Werewolf Ranulf Verlaine and his longtime lover, vampire Griffin Rothschild, have sworn they will fight to stay together if either discovers another is their mate. When Ran meets beautiful vampire Dante Ducoin on a train from Prague to Paris, mating lust explodes between them and Ran forgets the pact. He forgets everything but sinking into and surrounding Dante, who is equally lost in Ran. Newly bonded, the pair run away to New York City.
Griffin chases after his lover, pulled by a metaphysical force. When he finds Ran and Dante, mating lust shifts their bond to a triumvirate. The three can’t keep their hands, or anything else, off one another. But lust isn’t everything. For the triumvirate to thrive, Dante must carve out a place between two men who have been lovers for years, Griffin must share the only man he’s ever loved with a woman, and Ranulf must balance his pack responsibilities with his love for his mates.
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously published and has been significantly revised and expanded for Ellora’s Cave.
Ranulf, a werewolf, and Beta of his pack, has been with his lover Griffin, a vampire, for many years. They vow to remain lovers and together forever, although neither has felt the stirrings of being mates. They make love with abandon, and their joinings are rough and yet filled with love, but Ranulf still feels something missing. He goes on a train tip to visit his twin and Alpha of their pack, Roul, and along the way, he meets Dante, knowing instantly that even though she is a vampire, she is his mate. They both run away from their families to New York to live together, but Ran still longs for Griffin, and Griffin, sensing Ran’s mating and his distance comes after him, near death.
The three find, after all, Griffin and Ran are mates, and Dante is also their mate. She is understanding of the men’s need to be together, and mates with both.
But what of their responsibilities, both business and family, in Europe? Can they turn their backs on all that is familiar to them? Will their families allow them to be free to love and live as they wish?
I read Runaways, and Mating, by the same author, at the same time. Mating answers some of the questions raised in this book, as Ran’s brother Roul comes after him.
It’s an explosive love story, with lots of hot sex, between all three, in all combinations. It is an interesting take on interspecies romance that you will like if you are into the hot paranormals.
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