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Review: Riding Red by Alexa Riley


unknownGray Ridge, Colorado is a quiet town, but this Halloween there’s a mating moon, and the shifters’ need to breed their fated mates runs strong.

Ruby is the proud owner of Red’s Goodie Basket, and as the new girl in town, she’s looking for business. But when the local sexy sheriff, Dominic Wolfe, keeps the customers away, she finds it’s hard to stay mad when burning with desire.

Dominic is a shifter, and his wolf wants Ruby. Since the second he laid eyes on her, he’s been fighting the need to mark her as his. But when the mating moon is full, he won’t be able to control his wolf any longer.

Tricks and treats are the last things on his mind when the mating heat takes over, and his obsession is put to the test.

Warning: This story is a sexy twist on a classic fairy tale, complete with a red cape, a basket of goodies, and a hungry wolf. It’s written to make you smile, turn you on, and help you celebrate Halloween!



Alone, young, voluptuous, twenty-four year old Ruby invests her new found inheritance in a bakery located in the small town of Gray Ridge, Colorado. For some odd reason, business isn’t really booming and adding to Ruby’s worries, gruff Sheriff Dominic Wolfe keeps loitering around her shop.  Handsome, intense, silver-eyed Sheriff Wolfe is a man of little words, and seems to have difficulty being in Ruby’s presence. What’s up with him?  And what is it with this town? And why is everyone sniffing her? Ruby decides to get some answers, starting with Sheriff Wolfe. Before she has a chance to investigate, it’s Halloween night and Ruby’s assistant, Gwen, has left early —  leaving Ruby to make a special delivery on this cold, dreary evening. The delivery address leads Ruby to a small house, located in the deep and oh-so-dark woods. Who or what is waiting for her in that house?


Just in time for a Halloween treat, Alexa Riley offers up an erotic take on the Tale of Red Riding Hood. A quick, fast-paced read, Riding Red delivers a steamy, hot story that combines the fairy tale lore of Little Red Riding Hood with the supernatural mythology of shape shifters. It’s a well-written, short story, often humorous and definitely not bedtime fare for the kiddiesRiding Red ended a bit too abruptly — not a cliffie, as the major plot point was resolved — but the author left the story a bit open-ended (no pun intended).  It’s hot, intense, graphic and fun. Count on Riding Red to release (yep, this one’s intended) the inner wolf in you. Enjoy.

*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.*


Bonus – Coach is included with Riding Red for the first 2 weeks after release!



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8296969I’m Alexa Riley! Mom, wife, and business woman by day and smut writer by night. I specialize in the Dirty Date Night reading. I wrote my first book, Owning Her Innocence, because well, I just couldn’t find any daddy books to my liking. So I sat down and just started writing, bringing the fantasies I find myself often dancing to in the dark of night to life, one page at a time.

Alexa Riley is my alter ego. I can’t let the other soccer moms know what I’m up to or the guys at work for that matter. Little do they know that they’ve got nothing on my dirty talk.

I’m here to give you a quick fix of filthy dirty smut. Got a few hours to kill? Then I’m what you’re looking for.


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