Finding Forgiveness [NOOK Book]

Overview

To forgive is divine?if he can pin his lover down long enough to beg for it.

Poconos Pack, Book 1

Ben Malone?s role as Marshall attunes him to every nuance of the pack?s wellbeing?which means he?s forced to feel every one of his mate?s hangovers. It?s the one reason Ben will never claim Dave Maldonado. Being alone is better than being with someone who lives in a bottle.

Dave was destined to be a pack Alpha ...

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Overview

To forgive is divine…if he can pin his lover down long enough to beg for it.

Poconos Pack, Book 1

Ben Malone’s role as Marshall attunes him to every nuance of the pack’s wellbeing—which means he’s forced to feel every one of his mate’s hangovers. It’s the one reason Ben will never claim Dave Maldonado. Being alone is better than being with someone who lives in a bottle.

Dave was destined to be a pack Alpha until his first migraine hit at age fifteen, the day he caught his future mate holding hands with another boy. In the nine agonizing years since, he’s contented himself as Beta, but never learned to live with the pain and confusion of Ben’s rejection.

Dave’s worst attack yet sends him to the hospital—and brings them both face to face with the misunderstanding that’s kept them apart all these years. It’s too late, though. Dave is headed for Gay Pride Week at Disney World with one goal in mind. Forget Ben Malone.

Ben’s got a problem with that. Only one man is destined to hold his David. And he’ll give anything, even his last shred of pride, to win forgiveness—and the right to finally claim his mate.

Warning: This book contains explicit sex, graphic language, and male/male love scenes between two top dogs. Who knew Rock Paper Scissors could be such fun?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609284961
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Series: Poconos Pack , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 103
  • Sales rank: 20,287
  • File size: 884 KB

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

    Fantastic Read

    Dana Marie Bell has written a touching romance of misgivings and mistakes, and new starts.

    Ben Malone has known since he was fifteen that David Maldonado is his mate. But he refuses to claim him, because he is determined not to become involved with an alcoholic like his father. Ben suffered too much from his father's drunken rages, and will never go through that again, even for his mate.

    For David's part, he doesn't understand Ben's attitude. He also realized long ago that Ben was his mate, and has been hurt by Ben's attitude. After the most recent migraine attack, one that leaves David unconscious and hospitalized, he decides to go away and try to forget his mate once and for all. Better to not have a mate and be lonely, than to endure Ben's scorn and derision every day.

    When the pack alpha sits Ben down and lays the whole situation in front of him, Ben learns that drinking is not the cause of David's pain, and what Ben thought were hangovers, were in fact severe and debilitating migraines. Now that he knows, Ben is determined that no one but him will ever claim his mate, and he realizes he has some serious groveling ahead to win the forgiveness of the only person he has ever needed.

    This is the first of her Poconos Pack stories, but it fits together beautifully with her Halle Puma series, focusing this time on the wolves of Rick's pack. I like that so many of the 'old friends' from the Halle Puma series are here, and to be honest, I have been waiting for Ben and Dave's story for a long time. This one was worth the wait. This is filled with romance and of course, Ms. Bell's marvelous sense of humor is ever present, making this one a joy to read.

    David Maldonado is the pack beta to Rick's alpha. He is big, strong and gorgeous; a gentle giant of a man. He is confused by Ben's attitude, and decides to give up his dream of being claimed by his mate. He suffers through his headaches without complaint, and I could feel his pain, physical and emotional, throughout this story. I enjoyed the lengths he went to, once he had Ben where he wanted him, and the things he had Ben do to gain forgiveness were, at times, hilarious.

    Ben Malone is pack Marshall, and he believes he's doing the right thing for himself by not claiming his mate. Ben is strong and yet there is a vulnerable part of him, the part his father put there so long ago. When he sees what he believes are the signs of the sickness of alcoholism that gripped his father, in his mate, he refuses to be hurt again. When he realizes his mistake, he is miserable. I loved watching him 'grovel' to get his mate to his side, and laughed along the way with what he was willing to do.

    This is a touching love story about two people and how misunderstanding and secrets can come between them. David and Ben needed to open up and just talk, and much of their heartache would never have happened. I loved some of the secondary characters that were new to this story, and I would love to see more of both Steve and Charlie in future books from Ms. Bell. I enjoyed the experience of this story, and was delighted with the happy ever after for these two.

    Originally posted at Whipped Cream Reviews

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2011

    Check it out

    Very good book, but to short for me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    Awesome!

    This book is one of the best I have read yet. Dana Marie Bell has managed to give us another wonderful story of the heartbreak and joy of a true relationship. The story has humor, sadness, steamy sex, and will leave wanting more. I cannot wait for the next in the series! Ms. Bell, please don't stop writing these great stories.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

    Great Story

    I love her books so much. This book was just as good as all the other ones. I can't wait for her next books to come out. I would recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    I Love Ben & Dave.

    Through in Disney and Awrsome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2014

    Too short

    Love the characters and story line just wish it was longer

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

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    Highly entertaining, fun read

    I enjoyed Dana Marie Bell's Halle Puma's series a lot and finally had a chance to read this. It was a very enjoyable read and I liked it a lot. Recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Wow

    Hot hot hot. Mature readers. M/M

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  • Posted June 9, 2012

    Good Book

    I thought this was a good book! It shows how not talking to someone can cause all sorts of problems.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    love it

    This was very tastefully written. I was a little leery never having read a male on male story but it was so well written that the love is what came shinning through . I will read it again !! To bad that people can't react the same way the pack reacted. Love is Love

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    Just so-so.

    The story line wasn't captivating and found myself skimming thru it. It was the first gay romance novel I have ever read and was happy it wasn't over-the-top raunchy. But over all the author really wasn't that good.

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