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When an Alpha Purrs

(A Lion's Pride #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  6,434 ratings  ·  580 reviews
A lion’s pride isn’t defined only by those he commands but also resides with his hair, so when a human dares to butcher Arik’s mane, he gets his revenge—and claims her as his mate.

A billionaire CEO and leader of the largest East Coast pride, Arik is a ladies man and a lion. Used to commanding others, and obedience, he can’t believe it when a hairdresser with tempting curv
Paperback, 188 pages
Published June 4th 2015 by Createspace
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Humorous story with realistic reactions when heroine finds out about shifters

In the beginning, I thought this book might be a bit too over the top, with the way the Hero Arik, an Alpha Lion shifter was so arrogant and crazy about how he wanted his hair. I mean after the heroine Kira, got nervous while cutting his hair due to all of his come ons and mistakenly chopped off too much in one section, he actually said the following,

“Ack! My mane. My beautiful, precious mane.”

The story imme
Stacey is Sassy
Hit the spot...nearly

Straight up, I liked When an Alpha Purrs. It's not overly long, hits most of the right buttons when it comes to paranormal romances I enjoy and the narrator has a very easy voice to listen to. Sure, she's a bit of a numbskull, he's a bit whiney for an Alpha and his mother would make a saint swear, but, I was entertained.

I had to chuckle a few times when the narrator says ROAR in a fairly bland voice. I'm not sure what the best way for a narrator to perform this, as it would
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
~ 3.5 Stars ~

Eve Langlais is fast becoming one of my go-to authors. Her quirky sarcastic humor and adorably OTT shifter males are just so much fun to read. I am always left smiling and generally in a feel good mood.

Alpha Purrs was another funny and scorching hot read. Follows the same insta-lust/love as others I’ve read by this author but I’m not complaining. Shifter reads are my catnip because I love the idea of finding that one special someone that just clicks with you. And shifters are alwa
Feb 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Traditional shifter story. Lion sees girl, thinks she's his, girls fears man, then jumps into bed with him. Girl wonders what a rich good-looking man sees in her and why is he interested. Blah, blah, blah. Girl learns man is a lion, a little fear now and then, then BAM! She finds herself in the position of the Alpha-female. The End!

A little cheesy for me, but not that bad. Not sure yet if I'll read the other books. Maybe I will :D
Never judge a book by its cover - or in this case - think less of it just because the main character is a cat shifter (I am, and will always remain a dog person at heart.) You would think I'd learned my lesson after meeting Curran, but obviously not... I swear; I'm reformed. I am!

Arik, the Alpha of his Pride is a loveable, arrogant macho jerk, and the decidedly human hairdresser Kira, is his match from the moment they meet. She's the first person ever who dares to stand up to the king of the urb
edge of bubble
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was ok
Every time it was getting funny, it turned into boring. I was daydreaming by the halfway mark.

Lover of Romance
When An Alpha Purrs is the newest book release from this author…its the first of a new series, and in this installment we have the Alpha’s story. We do know that there will be atleast three books in this series. I love a great shifter romance, and even though this is a bit shorter than I was expecting…it was still enjoyable. This was such a enjoyable story, one that was short and sweet and very delectable. What I found most intriguing about this story, was seeing how Arik and Kira get along wit ...more
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

This was an amusing light-hearted and humors read. When an Alpha Purrs is book one in A Lion’s Pride series by Eve Langlais.

I loved how the story started off. We dive into some very fun banter between our hero and heroine. It’s comical from the first line and just keeps getting better. The verbal teasing/sparing our leads do, adds to the story and sexual tension. We get just the right amount of sexiness to keep things fascinating.

Kira is a hairdresser and is running from her past, but as most th
Aly is so frigging bored
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
So much fun reading this book
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
uhhh the whole imprisoning the woman for her own good plotline is problematic in the second decade of the 21st century.
Billionaire CEO and Alpha Arik is the king of his castle. He prides himself with all things that are him especially his mane. When he shows up to get his regular haircut he finds out his regular barber is out of town and takes a chance on his granddaughter. Arik calls it like he sees it and he finds Kira stunning and goes about telling her in a way that has Kira rolling her eyes at his arrogancy. Arik is not to be shrugged off and continues his wooing the way he always does but instead of ending ...more
Jun 13, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, 2015, pnr, shifters
This one had me laughing so much while reading. I loved how sarcastic Kira was, how she kept flipping Arik shit and he managed to turn things around her. I liked Arik pursued Kira and took the threat to her very seriously. Kira's reaction to the people in Arik's life was funny. You could tell that she would be able to stand up to them once the relationship settled.

I thought it was funny how Arik kept trying to introduce her to his lion. When Arik's lion finally did show up I had to laugh, Kira w
This was a quick entertaining read – fluffy, humorous (although not as much as I remember from my first read), with a little bit of insanity, and some steam and romance thrown into the mix.

Alpha lion – Arik is a bit of an ass at the start (reminded me a little of Shelly Laurenston’s lions in her PR books), and a bit of a misogynist, luckily not in such a painful way that I hated him or the read. Kira was entertaining and I liked the fact she didn’t put up with any of Arik’s BS.

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Ivy Deluca
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shifter-romances
[3.5 stars]

Arik, billionaire CEO and leader of the largest East Coast pride, meets Kira, human hairdresser, when his gigantic ego comes into her grandfather’s shop for a haircut. Needless to say, he doesn’t want a woman messing with the ‘do. Kira takes him down a notch (along with a chunk of his mane). Then she tries to run from her attraction. Big mistake when you’re dealing with a predator. But she has a psycho ex know what? Does it matter? Nah, cause romance happens.

- Shifter roma
When an Alpha Purrs is a humorous hit!!! I started laughing on the first page and laughed out loud throughout the entire book. Alpha Purrs contains one snarky and independent heroine and an arrogant but very lovable hero. The banter between the two caught my attention and kept my attention from the very beginning of the book.

Alpha Purrs is a light and entertaining romantic paranormal comedy. The chemistry between Kira and Arik is immediate. I personally love a good romance. I highly recommend A
Carmen Rae
Aug 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
What can I say I was just in the mood for some shape shifting, true mates, insta lust smut and Eve Langlais always delivers that and more with a giggle and some smoking hotness.

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Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I forget how fun Eve Langlais's books are until I read another one. They are always funny and witty with no shortage of alpha males and sassy women. This was no exception.
Marta Cox
Sep 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I've long been a fan of this authors sexy sci fi stories featuring purple aliens or cyborgs and thought it was high time I tried some of her shifter stories. This particular book was actually free to download and with its pretty cover and absurd beginning definitely I was intrigued to read it.
Essentially we have Arik, a conceited Lion going for a haircut and meeting Kira, a human woman who quite literally hacks off some of his crowning glory ! Yes Arik is vain enough to feel like roaring but Kir
Sep 01, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
When an Alpha Purrs by Eve Langlais

Book 1 of A Lion’s Pride series. Contemporary paranormal romance. Filled with plenty of humor, an interfering family, and a stalking previous boyfriend that makes Arik, the hero, quite protective.

Yes, Arik is quite arrogant and prideful. And a bit of a jerk. At times. Just like a Leo. Wouldn’t the head of the clan have to be arrogant? The women of his family, and now Kira will keep him in check.
I love the humor and tongue-in-cheek sarcasm. There are several l
A pretty "blah" read - Felt like numerous other shifter books I've read

The blurb had me skeptical because I have tired of the whole "Billionaire/CEO shifter that no woman can resist, meets a sassy human that doesn’t bow at his feet, and he soon starts referring to her as MINE" But then again, this is Langlais' writing, so I decided to give it a try because I was in the mood for a shifter read with some humor, and that is her specialty. So here is my breakdown:

The pros:
* This book did have me smi
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Every book I have read by Eve Langlais is like a Cracker Jack Box - filled with yummy goodness and a fun surprise inside. That is how I would describe When an Alpha Purrs. I've read a few PNRs with cats but I certainly have to say, this series is shaping up to be my favorite.

BOOM! This story hit the ground running and never stopped. Arik = fun, sexy and vain. He is certainly the alpha of his pride and he has the ego to prove it. The women in his pride are no help feeding his ego. Ant that mane,
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I love Eve Langlais's books like whoa. So, yeah. Expect some fangirling and general flailing because I tend to do that with all her books. Just prepare yourself and we'll be fine.

Duuuuude. Arik and his hair. Kira taking off like a bat out of hell when the shearing happened. I found great amusement in her wild flight from his fury. I found even more amusement in how his Beta and Omega made fun of him for the incident. Arik may be Alpha, but his second and enforcer get in some good dig
Jun 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: alpha-h, paranormal

Love triangle? (view spoiler)
Cheating? (view spoiler)
HEA? (view spoiler)
Any Descriptive Sex w/OW/OM/Ex? (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? Maybe, but not for now.
Rating: +3 stars


When an Alpha Purrs is a quick read that just grabs your attention. The first half of the book was really good, but the second half kinda draged out a bit. Still a good read with one bossy H an
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Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Being the first I've read from Eve Langlais I think I choose well. I laughed so much and I am going to check other books because wow. I can't believe I haven't read these before. Bad, bad me. Lol

Anyway I preordered the second and July can't come fast enough
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
What I like about Eve Langlais is that I know what I am going to get and When an Alpha Purrs isn't any different. It was a fun, light, quick read. Look forward to reading the next book in the series.
******5 Roaring Stars *******
This was was awesome, i loved this book because it had some humor in it and that made this book stand out.
“Oh please. I’ve seen enough to know you’re not my type.”

Such a liar. Apparently he wasn’t the only one aroused by their repartee. The musky scent of her arousal tickled his senses. It made him bolder. “I guarantee when I’m between your thighs and you’re clawing my back, you’ll be screaming a different tune.”

So he might have come on a tad strong with tha
Stephanie  G
3.5 Stars

A take no crap, mouthy heroine and a hero who demands to be treated like king of the jungle make for a fun pairing in Eve Langlais' latest release. Still recovering from a bad relationship, Kira has zero patience for the arrogant, high and mighty male that just strolled into her grandfather's barber shop. So what if he has a killer smile and is beyond gorgeous. He has no right issuing demands and to teach him a lesson in humility, she gives him a...trim. Unfortunately, her plan backfire
Aug 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I am going to be honest here. I sort of flip flopped between two and three stars for this one. I had the distinct pleasure of interacting with the author a couple of times this year at RT Convention. Eve Langlais is hysterical! Which is why I wanted to read anything she has ever written. For this one though, I struggled a bit. It had its funny moments, which I enjoyed. But, I really don't think shape-shifting cats is my catnip (forgive the pun). I like the female character, Kira, well enough. Sh ...more
An alpha lion shifter and lord of the largest pride on the East Coast gets anything he wants until he encounters the sassy, stubborn human female who takes a chunk out of his hair. Her first mistake was running from him and he isn't about to let her make that mistake again.

Arik knows his duty is toward strengthening his pride by mating with another cat shifter, but all that goes out the window when a certain human woman enters his life and turns it upside down. She challenges him which peeks his
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Hello, my name is Eve Langlais and I am an International Bestselling author who loves to write hot romance, usually with werewolves, cyborgs or aliens .

I should warn you, I have a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. While well known for my shifter stories, I am also extremely partial to al

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A Lion's Pride (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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  • When an Omega Snaps (A Lion's Pride, #3)
  • A Tiger's Bride (A Lion's Pride, #4)
  • When a Lioness Snarls (A Lion's Pride #5)
  • When a Lioness Pounces (A Lion's Pride, #6)
  • When A Lioness Growls (A Lion's Pride, #7)
  • When a Lioness Hunts (A Lion's Pride, #8)
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“A meddling mother who pounded at the door and yelled, “Arik Theodore Antoine Castiglione, I know you’re in there.”
Kira shouted, “Hey, Norma, fancy you showing up,” before humming the theme to Psycho.
As his mother screamed in rage, Arik laughed. And laughed.”
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