Audio Review: A Taste For A Mate by Carrie Ann Ryan
CARRIE ANN RYAN
REDWOOD PACK SERIES, BOOK 2
Narrator: Gregory Salinas
Jasper Jamenson’s only responsibility to being the Beta of the Redwood Pack, second son of the Alpha, is to protect the Pack from themselves and the human world. After a century of selfless service, his brother’s new found mating forced him into taking a good look into his life. He isn’t sure he wants a mate, but fate may have other ideas.
Willow Delton is a skinny, bakery owner – the type most woman love to hate. Being without family, she finds herself alone to the Greek god with green eyes who saunters into her bakery every morning. Her desire to follow him, to be with him, overrides every rational sense she possessed.
Jasper and Willow are drawn together, despite every nuisance that works against them. But evil beyond even Jasper’s supernatural compensation will make war against him, by going after the only thing in his eternal life he desires – Willow. Is Willow’s heart enough to overcome Jasper’s soul to save her life? A fight he cannot win, but to save her life – he must.
Diving deeper into the Redwood Pack!
Jasper, Beta of the Redwood Pack, is everything I love in a wolf. Strong, dominant, protective and fierce. His life changed the day he walked into a bakery and smelled that cinnamony sent. Just when he and his wolf have their mate, hell breaks in on Jaspers life.
Willow is a survivor. Orphaned, she has only had herself to rely on. She made a goal and built her dream. Willow is strong, a bit timid but feisty when needed and courageous. For a woman whose life literally got a slapped into a living urban legend I would say she is doing pretty damn good.
Carrie Ann Ryan takes it up a notch with A Taste For A Mate, book two of the Redwood Pack Series. Willow and Jasper will tug at your heart as they steam up the pages trying to find how their pieces fit together. Emotional and naughty. Ms. Ryan really opens up the world of the Redwoods. Getting deep inside the pack, learning the ways of her wolves. Personalities emerge from the background, setting the stage not only for this story but the entire series.
Gregory Sanlinas voice is the piece that completes the puzzle bringing the Redwood Pack alive in the readers mind.
Audio Review: An Alpha’s Path by Carrie Ann Ryan
CARRIE ANN RYAN
REDWOOD PACK SERIES, BOOK 1
Melanie is a twenty-five year old chemist who has spent all of her adult life slaving at school. With her PhD in hand, she’s to start her dream job, but before she does, her friend persuades her to relax and try to live again. A blind date set up through her friends seems like the perfect solution. Melanie can take one night away from the lab and let her inner vixen out on a fixed blind date – a chance to get crazy with a perfect stranger. The gorgeous hunk she’s to meet exceeds her wildest dreams – but he is more than what he appears and Melanie’s analytical mind goes into overdrive.
Kade, a slightly older werewolf (at over one hundred years), needs a night way from the Pack. Too many responsibilities and one near miss with a potential mate made Kade hide in his work, the only peace he can find. His brother convinces him to meet the sexy woman for a one night of fun. What could it hurt? But when he finds this woman could be his mate, can he convince her to leave her orderly, sane world and be with him and his wolf-half, for life?
A short but highly sexy and erotic introduction to Carrie Ann Ryan’s redwood pack series.
Melanie is a book and fact kind of girl. Kade is a walking, taking myth and legend. On what should’ve been a normal blind date, Melanie and Kade change each other’s lives on the drop of a dime. Embarking on a night of crazed passion, raw emotions and brutal truths, two people who are in no way alike, rock the foundation of each other’s being.
Kade was a of rarity among werewolves for me. He’s strong and dominant sexy as hell and oh my God does he have a dirty talking mouth on him. He’s next in line to be the alpha of the pack, but he also realize that people need to make their own choices. Learning to take the consequences that came with those choices.
Melanie was so smart but yet so dumb at the same time. She spent too much time using books for learning, instead of letting herself have an imagination. I love Melanie’s total freak out reaction to finding out werewolves exist. Seeing her frazzled and out of her safe zone made her more real and likable.
Raw, animalistic lust infused with emotions, sweet passion and heart is what Carrie Ann Ryan gives her reader/listeners in An Alpha’s Path. A fast read that turns up the heat while getting lost in the Redwood Pack.
Gregory Salinas takes An Alpha’s Path to the next level with his narration. Allowing the listener to feel like they are right along with the Redwoods. Gregory adds another level of dimension and passion to this tantalizing story with his succulent voice. He truly brings the Redwood Pack to life.
I was given a complementary copy of this audiobook for an honest review.
Loving the Omega by Carrie Ann Ryan
LOVING THE OMEGA (REDWOOD PACK # 7.5)
Carrie Ann Ryan
Fated Desires Publishing, LLC
Maddox Jamenson almost lost his mate before he knew she existed, but his life is now exactly how he’d dreamed it. The war with the Centrals is over, and his family is healing one day at a time. Ellie is reveling in the simple perfection that is her life and family now, but that doesn’t mean she can shed the self-doubts and concerns that come with being a new mother, mate, and Redwood.
When a disturbance in their quiet life threatens to ruin everything they’ve fought for, Maddox and Ellie will have to learn not only to rely on each other more than ever, but find within themselves the power to forgive.
Author’s Note: This is a novella set after book 7 to give you a taste of Maddox and Ellie. It is best that you have already immersed yourselves in the Redwood Pack world, however even new readers will enjoy a glimpse of one of the Redwood’s favorite couples.
As the redwoods try to come to peace after having triumphed over a major threat and dealing with loss, Maddox and Ellie learned quickly that there are thing scarier than what they have just lived through. Family and love you have for them.
Loving the Omega shows the bond of Maddox and Ellie growing deeper while coping with what it means to be parents. Passion and emotions scorch the pages as we get to see what life is like after for one of my favorite couples of the Redwood pack. Ms. Ryan shows that there is more than love to being mated. More to being pack than family.
Loving the Omega was an emotional and suspenseful filled story that made me believe that just like her readers, Ms. Ryan is not ready to say goodbye to the Redwood pack either.
Complimentary copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
FIGHTING FATE by Carrie Ann Ryan
Carrie Ann Ryan
Redwood Pack #7
With her blue-black hair and striking green eyes, Cailin Jamenson is the epitome of beauty and the exemplar of strength. She has fought the enforced boundaries of being the lone Jamenson daughter and Redwood Pack princess, but it is the potential future with the dark wolf in her path that threatens everything she thought she desired.
Logan Anderson’s own darkness provided the reasoning for his abandonment of his former Pack, the Talons. Now, newly accepted into the Redwood Pack, this jade-eyed wolf and all she represents could be his own undoing.
In this final installment of the Redwood Pack, unimaginable tragedy strikes, and the two wolves who have fought the longest for their independence now face the uncertainty of fate and the epic battle that could end the war… and their lives.
4.5 of 5 Stars
In Fight Fate, Ms. Ryan brings the emotional conclusion to a family, no a pack that has made me cry in happiness and sadness more times than I can count. Over the course of several books and novellas Ms. Ryan has drawn me into the magic, sexiness, legend and love that is the REDWOOD pack.
Through the reading of this series we have gotten to know are star wolves that have been dancing around their sexual tension and draw to one another.
Cailin is the Redwood pack princess and only female offspring of Jamenson family. I love Cailin! She is as strong willed as the males of her pack. She is smart, loyal and sassy. Willing to give herself in any way to stand alongside her family through every battle of this war with Central pack. Although at times she can’t figure out her pack within the pack, Cailin is a dominate wolf and is not willing to submit to anyone. Not even that sexy wolf that she keeps at an arm’s length that fate has dangled right in front of her.
Logan knows all about family. Leaving his former pack with his sister and nephew in tow they sought out residence within the safety of the Redwood pack. Logan is a dark wolf with a past that contains issues with anger and blood that he has fought to overcome. Not only does Logan find the safety for his loved ones, he finds thing that calls to the wolf and make his heart skip a beat. Logan is a smart wolf. Even with his darker side, this sexy wolf had a heart that made me cry.
Unspeakable tragedy falls upon the Redwood Pack in FIGHT FATE. Causing a rippling effect that pushes together the pack in more ways than one. With war on the horizon and sexual tension building to a boiling point, Cailin and Logan give into what fate has been tempting them with.
Ms. Ryan is known to write a book that is going to pull at your heart is some fashion. She has gone over the top with FIGHTING FATE! Emotional is an understatement. I cried twice within the first forty pages of this book. Reading most of this book through burly eyes! Cailin and Logan are so much the same but yet very different at the same time. Both sexy and powerful with souls that make me melt. They have so much passion and depth to who they are. Ms. Ryan has shown the readers there is more to a pack than just being wolves!
Thank you Ms. Ryan for an amazing series that will hold a lasting place in my heart!
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.