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An Alpha's Choice by Carrie Ann Ryan
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Brynn Brentwood has spent the whole of her life protecting the Talon Pack through terrors only she will ever know. She’s never asked for more in life other than to live to take her next breath and to ensure her family is safe. Regardless of her selfless wishes and the atrocities the former Alpha committed, she has always known that fate would provide for her as it had countless others. Fate is what has carried her through with one exception—upon meeting the one wolf who could be hers, he doesn’t feel their bond.
Finn Jamenson has been broken more than once, left beaten and half dead—and that was before he was an adult and Heir of the Redwood Pack. When called upon to work with their allies, the Talons, he finds himself intrigued with a woman who his wolf doesn’t claim as his own. Though he knows there could be something there, he refuses to tempt himself with a wolf who could never be his when his own mate could waiting for him.
The world changed in a blink of time and now the two wolves must fight as one—ignoring the burning temptation between them—when their people are threatened. With one wrong move, their homes could be destroyed and its up to Finn and Brynn to save them all…if only they could save themselves.
I am a HUGE Carrie Ann Ryan fan! I have read all of her Redwood Pack Series as well as Dante’s Circle Series. Both are wonderful and I have started reading some of her other books. The Redwood Pack series was my first reads of hers so when the Talon Pack began I jumped right on reading them. I really love that now we see Finn as an adult. He was a child in the Redwood Pack series and had to endure some horrible things.
In An Alpha’s Choice the unthinkable has happened and now humans know of the existence of shifters. It is up to the Packs to attempt to blend in more than before and not cause too much of an upset. Finn, heir to the redwood Pack and Brynn, an alpha female from the Talon Pack, are paired together in an effort to work towards helping the packs blend better with the humans. While this would normally be no problem there is a bit of an issue. Okay a big one in that these two are mates but since Finn suffered so much as a child he has a problem hearing his wolf and doesn’t feel the mating pull.
That’s gotta suck right? Brynn is angry at Finn for what he doesn’t feel but honestly it’s not his fault. I will say this that while this book is a stand-alone it does help to read the Redwood Pack series so you get a better understanding of Finn. When he was a child he was attacked by a demon and almost died. He went from being a full of life little boy (if I remember correctly he was like four maybe younger) to being withdrawn and quiet. If you have never read anything from Carrie Ann Ryan then get ready! Because like all of her books An Alpha’s Choice is a roller coaster ride of emotion. You will be hanging onto the edge of your set from beginning to end.
Carrie Ann Ryan Bio
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.
Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.