Start by marking “Taken By The Alpha (Timber Valley Pack #5)” as Want to Read: One minute wolf shifter Katrina Hagan is shoe shopping with her packmate Joy, the next minute she’s being carried off by the Alpha of the Killingworth pack. Her kidnapper, Maddox “Mad Dog. Taken by the Alpha Wolf book. Read 27 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From the moment he saw the pale-haired beauty, Draicon were.
Wow so I'm on a werewolf kick. I found a bunch of. This book was about a werewolf Alpha Etienne coming to claim his mate Cindy. He met her a year earlier and had been waiting for her to be ready to commit to a life with him. When he hears she is in danger due to some bad business deals by her father he comes to take her and keep her safe.
Cindy wants the life with Etienne, but she has a secret holding her back. She is afraid Etienne wo Wow so I'm on a werewolf kick. She is afraid Etienne won't want her anymore once he learns the truth. Etienne can feel that there is something wrong, but is having trouble getting Cindy to open up about it.
I loved how much Etienne loved Cindy. You could feel it immediately, when the story began.
I hated that Cindy was pushing him away. But once it was from her point of view I understood why she was trying to protect herself from getting to close to him. I knew as soon as her dad said it, what it was about. Not a big mystery there. But it was still a fun little story to read. Nov 02, Rachel- Goodbye Borders rated it it was ok Shelves: bs-last-hero , nook , read Oh yes, instead of, oh, talking and warning Cindy, let's attempt to kidnap and make decisions for her! To quote Etienne, "I'm taking control. Nice touch with the demons, but the other stuff falls flat.
Cindy being a virgin of course! The sex being magical. Jan 20, Jenn : Godzilla is King rated it it was amazing. Well after I started reading this, I realized I've read it before. This is one of my favorite lycan books. Not only is the hero a lycan alpha but he's also a Navy SEAL and will do whatever it takes to protect his mate.
He's also Cajun, which I've devolved a soft spot for Cajuns. They're tender yet strong and protective.
Also have a great sense of humor and love the gators! It makes you wish that lycan shifters were real and want you as their mate. That's what I love about fiction. Takes you Well after I started reading this, I realized I've read it before. Takes you away from the stresses of every day life and transports you to a world that only exists in your mind while reading.
Nov 20, Laz the Sailor rated it liked it Shelves: short , smut. I read this as part of the Last Hero Standing collection, and since it was my first reading of anything in this series, I was a bit lost. It was way too complicated for something this short. The writing was solid, so perhaps the rest of the series is better. Jan 18, Coral rated it liked it. It would have been more enjoyable if it's longer. Jun 07, N. Light rated it really liked it Shelves: paranormal-romance , reviews-by-mrs-n , romance , vampire-werewolves.
Taken by the Alpha Wolf may seem like every other wolf shifter romance, it has a different vibe. The plot is intricate and captured my attention from the first page. Sure, there's predictability but that's to be expected. The romance will sweep you away while holding your breath every time Cindy's in danger. This was my first book by Vanak and it won't be my last.
My Rating: 4. Why oh why was this book. Makes no sense! Description: om the moment he saw the pale-haired beauty, Draicon werewolf Etienne Robichaux vowed to claim Cindy Parker as his mate. But Cindy has a deadly secret she hides from Etienne, one that not only risks losing her heart t Why oh why was this book.
But Cindy has a deadly secret she hides from Etienne, one that not only risks losing her heart to handsome shifter, but her very life My Thoughts: I was fortunate enough to have read one or two of these books out of sequences several years ago and the story has haunted me so I wanted to learn more, I finally got all the books in the Draicon series and delved in to read them. This title was marked. It seems that this had an already established character base and there was an on going story in the background, if I hadn't read a book or two before I probably would have been lost.
I genuinely liked the characters we met including the hateful parents, eventually. However, I had counted on this being an intro to the series and was sorely disappointed and couldn't get past it.
For that reason I am keeping my review short as I couldn't focus properly on the fine points of the writing. Sep 26, Chandra rated it it was ok Recommended to Chandra by: cp aol. Shelves: kindle , paranormal , romance. I can see potential for great adventure but it did not happen in this book. Bonnie, you turned this one in to the publisher way too soon. He has found his mate. She is not so sure. She has something very valuable that the Cortex demons want. Caring for ex-offenders is a follow-up to the Alpha for Prisons course, supporting released prisoners by providing them with material assistance including accommodation, work, food, and pastoral support through church life.
Alpha's teachings are intended to centre upon aspects of Christian faith on which all denominations are in general agreement. Nicky Gumbel says quoting the current Apostolic Preacher Raniero Cantalamessa ,  "What unites us is infinitely greater than what divides us. Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox distinctives, such as those concerning the Virgin Mary and certain sacramental teachings are absent, as are Baptist teachings on baptism.
Instead, individual churches are encouraged to provide follow-up courses of their own. The New International Version of the Bible is quoted in the course materials. St Paul's reference to scripture being " God breathed " 2 Timothy is referred to, although whether this view of scripture implies strict inerrancy is not made clear. Within evangelical Protestantism the most controversial element of Alpha is what is considered to be its charismatic slant.
Conversion stories in the book of Acts see ff, , , are seen as normative. Possibly Alpha's greatest influence has been on the ministry of John Wimber , who visited Holy Trinity Brompton a number of times during the s and s. Nicky Gumbel's approach can also be linked to the ministry of E. Nash ,  an influential Anglican cleric who set out to evangelise "top boys at top schools"  and who organised summer camps at Iwerne Minster in Dorset.
Although originating from the evangelical Anglican tradition, Alpha is now used In various denominations around the world. Rowan Williams was an enthusiastic supporter when he was Bishop of Monmouth and Archbishop of Wales and continued his support as Archbishop of Canterbury,  opening an Alpha conference and accepting an invitation to speak at an Alpha supper in London in He describes it as "a very special tool" and "a unique mixture of Christian content and Christian style". Alpha has been criticised for a charismatic emphasis.
A particular problem for non-charismatic evangelicals is what is seen as Nicky Gumbel's emphasis upon the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
More conservative critics especially from a Reformed and evangelical perspective have complained that the course does not adequately define sin and therefore does not properly explain the reason for Jesus's death and resurrection.