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!

Temptation Returns by Lisa Carlisle

Antonio had just returned home after completing his tour of duty in the military. His mission was to find the girl, Lina, who he could not  stop thinking about since the day he walked away from her prior to leaving for Afghanistan. He just hoped that she would be waiting for him.

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Lina, a woman whose heart was broken by her first love years prior, was finally getting her life back on track. She had recently accepted the proposal of another man, finally moving on with her life. Was she complete happy, no. Did she have some undercurrent regrets, I think so. So when the day came that she spotted Antonio across the room at a rock concert in which both of them suspiciously won tickets to, her heart skipped a beat.

Could these two rekindle their love for each other? The fire, the passion, their need for each other. Antonio decided to go all in and try to rekindle their love, that was until he happened upon Lina and her bridle party at a club. He didn’t know, because Lina never told him, that she was engaged. He felt betrayed, lie to and heartbroken. Antonio again walked away, or did he.

You have to read this book. I read it in one night because I couldn’t put it down and neither will you. I rate it 5 stars!

Review of Tattered Loyalties by Carrie Ann Ryan

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When the great war between the Redwoods and the Centrals occurred three decades ago, the Talon Pack risked their lives for the side of good. After tragedy struck, Gideon Brentwood became the Alpha of the Talons. But the Pack’s stability is threatened, and he’s forced to take mate—only the one fate puts in his path is the woman he shouldn’t want.

Though the daughter of the Redwood Pack’s Beta, Brie Jamenson has known peace for most of her life. When she finds the man who could be her mate, she’s shocked to discover Gideon is the Alpha wolf of the Talon Pack. As a submissive, her strength lies in her heart, not her claws. But if her new Pack disagrees or disapproves, the consequences could be fatal.

As the worlds Brie and Gideon have always known begin to shift, they must face their challenges together in order to help their Pack and seal their bond. But when the Pack is threatened from the inside, Gideon doesn’t know who he can trust and Brie’s life is could be forfeit in the crossfire. It will take the strength of an Alpha and the courage of his mate to realize where true loyalties lie.

Gideon Brentwood, the Alpha of the Talon pack never expected his fated mate to be a submissive, let alone be one from another pack. Brie Jamerson, daughter of Willow and Jasper of the Redwood Pack knew who her fated mate was since she was seventeen years old. She never acted on it because, one she is a submissive wolf and two, he is an Alpha of the Talon Pack. It was her belief that Alphas’ and  Submissives’ never mated. It was unheard of. So besides her best friend/cousin Charlotte, no one knew until years later when her family went to the Talon territory to discuss business.

Suspense, ✔. Drama, ✔. Passion, ✔. Envy, ✔. An evil plot to rule the world, ✔. All and all Carrie Ann Ryan delivers. I don’t know how she can knock out hits like she does, but please if it involves keeping us with the Redwoods and now the Talons; keep them coming.

I really enjoyed that we were able to grow with Gideon and Brie on their becoming one within their relationship. But most importantly, I enjoyed how Brie was able to develop a relationship with in her new pack whilst also growing in her abilities as an Alpha/Submissive. She definitely threw out the preconceived notions that the elders and even her cousin Finn threw in her face. The Brentwood’s are growing on me and I look forward to reading more about them, especially with what’s to come.

Love at First Roar by Celia Kyle

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I was waiting for Isaac’s story since his accident in the first book. As the healer he seemed to be the more level headed brother. Although I loved Ty, Van and Keen’s story; each definitely had their own characteristics and personalities. Mia was still all funny with her, “Language” screams to every swear words. Really, how could she hear them half of the time. The new characters brought more drama to Grayslake.

I felt so bad for Kiara and what she had to endure from her evil Alpha Asshole father and brother Mitchell. What they put her through was simply evil.
Also, how could the females of the Grayslake clan get away with tormenting Isaac that way after he endured his scars fighting for their clan.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars because I truly love this series, but I would have liked more information about the whereabouts of the drug and how they would go about alleviating anyone else from coming into harm from it.

Waiting for the next. I want to hear more about Zoey.

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Review of Cat 🐱 Haus by Cat Johnson

C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_81Ejnvsfq5L__SL160_I loved this story. John and Cate must remove the wall around their hearts in order to let love in. Both feel, for Cate her profession and for John reasons unknown; they do not deserve love. When emotions become high and jealousy becomes a huge factor; a decision must be made. Thankfully, at the advise of one of Cate’s clients, a decision was made. I loved, what I want to call the partial ending. Please be a book four to let us know John’s reasoning and how the true happy ever after “Pretty Woman” ending could be.

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