The Alpha's Choice

The Alpha's Choice

by Jacqueline Rhoades
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The Alpha's Choice by Jacqueline Rhoades

Fairytales do come true...

Katarina Bennett stopped believing in fairytales a long time ago. Prince Charming doesn't exist. Careful planning is what makes dreams come true and that's what she's spent her adult life doing. Now those plans have fallen apart. She's lost everything; her fiancé, her job and her home.
Determined to make a new start, Kat takes a job as a governess and teacher for five orphaned children and finds herself in an old Gothic mansion in the middle of nowhere with people who aren't what they seem.
Charles Goodman is the Alpha of his wolver pack, the modern descendants of an ancient line of man/beasts who've hidden among the human race for centuries. Charles has his hands full with taking his pack in a new direction and dealing with dissention in the ranks and doubts about his own abilities to lead, but when he meets his feisty new employee, he begins to believe in a future he didn't think feasible.
Together, Charles and Kat, Alpha and Mate, set out to prove all things are possible and fairytales do come true.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482525243
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2013
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Jacqueline Rhoades, 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,

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The Alpha's Choice 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Tangen More than 1 year ago
shifters, romance, contemporary, urban-fantasy, relationships, snarky, humor Read on September 14, 2016 Interesting tale with exceptional characters. Not boring or formulaic, and a surprising lot of plot twists. Everything from the setting to the diversity of the characters sets this drama well apart from the norm. There is plenty of situational humor and snarky fun! I was fortunate to get this in audio format performed by Valerie Gilbert who has a real gift for portraying the emotions and reactions of the characters.
HumorMyWay More than 1 year ago
I have so enjoyed the The Wolvers series each book is better than the last. I can’t wait to start The Alpha's Daughter it looks to be as good if not better than The Alpha's Choice. The Alpha’s Choice is the 2nd book in the Wolver series by Jacqueline Rhoades. This takes off where the first one left. Jacqueline goes more into dept of the life and history of the pack and alpha. Jacqueline has a way of pulling you into the story as she paints scenes you can picture in your head. She is a very gifted author who knows how to write a compelling story that has you turning the pages not wanting the story to end. We met Charles in the first book in this series he is such a charming man with so much love to give his pack. He takes his job as pack leader seriously. Charles always felt he got the wrong end of the stick to prove to his father he picked the wrong man to lead their pack he started one of his own. Truly there is no alpha in this pack now the race is on to who will be the alpha who will lead this pack and the mate who will stand beside him. Kat is such a wonderful loving character that shows in the way she deals with issue. As a teacher she feels for the wolf pups that have run wild. With her love and attention she works through to make them a pack. She must find her way through a maze of anger, hate, jealously of those in the pack. I truly love all the characters Charles is one you fall in love with from his humor to his charm. My all time favorite would have to be Buddy in his child like ways he brings so much to the pack where other packs didn’t want him Charles made him feel important by giving him reason and support. Jacqueline gives us wonderful characters that you become a part of. From the first page where Kat meets the wolf dog to her finding out what and who he was is pure pleasure as you laugh yourself silly over and over again throughout her tales. As she nicknames him the beast bad you chuckle, when she stands her ground to be heard your heart goes out to her. The characters are outstanding even those you might not like you have to show respect for how well developed they are. Valerie Gilbert does an outstanding job narrating with her many voices she pulls you in. Her voice is smooth one you will want to listen to over and over again. She puts the thrill, excitement and danger in tones that grab you. I look forward to listening to more from her. This series is one I plan on listening to over and over again. This is an outstanding read by a very talented outstanding author. She writes from the heart as she pulls you in with her outstanding writing style. I highly recommend this series. I am so looking forward to being pulled in as the author takes me on a thrilling humors exciting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story
spendingtoomuch More than 1 year ago
Love this series. A different spin on shifters but works. Hot wover male, human mate to be with no idea about shifters,funny moments. This series needs to be read in order. 
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closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!! The cover is awesome, and I love the green eyes!  As always there is something about eyes that speak to me and attract me to a book :) I bought this a while ago and recently added the two I was missing from the series.  I loved this book as much as book 1.  I couldn’t put it down.  I love when a book pulls you in, and you can see everything and imagine being there.  Jackie is so descriptive in her writing, and it is easy to connect with all the characters. Kat is an awesome woman.  She doesn’t take crap and believes in herself and those around her.  This is as always important in a heroine for me.  Charles is an unsure alpha, and he is a conceited jerk in the beginning.  He grows and becomes a confident and better man becoming the Alpha everyone needs him to be.  I love both of these characters, the cubs, and the most of the pack :)  There is plenty of action and drama to keep you interested.  I can’t wait to read more about this pack :) I’m never good at these reviews, but I know what I love reading.  And this is it!!!  I highly recommend this series to my werewolf lovin’ shifter friends :)  Onto book 3 for me :)
dLore More than 1 year ago
I suggest that you read The Alpha's Mate first for a better introduction to the wolver's world and culture, and a background to the dynamic between the brothers. This book provides a picture from another perspective and lets you understand the brother that was a minor antagonist in the previous novel. Nice to see him get his happy ending too, while showing qualities that make him, in some ways, more appealing than Marshall. With a woman who suits him better than Elizabeth would have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book takes to long to get to the action, and the alpha is annoying. Not worth my money
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Peachs44 More than 1 year ago
I have one word to describe The Alpha's Choice by Jacqueline Rhoades - AMAZEBALLS! This book has everything you could want in a paranormal and so much more. There are aspects you may or may not have encountered before but if you have, I'm sure you will find them so much better in this series.  The Alpha's Choice is, in my personal opinion, the best of the series. Not to say they aren't all great because they are but this one has what I like the best in my main male characters...a cocky sense of humor softened by a sweet lovable side. That is Charles to a T! Seriously, Charles and Kat's first 'meeting' by the pool has to be the most sneaky, wickedest moment that had me shaking my head laughing. I honestly didn't think I was going to like him after the first book but my opinion quickly changed. The interactions between Kat and Charles are funny, sweet and sexy. And the orphans, oh my the orphans. Easily the most interesting characters in this series...if not the most rambunctious. The added flavor they brought to this series. I'm thinking of all the characters in this book and I'm ready to read it all over again! I know I've said this book is my favorite in The Wolvers series and it is. I can make that call because I read all three in order but I wrote their reviews in random order. Probably because I was to impatient to see the journey Ms. Rhoades was going to take me on. I most certainly was not disappointed. This second entry in the The Wolvers series reads well as a stand-alone but you will be truly missing out of you don't read them all. Please, read this book. I guarantee you love it as much as I do. 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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PureJonel More than 1 year ago
There are 5 star books, and then there are those books that you give 5 stars to because there’s nothing higher.  This book most definitely falls into the latter category.   Rhoades is one of those authors who doesn’t tell you a story.  She paints you a picture.  She Sets the scene and develops her story so wonderfully that you can’t help but be drawn in.  There were definitely moments when I found myself saying ‘I should have seen that coming’ or ‘Wow, didn’t see that one coming’, but nothing every came completely out of nowhere.  The details were in the novel, but Rhoades had pulled me so completely into this story that I was stuck in the same mindset as the characters (who also didn’t see it coming, I might add).   Rhoades also has the ability to evoke multiple emotions in her readers.  I spent time on the edge of my seat, I felt sympathy and empathy for the characters, I also laughed so hard it brought tears to my eyes and an ache in my belly.  There is so much truth melded seamlessly into the fiction of this story that you can’t tell where one ends and the other begins.  It creates the perfect basis for this very well put together story.   For the first time in a long time, I don’t just feel for the main character, I actually want to be her.  Not only is she a strong, yet realistic individual, the phenomenally developed male lead is to die for as well.  This novel makes you want to be the Alpha’s Mate (capital A, capital M).  The Wolver culture and race is so well developed that you can see it happening and you want to join in.   Not only are the main characters well developed, but so is the rest of the cast.  Each may be developed to suit a specific role but you get to love them all the same.  One thing that I love about these characters is that although they are not all main characters, no one is ever minor.  Everyone is important in their own right.  No one is a name on a piece of paper, and no one is shunned.  These engaging characters become part of your family and part of your reality.   Rhoades is a naturally talented author with lots to offer her audience.  With this 2nd instalment in the Wolvers series she has further developed her amazingly wild world to create a paranormal world that is so realistic that you just want to crawl back into the pages of the book so that you can keep living it forever.  Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Sargon1 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and read star to finish . Charles and Kat were a great couple and all the secondary characters were interesting and added much to the story. Especially Jo and Mars. Martin and her son Buddy.. The book caught and held me to the end. It takes good writing to do that.
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Georgianna48 More than 1 year ago
The Alpha’s Choice is the 2nd book in the Wolver series by Jacqueline Rhoades. This is a wonderfully written but definitely not a clone of the first Alpha’s Mate. I found it a different and compelling read from the very first page. Katarina Bennett is a teacher recently betrayed by her fiancé who after she helped him through medical school, ran off and married someone else leaving her bitter and in need of a change in scenery. Leaving her job at a school for upper class/wealthy children, she took a job offered by the mysterious Mr. Begley to teach 5 orphaned children in a very rural mountain community. Upon arriving a few days early, this being approved by her new as yet unknown employer and Mr. Begley, she found the house of nightmares. A very gothic looking huge stone mansion that she found forbidding and like most gothic novels where the heroine enters at her peril…until she got into the kitchen and found a thoroughly modern wonder. The house was being remodeled and very well. Thinking she had the place to herself for a couple of days, she made herself at home and while relaxing in the pool realized there was quite a lot of “wild life” around, like a pack of wolves she saw across a field near the forest. While skinny dipping, she met one of the wolves in person as he came to watch her swim and seemed to enjoy her company. Ok, enough spoilers for me…let me just summarize by saying Ms. Rhoades has definitely written another in this wonderful series. It’s compelling, very hard to put down action. Ms. Rhoades always seems to bring in some very compelling and thought provoking subjects: feral children, abusive relationships, learning to trust yourself being just a few in this saga. The characters are what I’ve come to expect and have not been disappointed. Wonderfully warm loving supportive but wise females, handsome alpha males of daring and romantic scenes, bad characters I’d just love to slap or worse, loveable friends and much more. The steamy lovemaking and frisky romps are a fresh and well done part as well! This is wonderful tale of finding oneself, true love, faith and confidence, loving redemption, danger and ingenuity. A great time and really hope you have time to read it…because you won’t be able to put it down! Enjoy it, I certainly did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. And I love the heroine. She is feisty, strong, beautiful and sooooooooo funny. Amazing job by the author! 
IAmy More than 1 year ago
First off let me say that I love this author's books. I have yet to find one that I didn't enjoy, and this one is no exception. The more I read and follow authors on Facebook and Goodreads I have found that quite often the authors I love the most are the ones that read the most, and Ms. Rhoades is definitely a reader. This love of a good story and of writing comes shining through in the story she crafts for us to enjoy. Her characters are very authentic, they have flaws and weaknesses just like you and me, and like us all they have the power to overcome....or choose not to. Buy this book, and any of her others, you won't be disappointed. These are good stories, with plenty of action and humor, twists and turns that will keep you guessing till the very end and all of this is wrapped around a juicy love story that will make you toes curl. As for Alpha's Choice, I think I liked it better than the first one. There is just something about Charles...maybe it is his playful side, or his cockiness. Kat was an excellent pick for him, loved that this Big Bad Wolf fell for someone named Kat. She was defiantly a different from the last Mate in the previous book. Kat was a little more willing to submit to the Alpha. She also took so well to this strange new world and family she is thrust into. Happy that she finally found somewhere to belong, people to stand up for her and to love her. It was also fun to experience what it was like for her to become the wolf for the first time. Thank you Jackie for another great story, can't wait for more!