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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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!
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.
The Protector’s Heart (Wilde Creek 3) Is Out Now!!
The Protector’s Heart _12 Final copyHappy Saturday everyone! It’s sunny and cold here in New Jersey, but it’s a great day for The Protector’s Heart!! I’m thrilled to share the latest installment in the Wilde Creek series with you. Malachi and Nila were so much fun to write. I hope you come to love them (and her adorable son Jack) as much as I do!
What’s a wolf to do when his mate hates wolves? Find out in The Protector’s Heart (Wilde Creek Three), available NOW for $2.99
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I wouldn’t be anywhere without a lot of help. From Word Vagabond for editing the story, my beta readers (Joyce, Jackie, & Shelley), the gorgeous cover by Romance Book Cover Designs, and the support of the Wild Shifter Babes Street Team. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your encouragement, expertise, and general awesomeness!!!
Snuggle up with a wolf today and find out what makes a Wilde Creek Protector HOWL. XOXO, RE
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Coming November 28th!
Long before Mason left Willow Bend, Ryan met his mate and brought her home…this is the prequel to the Wolves of Willow Bend and the story of Ryan and Tiffany.
Ryan Huston serves the pack in all their public financial dealings. Connected politically and personally, he possesses a unique ability to segue into and out of human life. He’s never been afraid to use his animal’s dominance to his advantage and, though he and Toman—the Alpha of Willow Bend—are often at odds, his loyalty to the pack has never truly been tested. Not until he meets Tiffany.
Tiffany Anderson grew up hard in a world defined by its uncertainties. Meeting Giles Taglioni seemed like a happy accident turned fairy tale. Five years into the abusive marriage, Tiffany wants out. Tiffany knows Taglioni will never let go of his daughter—he’d kill her before he lets her take Alexis away from him. A desperate woman with no options until a chance encounter changes everything.
Ryan is like no one Tiffany’s ever met, but she doesn’t dare believe him when he offers to help her. Long ago made familiar with the monsters in the dark, she doesn’t dream of princes on white horses sweeping her away. She also never imagined a big, bad wolf was exactly what she needed.
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The Hunted Heart
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Release Day: The Hunted Heart
by Carrie Ann
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Redwood Pack Book 7.7
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Emeline might have been alive hundreds of years, but she’s never really lived. Using her knowledge and research, she helped save the Redwood Pack from devastation. However, she’s never felt whole. Not since she lost her mate so long ago. Now there is a new, younger wolf, entering her life and it will take more than her nose in a book to figure out the warmth in her heart is much more than a promise of a new feeling. It’s fate.
Noah has known Emeline was his mate since he first saw her, only he doesn’t know if she feels the same. He’s always been on the fringes of those in power in the Pack and has enjoyed it. Now he’s become an integral piece and wants to find a way to bring Emeline with him. Her reluctance in dating a much younger wolf isn’t the only hurdle in his way.
When he finally takes the step, he’ll have to pray she finds the connection and lets fate save them both. As they find their way to a mating bond, a player from the past is out to hold them back and everything they thought they’d had might be lost forever.
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The Alpha’s Game
by JJ Jones
As promised, I have read all five books of the series and I truly remained on the edge of my seat. After receiving my ARCs, I jumped into the world of Rosie, Kevin and Grey. JJ Jones took us on a paranormal mysterious journey involving Fairies, Witches and Shifters.
Rosie, who through the use of her special abilities and her assistant/best friend Hope; has become one of the most sought out private investigators in Tampa, FL. Because of this she became involved in a special case after being approached by Kevin; a gorgeous, lion shifting Federal Agent who operates solely by the book. What Rosie didn’t expect was to have an attraction to this client. (Doesn’t this always happen? LOL 😁) Kevin’s partner went rogue and he needed help tracking him down before he hurt himself or someone else. Whatever the case maybe, they needed to do it sooner than later.
Grey, also gorgeous, a wolf shifter gone rogue, ex-Federal Agent/Kevin’s partner and best friend is being controlled by an unknown source.
These books, in succession keep you on the edge of your seat as you venture through the chases, captures, kidnapping, love triangle, fight scenes, love scenes and conclusion. Basically it is full of paranormal suspense, drama and love.
Although I think the ending was kind of weak to my liking, I would suggest that you read this series.