Red River by Cardeno C ~ Book Review by Caroline

28561399Title: Red River

Author: Cardeno C

Publisher: The Romance Writers, LLC

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 01/19/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal


Two Alpha shifters join together to lead their pack and build a family.

Commitment, loyalty, and strength aren’t enough to make Wesley Stone’s birth pack accept an Alpha with a physical imperfection, even if it’s a meaningless mark. Putting the safety of his pack above his own wellbeing, Wesley trades himself for another Alpha and agrees to mate with a stranger in a mysterious, insular pack.

Alphas from Jobe Root’s family have led the Red River pack from the first day shifters walked the earth. Now the time has come for Jobe to fulfill his destiny, but to do that, he needs his mate by his side. Spiritual, easygoing Jobe reveres Mother Nature and trusts in fate, yet he can’t help being nervous about how his mate will react to his new life in Red River, his new life with Jobe.

Two Alphas with contrasting personalities, different upbringings, and divergent beliefs come together for the good of their packs. But to stay together, Wesley and Jobe must see beyond the surface and embrace every facet of themselves and their union.

My View:

Cardeno C and shifters – this jumped straight to the top of my queue!

Although this is book 2 in the Pack series it can be read as a standalone but in reality why would you not read book 1? It’s a difficult one to review without giving anything away so I expect it to be short and sweet as the beauty is definitely in how the story unfolds.

Wesley Stone is an alpha in waiting. When we meet him he is 23 years old, finished with college and waiting for his uncle to step aside so he can take over his beloved pack. Alphas don’t have fated mates, Wesley has known this all his life, their sole purpose is to look after their pack and Wesley is getting tired of being told to wait. His pack are wary of him, they see the scar he carries as an imperfection and strong wolves should be perfect, but still he waits…and waits.

When he hits 33 and is still waiting he feels pushed into taking over his pack any way he can but just as he has made his mind up to be firm with his uncle his whole life changes. His pack won’t accept him, if he forces the issue his pack will be weakened, the solution is for him to trade places with another alpha from a nearby pack and join in an alpha pairing. He leaves everything he has ever known, loved and worked for feeling dejected and sold out to meet his fake mate at the Red River Pack.

Jobe Root will be the next alpha of the Red River pack but Mother Nature demands that there be two alphas and so he will be mated to Wes. Jobe is so different from Wes it’s laughable but Wes arrives with an open mind and finds the man and some of his crazier ideas endearing. He is also about to learn an awful lot about himself and the misconceptions are heavy as the two men begin their lives together.

It seems as though Wes has gone through his life wearing blinkers, he doesn’t know the important things that make him who he is but with Jobe by his side they prove that anything is possible and Jobe opens not only his eyes but his whole being to options that are out of this world.



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