressure on a readers and author. I'm happy to say that it was well worth the wait. I totally loved it. 

We've been waiting for Dane's story, and it totally delivered. My only complaint was that it didn't have enough of Jonas in it. What can I say he's my all-time favorite. I will admit that the story starts off slightly slowly for me. I understood that we had to set the story, so it didn't bother me the slow movement on the beginning. Once the story took off it took off with a bang. 

We've known Dan for a while now. He's been in prior books and has a connection to my man Jonas. I'd tell you more but if you haven't yet read the series, I don't want to ruin anything for you. His Mate Katy is new to this world. 

I loved Katy right away and I also love how she's like a daughter to Graeme. The way he cares about her is so sweet. Right away we learn that Katy has no one at all in her life that loves her for just her. Her life is full of many ups and downs. Until she meets Graeme it's more down than up. He changes her entire life. 

I have to say that Dane at times comes off as a jerk. I spent a good part of this book wanting to smack him. He keeps hurting Katy and I'm not sure I agree with his reasons. Now I know he has or had feelings for someone else and when he's first around Katy is like a child compared to him and I don't blame him from not doing anything about that. 

In fact, it would have been wrong to mate with her so young, she needed to live a bit first but that doesn't mean he should have been so cruel to her. He breaks her heart many times within the story, and she's lets it all slide. He's a very lucky man. 

Now I know that it might seem like how I could like story when I'm being so mean to poor Dane. Even with me being mad at Dane at times I still loved them together. I'm happy Katy found her happy ever after. 

So much happened within the story and I can honestly see where the story is moving from here. The author adding a few new twists to the story. Plus, I'd love a story with Katy's bodyguard. I'm hoping we will get something new next year. 


  1. Great review. I kinda thought she was a bit too hard on him at times lol I think after they were reunited, it was more just him being a man type of misunderstanding, not trying to be malicious to her. What he did in the beginning though, was so heartbreaking. Literally was crying buckets over the pain she was feeling. I LOVED all the reveals. They were crazy right? She didn't hold back here. I mean learning who she really is and the secrets about Leo was wild but I loved it.


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