Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Alpha's Mate (The Wolvers)

The Alpha's Mate (The Wolvers)
Price: $2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Will Be a Definite Re-Read, May 25, 2013
"City girl Elizabeth Reynolds hopes to find peace and contentment in the small Appalachian town of Rabbit Creek. Okay, so the bucolic cottage she’s rented turns out to be a dilapidated cabin without phone service, but the people she meets are wonderful. Friendly and down to earth, they welcome her with open arms. It’s just like moving to Mayberry… if Andy and Aunt Bea were wolves.

Only an outsider would call them werewolves. They’re wolvers, a community of man/beasts that have lived in these hills since their ancestors emigrated from Scotland three hundred years ago. And that gorgeous Chief of Police, Marshall Goodman, the guy she met while covered in mud and wearing granny underpants? The one who sends her heart spinning? He’s their Alpha and his pack is under attack from outside forces. Elizabeth, being a sane and reasonable woman, wants no part of any of this, but if she refuses to risk her life and her heart, the people she’s grown to care about will lose everything and she’ll lose the one man she was born to love."

There is a wonderful description to this novel here already, so I won't bore you with my own attempt to do a re-cap. This was one of the best shape shifter novels I have read in a long time.

The story line was intriguing, the characters were interesting, the descriptions of the area and people is vivid. The author did a wonderful job of painting the word pictures so that I could easily `see' just what she was talking about.
The secondary and tertiary characters were as fully fleshed and well drawn as the protagonists were. I adored the way the author changed the language style, idioms and the cadence of the mountain people's speech. It was just enough change to see that they were not "city people" but never to the point of having these people look ignorant of unintelligent. I love the concept that each type of person (mountain OR city) has their own strengths and each group respects each other because of it.

The story has a lot of humor in it and parts had me nearly rolling on the floor I was laughing so hard. Parts of this novel may scare the pants off you and the bit of mystery will have you pondering things. This book really has it all. The sex is sensuous without being overly graphic and smutty. The romance is almost sweet and I really appreciated that. I'm not always looking for down and dirty in my romance books.

This is definitely going to be on my re-read shelf!

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