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Last Alpha: A Highland shifter romance Paperback – June 3, 2015
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Ruby Fielding is a British author, currently living in the heart of a New England forest. She travels widely, and has lived in England, Scotland, the US, France, India and Australia. Wherever she happens to be living, you’re likely to find her at the nearest wifi hot spot with her laptop and a large mug of coffee.
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Jenny is an American blogger visiting Scotland for the first time. She’s a house guest of a mega rich man, Jonathan Carr, a man that is bankrolling studies on werewolves. Jenny’s blog is about weird things in the world and lately werewolves have been a big thing on her blog. When she is invited to come to Scotland, of course she goes. When she gets there, she finds Billy, a man she met in America at a court trial. A man who thought he was a werewolf was on trial after killing someone. They were both attending the trial because of the werewolf aspects. Billy is working for Mr. Carr, something she did not know. She had developed a friendship with him, until he abruptly told her he loved her and wanted her forever. That was it for her. So she is suitably shocked to find him at Carr’s estate. She starts to wonder if she’s been manipulated into coming to Scotland as Billy is right in the middle of all the werewolf studies. When a woman’s body is found, after what looks like an animal attack, Jenny is also in the middle of everything, as well.
I was only a few chapters into the book when I checked to see if the author was British. That’s because of some the phrases that Jenny, an American, uses. She just didn’t sound like an American young woman. And I was right, this is by a British author. I have no problem with that, as I have read many books by British authors and have enjoyed them. But I could easily tell, and I don’t think the author intended for that to happen. Another problem I had was how slow the book started out. I know the author has to set the scene and introduce the characters, but it lagged a bit for me. Halfway in though, and I was really turning pages.
The romance was very sensual, but the first sex scene came out of the blue for me. It just pretty much happens, even while Jenny is really questioning anything to do with Billy. I just didn’t see the moment when Jenny decides that’s what she wants, so I was a bit shocked at the abruptness. There are plenty of sexual scenes, and they are gritty at times and very real. Emphasis on real.
I am choosing to not address anything specific to do with werewolves since I don’t want to tell any spoilers. Suffice it to say that werewolves are real in this author’s world building. The mystery was good, although I figured most of it out early on. There was a big twist that I didn’t see coming and a smaller one, as well. I love when books can surprise me, and this one certainly did. I also enjoyed the fact that there are supposedly Scottish legends concerning werewolves.
Because this book was so different and did surprise me, I do recommend it to adult paranormal romance readers. It’s not your usual paranormal romance, but is a worthy entry into the PNR world-in my opinion at least.
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