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(Rylee Adamson #5.5)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  3,462 ratings  ·  150 reviews
"My name is Rylee, and I am a Tracker."

But this isn't Rylee's story.

It's mine. Before I lost my ability to think like an adult. Before my body became stuck between wolf and human.

Before I knew the supernatural and Rylee even existed. This is the last of what I remember before becoming a werewolf. . . .this is the last of what's important to me.

And the moments I foug
Kindle Edition, 55 pages
Published December 10th 2013 by HiJinks Ink Publishing
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Jul 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely love Alex, I can't wait to see what happens to him 🥰 ...more
Jessica Frances
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Aw, Alex. So heartbreaking! This short story was a look into the beloved character that is Alex from the Rylee Adamson series. A submissive wolf who we know is fun, simple and lovable, is also a victim. He was forced into what he is now and while this story gives hope that his future might be looking up, there was something so heartbreaking watching his mind disappear. Everything that was important to him and his youth were stolen away. I seriously hope there is more to Alex for the rest of this ...more
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Short story about Alex. Enjoyed!

Rates: 3 Stars

Book Order:
0.25 Tracking Magic
0.5 Elementally Priceless
1 Priceless
2 Immune
3 Raising Innocence
4 Shadowed Threads
5 Blind Salvage
5.5 Alex
6 Tracker
6.5 Guardian
7 Veiled Threat
8 Wounded
8.5 Stitched
9 Rising Darkness
10 Blood of the Lost

Jun 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
I need more

I loved Alex I can't wait to see what happens to him eventually. Rylee is kick A$$.
I downloaded the reading order finally and I can't wait to devour them. It different from what I'm use to reading but I'm really enjoying them.
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Short but sweet

Good short story showing us Alex's past and how he became a werewolf. I enjoyed seeing things from his perspective. He is one of my favorite characters.
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Yuppy doody! thinking of fang face...

Yuppy doody! thinking of fang face...

Scooby Doo has nothing on Alex, best sidekick ever. Better even, than Mouse and Mister. Great fun series, well written, well edited(Thank you!) and well thought out. I'd bet Ms.Mayer went about it like JK Rowling did, writing the ending first, then how it gets there. The heroine, Rylee has a major potty mouth but I'm sure I would too if I had her job.Good character development, like them all, love a bad guy who isn't all t
Loren Weaver
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal-crime
Alex is a Rylee Adamson novel short story prequel by Shannon Mayer relating the story of how Alex became a werewolf and met Rylee.

This story is told from Alex's point of view in the 24-hours after he became a werewolf. In that time, he meets Rylee and goes on his first salvage, all while trying to get a mental grasp on what's happened to him as his higher reasoning melts away.

Alex, the ever cheerful, supremely loyal werewolf sidekick, wasn't always the happy-go-lucky wolf we've come to love. But
Dec 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5* An absolutely delightful novella and a must for anyone who loves Alex. Told from his POV, it describes his transformation an meeting Rylee. Funny, sad and sometimes heart-breaking, it delivers a potent punch in a compact package. More then ever I want to give him a hug. Just great!
karen karker
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

Such a good little story that makes me want more .
Now I'm on my way to read the serif

I loved this short story now I'm going to read the series can't wait
Kristi, A Book Fanatic
Yuppy doody, me loves Alex!
I always wanted to know more about Alex, how he became what he is etc. and this novella provided it. Can be read if you curious or skipped without loosing anything.
Dec 27, 2013 rated it liked it
This is not a stand alone book. It's great for preexisting fans who wanted to know Alex's back story. ...more
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loooove Aleeex!
Payne’s Bookworm Reviews (Samantha Payne)
“Alex” is a short story in Shannon Mayer’s Rylee Adamson Series.

Alex was a human turned into this thing against his will and now he is stuck. Not quiet a human or Wolf, he is a werewolf. But when his maker tries to have him killed he runs into Rylee, who protects him. Now he must do whatever it takes to make sure Rylee doesn’t get rid of him.

Though I haven’t read this series yet as I am slowly going through this books, it’s great seeing how these characters all meet up. I know book one “Pricele
Jan 16, 2022 rated it liked it
Beauty is a bitch in every sense of the word. It’s pretty stupid on her part to go around turning guys she meets at bars in an attempt to find an Alpha. She and her pack would be better off merging with another group of werewolves that already had a strong Alpha.

Seems shitty to me that once Beauty turned Alex she set her pack on him because he was a submissive.

He manages to get away from his pursuers and arrives on Rylee’s doorstep. He convinces her to take him along on a salvage. His memory as
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An absolute must read... If you have read any of the series at all, then this short story about Alex will help flesh out what has been lacking.

Inn this short, we find out how Alex was turned, who Alex is, and the start of his crucial role throughout the series...

This short touches on Milly, Giselle, O'Shea, Charlie (the Brownie) and Diedra (who's name has popped up in the book's but we don't really know who she is.)

A total 5 star! I read this short after reading the 5th book in the series..
Shelly Reddinger
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alex has always been a funny favorite of mine. I always loved the way he answered people. This book dives into how Alex became who he is.

It is an awesome short story that brings the characters really to life. You get a peek at his life as a human and figure out he talks the way he does. I think I the best part is the drawing at the end that shows what Alex would!d look like.

I would recommend this book to anyone reading the rylee series. I did read this out of order and it doesn't really make a d
Donna-Dee Mullings
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Interesting back story

I could have taken or left this story. Some backstory is necessary the more you write about a character, but for some characters it's overkill. At this point of the series, we haven't even MET Alex yet, so I found the story confusing & superfluous. Later on I may be thankful for the history of Alex's change, depending on how he's introduced. But right now, it really wasn't worth it. 4⭐ for the writing.
Catherine Marie Meyer
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I have been in love with Alex ever since I met him in the first Rylee epilogue I read. He is goofy yes, but so very intelligent and entertaining with it. He is the truest friend you could ever have and has made every story the best. In the last book, Blood of the Lost, I cried more for the loss of Alex I think than anyone else Rylee lost. This series of books has genuinely made me cry.
Aug 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is my first introduction to Alex as I’ve just started the Rylee Adamson books and have begun with the novellas. I fell in love with Alex’s character straight away and it’s sad to see him lose a little piece of himself everyday. But I have a feeling that there’s more to him than meets the eye! Intriguing and I’m looking forward to meeting him again during the other books. Short, entertaining little piece of magic!
Nov 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio, graphicaudio
I really enjoyed this book. I bought the graphic audio version, (just released today), and as always, their production was great. Can't say enough about graphic audio and their amazing productions. Really enjoyed this production of alex. I'm sure I would have liked the story had I read it on Kindle, but the full cast audio just makes it so much better. Fun short story, and one I think any rylee fan would enjoy. ...more
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a great novella that gave us background on how Alex became a werewolf. I just love him. It was nice that this was told in his POV. It’s kind of heartbreaking to see him lose his memories throughout the 24 hours after being turned, but very insightful. I also liked that Shannon included a sketch. It definitely helped since I’ve struggled with what I thought he looked like!
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great character building!!!

what a fun read. It’s a great short story which gives you the background on how the character, Alex from the Rylee Adamson series became the werewolf we all adore. I wish the story was longer but that’s just because you can’t get enough of this sweet, funny character of Shannon Mayer’s. She never stops amazing me.
Rhonda Jones
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love Alex

Ah Alex, sigh. I think he is my favorite character in this series. He is loyal and loving and has an innocent heart. But he is fierce when protecting those he loves. He is also very, very funny! So happy to read about how he became a werewolf and who he was as a man before he was turned.
Brenda Simonds
Jun 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing

I loved getting the history on Alec. He was one of my favorite character in shannons. Books. I have devoured all of rylees books. I'm probably going to reread them again. Shannon writes with such an insight on people. Her books are never boring or slow. Thank you Shannon
In a personal origin story, we get vividly innocent, loving, loyal, funny, fan favorite companion Alex helping Rylee on their first case together. In addition to the beginning of life for the submissive wolf that can’t shift to human and why those wolves keep trying to kill him.
Rating: 4.25stars
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved having this small insight into Alex's world. He will always be one of my favorite characters ever written. Left a small amount of sadness in my heart in the typical Shannon Mayer style; which is why I love her books. ...more
Meria Wright
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Werewolves Beware

What a charming tale about a passive young man that finds his life turned upside -down when he was returned into a werewolf. Meyer's sense of humor abounds in this unstoppable and unforgettable tale.
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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I enjoyed meeting Alex

I was one of the people that wanted to know more of his story, how he ended up with Rylee running from the pack and all of that was covered. I appreciate when an author listens to their readers. This was a fast fun read.
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Rylee Adamson (10 books)
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  • Immune (Rylee Adamson, #2)
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  • Shadowed Threads (Rylee Adamson, #4)
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