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Riding Red

(Fairytale Shifter #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  5,809 ratings  ·  495 reviews
Gray 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
Kindle Edition, 83 pages
Published October 10th 2015
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
2 Smut Scale Stars

I love Alexa Riley.

She is my go-to for awesomely written smut.



And also:


That said, this just wasn't my favorite Alexa Riley.

Even on the smut scale.

Here's Why:

1) Too Many Baked Goods.

This is totally unfair and ridiculous, I know.

But this is my fucking review review and this is just how I feel.

I hate reading about food.

HATE it.

As I've said before in my review for Sweet Fall, food and I have a very love/hate relationship.

And I hate having food shoved in my face or
Alexa Riley
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
SHE'S LIVE! Who want's virgin male shifters?
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites

** 4-4,25 “my mate” STARS **

“I know I’ve loved you since I took my first breath on this earth. I’ve been waiting for you my whole life, and I will love you even after this world takes me.”


With the slightest whiff of her skin, Dominic Wolfe, one of the many shifters in the town and also the town sheriff, knew without a doubt that Ruby was his mate. He is completely consumed by his need for her, and the prickly sensation urging him to have her, mark her, make her HIS.

But he will
Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
Now that was some funny bullshit.


Take one curvy, virgin, red-headed woman. Add a hot, virgin shapeshifter. What you'll get is hot sex, even if neither of them knows what it's all about.

I laughed, I rolled my eyes and I wondered at the stupidity of it all.

Also, I killed some brain cells, so I guess I got what I wanted.

Aug 13, 2017 rated it liked it


I did this the wrong way round I started with book 3 'The Lost Slipper' (obviously the Cinderella one) and enjoyed it so much I decided to read all four.

This was hot and entertaining, it starts off funny, Ruby owns and runs the bakery and Gwen has been helping her but her broomstick cookies look like dicks.

Dominic is a wolf shifter and sheriff of Gray Ridge as soon as he scents Ruby (despite the fact that she's human) he knows she's his mate, now he just has to keep control of his wolf, hold
Sophia Triad
Dominic and Ruby

Story based on Little Red Riding Hood fairytale

This is actually the first book that I read by Alexa Riley two years ago. Since I am a fairytale and shifters’ romance junky, I simply could not resist this book cover.

To be honest, I did not expect so much smut; but I did not know Alexa Riley back then. Now, that I have read almost 60 books written by the dynamic duo and I know how smutty they can get, I think that “Riding Red” was actually a kids’ bedtime story.

Anyway the story
This is a Little Red Riding Hood re-telling for adults.

Ruby is a 24-year-old curvy gal who moves to a small town to open up a bakery shop. The town seems a little weird and hottie Sheriff Dominic scares away all the local customers, which irks Ruby.

Why doesn't he want anyone buying her treats??? Oh, cuz of course she's his MATE and he doesn't want anyone near her! Ohhhh. Yeah, the whole town is full of shifters and there's a mating moon coming up soon. That's when Dominic will claim Ruby as his
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica
Well, it's no Trailer Park Virgin I'm sad to report. I thought it was extremely meh but people seem to love it, so what do I know? It takes forever and ten days to get going and when it does, it's just eh, is that all?

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I'm not a fan of the "fated to f*ck, eh, love you and only you forevermore" plot device anyway. Even if I were a fan, this wasn't a good one, if you ask me. Too many words, too much sickly "sweets" talk (gag me), and a hero who is all snarly and grumpy. It wasn't romantic, or
Jacqueline's Reads
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Oh big Teeth Stars

Riding Red is a standalone and is part of the Fairytale Shifter series. I’m continuing my Alexa Riley reading binge and I actually read this series backwards. You can read them out of order, but I highly suggest you start with book one because the author does build up the secondary characters.

As always, this was a SUPER CUTE BOOK! I absolutely adored it and I couldn’t get enough. The book has a LOOSE Red Riding Hood fairytale theme, but with a paranormal shifter twist. Don’
Sybil aka Lala
This novella by Alexa Riley is a sexy new twist on the old tale of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf… In Riding Red, the wolf is big, he’s not so bad, and he still has a taste for eating little women.

Ruby has just moved to a new town where she’s opened a new bakery. As soon as Dominic, town sheriff and shifter sets his eyes on Ruby, he’s consumed by a need to mark her as is.

For those of you who likes Alexa Riley’s books with sex from start to finish, may be a little disappointed with
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it

When Dominic met the woman interested in buying his aunts bakery he knew she was his mate. But also that she was human and had no idea about the shifter world. He can't claim her until the full moon so before then he warns everyone in Gray Ridge to stay away from her.

Ruby was excited to open her own bakery but she feels unwelcome in her new town since the only customers have been tourist, and no locals. But when the full moon approaches she finally gets her answer as to why no locals will
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is my Twilight fantasy come true.
This is my Jacob Black porn.
This is wow.
Enough said.

P.S. I only read the main story. I ignored the bonus book; Coach didn't appeal to me. Sorry.
Chantal ❤️
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Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: safe, virgin-hero
I loved this book! I wish it was longer. Totally smitten H! All in from the first time he saw the h. Absolutely no OW/OM drama. I loved both of the characters and thought they were sweet together. Also- the steamy times were fabulous! I didn't care if he was super hairy or mid shift during the sexy times- I still loved him! Safety gang safe
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved this book! I'm a sucker for a good shifter book with a crazy possessive hero and a human heroine and this book was just what I needed. Like all of Alexa Riley books this hero Dominic fits the bill he is single minded in his want for the heroine Ruby. She is it for him and he doesn't want anyone to so much as look at her. Ruby is smart and strong and I loved her. The story or history behind the shifters was an amazing change from all the men we read about lately who
Feb 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica
An enthralling story with the retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.
Dee's Reading Zone
The joy of fairy tales...I will never view Little Red Ridinghood the same after Dom and Ruby's mating!!!!
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
My first ever venture (apart from some tentacle stuff) into this genre. There was a lot of questionably funny stuff in this story but as you can probably all guess, that's not what this was/is about. Phew. Is it me or is it hot in here?! ;p
Shadi ***save your ratings use disclaimers**
Book Facts: Riding Red

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Part of a Series/Installment:
Standalone/Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
M/F-M/M-M/M/F-etc: (view spoiler)
Multi-Luv'n/Ménages: (view spoiler)
Was There Descriptive Sex: (view spoiler)
Contains Cheating: (view spoiler)
Amount of Sex in The Book: (view spoiler)
Overall Steam Factor/Chemistry: (view spoiler)
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
IF I NEVER SEE THE WORD CUM AGAIN IT WILL BE TOO BLOODY SOON! Seriously. If I had a pound for every time that word appears in this book, I'd be one rich lass.

(view spoiler)
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! I enjoyed the story and I have to read the next one. I'm excited to read Xavier and Gwen's story.

The story is about Dominic and Ruby.

She's new in town and she owns the bakery, Red's Goodie Basket. She thought the locals aren't that welcoming to her but only because Dominic, the town's sheriff, keeps them away from the bakery until the full moon.

He's a wolf shifter and he knew she's his mate the moment he saw her but she's human and she doesn't know anything about shifters so he
3,5 RIDING WOLF stars!!

When I need smut, I will go to read Alexa Riley. Yeah?
Riding Red is her first paranormal sex-romance story. Of course I will dip in!

How was the story?
Ruby was new in town and open bakery shop. She's sassy and curvy sweet girl. Our wolf shifter, Dominic happened to be the sheriff in town. When the full moon come, he has to mated with his soulmate which is Ruby. His cold and ass-ttitude towards her just want to make sure that no other shifter near her.

What I liked?
Super fun retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale. Loaded with humor and Alpha goodness, silly, funny and delicious like one of the erotic cookies the main character bakes. I think it is a perfect Halloween treat.
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Determined to finish all of Alexa's
Nic proof ( MF, one hero one heroine no incest fantasies or menage.. Please write more like these)
reads before 2016. So I dove into Riding Red and devoured it. Sexy, hot, sexy did I say sexy?
Oh and so sweet. Loved it.

100% Safe and Nic proof
this was fucking weird. the sex talk (he can't get hard until he meets his mate and isn't allowed to find release unless it's with her???? what the fuck, get that shit outta my house) was so fucking weird. a bad weird.
◊♦ Naomi
4.5 stars

It's official. I love Alexa Riley, the Queen of Smut! I'm always in the mood for her books: short, funny, over the top, sexy as fuck and lots of breeding (I think that's her favorite word). I'm a fan of hers, she's not afraid to write what she wants and what she loves. She writes very short books who are way over the top and sometimes completely unbelievable but she knows it, she doesn't care and I love her and her books for it!

RIDING RED was such a great, quick read. I loved it, I
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Why dear lord did it take me so long to read this book??

I love Alexa Riley, and I really liked this book! It was sweet, hot, and so damn funny. My only complaint is I wish it were longer..

"This is just like that episode of Cops I watched where the guy ate some bath salts and then stole Funyuns from the gas station. It's crazy."
I read this short story while I was on the couch recovering from my dental surgery! LOL
So, I am not sure if that is why I could not totally get into it, or if it was the story itself! It has been awhile since I have read a shorter story like this, and in "Riding Red" it was loosely taken after "Little Red Riding Hood"...I say LOOSELY, because there was no Grandma, nor was there a woodcutter!! There was a wolf though, and this book sets us up to meet some shapeshifters. Oh, and there is a ton of
5/21/16 Re-read getting ready for a new one coming out. It hits the spot every time!

Original review October 2015
Cute, short novella. I wish it was longer. It would have made a really good story.
Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Oct 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, alexa-riley
3.5 stars

Enjoyed this remake of Little Red Riding Hood. Funny, sexy and a lot of cum.

*Read thru Kindle Unlimited*
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