Series: Talon Pack #7, Redwood Pack #14
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: February 13th 2018
My Rating: 4.5 Cups
Source: Inklinger PR
Blurb (from Goodreads):
In the seventh book of the Talon Pack series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, a Healer is forced to come to grips with the idea that he can’t save everyone…including the woman he loves.*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.
Walker Brentwood vowed to the moon goddess that he’d protect his Pack and Heal with every last ounce of his power. He’s watched his siblings and cousin battle the worst circumstances to find love and is now afraid that the one woman who could be his might not have much time left. The rules of mating have changed, and Walker will do what he has to in order to protect the bonds that have eluded him for so long.
Aimee Reagan knows there’s something wrong with her. She’s known since the first time she found out shifters were real and magic existed. When the Talon Pack’s enemy sets his sights on her, her battle to survive becomes even harder
Walker and Aimee must turn to each other when the powers around them change and the paths that had been laid before them are no longer clear. But when their passion threatens a curse far older than anyone dreamed, they’ll only have one chance to save something worth more than a mating bond. Their future.
**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.
The mystery thickens, guys! And I love that! This story was sexy, fun, dramatic, full of romance and drama, and I adored it!
Aimee is a woman that is suffering, without knowing why. When her health takes a turn for the worse, Walker vows to help her find out what's wrong with her. I love Aimee's will to live. She knows there's something wrong with her, and while she doesn't have money for medical investigations, she doesn't have enough strength to work like she used to, and she can barely afford her apartment, she still finds it in herself to plan for the future, no matter how uncertain that future is. I respected her for that. She never once wallowed in misery, even though it would have been understandable. Her will to live is something I admired, really, as well as her strength. And once she and Walker complete the mating bond, she becomes even fiercer, even stronger. I also loved how she was open towards shifters, towards exploring this relationship with Walker for the right reasons and not because their connection might save her. I absolutely loved her, to be honest.
Walker is a really good hero. While I don't know much about the history of the Talon pack, because I haven't yet read the previous books (my bad!), I love that we still get the short version of the story as he's slowly bringing Aimee into the Pack. His role as a Healer is also intriguing and it gives some interesting nuances to the story. While I've previously read about alphas and betas within the shifter world, I've never read a book about a healer, someone who is in power within the pack, but still is not someone overtly dominant. It was an interesting aspect of Walker, and I enjoyed seeing how this role influenced not only his relationship with his packmates, but also his personality. I liked his willingness to help Aimee even before he knew she was his mate. Yes, he was attracted to her and he felt he had a connection with her, but I have a feeling Walker would have helped her even if in the very end she turned out to not be his mate. He's just that kind of guy.
In between seeing Aimee and Walker struggle for happiness, we see the war between Blade and the rest of the packs grow. We see how far he's willing to go in order to rule the world, so to speak, and we see how far gone he really is. He truly doesn't care for anything or anyone, and I wonder how this war will end for him. We also get a glimpse at the next book in the series, and I'm truly excited to see what will happen in the future.
All in all, I enjoyed this book and I am exited to go back and read the entire series from the beginning while I'm waiting for the next book to come out.