Review: Ryan’s Treasure by Becca Dale

Ryan’s Treasure by Becca Dale
Series: The Sanctuary (# 2)
Release Date: July 6, 2013
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company
Pages: 97
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Nadi has no family and no home beyond the puppy mills where she has lived since birth. Freedom calls to her until she cannot resist risking everything for a chance to run. But being free comes with dangers she’s ill-equipped to handle and a guardian who promises to protect her even as his size and brute strength terrify her.

Ryan Jones spends his life rescuing abused women by day and tortured animals by night. Nothing stops him from watching over those smaller or weaker until a half-starved she-wolf leaps between him and the barrel of a gun. In a night of passion with the gorgeous shifter, everything changes. Suddenly, by pack law, he faces an unexpected role that may destroy his image and their future.

Can love enable Ryan’s treasure to come home to his arms?

 

Review: Ryan’s Treasure is the second book in The Sanctuary series by Becca Dale. While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. I chose this book because I love reading shifter novels.

Nadi was born in a puppy mill and has lived there her whole life. She knows no other life, but when she gets a chance at freedom she takes it and runs. Nadi gets her name from her protector the one man that saves her, Ryan. Nadi is a strong and resilient woman, because she has managed to survive for as long as she has.

Ryan Jones spends much of his time helping abused woman, but one gets his attention. A small half starved female wolf. He is a strong and sexy man. He steps aside from becoming Alpha so his brother can be alpha he can marry the woman he wants.

The chemistry between Ryan and Nadi is blistering hot. The sex scenes were scorching hot. I wanted to smack Kya, Ryan’s sister, after Ryan and Nadi have sex the first time. I can understand why she was upset but Nadi has no clue what happened or what it meant to the shifter world. It was almost like they all forgot she was not raised in a shifter community.

I would have liked the story longer and more flushed out, especially the beginning. I also found it hard to believe that Nadi who has been abused for as long as she was would suddenly be okay with mating the first man sees. I found the story very well written. The main characters and the secondary characters were realistic. Overall, this was a fabulous story. While I have not read the first book in the series, I will be picking it up shortly. I can’t wait to read.

 

Victoria