Mated in Mist by Carrie Ann Ryan
Rating: 4 stars
The Talon Pack continues with an outcast witch and a wolf who can see past the darkness.
As Heir to the Talon Pack, Ryder Brentwood carries the responsibility of not only protecting his Pack, but ensuring its future. Only no one knows that as he does this, he must also shield his people from their past. When a witch with no ties bursts into his life, he must decide if he can overcome the depravity of his secrets and trust the one person who could break the fragile hold on his control.
Grieving over the loss of her twin and on the run from the unknown, Leah Helm knows she is far more alone than she thought possible. Her coven shunned her before she was born and the wolves she sought protection with are in a war of their own. When a wolf with a whisper of secrets is forced to work with her in order to protect their people, she finds she might not be so alone after all.
The world knows more than they ever have before about those shrouded in darkness, while Ryder and Leah are thrust into the center of a conflict they never should have been part of to begin with. On their journey they must not only fight those against them, but the burning temptation that is flaring between them. Fate might have paved their path, but that doesn’t mean they have to follow.
I discovered Carrie Ann Ryan’s books not too long ago, and I enjoyed the first book I read by her, so naturally I needed to read Mated in Mist. Ryder and Leah are a fun pair with their own traumas that haunt their past. Together, they work together to become even stronger through one another.
I love the involvement of all the characters in the books; I saw so much of other characters, something I really appreciate. Leah and Ryder certainly shine throughout the book, but those other scenes add something special to the plot.
There was a suspense aspect of the plot with figuring out who was behind the crimes and what the purpose was. Some of this was resolved a bit too easily, but it definitely provided ammunition for the plot. Twisted and dark, these aspects added a spin to the plot.
Let’s get to the romance, the best part of Mated in Mist. Leah and Ryder are awesome – they both are such strong characters with such determination, and together they are even stronger. There is reluctance on both of their parts to get involved due to their tragic pasts, but it was healing for them to be together. And boy, they can really tear up the sheets.
I already cannot wait for the next book in this series – because the people it features seem awesome! Also, I need to play catchup and see what I’ve been missing in the other Redwood and Talon pack books!