Finn Jamenson has been broken more than once, left beaten and half dead—and that was before he was an adult and Heir of the Redwood Pack. When called upon to work with their allies, the Talons, he finds himself intrigued with a woman who his wolf doesn’t claim as his own. Though he knows there could be something there, he refuses to tempt himself with a wolf who could never be his when his own mate could waiting for him.
The world changed in a blink of time and now the two wolves must fight as one—ignoring the burning temptation between them—when their people are threatened. With one wrong move, their homes could be destroyed and its up to Finn and Brynn to save them all…if only they could save themselves.
Brynn is an alpha female whose life has been all about protecting those weaker than herself. Her father cruelly abused her but she has survived and now fate seems to be an evil taskmaster as Brynn has met her Mate, only to discover he has no idea her wolf yearns for him.
Finn is heir to the Redwood Pack, but having been broken and gone through a near death experience, struggles to hear his own wolf. Refusing to let that get in his way, he will happily put on a brave face and go out trying to help put the humans at ease, but the female they partner him with is anything but friendly! No, Brynn is downright hostile even though it's obvious she's not immune to Finn's charms. His wolf may be quiet, but his senses (and nose!) work just fine! They might never be friends but would it really hurt to scratch a mutual itch? Things are getting dangerous though as the wolves seem to have targets painted on their backs!
In An Alpha's Choice, Ms Ryan has written what I can only describe as a heart stopping romance. Yes, there's a lot of sexual tension between the lead couple but they have both had difficult and troubled pasts which still impact them in the here and now. What really stands out in these books is the author’s ability to let her readers catch up with the extended families. Constant trials await these characters and it's a story arc that continues to keep growing with shady politicians and even witches added to the mix.
As for this story it's chock full of passion I admit, but there is a truly harrowing scene that shocked me. I never know what to expect from Ms Ryan, but one thing I guarantee is an emotional ride that pulls you in and leaves you suffering with the characters. Intense and heart wrenching but just so good!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.