Book Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Suspense
Book Series: Alphaville #1
Released: 1/30/18 by St. Martin’s Press
Pages: 304 Price: $7.99 Paperback
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.
Renny Landry is a wolf on the run. Pursued by a shapeshifting stalker and his slobbering pack of killer coyotes, she is forced to flee her job as a librarian to find sanctuary in the wooded hills of Alpha, Washington. A well-secluded safe space for troubled shifters, Alpha is Renny’s last hope. But the first person she meets there is a gorgeous alpha male with fiery eyes, fierce tattoos, and one ferocious appetite—for her…
Mick Fischer thought he left his past behind when he moved to Alpha. But fate has a way of biting him in the tail when a female wolf shows up on his property. Wounded, desperate—and disarmingly hot—Renny brings out the snarling, protective alpha beast in Mick like no other woman he’s known. Can these two haunted, hunted wolves manage to mate for life…even as the deadliest past demons howl at their heels?
Ms. Warren is a hit or miss author for me yet I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to try her spin-off series Alphaville, after all its fun, and frustrating…, to be part of a great new series from the beginning, even if that means having to wait for future releases. I was also offered a copy of the prequel novella so I already had a feeling this was going to be a fun read, having enjoyed Something to Howl About.
I was not disappointed! This book was just as action-packed and steamy as its predecessor. The book started with quite the nail-biting chase scene as the female lead Renny was literally running for her life and land in the lap of Mick who just happens to be her mate. Not really a cute meet but definitely a memorable one. Of course Mick is the typical stoic alpha male and Renny is a little more beta than I’m used to in my paranormal novels, but she does stand her ground from time to time and gives Mick a challenge to his domineering ways.
The plot is a bit dark yet timely for the current debate over the Me Too movement. As it deals with issues of harassment, stalking, and touches on rape (no actual rape takes place in the book). We get to know a few members of the community and I look forward to future books where we get a chance to explore the town and its residents. I think the next book features one of the lion shifters of which there were two in this story. I enjoyed them both, brother and sister, and one of them finding a mate might be a lot of fun. Especially if the other sibling has protection issues.
This was a good read, took me longer than I thought it would but that was all on me no fault of the storyline. When I found the time to sit down and read I was surprised at how quickly I consumed the pages. There was tons of action and suspense mixed in with just the right amount of steam. If you are looking for a new shifter story to sink your teeth into then I would check this one out for sure!
My Rating: 4 Stars