First in the Talon Pack series by Carrie Anne Ryan. I REALLY liked this one, though I can’t put my finger on why.

Brie Jameson is a Beta in the Redwood pack met her mate when she was a young girl, but she kept this knowledge to herself for years, not trusting it since her mate was Gideon Brentwood, Alpha of the Talon pack. Alphas are obvi at the top of the wolf hierarchy, while betas tend to be at the bottom, so it seemed a good idea at the time to try and let him go.

Fate of course, doesn’t always work that way.

Eventually Brie is forced to meet Gideon and mate him, though it takes a while for either of them to start acting as a mated pair. He’s not willing to relinquish control and protect her every move, and while she does his best to soothe him and find her own place in his pack, she does sometimes misstep.  Also the fact that the Talon pack is recovering from the previous toxic leadership and they still don’t fully trust Gideon to leave doesn’t help matters either.

This is also one of the few werewolf/shifter romances I’ve read lately where there are same species mates so that was a nice change of pace.

There seems to be a larger story behind this series, something about a demon being released and destroying a pack, but I’m not sure if it will be revealed through the course of this series or if there is something that comes before.

But yeah definitely adding this series to the list.

Lets see if we add the next one to the list: Her Dark Angel by Felicity Heaton is next.

An angel trapped in Hell for centuries, Apollyon is tired of guarding the Devil. He longs to break free and feel the wind in his feathers, but he cannot leave the endless darkness without permission from above. When he senses someone calling him, he seizes his chance for freedom, but soon discovers the call came from a beautiful woman he has watched over from Hell, a woman who casts a spell on him and awakens the darkest desires of his heart.

Serenity is shocked when a wickedly sensual black-winged angel shows up in her city of Paris claiming that she called him when she was only casting a simple vengeance spell. He’s no other than the angel of death! When the lethally handsome warrior offers to obey her and give her revenge, Serenity can’t resist the temptation, but can she resist the forbidden hungers the dark angel stirs in her?