Author: Carrie Ann Ryan

LOVE RESTORED by Carrie Ann Ryan

LOVE RESTORED by Carrie Ann RyanLove Restored by Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: Gallagher Brothers #1
Published by Self Published Source: Author

 

It’s coming to that time of year again for Graham Gallagher.  The day he dreads so much yet can’t hide from.  It was the day his little girl Cynthia drew her last breath. And it was little wonder that Graham’s marriage was unable to survive their devastating loss.

 

If not for the love and support of his three brothers Owen, Murphy, and Jake, there was little doubt that Graham would have kept his sanity.  Gallagher Brothers Restoration was making a name within the Colorado community for their high quality work in restoring old historic homes.  Working long hours with his brothers kept Graham going, especially at this time of year.

 

Tattoo artist and piercer Blake Brennen is the new rookie at Montgomery Ink.  She’s finally felt comfortable enough to tell her boss that she has a daughter.  Keeping Rowan safe from relatives who’d take her child in a heartbeat has forced Blake to move more times than she can count.  Maybe with a little luck they’ve found a home at last.

 

A once stately mansion fallen into disrepair is the ironic first meeting place for Graham and Blake.  Their second introduction involves Montgomery Ink.  Matching wits with a grumbling Graham rubs Blake in ways she never expects.  A tentative relationship shows them what could be good between them.  Unfortunately there’s a whole lot of pain to wade through first.

 

Gut wrenching moments and heartwarming encounters give readers an emotional firestorm in Love Restored.  A spin-off from the Montgomery Ink series, Love Restored examines deeply felt parental issues without flinching.  An absolutely riveting plotline Love Restored wrings every emotion to the fullest.  Add to that, Graham and Blake’s love scenes are spicy to the tenth degree.  Hold on for the ride.

HARDER THAN WORDS by Carrie Ann Ryan

HARDER THAN WORDS by Carrie Ann RyanHarder than Words by Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: Montgomery Ink #3
Published by Fated Desires Genres: Contemporary
Source: Author

Ten years ago Luc Dodd left home because he could not tolerate seeing the woman that he has secretly been in love with for years fall for and marry another man.  Now that Luc has returned home and Meghan is single, he is determined not to allow her to slip through his fingers again.

 

Meghan Montgomery-Warren is struggling to maintain control over her life both financially and psychologically.  During her marriage, Meghan’s self-esteem took a downward spiral from the constant verbal abuse from her husband.  Now years later, divorced and mentally broken, Meghan is fearful of starting another relationship with any man.  That is until Luc, her childhood best friend, returns home and charms his way into her heart.

 

Harder Than Words is an expressive story about second chances.  This romance journey will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride.  You will laugh.  You will cry.  You will yell.  You will lust with heated desire.  Meghan is a mentally damaged woman who is determined regain control over her life and make a good living for her children.  I greatly admire her for that.  Luc is a compassionate, patient, and sensitive man who is prepared to lay it all on the line to win Meghan and her children’s hearts.  I sincerely enjoyed Meghan and Luc as a couple and their sexual encounters were scorching hot and sweet at the same time.  Throw in an idiotic, abusive ex-husband and you have a sensational novel that you will want to continue reading until the dramatic conclusion makes its appearance.

HARDER THAN WORDS by Carrie Ann Ryan

HARDER THAN WORDS by Carrie Ann RyanHarder Than Words by Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: Montgomery Ink #3
Published by Fated Desires Genres: Contemporary
Source: Author

Ten years ago Luc Dodd left home because he could not tolerate seeing the woman that he has secretly been in love with for years fall for and marry another man.  Now that Luc has returned home and Meghan is single, he is determined not to allow her to slip through his fingers again.

 

Meghan Montgomery-Warren is struggling to maintain control over her life both financially and psychologically.  During her marriage, Meghan’s self-esteem took a downward spiral from the constant verbal abuse from her husband.  Now years later, divorced and mentally broken, Meghan is fearful of starting another relationship with any man.  That is until Luc, her childhood best friend, returns home and charms his way into her heart.

 

Harder Than Words is an expressive story about second chances.  This romance journey will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride.  You will laugh.  You will cry.  You will yell.  You will lust with heated desire.  Meghan is a mentally damaged woman who is determined regain control over her life and make a good living for her children.  I greatly admire her for that.  Luc is a compassionate, patient, and sensitive man who is prepared to lay it all on the line to win Meghan and her children’s hearts.  I sincerely enjoyed Meghan and Luc as a couple and their sexual encounters were scorching hot and sweet at the same time.  Throw in an idiotic, abusive ex-husband and you have a sensational novel that you will want to continue reading until the dramatic conclusion makes its appearance.

STOLEN AND FORGIVEN by Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan

STOLEN AND FORGIVEN by Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann RyanStolen and Forgiven by Alexandra Ivy, Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: Branded Packs #1
Published by Self Published Genres: Erotic, Paranormal
Source: Author

Twenty-five years ago, humans were plagued by the horrendous Verona Virus.  If it had not been for the shifters, humanity would have been lost.  Instead of openly welcoming shifters to be themselves in the everyday norm, humans turned against them and forced them to live in heavily guarded compounds – often times with a variety of shifter packs.

 

STOLEN

 

As the Alpha of the River Pack, Holden Carter will do whatever it takes to protect his people from the evilness of the SAU (Shifter Accommodation Unit).  So when he fines a dying woman on his compound grounds, Holden takes matters into his own hands and save the human woman’s life.  Things become even more complicated when Holden discovers the expiring woman to be his mate.

 

Left for dead, Ariel Sands is dumped inside the werewolf compound grounds with the hopes of her death to be blamed on the River Pack.  However, before Ariel dies, she is mysteriously saved by Holden, who just happens to be her mate.  But, by saving his mate, Holden has put his pack in grave danger.  Will this deed be the end of the River Pack?

 

Stolen is a profound tale that will pull on your heartstrings.  Throughout the read, there are moments that will bring laughter, tears, anger, and lust.  It takes a very strong-willed woman to mate with an Alpha like Holden.  Although not perfect, Ariel proves to be that and much more especially when it comes to her position in the pack.  I really like how she stays true to herself while embracing her new life with Holden and his entire Pack.

 

FORGIVEN

 

As the Beta of the River Wolves Pack, Soren Slater knows first-hand what it is like to make a significant sacrifice for the betterment of his pack.  In the end, it costs him the love of his life and his one true mate.  That is until years later when her pack and his pack are forced to share the same compound.

 

Tiger Princess Cora Wilder refuses to forgive Soren for rejecting her love many years ago.  So when her Feline Pack is coerced to live within the same compound as his, Cora tries to avoid Soren like the plaque.  Avoidance proves to be easier said than done now that Cora’s cat has pinned Soren as their mate.

 

Forgiven is a beautifully written story that held my complete attention from start to finish.  This tale centers on a second chance at love.  While Cora, the woman, is in denial about her true feelings for Soren; her tiger has staked claims on him and his wolf.  This time Cora’s tiger refuses to allow them to slip through their fingers a second time.  Their courtship takes a roller coaster of a ride filled with various twists and turns that will take your breath away.

 

Of the two stories in Stolen and Forgiven, by far my favorite is Forgiven.  The storyline is more intense and attention grabbing as various characters come into play and has a bit more suspenseful action in the mix.  Nevertheless, Stolen has moments where I was totally captivated and eager to see just how the plot would unfold.  All in all, a wonderful start to the Branded Pack series.

ABANDONED AND UNSEEN by Carrie Ann Ryan and Alexandra Ivy

ABANDONED AND UNSEEN by Carrie Ann Ryan and Alexandra IvyAbandoned and Unseen by Alexandra Ivy, Carrie Ann Ryan
Series: Branded Packs #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Erotic, Paranormal
Source: Author

ReviewedbyNikita

Twenty-five years ago, humans were plagued by the horrendous Verona Virus.  If it had not been for the shifters, humanity would have been lost.  Instead of openly welcoming shifters to be themselves in the everyday norm, humans turned against them and forced them to live in heavily guarded compounds – often times with a variety of shifter packs.

 

ABANDONED

After overcoming a bad breakup that left her with a wounded heart, Anya Tucker only concern is to safeguard her twin bear cubs.  The last thing Anya wants in her life is another man who could potentially steal her heart.

 

In addition to protecting his feline pack, Cole McDermott’s time consists of long naps and willing women occupying his bed.  That is until two mischievous bear cubs worm their way into his life causing him to contemplate having a family of his own with them and their beautiful mother.  When the cubs are kidnapped, Cole immediately jumps into action with his tracker skills determined to save them.

 

The sexual attraction between Anya and Cole is undeniable, although they both tried hard to fight it.  Nevertheless, their passion for one another refuses to be forbidden.  As you can imagine this leads to some heated interactions.  I so love Cole’s character.  He is just what Anya needs to overcome the remnants of a bad relationship.  He is patient, compassionate and protective.  I really enjoyed reading Abandoned from start to finish.

 

UNSEEN

Since the death of her son seven years ago, Nicole Bradley has one purpose in life and that is to destroy the humans responsible for his senseless killing.  Secretly, at night in her wolf form, Nicole has been leaving the compound to cause as much devastation to the SAU as possible.

 

Tucker Stone is a member of the Unseen, shifters who have avoided being thrown into the compounds, and will do whatever it takes to keep their identities anonymous.  So when he finds a female wolf shifter just moments away from unknowingly causing exposure to his pack, Tucker steps in to stop her.  Tucker soon discovers that Nicole is very defiant and determined.  Will he be able to keep her out of harm’s way when she is set on a dangerous path of destruction?

 

Unseen is a heartfelt story that will play on your emotions.  Nicole has suffered such a great tragedy.  Revenge has consumed her life to the point where she did not care if harm crossed her path.  If Tucker had not come into Nicole’s life, I am sure that vengeance would have totally consumed her resulting in her death.  With love blossoming between them, Tucker is able to show Nicole that retribution did not have to lead them down a deadly path to find justice.

 

Abandoned and Unseen are two very well-written stories filled with danger, emotional conflict, drama, warfare, lust, and sexual encounters.  This series just gets better with each new release.  I cannot wait to get my hand on the next thrilling installment in the Branded Packs.

ENFORCER’S REDEMPTION by Carrie Ann Ryan

Pack Enforcer Adam Jamenson brutally lost his mate and unborn babe years ago. He hasn’t been the same since.  Adam’s pack, the Redwoods, are headed for a war with their enemy The Centrals.  The last thing he needs is the complication of an ex-one-night-stand turning his life upside down.   Werewolf Bay Milton has aContinue Reading

SHATTERED EMOTIONS by Carrie Ann Ryan

Maddox Jamenson is the Omega of the Redwood Pack.  He can literally feel all the emotions of his pack members.  His job as Omega has really limited his love life.  He fears his mate would be unable to also take on the packs emotions.  It doesn’t help that the woman he has feelings for isContinue Reading

FORGIVENESS by Carrie Ann Ryan

Forgiveness takes us back into the beautiful romance between Adam and Bay Jamenson. Adam and Bay got off to a bit of a rocky start.  They didn’t have a chance for a lot of romance.  Now that they are getting used to being the Enforcer mated pair, Adam wants to sweep Bay off her feet. Continue Reading

BLURRED EXPECTATIONS by Carrie Ann Ryan

Blurred Expectations takes us back into the lives of Hannah Jamenson and her mates, Josh and Reed. Hannah is desperate to get pregnant and watching all her sisters get pregnant and give birth is killing her spirit.  Josh and Reed want children with Hannah as well.  It hurts them to watch their mate in soContinue Reading

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