STRENGTH ENDURING (Talon Pack book 8)
By Carrie Ann Ryan
In the penultimate novel of the Talon Pack series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, an Enforcer must make the ultimate choice when it comes to a human woman with a secret she doesn’t know she holds.
Kameron Brentwood has only one thing on his mind: defeating the enemy. He doesn’t have time for a human woman who sets his teeth on edge and makes his wolf prowl. It shouldn’t matter that she’s his mate because he’s always thought that mating is a distraction. Yet as soon as he gets to know the woman, he figures out that there’s no hiding from the attraction he feels for her.
Dhanielle Coburn has always been on the outside looking in when it comes to the Talon Pack, but she’s not about to let fate and the moon goddess decide her path for her. If and when she takes Kameron as a mate, it will be her choice. Yet when she suddenly finds herself in the Pack’s inner sanctum, deeper than she ever thought possible, she has to fight not only her need for the man in front of her but also a hidden secret about her family she didn’t even know she had.
When the choice is pulled from both of their hands, the two will need to learn who they are apart, and who they can be together. Because there’s more to mating than a mark and a prophecy that has come back to haunt them. And even though they may be fated, the ultimate sacrifice just might take them both in the end.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
STRENGTH ENDURING is book 8 in the Talon Pack series. I suppose it could be read as a standalone but you’ll get more out of it if you read the entire series in order.
Dhanielle “Dhani” Coburn is a human teacher and best friends with Aimee and Dawn, two characters from previous books. She turns to the Talon Pack for help when she loses her job and is quickly bought into the den. Kameron Brentwood is the Enforcer for the Pack. He knows that Dhani is his mate but taking her would put her in danger.
I love how Carrie Ann Ryan builds her characters! There’s so much more to Dhani and Kam than what you initially see. So many layers to both of them but the trait I admired the most was their STRENGTH. And not just physically. I mean morally, socially, ethically. These two were great characters separately but together, they represented pillars of strength for the Pack. I know, it sounds cheesy but it really worked for the story! Kam and Dhani both denied the mating bond for a long time but when it finally snaps into place, it is freakin’ hot. It’s also surprising since we learn that there’s more to Dhani and her past than we thought.
This is book eight and really, each book reveals a new layer in the overall storyline so there’s just too much to explain about what’s going on. Basically, the alpha of the Aspen Pack (Blade) is trying to take down the Talon/Redwood packs out of greed and spite. There’s plenty of suspense and action that happens throughout but I felt like the big end scene was a little lacking in BANG. I wanted more…maybe I’m just selfish! Either way, this is the second to last story for the Talons and that makes me sad yet at the same time, I can’t wait to find out how the evil Aspen pack goes down. Plus, I’ve been eagerly awaiting Max’s happy ever after.
Told from various POVs with a happy for now ending. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
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.