Review: The Alpha’s Mate (The Wolvers #1) by Jacqueline Rhoades

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Review: The Alpha’s Mate (The Wolvers #1) by Jacqueline Rhoades

Welcome to Rabbit Creek....


City girl Elizabeth Reynolds hopes to find peace and contentment in the small Appalachian town of Rabbit Creek. Okay, so the bucolic cottage she’s rented turns out to be a dilapidated cabin without phone service, but the people she meets are wonderful. Friendly and down to earth, they welcome her with open arms. It’s just like moving to Mayberry… if Andy and Aunt Bea were wolves.


Only an outsider would call them werewolves. They’re wolvers, a community of man/beasts that have lived in these hills since their ancestors emigrated from Scotland three hundred years ago. And that gorgeous Chief of Police, Marshall Goodman, the guy she met while covered in mud and wearing granny underpants? The one who sends her heart spinning? He’s their Alpha and his pack is under attack from outside forces. Elizabeth, being a sane and reasonable woman, wants no part of any of this, but if she refuses to risk her life and her heart, the people she’s grown to care about will lose everything and she’ll lose the one man she was born to love.

Title: The Alpha's Mate
Author: Jacqueline Rhoades
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Alpha's Choice, The Alpha's Daughter, Guardian's Faith , Rabbit Creek Santa
Series: The Wolvers
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Alpha's Choice, The Alpha's Daughter, Rabbit Creek Santa, Wolver's Gold
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: July 30, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 372
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Stars: five-stars
Flames: three-flames

I have a new favorite series! The first book in The Wolvers, The Alpha’s Mate, was a splendid surprise that had me riveted from beginning to end. This romantic paranormal story is filled with laugh out loud scenes, romantic sex, adventure and lots of quirky, lovable characters.

Marshall and Elizabeth’s first meeting is probably the funniest part of the book. Nothing like being caught in your granny panties covered in mud to make a first impression. Their dialog was witty and peppered with comical misunderstanding. In my personal opinion the best parts of the entire book is all the characters both main and secondary. The all have such quirky personalities and even though they are all up in each other business (Typical small town living!) it’s not in a mean hateful way. From the old to the young, you can’t help but to adore each and every one of them.


By the time I went into the third chapter, I was thinking this was going to be a 4-star book but when I finished I knew I had a 5-star on my hands. What really got me going about this book is it wasn’t all about the ”too”. I know that didn’t make sense but let me explain. Marshall wasn’t ‘too’ rich, sexy, dominating, Elizabeth wasn’t ‘too’ innocent, hot, submissive, they weren’t ‘too’ blah-blah-blah. Get the point? No in your face extremes. No over the top of anything. Everything, everyone was just very genuine and down to earth. And let me add while there is an emphasis on mating, it’s so nice to read a book that isn’t all about sex! Not to say there isn’t any but instead of getting flooded with uber details the author has tastefully provided what I would call romantic sex- just enough details to keep things hot without scorching the pages. Really, this was a nice book to get lost in.


If you’re looking for a fun, romantic book to lose yourself in, may I suggest grabbing a copy of The Alpha’s Mate by Jacqueline Rhoades You won’t be disappointed.

The Alpha's Mate

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