Title: Raber Wolf Pack: Book One
Series: Raber Wolf Pack
Author: Ryan Michele
Release Date: June 29, 2015
"There will come a time in our world when greed, power and wealth will overrule good judgement, and packs will be destroyed."
In the blink of an eye, everything can change, altering life as we know it forever.
Zara was happy and carefree, until receiving her gift from the heavens. Her world tilts completely on its axis when she faces torture at the hands of a person meant to love her. Forced into a life of servitude, she's left only a shell of her former self.
Lifemates are a gift all their own. A powerful link that can’t be broken.
Zara crosses paths with Xavier, Alpha of the Raber Pack, and the one time playboy finds himself drawn to the broken woman. As their connection flares to life, he grows determined to unleash the spitfire she hides within.
Little does Xavier know that in finding Zara, he's ignited a flame that could destroy everyone’s lives…
Who doesn’t love a book with a sexy Alpha Male. Well ladies this book not only has a hot as hell lead man, but he is in-fact, an actual Alpha!
This is the first book in Ryan Michele’s new series Raber Wolf Pack and introduces us to the lives of Shifter’s Zara and Xavier.
Zara is the daughter of her packs Alpha. Xavier is the Alpha of the Raber Wolf Pack. Zara is a carefree, slightly rebellious 23 year old, who only wants to have fun and get laid and one day meet her mate and settle down. She is content with her life and her place in her pack, until one night she discovers she has a power that will change her life forever. She thinks that by telling the truth about what is happening she will be safe, instead she finds herself captured, tortured and forced to serve the very people she thought she could trust.
She is left broken, resigned to the fact that she will never be free to find her mate or have a normal, happy life. Until one day, she crosses paths with Xavier and everything changes. An Alpha in the truest sense of the word, this man commands power over his people but would lay his life down for them just as quickly. They are drawn to each other in an uncontrollable way, which sets off a chain of events that puts not just them, but the lives of both of their packs in danger.
While I enjoyed reading this book, I found myself struggling to get absorbed in Zara and Xavier’s story. Yes there is an insta-connection which for this book was understandable, but I still found myself wanting there to be a bit more of a “getting to know you stage” with the characters, so that I could connect with them on a deeper level. I struggled a bit with Zara’s character, and found myself switching between disliking her and then really loving her character and back again, and found the times when she was showing a more compassionate side of herself to be when I found her character to be the most believable. Xavier on the other hand I loved! Sexy, dominate and a growl I wish I could have heard with my own ears, my only complaint was that I wanted more of him!
Overall, while I didn’t love this book, I did enjoy it’s storyline and I am looking forward to reading Book Two in the Series and hopefully having the chance to get to know Zara, Xavier and the rest of the Shifters and their stories on a deeper level and to discover the outcomes of a few of the things that were left unanswered from this book.
★★☆ 3.5 Stars ☆★★
Reviewed by Carly Carter
"Wow what a completely different shifter book. I loved every second of it." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
"I love me some sexy wolves, especially when the story is as fresh and unique as Ryan Michele's Raber Wolf Pack." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
"Can you say holy hell balls of hotness? Raber Wolf Pack: Book One was an absolutely amazing read! If you are looking for one hot, sexy as hell Alpha look no further than Michele's Xavier." ~ Goodreads Reviewer
Ryan Michele has a huge obsession with reading, which only came to life after her best friend said she had to read Twilight. After reading that series, her entire world changed in the blink of an eye. Not only was she sucked into new worlds and all of the wonderful words authors put down on paper, she felt the urge to begin to write down the characters that played inside of her head. In doing so, Safe was born. When she’s not reading or writing, she spends time taking care of her two children and her husband, enjoying the outdoors and laying in the sun.