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- Publication Date : May 15, 2017
- File Size : 1533 KB
- Publisher : Carina Press (May 15, 2017)
- ASIN : B01N6WBZS1
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 142 pages
- Language: : English
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,005,941 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Um, okay? Did I read the same book as everyone else (looking at all the really low rated reviews) because I really, really enjoyed this one.
This story is about Teddy, a human waiter/actor who is tired of getting stiffed by the local motorcycle guys when they sit in his section of iHop super late at night. Jim is a coyote shifter and alpha of his pack. He's also super-rich. He's only been stiffing Teddy's tip because he's hoping to get a rise out of him. That works because Teddy has finally had enough of the crappy tips so he follows Jim out of the restaurant and confronts him. And things progress from there.
Teddy has no idea that shifters are a thing. Jim knows that Teddy is his mate and that he needs him, but Teddy is obviously leery of him, so he decides to slowly integrate Teddy into his life and even into the idea of being boyfriends. Teddy is really leery of relationships. His past has proven that he's not the best at choosing guys to date. To make things even more complicated, at some point in his life Teddy was attacked by a dog/coyote and he's absolutely terrified by them now. Jim is aware that finding out he can shift into a canine form is NOT going to go over well.
I like how naturally Teddy and Jim fit together. At first that isn't obvious, but it quickly becomes apparent that Teddy is a caregiver and Jim needs one of those in the worst way because he's too busy to take care of basic details of his life.
The story felt very natural to me...you know, or as natural as a book about paranormal shifters can be. I liked the story and how things played out in both the pack and the females in Jim's family. That final scene at iHop was perfect and left me with a smile on my face.
Like I said, I truly did enjoy this one. I was in the mood for a quick fun, m/m story and am always good with shifter romances so this one worked for me!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
I've never read any other book by Holley Trent, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Alpha's Claim wasn't perfect, but I really liked the story and I liked Trent's writing style. Teddy was a fun character. He had no idea how crazy it was to be talking back to an alpha. He was human and basically thought that Jim and his friends were jerks. The fact that he didn't back down and actually stood up to Jim was just one of the things that attracted him to Teddy.
I also liked the dynamic of Jim's pack. You'll have to read the book to understand what I'm talking about. I've read a lot of shifter books and series and the sense of family in Alpha's Claim was one of the strongest I've read in a while. Yet, just like in every family, there were a few members who weren't quite as loyal to the pack as the rest.
The only real complaint that I have about Alpha's Claim is that I wanted more. There were things that I wanted to know and spending more time getting to know Jim and Teddy wouldn't have been a bad thing. ;)
I received The Alpha's Claim in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The blurb sounded interesting so I took a shot on this short novella. It was a good read! I enjoyed the interaction between the main leads, Jim & Teddy. Jim is the alpha of a NY pack of coyotes. Teddy is the waiter at the small diner the pack frequents. Jim is a grade A jerk and seems to want to annoy Teddy every chance he gets. After nearly stiffing on a tip for the entire table Teddy confronts Jim in the parking lot. It's just the opening the Alpha is looking for, he tells Teddy to come to his house & get his "tip". Intrigued by this annoying man, Teddy does just that much to his own annoyance. Jim is all male & all Alpha and also, he's a moon shifter. He's bossy & domineering and tends to back Teddy into a corner. Teddy is afraid of dogs let alone something more and has no clue about Coyotes or moon shifters. But also he's wanting to lose himself in yet another bossy boyfriend!
Teddy tries to hold back from falling too fast but the pull of this man is too much. Not to mention Jim needs to come clean about what he is! Teddy both loves the dominate side of Jim and hates it. I liked the chemistry the boys had with each other. I also found some of the pack politics being against Jim having a male mate interesting. I hoping to read more about these two!