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- Print Length: 330 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1773392581
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- Publisher: Evernight Publishing (April 25, 2017)
- Publication Date: April 25, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071YBRMGG
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I have three favorites: A Tiger's Luck by Maia Dylan, Conflict of Interest by LD Blakeley and Last Alpha Standing by James Cox. All of the stories are all hot and sexy and ranged from good to great. I'm sure there is something in this anthology for every book lover. I would highly recommend it.
I received a copy of this book directly from the publisher.
Owned by the Alpha Manlove Edition this anthology has a little something for anyone who loves Alpha males and mates. I did find a lot of the stories in this series to be more unfinished and hurried rather than complete stories. However there were a couple of standouts for me that I will include this review.
I am a huge fan of anthologies because it is a great way to try out authors you might not have heard from before. See what they write like and perhaps pick up another story written by them in the future.
The following stories and authors are in this anthology:
A Tiger's Luck by Maia Dylan
Last Alpha Standing by James Cox
His Guardian Panther by Elena Kincaid
The Scarf by L.J. Longo
A Matter of Trust by Pelaam
Conflict of Interest by L.D. Blakely
My personal favorite is the story by Elena Kincaid, His Guardian Panther. I picked this story because I usually read Ms. Kincaid's MF works. I really wanted to see what she could do in the MM world. Also this story is complete. Very well rounded and I felt a great ending too. I didn't feel there could be more or should be more. In this story Tom is heading out to help his parents out. He sees someone on the side of the road as he is driving. He stops to help, and well his life changes forever. A good deed never goes unpunished might sum up how things go after that.
Tom is a doctor and now he is being threatened for interfering with pack business.
Luke our Alpha hero he is the town sheriff. He finds what remains of Tom on the side of the road. The only way to save him is to claim him. But will Tom thank him or run from him once he is healed?
This story is full of love, action and two men you have gotta meet. I would love this one to be a series. It has all the elements I love in a story. Highly recommend it.
My next story I liked but felt it was rather rushed is A Tiger's Luck by Maia Dylan. She is a new to me author. I really felt connected to this story. But I also felt it was extremely rushed. I think if the story could have been slower this would be a stand out read.
We have Xander and Yuri in this story. Xander is a cop who is at the wrong place at the right time. Yuri is a powerful shifter bent on protecting his mate even if his mate doesn't know him yet.
I loved that both men have very strong personalities. They have to temper themselves a little to blend and become the mates they were meant to be. Lots of action and great connection in this story.
Over all most of the stories in Owned by the Alpha anthology are great starts to what could be longer stories. I loved them and really had fun reading this anthology. I would definitely be looking for more from these authors in the future they are all brilliant story tellers and I want to read more from them all.
Five Shooting Stars
On the whole, this was a good anthology that showcased a nice variety of stories all within the set Alpha theme. There were things I liked about all of the offerings presented here and while some stories were more successful than others, there wasn’t a story that I didn’t like. If you enjoy paranormal books, namely shifter stories, and like your men dominant and in charge, I’d recommend checking this book out.
A Tiger’s Luck by Maia Dylan 4.5*
This was my favorite story in the set and was a great way to start off the book. I really liked the set up and thoroughly enjoyed the interactions between the two main characters. I will admit to thinking Yuri was in the mob for the majority of the book and was therefore surprised, but not disappointed when I learned the truth. Really enjoyable story with believable characters and reactions.
Last Alpha Standing by James Cox 4*
Another winner in the book, this was probably one of the more unique stories and I liked it a lot. The characters were well done and I liked how ‘winning’ the competition became less important than the two men wanting and getting to be together in the end.
Mooncrest by Jules Dixon 3.5*
This one had a kind of Romeo and Juliette vibe only better because there were shifters and no one died at the end. I do wish that I had been able to see the main characters spending more time together, especially before the first declaration of love, but I also understand that they knew each other, at least a little, previously so it wasn’t completely implausible. Nice story with good pacing.
His Guardian Panther by Elena Kincaid 3*
This was the shortest story in the collection and I’m sorry to say that it showed in not so great ways. I did really like the premise of the story and the beginning was great for setting things up but the rest kind of failed to deliver in any meaningful way. Things were way too rushed and the get together between the main characters wasn’t believable, especially seeing as how they initially parted ways. It was a nice story in general but more for the premise and what could have been rather than what was actually there.
The Scarf by L.J. Longo 3.5*
I had mixed feelings about this one. Firstly, the premise and world set up was great! I loved the differences here between the shifters I’m used to seeing and what the author actually did; it was also nice seeing a few different kinds. When Tru started his little daydream about what he’d do when he found the owner of the scarf, however, I rapidly began to lose interest. I honestly didn’t care much for the bulk of the story past the beginning and it was only at the end that I regained the desire to read the story. I can totally appreciate the unique elements and the fact that this was a nice start to finish case, but I would’ve liked a bit less fantasizing and more seriousness on Tru’s part, especially during the part where his character was being established.
A Matter of Trust by Pelaam 4.5*
Another great story; I really liked the character development and interactions here. It was also great having a character that wasn’t a shifter but that at least was familiar with shifters in general, even if he hadn’t had any meaningful interactions with any before this point. It was fairly obvious what kind of shifter Tudor was but it was nice that his ‘alphaness’ didn’t overwhelm all of his interactions with Rylan. Enjoyable story that made use of miscommunication effectively without wanting to make me bang my head into the wall. Definitely one of my favorites in the book.
Conflict of Interest by L.D. Blakeley 4*
This was a good story to end the collection; I enjoyed the opposites attract aspect of the story but would’ve liked a little more push/pull between the characters as a result. The reason for the frame up is never explicitly stated but I got enough of an idea that the overall story and ending made sense and I got a nice happily ever after to walk away with. Good premise and interesting characters; it would be great expanded a bit but I was happy with it overall.