The Alpha's Mate

The Alpha's Mate

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by Jacqueline Rhoades
     
 
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

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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.
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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781482509953
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/15/2013
Pages:
372
Sales rank:
722,162
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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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/ or email her at jackie3049@gmail.com

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The Alpha's Mate 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
rabbitzny More than 1 year ago
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.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
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.
CD1966 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story Loved this book
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
The author does an outstanding job writing this in a style that you can see the woods, the hunt it is a very vivid story told in details with a great plot you get so pulled in that you do not want to put down. Before you are even half way through it you start believing there really are werewolves and you wouldn't mind meeting a few. With most books I have read of this nature you have some horny dogs who take what they want. That is not the case with this author she gives you a compelling story of passion, love, fear with strong both male and female characters that you can relate to. She gives you a story filled with thrills and a little mystery that pulls you in. I loved this story because it was filled with family life, people taking care of people, they have honor, principles and stand up for each other. They are a pack but they are a family out to help each other. You can fill the love of each other, the need to please and be pleased. Everyone gives which is how this world should be, oh you have the bad wolves who are out for themselves. You must have bad with every good...the question is will the good win out against the bad? I loved watching Elizabeth change and grow into the women she needs to be to stand beside her man. She might be afraid but she learns to stand her ground. I found her to be a delight from her sense of humor to her tempter. Marshall was a delight very alpha but loving and caring. A man of honor who took care of his pack before he took care of himself. I loved watching him bait Eliza and keeping her tongue tied. The author gives you wonderful strong supporting characters that puts the pack first. Their only need is to find a mate for their alpha in return they will get their deepest wish. Before that can be they must go down a few rough roads that will leave you holding your breath to the outcome. I wasn't totally happy with the narrator she wasn't bad, I didn't care for all of her different voice. She isn't my favorite but I have listen to a lot worse. All in all I give her almost a 4. I loved her hillbilly accent and the words the author gave her. I just didn't care for her male voices. I would listen to her again if I found a story that interest me she wasn't that bad at all. I do love this authors writing style, her words flow easy with her fun loving sense of humor that shows in her writing. I love her characters they have honor, love and give so much of themselves as they work towards one command goal. They work as a team wonderfully all for one and one for all. I loved the confusion, the planning, working out the best way to make things work out. I loved Elizabeth in so many ways I do believe my favorite was when she held the gun on the women on the phone. This book was full of humor that kept me laughing and chuckling through all the whole listen. I loved this story from beginning to the end I can't wait to see what the author has in store for me with the rest of the series. If you are looking for a read with fun loving characters who have honor and the love of their people look no farther the author gives you this and so much more with her passion filled story of the pack working towards the goal of love.
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very good
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lisnaupet More than 1 year ago
Very good storyline, witty and touching, with characters that you can believe in and relate to.
Peachs44 More than 1 year ago
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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Sargon1 More than 1 year ago
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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closkot More than 1 year ago
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.  :)
MeiB More than 1 year ago
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. Review 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***
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
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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IAmy More than 1 year ago
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.