A time of reflection…

Psalms 91:2

I will say of the Lord, he is my refuge and my fortress: my God, in him I will trust.

Sold to the Bears by Amira Rainn

Lila survived through double tragedies. First with the murder of her biological parents to wolves led by their Alpha Malachi, and finally through the deaths of her adoptive parents. One has to be strong as a human growing up amongst the very same wolf shifters that killed your biological parents.

Later after the deaths of her adoptive parents the elder wolves decided that she had no place living in their town of Stony Rapids so the auctioned her off to bear shifters of Sun Creek. Their town wasn’t anything like Stony Rapids. It was beautiful and more advanced than the dirt roads she was used to during the Post Freeze era. Due to the Post Freeze, women were of very few, which was why the auctions took place; and Lila being a curvaceous beauty could bring in a lot of coins.

Grant, Adrian and Samuel were not only brothers, but they were hella fine in every way. Especially with their sleepy like sexy eyes. Although each brought to the table different personalities and strengths, ultimately Grant was the chief of the town of Sun Creek. They all lived in a very large home with the rest of their loving family.  The elder of the home was their Aunt Mil who I loved in this book. She took care of everybody even Lila when she came to live with them.  First very apprehensive because of the circumstance, but ultimately embracing their love when she came to know them.

The difficultly with Lila lay in her choosing between Grant and Adrian to be her mate for life and all the while dealing with the fighting between the bear shifters and wolf shifters. Who will Lila choose? Will her cold, wounded heart heal and allow her to embrace the love that she deserves? Will wolves ever stop the attacks on Stony Rapids in effort to gain their wealth and access to their commodity? All the answers and more are in this book. It is truly a book worth reading. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

1001 Dark Nights (A Wicked Wolf Novella) by Carrie Ann Ryan

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Quinn, a lieutenant with the Talon pack, had all but given up on love. Jilted by his mate Helena, he almost lost both his life and the life of his son Jessie because of  Helena’s selfishness. His mate, with the help of a witch, severed their mating bond and the link to the Talon Pack and left right after the birth of their son Jessie. The severing of the bond almost killed him and left his 5 yr. old son fighting for his life on a daily basis. Because of this Quinn’s heart became hardened and he developed a hatred for witches. Unbeknownst to him, the Goddess sought favor in his eyes and provided him with a new mate that would cause a war within his soul.

Gina, adopted daughter of Kade, the Alpha of the Redwood Pack and soon to be enforcer, was part fire witch and part wolf. She is the daughter of the deceased Larissa, a witch, who perished during the war with the Centrals years prior. It was during that war that also claimed the lives of her grandparents, their Alpha’s; and caused a shift in powers within the younger generation. Now, as an adult, her father Kade asked her to join him at a meeting with the Talon Pack, to help devise a plan to unite the packs together as a method of solidarity. It surprised Gina that during this meeting her wolf had her staring at a strange, angry wolf lurking in the corner. She didn’t know why she couldn’t remain focused on the meeting when all she wanted to do was rub up against the man in the corner.

This novella left me wanting more of Quinn and Gina’s journey towards love and the effort of helping the Talons find mates. Throughout the battle of the mind of two stubborn and dominate wolves, the link that would ultimately join them together is the love of a little pup named Jessie.

Thank you Carrie Ann Ryan for this opportunity to read and review this ARC. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. You know that we can’t get enough of the Redwood pack and now you’ve taken us on a new journey with the Talons. Kudos Mrs. Ryan 5 Stars!