Series: Alphaville #0.5
Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romanace
Published Date: January 2nd 2018
Format: ebook, 86 pages
How I got it: Netgalley for an honest review
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating: 4/5
WELCOME TO ALPHAVILLE, where the she-wolves and alpha-males play. . .for keeps, in a brand-new paranormal romance series from New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren.
Dr. Annie Cryer has been called many things: Genius. Child prodigy. Scientific wonder.
Banished from her pack years ago, Annie’s lone wolf wandering has brought her to Alpha, Washington, home to all shifters who don't quite fit in in the "normal" shifter word. Now Annie has the chance to go back home...if only she can make good on a favor her alpha owes the mayor of “Alphaville.” But it's not much of a favor when you're helping the hottest shifter in town...
Grizzly shifter Jonas Browning has a clan in trouble. They haven't had a child born in over a hundred years...and their clan faces going completely extinct. Genetic scientist Anne Cryer has been sent to help save them. But what Jonas doesn't count on is being irresistibly drawn to the small wolf shifter, and his bear isn't about to let her go...
This short novella does contain adult scenes towards the end.
This novella follows Dr. Annie Cryer who is a wolf shifter that has been banished from her pack years ago. She has been wondering about trying to help people. Annie’s pack leader calls and asks for her to help Grizzly shifter Jonas Browning whose clan is in trouble and in return she will be let back into her pack.
For being just a novella, it has enough background information that the story felt very complete. After finishing the book, I did want more from Annie and Jonas, but it did have a natural stop.
Annie has been banished from her wolf pack, which is a big deal since wolves are always in packs. Annie has been looking for a way back to her pack and get her life back on track. Jonas is concerned that his pack is no longer producing offspring’s. Jonas has hired Annie to figure out a solution to this problem his clan is having so they will survive.
Annie is a strong character since she has been cast off and on her own for a while she has developed a tougher skin. Annie is extremely smart and tries to keep her inner wolf at bay. Jonas has his own intentions when he meets Annie and is surprised how much they like one another, it is a instalove idea, but it works with this story. Jonas needs to focus on his issues to figure out exactly how he feels. I enjoyed that we got both Annie’s and Jonas’s POV while reading it helped bring the book together for me.
I would suggest this as a weekend read. It was so quick to read it could easily be read in one sitting and it kept me entertained the entire read. The story is very compact and has a lot going on in it that it was a perfect quick read.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley to provide an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book.
Born and raised in coastal New England, Christine Warren lived in the South and the Mid-Atlantic before hopping to the other side of the country to take up the life of a transplant in the Pacific Northwest. She completely bypassed those states in the middle due to her landlocking phobia. Hmm, need to research a scientific term for that...
When not scrambling frantically to complete her latest writing project, Christine spends most of her time as a crazy animal lady, hanging out with her dog Levi (he’s the one with the hair) and pretending to train him to have some manners. She also hangs out with her horse, Cal—a thoroughbred with a craving for strawberry licorice twists—her goddog, Merlin; and her best friend, fellow author Hannah Murray. In addition to playing with her pets, Christine’s hobbies include identifying dog breeds from photos of their underbellies, appreciating fine and not-so-fine wines, shopping for the perfect pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, and most of all reading things someone else had to agonize over.
She enjoys hearing from readers and can be reached via email sent to Christine@christinewarren.net or by postal mail to Christine Warren, PO Box 871900, Vancouver, WA 98687-1900.