The Alpha's Mate [NOOK Book]

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Welcome to Rabbit Creek....

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.
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The Alpha's Mate

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Overview

Welcome to Rabbit Creek....

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.
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thereadingcafe.com - Sandy Schairer
The Alpha's Mate looks at the magical allure of the shifter wolf and why we love our storybook alpha males. A great start to another series by Jacqueline Rhoades.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016392028
  • Publisher: Jacqueline Rhoades
  • Publication date: 7/30/2012
  • Series: The Wolvers , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 30,169
  • File size: 264 KB

Meet the Author

Jacqueline, known as Jackie to her friends, lives in rural southern Ohio with one lovable husband, one spoiled dog and one disinterested cat. She believes coffee is a food group and always has a pot brewing. When not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in someone else's book or working in her garden. She also spends a great deal of time chasing deer and rabbits who apparently also like gardening.
Jackie loves hearing from her readers and is always willing to chat. She can be reached through her website, http://www.jacquelinerhoades.com/
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted February 25, 2013

    This is really a wonderful book. I have never read this author b

    This is really a wonderful book. I have never read this author before but about 20 pgs into this book I put my reader and ordered the second it is that good. Not going into detail about the plot but 1 human female 1 alpha and a whole town of wolfs its a great plot cuties funny and well written . I loved it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Holy descriptionville!!! By the end of the first chapter I was

    Holy descriptionville!!! By the end of the first chapter I was so immersed in this story, based on the vivid and filling descriptions that Rhoades uses that I was standing in the middle of the woods with the characters. Even when I had to put the book down to go to work, I never left this world behind. You live this story, you do not read it. The situations are so real that you cannot help but laugh at the ridiculousness or hold your breath in nervousness, hoping that everyone will be alright.
    This book is jam packed with action, romance, and true friendships. Not a moment is left dull and no event is ever skimmed over. Everything is clearly portrayed. The novel is also very well written. Rhoades has a way with words that makes you forget that you are reading, and not living, the events in question.
    I fell in love with many of the characters the first time that they appeared. They were so vividly portrayed that you cannot help but know them as if they were a real life friend (and believe me, by the end, they may as well be). There were others that I hated with an intensity that should not be possible.
    This novel is, by definition, a paranormal romance novel. What I especially appreciated about it was that it was different. Yes, boy falls for girl and they get together. That’s a given. However, the relationship between the pack Alpha and his mate is completely different from anything that I’ve ever read. The Alpha, Mate, pack relationship is also different. Every difference and similarity to the genre helps to pull the story forward and to pull you into the story.
    This book is amazing as a standalone novel. Everything begins and ends within its pages. You can see the world outside of the novel, but don’t need to read it to thoroughly enjoy yourself while reading it. That said, am I ever glad that this is the first book in the series. I will definitely be following it as it is written.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2013

    Very good storyline, witty and touching, with characters that yo

    Very good storyline, witty and touching, with characters that you can believe in and relate to.

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  • Posted November 8, 2013

    I have a new favorite series! The first book in The Wolvers, The

    I have a new favorite series! The first book in The Wolvers, The Alpha's Mate, was a splendid surprise that had me riveted from beginning to end. This romantic paranormal story is filled with laugh out loud scenes, romantic sex, adventure and lots of quirky, lovable characters. 
    Marshall and Elizabeth’s first meeting is probably the funniest part of the book. Nothing like being caught in your granny panties covered in mud to make a first impression. Their dialog was witty and peppered with comical misunderstanding. In my personal opinion the best parts of the entire book is all the characters both main and secondary. The all have such quirky personalities and even though they are all up in each other business (Typical small town living!) it’s not in a mean hateful way. From the old to the young, you can't help but to adore each and every one of them.




    By the time I went into the third chapter, I was thinking this was going to be a 4-star book but when I finished I knew I had a 5-star on my hands. What really got me going about this book is it wasn’t all about the ”too”. I know that didn’t make sense but let me explain. Marshall wasn’t ‘too’ rich, sexy, dominating, Elizabeth wasn’t ‘too’ innocent, hot, submissive, they weren’t ‘too’ blah-blah-blah. Get the point? No in your face extremes. No over the top of anything Everything, everyone was just very genuine and down to earth. And let me add while there is an emphasis on mating, it’s so nice to read a book that isn’t all about sex! Not to say there isn’t any but instead of getting flooded with uber details the author has tastefully provided what I would call romantic sex- just enough details to keep things hot without scorching the pages. Really, this was a nice book to get lost in.




    If you’re looking for a fun, romantic book to lose yourself in, may I suggest grabbing a copy of The Alpha's Mate by Jacqueline Rhoades You won't be disappointed.
    I received this book from JeepDiva for the express purposes of an honest review. The opinions and rating of this review are solely mine and in no way was I compensated.




    Stars – 5, Flames - 3

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  • Posted April 16, 2013

    I read this series backwards I read the second book first and li

    I read this series backwards I read the second book first and like it so much had to go get the first one and I am so happy I did. Marshall and Elizabeth are so good together. It starts out so funny with Elizabeth thinking Marshall is gay due a misunderstanding on Elizabeth's part. The secondary characters are wonderful and really add to the story. Really enjoyed this book and will get the next in the series. Highly recommend.

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  • Posted March 11, 2013

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    Okay this is my first Jacqueline Rhoades book, and I loved it :)

    Okay this is my first Jacqueline Rhoades book, and I loved it :)  This book I could not put down.  I read it all in one day.  I felt horrible today, but could not put my reader down.  She had lots of action, funny misunderstanding that had you laughing, I raged with Lizzie and cried too.  I love books that take you on an emotional roller coaster.  The main character Elizabeth (Lizzie) has always felt out of place.  I loved being part of the journey to her finding where she belonged and that she found that she had more strength than she knew she did.  Marshall sounds like a very sexy, handsome man who is loving and caring toward all of the members of his pack.  You have family drama, pack conflicts, and the evil guy you want to see lose.  I recommend this book to everyone who loves shifter books.  Now that I know I love Jacqueline Rhoades books; I will have to be on the look out for more.  :)

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

    The Alpha's Mate by Jacqueline Rhoades My rating: 4 of 5 stars S

    The Alpha's Mate by Jacqueline Rhoades
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars
    Synopsis
    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.
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    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.
    My Recommendation
    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***

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

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    Another fine book...

    Another fine book by Ms. Rhoades, I must admit I liked her other books better, but that is simply because I tend to prefer vamps to shifter stories. I did find this one jam packed of action, romance and humor like her other stories. I liked Elizabeth she is a tough cookie and stands up for what she believes in and those she loves. She handled this strange new world she is thrust into with humor and a level headedness that was admirable. Marshall was a good pick for her although I kind of liked Charles too, I would like to read about him meeting his H.E.A. in a future book. This author writes great characters, people who feel familiar, and are complex. Not just the leads in her stories but the supporting characters as well. Her stories are well thought out and have a good pace to them. Now while shifter stories are not my first pick most of the time, I will be picking up future copies in this series to see what happens next. Well done.

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  • 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.

    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.

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