Carrie Ann Ryan
The Talon Pack continues with an outcast witch and a wolf who can see past the darkness.
As Heir to the Talon Pack, Ryder Brentwood carries the responsibility of not only protecting his Pack, but ensuring its future. Only no one knows that as he does this, he must also shield his people from their past. When a witch with no ties bursts into his life, he must decide if he can overcome the depravity of his secrets and trust the one person who could break the fragile hold on his control.
Grieving over the loss of her twin and on the run from the unknown, Leah Helm knows she is far more alone than she thought possible. Her coven shunned her before she was born and the wolves she sought protection with are in a war of their own. When a wolf with a whisper of secrets is forced to work with her in order to protect their people, she finds she might not be so alone after all.
The world knows more than they ever have before about those shrouded in darkness, while Ryder and Leah are thrust into the center of a conflict they never should have been part of to begin with. On their journey they must not only fight those against them, but the burning temptation that is flaring between them. Fate might have paved their path, but that doesn’t mean they have to follow.
I love the Talon Pack series, each installment adds more to the complexity of the pack.
With the outing of the wolves to humans, the wolves now find they have another problem. Finding Leah wounded and her brother dead, they need to know what happened to have them on the run from the humans.
Without a coven to turn to, Leah has no choice but to accept the offer of sanctuary from the Talons. She can only hope she doesn’t further incur the wrath of the coven that shunned her.
From the moment Ryder held Leah as she grieved for her brother, he knew the women curled into him was his mate. He doesn’t have time for mating there are too many unknowns going on, regarding both the witches and humans.
A favorite scene is when he tells her he can’t mate with her after growling at his brother.
“You’re messing with me, Ryder. You can’t growl at your brother for touching me. You can’t think you own me when you told me yourself you wanted nothing to do with me.”
“I never said that.” He breathed in through his nose, his chest lifting. “I said I can’t mate with you. There’s a difference. I fucking want you, Leah. I want you beneath me, over me, around me. I want to sink into your heat and fuck you hard against the wall. I want to grip your hips while I pump into you. I want you so fucking much Leah. And I can’t have you the way my wolf wants you.”
She blinked. Shocked. “But…”
“I can’t mate with you, no matter how much I want to.”
“You need to explain that, Ryder. It’s not fair to either of us if you don’t.”
Mated in Mist (Talon Pack Book 3) (Kindle Locations 1105-1111). Kindle Edition.
Between losing her brother and confronted the coven that shunned her and then this not mating thing with Ryder, Leah is a confused bundle of emotion.
Talk about a man who refuses to accept his fate. Ryder’s secret will be revealed and their will be further growth and change for the Talon Pack.
Lots of surprises in this book, we have love, angst, dishonor, betrayal, sex that starts at a simmer and then bursts into flame, and so much more.
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