The United & The Divided
Title : The United & The Divided
Series : Tooth & Claw, Book #3
Author : L.A. Witt
Publisher : Samhain (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M/M, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length : 202 pages (e-book)
Published : October 15, 2013
Rating : ★★★★
Where do you run when there’s nowhere left to go?
Tooth & Claw, Book 3
Levi, Darius and Ian are on the run, but Levi’s wolf clan is the least of their problems. Levi’s now part vampire. Darius, a vampire for the last half century, is now part wolf. They have to feed on blood, but a bite will turn a human to a wolf.
They’re left with only one option: find a group of wolves to live amongst…which is a challenge when the wolves want them dead.
Finally, on a remote island off the coast of Alaska, they find a small community willing to let them stay, at least for the time being. The decision isn’t unanimous, though. Some are willing to destroy their own village to see them gone, and only at great risk do the three convince the townsfolk to lay down their Molotov cocktails.
Yet just as the trio begins to trust they’ve at last found peace, one of the clan Elders learns that the island wolves are harboring them. And he’s going to make sure Levi, Darius and Ian fry under the deadly Alaskan sun.
Warning : Contains a vampire and two vampire-wolves who are seriously over all this running around stuff. Also lots of bullets and fur flying, but you’d better believe the boys still find time to burn up the sheets.
After the events of The Given & The Taken and The Healing & The Dying, Levi, Ian and Darius hope they’ve finally found sanctuary with a wolf clan far enough away that the Clan Elders will stop looking for them and allow them to live and love in peace. Yeah, no such luck! In spite of the support they have from the community’s Elders, they aren’t long there when the cabin they are staying in is set on fire with a bombardment of Molotov cocktails. During the day. They are rescued from certain death from flames or sunlight by a small group of supporters. One of those supporters is Julie, a young woman who was initially disapproving of them. When she comes across Ian watching the Northern Lights, curiosity gets the better of her. She approaches Ian to ask him their real story. After that, she becomes a staunch ally to the guys and ropes her less than impressed boyfriend, Harlan, into helping them as well.
Although they escape the burning cabin, the three lovers once again find themselves facing certain death when one of the clan Elders suddenly appears on the island demanding they face their original sentence – to be placed in cages and left to face the dawn.
The United & the Divided was fast paced and action packed as Levi, Ian an Darius reel from one life threatening situation to the next, relentlessly pursued. The author did a good job of incorporating recaps of major points in previous books into the story without it feeling tedious. Each chapter is told in first person POV, rotating between the MCs. Although I’d get momentarily lost every now and then and had to recall which MC it was, it quickly became obvious again as to who’s head we were in and I didn’t find it detracted from the story. I loved the three MCs and the sex scenes were oh-my-god hot! However, while the sex scenes really were smokin’, it would have been nice to have had more of the guys just interacting with each – the love and affection without the sex every time – because the few times there were, I really loved.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were wonderful and the action had me turning the page needing to know what would happen next! The last scene was definitely my favourite. It showed the love and support the three of them have with each other and was a lovely conclusion to Levi, Ian and Darius’s story.
Rated 4 stars by BookSmitten