Four years ago, Alex caught sight of the woman of his dreams. A woman his father, Mitchell, mocked him for wanting, even demeaning Angeline's femininiFour years ago, Alex caught sight of the woman of his dreams. A woman his father, Mitchell, mocked him for wanting, even demeaning Angeline's femininity and appearance in the process. To discover, now, that that very woman has been dating his vile sire for the past two months, Alex is both pained and enraged.
While the Oedipal Complex remark in the blurb had me taking a seriously long pause before downloading this free read, it only took a small number of pages to realize that this story wasn't going to be half as creepy as I'd imagined. In fact, it rocked. Every little thing that came out of Alex's mouth had me rooting for him. Even when he was quite an ass to Angeline when he first rescued her from the storm, I couldn't fault him. Hell, she annoyed me too. As he comes to discover who she really is and makes no excuse for his desire of her, well, that just sealed the deal. His rough exterior gives way to a very vulnerable, romantic guy whose passion in bed makes him great fantasy material. He cuts a tree down for her for goodness sake!
With light BDSM and steamy love scenes guaranteed to warm your blood faster than your favorite cup of cocoa, I'm definitely considering reading this baby again next Christmas....more
A Scarlet Past is the story of the wolf shifter Fergus Wickham, who, despite injury, is focused on obtaining the necessary papers that will enable himA Scarlet Past is the story of the wolf shifter Fergus Wickham, who, despite injury, is focused on obtaining the necessary papers that will enable him to enter Canada and ultimately the battlefield in Europe. His quest brings him to Vivian, the Alpha female of a pack whose males have already gone off to war. She alone is left to battle rogues and ensure the protection of her fellow pack females, as well as a band of vampires who answer to whistling calls.
Genuine admiration and sexual attraction unite the pair as the world wages war around them. Together they find a balance. While one submits the other dominates, and vice versa.
I found myself at odds with this book. Having read more wolf shifter stories than I can count and a fair amount of D/s as well, I’ve never before had the two collide. Perhaps it be a lapse in memory on my part but never have I found a shifter insist on being addressed as Master. It’s always been Alpha, even in the bedroom.
Vivian’s acquiescence to the demand was unsettling, giving me the impression she was more Alpha by default than by nature. The idea of the pack males venturing off to a distant country to fight, leaving their females and dens unprotected was perhaps the greatest blow. Vivian was strong, but she was in no way capable of such a task. No true wolf pack would make such an error.
While obviously a great read for any future fan of the author’s upcoming series, The Treeland Pack, this standalone tale lacks a lot of facts and information necessary to acquaint a new reader with the setting and struggles of the time. I’m not sure how the rogues came to be or what exactly they are- other than horny, unshifting males. ...more
I've read Lexxie Couper before but never, until now, have I read her at her best. This book is ridiculously good! On the complete opposite side of theI've read Lexxie Couper before but never, until now, have I read her at her best. This book is ridiculously good! On the complete opposite side of the scale as my last read of hers, Savage Transformation. Stick with this, Lexxie. This is beyond wicked!...more