Before I get started with this review, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank the talented author Katie Reus for her page turning, engaging book which I thankfully won through goodreads.
Fear has a SCENT, So does DESIRE....
Blurb from goodreads:
Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it's almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before--and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.
The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bond mate--his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.
But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor's future, but the lives of the entire pack...
Alpha Instinct is the first novel of the "Moon Shifter" series. What a excellently written sensual and emotional plot, that grabs hold of you and doesn't let go of you!!!
I absolutely fell in love with Ana's character, being so head strong (awesomeness), but when Connor does come back into her life after almost 50 years, and promising her the much needed protection that she and her pack needs; so tempting, it's almost enough to sway Ana into forgetting how he had walked out of her life, breaking her heart in the process. But desperate for the safety of her pack, and a Alpha male, reluctantly Ana accepts is offer to mate; to claim her as his own.
Although her pack respects her strong leadership, Ana also knows that she won't be able to hold it for long. Her pack is easy prey, pickings for the more aggressive males or her breed, so vulnerable to be taken over. Taggart has already shown, and proven the lengths a Alpha wolf will go to claim her, her pack and her land.
More shifters turn up dead and even humans are thrown into the mess/mix. Now we have to try to figure out who is trying to destroy Ana's pack, and can Connor protect them? Will Connor lose, both in love, and promised protection?
I completely, and absolutely loved Alpha Instinct, carrying it everywhere I went till I was finished. Never wanting to put it down. ( well of course I had to at times...)
Author Katie Reus is a wildly awesome writer, giving amazing vivid details of her characters and the creation of the world which they live in. Making Alpha Instinct an intriguing start to the Moon Shifter series, and I patiently, eagerly await the next book, "Primal Possession" due for release September 2012.
Overall the book was immensely captivating, a page turner with great romance, full of action that leaves you hanging on the edge wanting more.
A must read for all lovers of paranormal romance.. So make sure you add this book to your list. It's fantastic and accelerating!!!
I recommend this book for: 18 and up
Rating: 4/5 angel stars
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