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The Reluctant Alpha

(Highland Wolf Clan #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,036 ratings  ·  229 reviews
Cameron Sinclair is a successful businessman, with offices all over the world and a multi-billionaire with all the trappings. He is also a Wolf and he vows never to return to Pack life, or his birthright as Alpha.

He is ‘summoned’ back to his Highland Pack by his estranged father and things do not go smoothly, resulting in him leaving to help his Uncle in the USA with
Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published March 20th 2015 by Amazon Digital Services (first published February 28th 2015)
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Aisling Zena
Jan 19, 2016 marked it as to-read
Free on at the time of posting
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
4.5 Stars!! I really enjoyed this book. It is fast-paced and sexy and sets the scene for the next story. I am looking forward to seeing what these Scottish wolves get themselves into as they find their mates.
Jan 11, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
FREE on Amazon today (1/11/2018)! ...more
Judy Lewis
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
WOWZA! I absolutely love it! The Reluctant Alpha is the first book in the brilliant new series, Highland Wolf Clan by A.K. Michaels and it totally rocks! Having previously read Ava's work, I naturally expected it to be good but in the words of Tony The Tiger - It's GRRREAT!!! Ava has dazzled us once again with her amazing talent and incredible skill; and given us another paranormal masterpiece filled with adventure, suspense, intrigue, action, fantasy, magic and
Nikki Brooks
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The beginning of another great series by the wonderful AK Michaels! Whilst this could have turned into another billionaire/shifter hybrid like so many others, it's a breath of fresh air. I'm not keen on the whole billionaire genre, but I really enjoyed Cam and his packmates!

Cam estranged himself from his fathers pack as he didn't want to be the next alpha of his father's pack. He made his own way in the world and now runs his own empire. He is a powerful billionaire and he loves to flaunt it in
Sue Davis
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite

Now on the first page I thought SPOILED PLAYBOY,OK so in some ways he is.
Especially when Cameron couldn't even remember the name of the woman he brought home with him , then goes and tells his best friend to go get rid of her, he'll stay and order them some food.At least his friend Jinx yelled at him about it. But before you decide this is not for you
Jan 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
This was a pretty good book, with a decent plot and likable characters. There is a good bit of angst and most of the book takes place from the initial male's point of view there is some depth added and a few subplots along the way. A young werewolf is brought up to take control of the pack, but his father pushes him too hard too early in life. The young werewolf runs away and becomes a very successful business man. This doesn't change his basic nature which is that of a werewolf born to lead. ...more
Jenny Whetzel
Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first time reading any work by this author and I'm fairly positive I will read the sequel(s). I enjoyed reading this first book but can't say that it has made me a die-hard fan. I like the story but do not think it is as "hot" as some people describe it. Well, there is a chance it may be that way later on in the story, but for this first story I would have to say no. One thing I love though is the cover; the colors make it beautiful!
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
AK Michaels is such a talented Author and this new series is Just as amazing as the rest! I love the everything about the Highland wolf clan the characters are smart ass and funny! there are so many twist and turns and yes it does end on a cliff hanger..but good news with that is that Ava Writes so fast that you dont have to wait long to find out what happens!! Love this series and cant wait to see what is going to happen with Cam and the gang next!!
Katie Jones
Feb 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
DNF at 62%

I guess I’m glutton for punishment. I tried to read Sabrina’s Vampire by the same author & it was awful but the reviews on this were so good I thought I should give it a shot. The writing is slightly improved but I can’t continue.

How are there so many high reviews for these books? I just want to send each person who gave this 5 stars, 5 other shifter books/series. There are so many great ones out there & they must be missing out.
Candace N
This story didn’t really grab my attention for the first half. The writing was ok but the story as a whole was lacking something. I was just starting to really get into the story, really enjoy myself and understand the characters and then BAM cliff hanger. I’m way too greedy to not be frustrated by that. I probably won’t go out of my way to read the rest of the series now. I bet people will enjoy this story but it’s not for me.
Lucy Gardiner (luc_lostinbooks)
DNF at 56%

I think I’m in the minority here but I really couldn’t finish this book. I hated the main character and found the dialogue between characters really awkward. There was no development of the female characters I felt like it was all about the man and just wasn’t interested. Theirs magic used but it doesn’t explain how it was just as simple as using a power.
T.M. Payne
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book: Highland Wolf Clan ,The Reluctant Alpha Book #1
Author: A.K. Michaels
Publication Date: 3/20/2015
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars


Cameron does not want to be Alpha but his dad keeps pressuring him. He has done well for himself but then gets a call from his father to come home.

Once back on pack land he first sees his brother Grant. His brother is hesitant and feels grief for becoming Alpha but Cam does not want that position.

Cam's mom lets him know there
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A.K. Michaels has come out with a new series and boy is it hot!!! We are talking tall, bada** wolves from Scotland (Where oh where is their movie so I can drool!!).
Cameron Sinclair is definitely Alpha material. He is sharp, smart and shrewd. He has dominated the business world and has everything he has ever wanted. That all changes with a phone call, in one moment the world he has escaped from is dragging him back, when he is asked to come home to his Pack in Scotland. His father (Pack Alpha)
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A.K. Michaels does it again, a electrifying, heart pounding series that will reel you in hook, line and sinker!

Cam is an Alpha wolf with a touch of magic, he is the eldest son and in line to be Alpha of his pack in the highlands, only he wants no part of it. He left his pack for England a long time ago and is a worldly self made millionaire. He wants no part of his heritage. He is called home by his father to go to the States and help his uncle and cannot turn his family down. Little does he
Roxie's Reviews
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
" Amazing!, Suspenseful!, A must read!"
Such an amazing shapeshifter book!. The characters are awesome!. Cam a sexy Billionaire who just happens to be a werewolf. His awesome best friend and pack mate Jinx who is funny,sexy and charming. Plus there are many more super sexy wolves in this book lol. Cam left his pack because of his Dominate Father who is the Alpha who pushed Cam to the point of abuse. Jinx his best friend went with him to help look after him. Cam did well for himself and built a
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cameron is a billionaire businessman who's also an Alpha wolf with no pack after leaving years ago vowing never to return because of his estranged relationship with his father but he has no idea how his life is about to change when he goes to help his uncle who is Alpha of a pack that's under attack. Chastity is a complication he didn't expect nor want but when her life is in danger he realises he would do anything to save her.

Furious with the attacks on pack members and With jinx, Mac, Rory,
So I am giving you a different genre I have reviewed, as with historical romance paranormal is my other go to genre especially vampires and werewolves, wolves being my favourite, so i was excited to read this series.

I am reviewing the series as a whole rather than individual books as the review for each book would be the same. You know me I don't give out anything to do with stories or plots just the book as a whole and my thoughts on it.

Ok so, I was lucky enough to get all copies of the book
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ak-michaels
3.5 Stars

This was quite an enjoyable read. It had alot going on but not so much as to confuse the reader. Lots of funny and colorful characters. A interesting storyline, slight cliffhanger but nothing anger inducing.

I can't help but feel that Cam's uncle was stupid and selfish. He didn't think of his mnate, child or pack. He was just hellbent on revenge and was so blinded by his rage that he ignored all the warnings that Cam gave him against attacking Dupont alone... Well his stupidity got him
Melissa Weeks
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
cam didn't want to be the alpha of his father's pack he and his father are estranged cam felt he was never treated fairly so he leaves his pack he is a powerful billionaire and be flaunts it to get a rise out of his father every time he sees him his father summons him home for two reasons one his father is no longer fit to run their pack and he wishes cam to become alpha however cam refuses and his brother grant is made alpha second his uncle Fergus and his wolf clan have been attacked and he ...more
Shannon Robinson
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My oh my. This story was given to me to read so I gave it a try, am I’m glad I did. Cam is a sexy wolf who wants to just live a non-pack life and is doing it very by it. With his best friend Jinx by his side they can face anything. Cam’s sense of family and loyalty are very high vales that are needed to be Alpha except he doesn’t want it. The determination of these wolves to get to the bottom of all the drama shows how great they are as people and wolves. Cam has some great friends that he can ...more
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm not gonna, I don't wanna, and you can't make me. This is the mantra of Cam, son of the pack Alpha. He has been groomed for the job since birth and wants nothing to do with being an Alpha. Cam is a self-made billionaire and is content. When he is called home to deal with a family emergency he starts to realize how much he is needed. Then he meets Chastity and saves her from her brother. Now things really get interesting. Will Cam take up the mantle of a pack Alpha? This book is full of ...more
Tina tinkerbel Hart
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of the great things about reading one of Ava K Michaels books is that she has a way of writing a story so that you feel as if you're actually apart of it. The characters come alive in your own imagination and you can picture the scenery around you as well as feeling all the emotions. This book is no exception, it will grab your attention from page 1 right up until the very last word is read.
Adamant he will NOT become the Alpha male, will Cameron change his mind when push comes to shove,
Tracy Ehlers
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book.. I was provided with an arc and omg I so want more....
A fangtastic story of an alpha male who didn't want to be Alpha...

I enjoyed the change of POV's in this book and loved the whole storyline..
Oh I want to be part of the Highland Clan Pack.. Strong sexy wolves, who have the ability to protect against the bad, evil and wrong in their World.
I won't go into spoilers I want you to read it and enjoy it as much as I did...
An awesome first book and I can't wait to read
Karen Shortridge
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got this while it's free after hearing about it, I really wasn't disappointed what a brilliant read. This first in the series really sets you up for so many gripping stories, Cameron really has no intention of becoming the Alpha and distances himself from the clan to make a business completely away from them all but when he gets the urgent phone call to return home he has no other choice. The characters are amazing and with any great read they are strong and hot, Cam has to go help his uncle ...more
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Cameron is a very successful business man, he is also a wolf who is avoiding his pack. He has never had a good relationship with his father the Alpha. He is summoned home because trouble is brewing in Scotland and in the American arm of the pack . The Highland Wolf Clan in America has suffered too many losses, so Cam takes some of his best men with him to help out.
This is the start of what I can see is going to be an addictive series. All the Highland Wolves are strong and sexy men. There is
Lydia Gaona
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Everyone AK Michaels has done it again!!! Highland Wolf Clan Series book 1 was an AMAZING read!! It has everything a book should have and not once did the storyline die down in any way. This book was funny, mysterious, exciting, loving, sadness, oh crap moments and of course some very sexy wolves!! One thing i look for when reading are mistakes and I can honestly say I can't remember even one mistake through the whole book! That in itself is amazing as there might be misspells, tiny punctuation ...more
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was the first werewolf book I have read since Twilight. The "Highland" in the title drew me in. Not exactly what I thought it would be. Characters were good with limited back story. The pace of the book was fast, sometimes too fast. A lot was crammed into such a short book with an open ending. Included more unnecessary language than I care for. On that basis alone I will not continue on with the series...otherwise I might. I still do not know how it ends.
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Highland Wolf Clan The Reluctant Alpha

Wow, this is a fun shifter story. The romance and adventure blend in just the right mix. Good thing it's a series since I know there is more to be told. There is a bit of a cliffhanger here so you have to get book 2. Not that I'm complaining about reading more about the Wolf Clan.
Kathy Harrington
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult, were
Usually when you start a book, it is just one side of a story. This book starts out and then blends the other off shoot stories within. I like this writing style and I cannot wait to read more from this author.
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New York Times Bestselling Author, A K Michaels lives in Scotland, spending her time with family, pets and writing.

She writes Paranormal Romance With A Bite, and has a number of series out so far, over thirty books to whet your appetite. Ava took up writing later in life and is always thinking of the next story to indulge herself in.

She loves reading, chocolate, Rose wine and Luna who is a

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