Tattered Loyalties by Carrie Ann Ryan was amazing! My heart went out to Brie and all that she had to face mating as a submissive to the pack's Alpha. Gideon wasn't thrilled with the idea of mating to a submissive, but when forced to choose between that and a mating forced on him by the elder council, he chose Brie. This book was fast paced and sucked me in from the beginning (I read until almost 2am because I couldn't put the story down). Normally I hate cliffhangers, but this book did it right. The cliffhanger wasn't within the love story, but was within a larger story line that I'm sure will travel throughout the series. For those who have read the Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian, this is a similar cliffhanger to her books. This is the first book bye Carrie Ann Ryan that I have read dealing with wolves, but it won't be the last. I'm now wanting to go back and read all of the books in the Redwood Pack series because this book is a spin off from that one. This story gets 5 stars from me along with an absolute recommendation for all paranormal romance readers.
When the great war
between the Redwoods and the Centrals occurred three decades ago, the
Talon Pack risked their lives for the side of good. After tragedy
struck, Gideon Brentwood became the Alpha of the Talons. But the Pack’s
stability is threatened, and he’s forced to take mate—only the one fate
puts in his path is the woman he shouldn’t want.
daughter of the Redwood Pack’s Beta, Brie Jamenson has known peace for
most of her life. When she finds the man who could be her mate, she’s
shocked to discover Gideon is the Alpha wolf of the Talon Pack. As a
submissive, her strength lies in her heart, not her claws. But if her
new Pack disagrees or disapproves of fate’s choice, the consequences
could be fatal.
As the worlds Brie and Gideon have always known
begin to shift, they must face their challenges together in order to
help their Pack and seal their bond. But when the Pack is threatened
from the inside, Gideon doesn’t know who he can trust and Brie’s life
could be forfeit in the crossfire. It will take the strength of an Alpha
and the courage of his mate to realize where true loyalties lie.