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Posted December 31, 2012
The Alpha's Mate by Jacqueline Rhoades My rating: 4 of 5 stars S
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Elizabeth Reynolds may have wanted to change her life by moving to a cabin in the woods; but she never expected her new life to begin with a crash and a rescue by the hot sherrif when she was in nothing but her undies. The friendly town takes her in and help her fix up her new place, and everything seems to be going just peachy. It's just too bad that the hottest man she's ever met is gay, and she can't stop running in to him.
I wasn't a huge fan of the cover on this book, and had I not gotten a copy for review I probably wouldn't have read it. That would have been a travesty!
I really enjoyed this story. Sometimes I'm a bit reticent about romances as they can be more love scenes than plot, but while there were hints of the impending passion, there were only two real sex scenes in the book. The story was entertaining; it was fun to see Elizabeth grow into a sassy brassy woman. The town was full of interesting characters, and the love interest was more than just a hunk of meat or a knight in shinning armor. Plus, it's always fun to read a story where the woman gets to decide if SHE wants to be with the man. I've seen way too many stories that left the relationship up to the man lately.
Oh! The best tidbit is the fact that there was an actual explanation for the instantaneous love that appears in so many of the books, and Elizabeth had an issue with it. That may sound strange, but I sometimes wonder what in the world these characters are thinking when they meet someone and fall instantly in love.
Not for children, the love scenes aren't super graphic, but are best saved for a mature reader. Due to the fact that there was an interesting plot and a sassy female lead, I give it a 4/5.
***FTC Disclosure: This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was given, all opinions are my own***
Posted December 7, 2012
Elizabeth Reynolds never thought of herself as beautiful or sexy
Elizabeth Reynolds never thought of herself as beautiful or sexy just an ordinary Plain Jane. Her overbearing mother has driven Elizabeth to rebel with everything that she has and thensome thru small sacrifices. Elizabeth is hoping for a new start in Rabbit Creek will change her outlook on life. When Elizabeth is involved in a car crash her world turned upside down by the sight of a sexy stranger. Marshall Goodman didn't know what to expect upon meeting Elizabeth yet found himself fascinated all the same. Marshall thinks that Lizzie is just his kind of woman whether she knows it or not. Elizabeth wants to correct Marshall for using the nickname Lizzie yet can't seem to mind so very much either. Trouble is afoot in Rabbit Creek, Elizabeth finds herself smack dab in the middle of it. She learns that werewolves are real and not bothered by it either. Marshall and company all marvel over Elizabeth's easy acceptance that she's living in a community of werewolves. Elizabeth keeps on surprising the people of Rabbit Creek. Who is causing trouble in Rabbit Creek? Will Marshall admit his feelings? Will Elizabeth move out of her comfort zone? Your answers await you in The Alpha's Mate.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I love reading about wolves in any form! I love the uniqueness of wolf lore and traditions presented in the story. Elizabeth is such a wonderful relatable character that I would like to call a friend just by her nature alone. Marshall is ruggedly handsome, loyal, honest, and hopeful old soul of a man. What makes this story so special and unique is that the characters from beginning to end were so real and honest how could you not love them. I look forward to enjoying more of this author's work in the future.