Saturday, August 8, 2015

Review - Redemption (The Rending, Book 1) by Cara Carnes

The Rending Book 1
by Cara Carnes
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Mira grew up in a savage tract of existence known as Hell’s Highway—a parcel of land for genetically impure humans (Impures) cast out during a savage battle between humanity’s government  the NAH) and the Paraspecies. When a cease fire was declared, the two opposing sides retreated, regrouped, but the fight for survival had just begun for Impures forced to exist within a kill or be prey existence.

As a runner for The Alliance, Mira ran messages and provisions back and forth between her camp and Redemption—a bartering outpost created by the Paraspecies to help Impures within Hell’s Highway. But for the past two years Mira has been a prisoner of war, detained and tortured in an unsanctioned NAH facility within the lawless lands of Hell’s Playground. Now free, she must risk her life to fulfill a promise made to a fellow prisoner—travel to Redemption and enlist the aid of the Paraspecies. Returning to the outpost, though, means reuniting with the Alpha wolf she’d once hoped to have a future with.

As Quadrant Alpha of the most dangerous section of Paraspecies land, the last thing Adrik needs is the Impure from his past suddenly returning after two years. He ripped Hell’s Highway apart searching for her two years ago, and his pack reaped the consequences of his shattered soul. Now, with a civil war threatening on his southern border, the constant battles with the succubae on his eastern border, and the latest command from Headquarters to assume the role of Alpha Commander, he doesn’t have time to wander around Hell’s Playground searching for a secret facility no one believes exists.

But the temptation to spend time with the Impure he’d once intended to mate proves too tempting. Together they must heal the wounds their time apart created and find a way to survive the dangers awakened.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this unique romance by Cara Carnes.  Mira is a runner who fell in love with Adrik, an Alpha.  On a mission, Mira vanished leaving Adrik searching for her.  When she reappears, she claims to have been imprisoned and needs his help to free the other prisoners in a secret facility.  Adrik has to decide if he can trust her.

I thought the story was intriguing and fascinating.  It did start out a little choppy but despite that, I really enjoyed this paranormal tale.  Adrik is stressed by his promotion to Alpha Commander and with Mira's reappearance,  his worries compound.  Mira survived a terrible imprisonment due to thoughts of Adrik.  She is a strong and caring woman who believes and trust Adrik to help her.  With a world that is both fascinating and dangerous, this story will capture readers who love paranormal romances filled with wonderful characters.  With its wonderful blend of action, romance, and humor I would rate this with 4 stars as I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series! ~Booklover Sue


Born in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model, actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi’s wife all before the age of 13.
In reality, her fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she’s not cemented to her chair, Cara loves travelling, photography and reading.
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