Monday, April 5, 2010
Romance Book Review: Alpha Turned
Genre: Paranormal/ Shapeshifter/ Werewolf
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Hillary was once a naive young woman who lost her parents at an early age. Away and college she falls in love with a man she believes she can trust, yet something inside her makes her weary. Going home to meet his parents, she believes she is taking the next step in their relationship. The weekend turns into a true nightmare and leaves Hillary able to shift into a wolf, but also shows her that monsters are real.
Four years later, Hillary has moved on with her life. She has a few friends and a thriving business. She keeps a close watch for any of the monsters who left in the condition she is now. When one walks into her business one day she is terrified but makes sure the human in the store with her are safe when she confronts him. Luckily she finds that not all werewolves are not all like her ex-boyfriend's family and she learns a whole new way of life.
This was a dark story that turns out to have a happy ending. I liked the strong, stubborn Hillary and the new werewolves she meets.
Not all men are bad…
Strong, independent, and happy on her own, Hillary has grown from the naïve person she was four years ago, after a brutal rape turned her into a werewolf. The normal life she’s made for herself is only upset when the moon calls to her and she has an uncontrollable urge to turn furry and chase small creatures. And she doesn’t need a man for that…until she finally meets another werewolf, this one a gorgeous, sexy guy who is determined to change her mind about one furry man in particular—him.
No, some men are very, very good…
The minute Zach scents Hillary he knows she’s the mate he’s been searching for. Though both the wolf and the man are itching to claim her, first he has to convince her that he’s one of the good guys, and that there are certain benefits to being an alpha werewolf. And there’s no better way of making Hillary see that than giving her himself—body, mind and soul.