TWO 3 Star Reviews for Red River (Pack #2) by Cardeno C. #MM #Shapeshifters @CardenoC


Title: Red River (Pack #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Cardeno C. (The Romance Authors)
Publication Date & Length: January 29, 2016 – 122 pgs


Two Alpha shifters join together to lead their pack and build a family.

Commitment, loyalty, and strength aren’t enough to make Wesley Stone’s birth pack accept an Alpha with a physical imperfection, even if it’s a meaningless mark. Putting the safety of his pack above his own wellbeing, Wesley trades himself for another Alpha and agrees to mate with a stranger in a mysterious, insular pack.

Alphas from Jobe Root’s family have led the Red River pack from the first day shifters walked the earth. Now the time has come for Jobe to fulfill his destiny, but to do that, he needs his mate by his side. Spiritual, easygoing Jobe reveres Mother Nature and trusts in fate, yet he can’t help being nervous about how his mate will react to his new life in Red River, his new life with Jobe.

Two Alphas with contrasting personalities, different upbringings, and divergent beliefs come together for the good of their packs. But to stay together, Wesley and Jobe must see beyond the surface and embrace every facet of themselves and their union.

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This was a good story. One I haven’t read before. One alpha being traded for another to mate with the Alpha of the other pack.

I felt sorry for Wesley, the first main character we’re introduced to. He was destined to be the alpha of his pack and he was trained to be one by his uncle, but everyone in the pack just didn’t trust him and sort of ostracized him because of a birthmark. The poor guy tried so hard. I really felt for him.

Jobe, the other main character we’re introduced to about 55% into the book, reminds me of a hippie. He’s all about Mother Nature and connecting with the earth and other New Age hippie type stuff. He’s a different character. I haven’t read one like him before, so that was kind of refreshing. When Wesley saw Jobe, opposites do attract.

The only criticism I have for this book is it was too wordy; not enough dialogue. I really wanted the characters to interact more.

I do recommend this book for werewolf shifter lovers who also want a hippie character. You will love this.



I love mizz C.C so I dive on in to her latest shifter book. Wesley is an alpha, but his pack refuses to accept him because he has a scar…ok. So he’s told that he can lead a different pack who happens to be looking for an alpha to mate with their current alpha. He hates the idea, but leaves to prevent any violence.
Jobe, is the alpha of the pack that Wesley travels to. Apparently they met before, but Wesley doesn’t remember this til later even though Jobe is already aware. I want to say that I liked this story, that I liked these characters…but sadly, I wasn’t really into them. Here’s why.
Too much info.
What I mean by that is…there’s a lot of talking about Jobe’s pack and history. Don’t get me wrong, I like reading about an authors buildup of their fantasy world, but in this case, it eclipsed Jobe and Wesley’s relationship for me. I usually get a lot of romance from Cardeno C, that’s why I love this author, but the romance was second stage. I didn’t hate this book, but it left me feeling confused and disappointed.
With that said, I’ll still be on the look out for C.C’s next book cause this gal (me), cannot stay away. lol


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Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.


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