Abandoned and Unseen Synopsis:
The next in a new dark and gritty paranormal series. Abandoned and Unseencontinues the journey with NYT Bestselling Authors, Alexandra Ivy and Carrie Ann Ryan.
When bear shifter, Anya Tucker fell in love with the wrong man, the only thing she left with was a broken heart—and her two bear cubs. Now she’s mended her wounds and learned that in order to raise her babies she can only trust herself. When her sons meet the lazy cat next door and fall heads over tails for him, she’ll do whatever she takes to protect them—even from a past she’d thought she’d left behind.
Cole McDermott is a jaguar on a mission. Long naps, a willing woman, and a full stomach is usually all he needs when it comes to relaxing after a long day of protecting his Pack. Then he meets Anya and the burn of temptation is silky and tantalizing indeed. When a horror from Anya’s past threatens everything she loves, Cole will put everything aside and fight for her family—as well as his own.
Nicole Bradley had no reason to live after the humans murdered her son. Not until she learns to hunt down those responsible for his death. Shifting into her wolf form at night, she slips out of the compound, determined to do as much damage as possible. The last thing she expected was to discover secrets that could destroy the SAU.
Polar shifter, Tucker Stone, lives off the grid. It’s the only way the Unseen can avoid being rounded up by the humans and tossed into a compound. Besides, he’s a loner by nature. But he can’t walk away when he sees the pretty female wolf in danger. Risking exposure, he takes her to his hidden den and tries to heal her wounds.
Can a reclusive polar bear and a wolf with a death wish find happiness together?
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My Musings :
It was a short sexy read. I liked the way the chemistry worked out between the protagonists. It was a slow build up rather than a fall in lust at first look scenario . The starting scene totally caught me with the humorous undertone with the twins. They are so cute and adorable. Anya stole my heart with her momma bear antics and her vulnerability when it comes to Cole while Cole rocked as the strong dominant feline. He was very patient with Anya and that quality appealed to me. Though the ending was a happy ever after scene, the struggle they had to go through had me sympathising with them. I literally had a heart attack with the Cole situation near the end. Thank god it wasn't so else I would have screamed in frustration. All in all, it was a very fast paced shifter romance with a couple of sex scenes to show their animal magnetism.
Another short story which equalled Abandoned in being a cool read is Unseen, the other part of the book which features Nicole and Tucker. When I met Tucker in Abandoned, I was sure that he would get a special mate and this book proves me right. Nicole is very realistically portrayed with the gaping heartache of her son's murder and her revenge seeking intensity and I absolutely loved her for her decision at the end of the book. I was so sure she was going to self destruct and make Tucker's life a misery too but it all came together in the final scene. Tucker is one smart shifter. He easily outwits the antagonists along with Sinclair. Among all the characters in the book, I love Tucker best. I can't reason it out though. So overall, this was another shifter romance with the right amount of spice and emotions.
My one line review : Two intense adrenaline pumping short shifter romances.
My rating : 3.5/5
My reread factor : 3/5
Carrie Ann Ryan Bio:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.
Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.
Alexandra Ivy Bio:
Alexandra Ivy graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She started her career writing traditional regencies before moving into the world of paranormal with her USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling series The Guardians of Eternity. Now she writes a wide variety of genres that include paranormal, erotica, and romantic suspense.
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