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I've been wanting to try Carrie Ann Ryan for some time now and Tattered Loyalties has been sitting in my Audible Library for months collecting virtual dust. Finally forced myself to listen before Audible's Great Listen Guarantee expired, and WOW, I didn't realize what I've been missing out on! It was awesome, listened almost non-stop, and it's safe to say I won't be returning this one! Very impressed the writing, plot,characters, action, and romance. Looking forward to continuing this shifter series as well as trying other stories by Ryan.
A slightly slow start quickly builds into spellbinding shifter story about an unlikely mating between a dominate alpha and his submissive mate. Gideon, the alpha of the Talon pack, has been hoping for a mate. When he finally finds her, he doesn't think it will work because Brie's a submissive wolf, and he's concerned the pack will not respect or accept her, so he doesn't acknowledge her as his mate. However, the elders think it's time for him to mate for the good of pack, and have chosen another mate for him. Not wanting to mate with anyone else, he reluctantly accepts and acknowledges Brie as his mate. Gideon quickly learns the value of having a submissive wolf as a mate, and how she helps him keep his emotions in check. Brie's aware it will be a challenge being the alpha's mate and is prepared to stand up for herself and prove her worth to the pack, but Gideon is way to protective of her and tries to keep her sheltered. He completely underestimated his mate, and soon learned she was much stronger than what he gave her credit for. Their dominate/submissive qualities actually complimented each other perfectly.
Gregory Salinas did an a fantastic job narrating this story.
Well worth the time, and credit but I'm whispersync junkie! Shifter stories are some my of my favorite PNR and Tattered Loyalties reminded me of a lot of Suzanna Wright's Phoenix Pack. It may not have been as intense, dark or steamy, but it still a worthy listen and well worth the time. If you like Suzanna Wright's Phoenix Pack, then you will definitely want to consider adding this series to your library.
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Talon Pack Book One. OR Redwood Pack Book Nine.
While it is absolutely possible to read this without reading the Redwood Pack series first, I highly recommend starting with the Redwoods. There are characters that you can tell are important, but without that background you will not know how they are connected.
The Alpha of the Talon Pack, Gideon Brentwood, knows that the mate the Goddess has presented him will not work, but when he is faced with a decree to mate with another he must choose Brie Jamenson or a mate he will never love. Brie has known who her chosen mate was since childhood, but never said anything for fear of destroying both the Talon and Redwood packs. As a submissive wolf, how can she possibly be fit for the Alpha of another pack? The two must find a way to come together or face the Talon Pack's destruction by forces thought to be dead.
If you're looking for a wolf shifter world where those in power were placed there too early, this is the one for you!
Gregory Salinas narrates this series, as well as most of Carrie Ann Ryan's other books. He has a relationship with the characters that can only come with familiarity to the author and her writing style. He is the voice of the Redwood Pack and now the Talons, as well.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes I would recommend to a friend. Carrie Ann Ryan is a fantastic author and this series carries on from the Redwood Pack series. Absolutely fantastic continuation of a story that I thoroughly enjoyed
What other book might you compare Tattered Loyalties to, and why?
I would compare this book to Heather Long's Wolves of Willow Bend series. There's a certain Alpha in this series that compares to the main character in Tattered Loyalties very well. You'd have to read the books to understand but they are both deeply scared and trying to do whats best for the pack.
What does Gregory Salinas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
I've never listened to Gregory Salinas before but his storytelling is amazing he brings out the depth of the characters and you can actually visualize there stuggles.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I laughed in some places, cried in others it's an amazing story
Any additional comments?
A must for any paranormal reader. Carrie Ann Ryans series is absolutely breathtaking and I'm looking forward to more from this author.
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I am spellbound by this book and can't wait to listen to the next one. It's absolutely compelling and i love every minute of it. The narrative is excellent but thank you Gregory Salinas you have a hot and sexy voice. xox