Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Destiny Disgraced by Carrie Ann Ryan - Review

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Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Publication Date:  12 September 2017
Publisher: Pink Ink Books
Series:  Talon Pack, book 6
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Age Recommendation: 18 and up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

The Talon Pack continues with a new twist to the Packs and a revelation no one was prepared for.
Mitchell Brentwood is aware that others think he’s the harsh taskmaster Beta trying to keep his Pack alive, but they only see what he wants them to know. He’d once thought he had his path laid out before him, but when his future was violently ripped away, he vowed he’d never let anyone close again—especially not a young wolf from a traitorous Pack.
Dawn Levin may be younger than the war that destroyed her people, but she knows she must still pay for their sins. She’s ready to find her way in this new world where wolves and humans blend as one, but first, she needs to fight her attraction to the dark wolf that stands in her way.
While the two struggle with their feelings and burning attraction for each other, they can’t ignore the world that shakes beneath their feet. There is a new enemy on the horizon, one with revenge and the unknown on their minds. An adversary that might be closer than they realize.


My Review:

I am finding myself falling back in love with the Talon Pack.  A few books back I started to think that things felt stagnant and maybe that Carrie Ann Ryan was trying to refresh the series by taking it in a direction that just took away from the original feel of the series but now that feeling is back and I couldn't be any happier.  

I loved the bit of creepy feel that Carrie Ann added to this story.  The antagonist of this story is all sorts of f'd up.  Just when you think that the packs are going to be able to settle down within the packs and with the human society a threat comes from 'one of their own' and the packs are given a huge shock when a secret comes to light.  

Mitchell has always been a character that I found intriguing, to finally learn his backstory, to know how he has suffered through the years and to understand his fears was so satisfying.  Having seen how the pack reacted toward him before Dawn and after made my heart smile.  I love knowing that everyone hung back to give him his space with out understanding the reason behind it but once he opens his heart to Dawn he opens his heart to the entire pack and they come to him willingly.  No doubt he is always going to be a bad arse but with Dawn by his side he can be a bard arse with a heart of gold.  

I loved Dawn and how she fought for her pack, how she loves her family, and how she opens herself up to her human friends.  Her romance with Mitchell is one of those quiet type romances full of passion and love but one that builds (even once they know they are mates) slowly.  

Destiny Disgraced is full of twists and turns, the romance is still hot as you would expect in a Carrie Ann Ryan book but it honestly isn't at the forefront of the story.  This story revolves more around the surprises we learn and the growth of the packs, but I never once felt like I was missing anything.  I loved the action as as much as I loved the romance.  I am so excited about the new characters, especially our next couple...I can't figure out where Carrie Ann is going with that one and I know it is going to be beautiful story.  

If you are a fan of the Talon Pack you will not want to miss this story.  If you have never read the Talon Pack or Redwood Pack series this is actually one I think you could pick up and start with.  It is just enough different from the other books that you won't be missing anything, the story line is pretty much new so you won't be lost.  As always I suggest reading from book one if you can but at least here you can go in and understand what is going on, I guarantee you will likely want to go back and read the others later, but this is a good book to cut your teeth on so to speak. Destiny Disgraced is another great addition to this series and I truly can not wait for more, there are so many great couples to come!  


Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

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