Monday, January 12, 2015

GUEST REVIEW WITH V. WALKER ~ Wicked Wolf (Redwood Pack #8) by Carrie Ann Ryan ~

Book Blurb (from the Amazon page):
The war between the Redwood Pack and the Centrals is one of wolf legend. Gina Eaton lost both of her parents when a member of their Pack betrayed them. Adopted by the Alpha of the Pack as a child, Gina grew up within the royal family to become an enforcer and protector of her den. She’s always known fate can be a tricky and deceitful entity, but when she finds the one man that could be her mate, she might throw caution to the wind and follow the path set out for her, rather than forging one of her own.
            Quinn Weston’s mate walked out on him five years ago, severing their bond in the most brutal fashion. She not only left him a shattered shadow of himself, but their newborn son as well. Now, as the lieutenant of the Talon Pack’s Alpha, he puts his whole being into two things: the safety of his Pack and his son.
            When the two Alphas put Gina and Quinn together to find a way to ensure their treaties remain strong, fate has a plan of its own. Neither knows what will come of the Pack’s alliance, let alone one between the two of them. The past paved their paths in blood and heartache, but it will take the strength of a promise and iron will to find their future.
Rating: 5 moons!

I’m coming into the Redwood Pack series very late, and am starting with the Wicked Wolf novella.  Given how little I know about the series and the different wolf packs and the histories of the characters, I absolutely adored this novella; I want to go back and get the rest of the books and read the series from the beginning! 
            The story of Gina and Quinn was fraught with frustration, exasperation, hope, and love.  Gina is complicated, spunky, passionate, dominant, strong, and vulnerable – my kind of heroine; I found her inner strength to be inspiring.
            Quinn is brusque, holding the world (and Gina) at arm’s length for fear of getting hurt again.  He focuses all of his energy into keeping his son healthy & his Pack safe. 

            There were several points in the story where I exclaimed in frustration, joy, and surprise.  I can tell you that my husband kept giving me looks like I was nuts.  This novella is amazing and I can’t wait to read the stories that came before, and the stores that will come after.


1 comment:

  1. I've read this series and love it. I enjoyed this story and look forward to Carrie Ann's next book in the series.