Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Review: An Alpha's Path by Carrie Ann Ryan

An Alpha's Path (Redwood Pack, #1)An Alpha's Path 
(Redwood Pack, #1)
by Carrie Ann Ryan 
ebook, 59 pages
Published December 1st 2011
Courtesy of Author
Melanie is a twenty-five year old chemist who has spent all of her adult life slaving at school. With her PhD in hand, she's to start her dream job, but before she does, her friend persuades her to relax and try to live again. A blind date set up through her friends seems like the perfect solution. Melanie can take one night away from the lab and let her inner vixen out on a fixed blind date - a chance to get crazy with a perfect stranger. The gorgeous hunk she's to meet exceeds her wildest dreams – but he is more than what he appears and Melanie's analytical mind goes into overdrive. 
Kade, a slightly older werewolf (at over one hundred years), needs a night way from the Pack. Too many responsibilities and one near miss with a potential mate made Kade hide in his work, the only peace he can find. His brother convinces him to meet the sexy woman for a one night of fun. What could it hurt? But when he finds this woman could be his mate, can he convince her to leave her orderly, sane world and be with him and his wolf-half, for life?
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My Thoughts:
An Alpha’s Path was a short and sexy escape into the world of werewolves. 

Melanie is a career driven young woman who has spent way too much time working and not enough time playing. So when her best friend convinces her to go on a blind date Melanie reluctantly agrees. What could one night with no strings attached hurt? Nothing could prepare her for this tall stranger whose sensuality radiated off him in waves though. 
Agreeing to this crazy hook-up by his brother, Kade is ready to blow off some steam. After losing one potential mate, one wild night with a beautiful stranger is looking pretty good to him right now. But as soon as Kade walks into the bar him and his wolf senses his mate is close, and surprisingly turns out to be his date for the night. 
After experiencing the best night of their lives, Kade spills his secrets. But is it too much for this human woman to handle?  When a potential rival for Melanie’s affections shows up, Kade’s future looks bleak. Will giving Melanie time to decide on a future with him bring her back to his arms, or will she end up in another’s?

An Alpa’s Path was a good read and a fun novella with a heart-throbbingly sexy alpha wolf.  I felt Kade was wonderfully written and I was easily captivated by him. He see’s Melanie and knows she is the one for him but is understanding about her uncertainties and even though it kills him he gives her the space she needs, hoping that she will eventually come back to him. I wasn’t too keen on the heroine, Melanie, though or her indecisive ways but she was smart and quirky. Their one wild night of fun definitely didn’t lack in the sexiness department and is sure to get readers all fired up. The plot moved at a good pace, never a lull, while the supporting characters are appealing and left me wanting to read more of their own stories. All together, An Alpha’s Path was a nice introduction to the Redwood Pack and an entertaining quickie. 

Rating: 3 Wine Glasses - A Good Read

Sexual Content: A sexy little paranormal romance recommended for adult readers. This alpha male has what it takes to get readers all hot and bothered!


  1. I have this one on my wish list. I saw that little comment about the heroine's indecisiveness and it threw up a flag. I get irritated at that behavior especially when the guy has laid it all out there for you.

    Thanks for the review!

  2. I agree with the previous comment about the red flag. I had my finger on the button to purchase until I saw the comment about a character's indecisiveness.

    The Good News.....I'm still considering loading on my Kindle...thinking...thinking....hmmm...thinking


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