Phoenix Rising by Cara Carnes

Sometimes you have to crumble to ashes before you can fly.


Riletta knew hardship. As a shifter who couldn’t shift, she was raised in a wolf pack that ostracized her. She was ready to tackle the world when she was dropped off at the university with no identity, very little cash and the only thing she wanted—freedom. The last thing she expected was for the university’s resident Alpha wolf to stake a claim.


Macen Giordano hadn’t expected the little female to bring out his protective wolf but he’s not about to let university politics harm the innocent shifter. Riles may not be wolf, but she is his.


When prejudices threaten them both and shed light on her true nature, the two must survive the impossible to earn their destiny

Review by Paulina Woods

Five Stars

This is one of the most interesting/entertaining books I have read in quite a while. I usually skip anything that deals with young adults or new adults but the cover of this book made me stop. I am glad I did.


Riletta is like many young women who are leaving abusive homes. Looking for a place to fit in she is placed in a dorm that is suppose to break her but instead makes her stronger. She learns to stand up for herself and even makes friends. The best part is she finds out who she is and in the process gains a really sexy alpha mate.


Macen is the pack alpha at the college and has the hard job of keeping a very large wolf pack in line. Not even wolves from his own familiar pack but other alphas going to school.


Cara takes us on a journey back to college with a twist. I was surprised and can not wait for the next book in this series.

© 2019 by PAULINA WOODS.

All work is from the imagination of Author Paulina Woods