Forever Broken (Talon Pack #9) by Carrie Ann Ryan
In the finale to the award-winning Talon Pack series from NYT bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan sets, the final Brentwood must find his mate as the war with the Aspens comes to a close.
Cheyenne Liles has watched all of her friends mate into the Talon Pack and have their lives changed forever, one by one. She’s stood back, helpless to assist in the war with a rival Pack. But just when she thinks her time with the Talons is over and believes she should move on with her human life, the Aspen Pack Alpha takes matters into his own hands, altering her fate far more than a single mate mark ever could.
Max Brentwood used to be the smiling one, the only Brentwood who was somehow able to save his soul during the last Alpha’s reign. But his life was irrevocably changed one fateful day on the battlefield, and he was never the same again. Suddenly, Max is forced to face his future and make a choice when Cheyenne comes into danger: let fate decide, or watch his world crumble around him.
The shifters of this world have fought demons, humans, and themselves. Now, it’s time to find out who they truly are as the war between the Packs ends, and the moon goddess finally takes a stand.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m going to start by saying I almost didn’t want to read this book. Because if I read the book, that meant the series was over. And I love the Talon Series, and the Redwood series, and really didn’t want to see them end. But, I HAD to know what happened! So, even though it meant the end, I started reading. And then, I couldn’t stop reading! There were so many things going on, all at the same time, that I was afraid if I stopped reading, I’d miss something.
Max was always the fun Brentwood, the one that was always smiling, until he lost part of himself in a battle. Everything changed then, his personality, his outlook on life, his place in the pack. And he wasn’t sure how to get back to who he was, or if he should even try. He wasn’t sure how to move on or where he should go from there. Cheyenne is human, part of the pack, but not. One by one, her friends have mated, leaving her behind. She decides to pull back, away from them, until something tragic thrusts her back into pack life, in a way no one could have ever imagined. The connection between Max and Cheyenne is immediate, and perfect, magical and beautiful. And so much more than I ever expected!
This book…..there is so much I want to say, but I don’t want to give anything away! The writing in this book is so realistic, the details so vivid, so lifelike, I could taste, smell, hear, see what was happening. My heart was racing during almost the entire book. This book was phenomenal, the beginning, the middle, the ending, it was all so amazing! And that ending! I just can’t get over that ending! I never could have imagined anything like that! Both the Redwood and Talon pack series have become some of my very favorite PNR, some that I’ve read over and over. This was an ending fit for a series that has kept me engrossed since the very first book, and just might be my favorite out of them all!