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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Review: The Loneliest Alpha by T.A. Grey Book 1 in the MacKellen Alphas and the 3rd feature in May's Romantic Suspsense Month

In our third romantic suspense of the month we have a paranormal romance that brings suspense into the plot in a whole new way.  Can not seeing the hero's face bring the intrigue factor up to 10?  Definitely!!! Here is a little something different from a new to me writer who's unique look at how to catch a mate brings the suspense factor to a boil.  

Read from September 13 to 14, 2013 


One look will change their lives forever.

Lingerie designer Alicia Clarkson just had to open her stupid mouth. Now thanks to trying to defend a fellow pack mate, Alicia’s been blindfolded, tied up, and carted off to the new alpha of the Oregon pack—Gavin MacKellen. 

However, the blindfold doesn't come off so soon as Gavin reveals he’s searching for a mate. But Alicia’s curiosity gets fired up when Gavin refuses to reveal his face to her. Just what happened to him? He talks to her from shadowy corners and behind closed doors. The man is as allusive as a squirrelly fox. But Alicia doesn't play games and the quiet spoken, hoarse voiced alpha doesn't stand a chance against her. They settle on an agreement, thirty days for them to get to know each other because that’s the only way this cowboy alpha will have it.

Gavin MacKellen needs a mate. But he knows no good woman would ever want to look at his face after the incident he suffered. After one look at Alicia Clarkson all his plans fly out the window. The woman’s beauty has stunned him damn near speechless. She torments his thoughts and Gavin finds himself yearning to know everything about her. He admires her creativity and intelligence, the cool way she handles herself in stressful situations. Most of all, he aches deep in his chest to taste her lips. Those beautiful sweet lips, but in order to kiss her without showing her what a monster he was, he has to get creative. 

A relationship forms and as love threatens to grow between them Gavin struggles to cope with his physical appearance in the face of the beautiful Alicia. Will she be the one to stand in the face of a monster and accept or will she turn her back on him as everyone else has?

My Quick Thoughts:

Starting out I love the story thought the writing was good and the characterizations were multi dimensional . Then it seemed the story started to drag a bit, I think due to the amount of time spent with her trying to run away and locked in the house. I admit I got a bit bored during that bit. Then it took back off again with twists and turns which upped the suspense factor so overall brought the book back into line. I do need to mention that I felt the about face Alicia did from fighting to loving seemed a bit quick when so much time was spent on the trying to escape, the balance for me was out a bit. 

Originally I was going to rate this a 4.5 star read but looking back I think a 4 star read but as this is the first book of TA Grey's that I have read I am definitely going to seek out more of her work. 4 Stars and a recommendation ..looking for a were book that is different from the usual faire..pick this one up. I know you will enjoy it. 

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