Title: Pack Alpha
Book 1 in the Were Chronicles Series:
Marissa Boyd finds herself drawn into a world she can never be a part of, complete with an Alpha wolf who takes whatever he wants. And he wants her.
Marissa Boyd knows, as a non-shifter, she doesn’t belong in Pack territory. She braves a visit to attend her sister’s mating ceremony and meets the shifter who will change her entire life and beliefs.
Gage Wolf knows Marissa is hiding a pained past. As Alpha, he’s used to protecting his Pack. Marissa challenges his authority like no one he’s ever met before. His desire to claim her is strong and his wolf won’t be denied. He’ll have her as his mate even if he has to fight to teach her the meaning of belonging to an Alpha. Even if it is Marissa’s feelings of not being good enough for him that he must battle.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of spanking, violence and blood play.
Publisher's Note: This book has previously been released by Totally Bound Publishing. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release. This book is part of a series and best read in sequence.
Author: Crissy Smith
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Pack Daughter, Pack Hunter , Pack Territory , Pack Alpha
Series: Were Chronicles #1
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Pack Daughter, Pack Hunter , Pack Territory , Pack Alpha
Published by Totally Bound Source: Publisher
Published: August 23, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Pack Alpha was another great read from this author for me. Marissa is a non-shifter that had been kicked out of her birth pack. Gage is a strong Alpha. She immediately brings out his protective side, but his strength may not be enough to heal her pain especially when a visit from her previous pack comes a calling. With just the right amount of emotion, drama and heat, I found myself quickly sucked into to Gage and Marissa’s story.
I’ve read stories that have had non-shifters but they have never been a main character nor has the inability to shift been such an important aspect of the story. Marissa impairment, for lack of a better word, certainly gives a new element for me to ponder on. Judging by the storyline, it looks like more may appear in the series.
Anyhow, I really enjoyed Marissa’s strength and courage having lived alone without a pack to support her. As for Gage Wolf, Alpha, sexy, and sensitive, he’s the perfect shifter for her. The dynamics of their budding relationship made for good reading. He had a few moments of caveman, err, I mean Alpha, that didn’t sit so well with the independent Marissa. The one place they did jell well was in the sex department. Just how I like my bow-chica-wow-wow to play out –Hot and steamy, a little spanking, let us not forget that shower scene! The HEA for Marissa and Gage is all you could ask for and just enough HFN to the series for now without being too much of a tease.
I originally discovered author Crissy Smith with her Shifter Chronicles series, which by the way was great. Now that I have read the first book in her Were Chronicles series, and knowing the premise of it, somehow this feels like a precursor to the other series. Knowing that this is a re-release book, I’m probably right. Either way, this author is one of my must read and highly recommend her for PNR fans.