The Printed Fox: Spotlight and Review | Alpha Me Not by Jianne Carlo

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spotlight and Review | Alpha Me Not by Jianne Carlo

Alpha Me Not by Jianne Carlo

Susie White wants no picket fences, no alpha, and no cubs. White wolf woman she may be, but no pack for her, no sireee. Alpha me not, that’s her motto. In all caps.

Mercenary and half-breed wolf Joe Huroq’s not looking for a mate. Stop and go screwing, that’s his motto. Hot and heavy between missions. Then he glimpses his new neighbor tanning nude and the situation explodes.

Literally. Susie’s house is consumed by fire. What’s Joe to do but offer Susie his hospitality?

Susie can’t resist the temptation of big, bad, mercenary, so she suggests a friends with benefits arrangement which he accepts with an amazing alacrity. The sex is frantic, hot, and frequent. Neither one can keep their hands off the other.

Then children go missing. The fire’s deemed arson. Bodies pile up. Susie refuses to accept Joe’s mate claim. Can he keep her safe when she won’t obey a single order?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

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I must say, while in some respects I had mixed feelings about this book, for the most part, I enjoyed it.

The main thing I liked about it was the different take on shifters. Usually what makes them special is that, well, they shift. But not Susie and Joe. I really liked that new spin on things. They still identified as wolf, but their outlook was still a little different. It was refreshing!

Susie's whole take on virginity was a little hard to swallow. I can usually support a virgin --particularly one who's reached her age or older-- with a really good reason. There wasn't one with Susie, and her transition from virgin to minx was just...I dunno. Maybe I could blame it on the wolf, and that they recognized they were perfect for each other on an instinctive level, but I would've liked to see more substance there.

There was a particular element that I did really enjoy how Ms. Carlo handled, dealing with loss. Without giving away spoilers, I'll just say that was done very well.

All in all, it's an enjoyable story. I understand it's in the middle of a series, which I haven't read, but as a stand alone it does pretty well. Normally for books, I have extremely exacting standards, but if you're looking for a change of pace in your shifter stories, enjoy a little mystery, this one will fit the bill!


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About the Author

My motto is simple: Alpha Me Please. While strong heroines, exotic locations, and cultural differences are my forte, I go weak in the knees for warriors of any type, rebels, SEAls, Vikings, and bad-ass mercenaries.

Send me a man with an attitude and I'll find the right woman to tame him. My writing career began in 2008, and since then I've been lucky enough to have over twenty books published. Most of my books are TOP PICKs and several have been nominated for and won awards and prizes.

Nothing makes my day more than an email from someone who’s read one of my books. So far, I've received emails from almost every continent on the planet. Almost…

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