One Way Back to Me: (A Contemporary Wilder Brothers Romance)

· The Wilder Brothers Book 1 · Carrie Ann Ryan
22 reviews

About this ebook

The Wilder brothers have retired from the military and as they’re forced to learn a new life, things get interesting fast in this kickoff to a brand new steamy, contemporary romance series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan.

One dance at a stranger’s wedding. That’s all it took for me to fall for Alexis.

And then? Disaster. Another man—her boyfriend—gets down on one knee and proposes to her.

I never thought I’d see her again.

Years later, I’m in desperate need of a wedding planner—not for myself, but for my company.

My five brothers and I need to get our new Wilder Resort off the ground, and Alexis is the only one savvy enough to help us.

But there’s the little matter that I still have it bad for her. Alexis has changed since the night we met. She’s gun shy. But there’s a spark between us that will not die. We both fight it, until we don’t.

Until history repeats itself. The same guy who took her away from me is back to do more damage. But this time he’ll have to go through me to get her.


About the Wilder Brothers Series

Introducing the Wilder Brothers.

Six sexy, built AF, slightly overprotective brothers.

Six women who won't back down in order to protect those they love.

When the Wilder brothers return home after leaving the military and the lives they fought to build, they'll have to start from scratch and create roots when they had none before. They're moving to a new state, a new town, and with a new set of problems they never expected. Falling in love along the way isn't in the cards, but the Wilder brothers should know by now—you don't choose your fate, fate chooses you.

The Wilder Brothers Series

Book 1: One Way Back to Me

Book 2: Always the One for Me

Book 3: The Path to You

More to Come!



Read what others are saying about New York Times bestselling author, Carrie Ann Ryan:

“One of the best family romance series around! Carrie Ann Ryan brings the heat, emotions, and love in each story!” ~ NYT Bestselling Author Corinne Michaels 

“Count on Carrie Ann Ryan for emotional, sexy, character driven stories that capture your heart!” – Carly Phillips, NY Times bestselling author

“Carrie Ann Ryan’s romances are my newest addiction! The emotion in her books captures me from the very beginning. The hope and healing hold me close until the end. These love stories will simply sweep you away.” ~ NYT Bestselling Author Deveny Perry

“Carrie Ann Ryan writes sexy emotional romances that'll make you cry and fan yourself from the heat, especially because of all that sexy ink.”

–#1 NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely

 “Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop! This is definitely going in my re-read pile!” 

–NYT Bestselling Author Susan Stoker

"Carrie Ann Ryan writes the perfect balance of sweet and heat ensuring every story feeds the soul." - Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“Carrie Ann Ryan never fails to draw readers in with passion, raw sensuality, and characters that pop off the page. Any book by Carrie Ann is an absolute treat.” – New York Times Bestselling Author J. Kenner 

“Carrie Ann Ryan knows how to pull your heartstrings and make your pulse pound! Her wonderful Redwood Pack series will draw you in and keep you reading long into the night. I can’t wait to see what comes next with the new generation, the Talons. Keep them coming, Carrie Ann!” –Lara Adrian, New York Times bestselling author of CRAVE THE NIGHT

"With snarky humor, sizzling love scenes, and brilliant, imaginative worldbuilding, The Dante's Circle series reads as if Carrie Ann Ryan peeked at my personal wish list!" – NYT Bestselling Author, Larissa Ione

"Carrie Ann Ryan writes sexy shifters in a world full of passionate happily-ever-afters." – New York Times Bestselling Author Vivian Arend

“Carrie Ann’s books are sexy with characters you can’t help but love from page one. They are heat and heart blended to perfection.” New York Times Bestselling Author Jayne Rylon

Carrie Ann Ryan's books are wickedly funny and deliciously hot, with plenty of twists to keep you guessing. They'll keep you up all night!” USA Today Bestselling Author Cari Quinn

"Once again, Carrie Ann Ryan knocks the Dante's Circle series out of the park. The queen of hot, sexy, enthralling paranormal romance, Carrie Ann is an author not to miss!" New York Times bestselling Author Marie Harte

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One Way Back to Me


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22 reviews
sarah bailey
April 27, 2022
New series by Carrie Ann Ryan The Wilder Brothers Series. Eli and all his brothers have worked in the military of some form or another of all risked their lives and come out of it but there lost and not sure what to do with themselves. Eli has an idea that he’s going to buy a ranch winery and turn it into a holiday wedding venue with all his brothers. So the prologue in book 0.5 is where you meet Eli and Alexis at a wedding that she’s organised they have a moment and that’s when he finds out that her boyfriend is there any proposes to her but the story really start in this book when Alexis take a job at the Wilder Ranch and a wedding coordinator. This book actually is Eli and Alexis story and how they meet and get together properly. I absolutely love this book I love the way it flows, I absolutely love that all the brothers are living together on the ranch and each have their own part to play it just flows really well and I’m from a big family so I really enjoy that kind of feel to a book. Really enjoyed everything about it and can’t wait for more especially as the narrators did a beautiful job making this book shine as always Carrie Ann Ryan always picks the best narrators.
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Dar Good
April 5, 2022
This was a great start to the new Wilder Brothers series! Be prepared, there are a lot of “E” names for the brothers, but you easily get to know their personalities and can tell them apart. Eli and Alexis made a connection a couple of years ago but the timing was wrong. Now she is at rock bottom and he is trying to hold it all together as things improve for his family. They connect again but she is little leery based on her recent previous experiences. She decides to give it a try and it is as explosive as they thought it would be. She still has some hurdles, he still has to learn to let go. Things should be simple but there are factors at play for both of them that they need to work through. In the end, their love brings them through it all, and they get the HEA that they deserve <3 We get elements of found family as well as blood ties. We have a weird neighbour family that may or may not be a problem. We have a winery and an endless supply for wine nights. We have ex’s and employees for future storylines. We have trauma and pain that come from serving in the military. We have familial bonds that are strong and tight. We are off to a great start with six more stories to come, and already, some characters on the side that look interesting 😉
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Viper Spaulding
April 8, 2022
When it's meant to be Set about two years after the prequel, this book brings together wedding planner Alexis, who is at rock-bottom thanks to a greedy, manipulative ex-husband, and Eli, the head of his family who heads up their Wilder Resort, an event venue desperately in need of a wedding planner. I loved the way the author gave us a chance to get to know all six of the Wilder brothers while still keeping the romance focused on Eli and Alexis. It was especially nice to see the attention to detail shown by all the brothers that kept the "boss/employee" situation from being an actual problem. I adored the way Alexis was befriended by the other women there, and was intrigued by the hints given for future Wilder brothers matches. As with all the best romances, their love story brings healing to both of them, plus a side dish of drama that got really intense at the end. I can't wait to read more in this series, and I highly recommend it for anyone who loves contemporary romances. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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About the author

Carrie Ann Ryan is a bestselling romance and paranormal author. She writes the Redwood Pack Series. Her titles often make the bestseller lists and include: Delicate Ink, Ink Enduring, Ink Exposed and Tempting Boundaries.

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