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Being Alpha

(Alpha Girl #7)

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4.29  ·  Rating details ·  609 ratings  ·  61 reviews
From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin

For the first time since Tessa met Dastien, life is quiet. The evil witch, Luciana, is six glorious feet under, St. Ailbe's is closed due to human trespassers, and people are finally getting used to the fact that supernaturals exist in the world. It seems like the perfect time for a honeymoon.

After traveling to Dastien's house i
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Kindle Edition, 412 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by Ink Monster, LLC
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Lenni Jones Another book called “Lunar Court” is planned all about Chris. I’m super excited for it! I’m also crossing my fingers for another Claudia and Lucas…moreAnother book called “Lunar Court” is planned all about Chris. I’m super excited for it! I’m also crossing my fingers for another Claudia and Lucas book.(less)

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Lenni Jones
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I want a book with a completely new girl who later on falls in love with Chris. And maybe I sorta kinda want her name or nickname to be Lenni... I LOVE CHRIS💜💜💜But really, who else agrees there should be a book in which Chris finds his true mate?
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Okay, now for my actual review of Being Alpha. First, let me just say how excited and honored I am to have been accepted for an advance copy of this book. I first started the books when I was in 6th grade and have been completely o
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Erin Sky
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 stars for Being Alpha! Just when you thought dark magic couldn’t get any darker…

I love it when a main character actually grows over the course of a series. Developing as a person, becoming more confident. Without any spoilers (ever!), Tessa has done just that. I loved her in the beginning, and I love her now. I just finished Being Alpha about five minutes ago, and I already can’t wait for the next one!

When an idyllic vacation is interrupted by death and terrifying visions, Tessa has to get bac
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Jennifer
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the Tessa story I didn't know I needed!

The last Tessa book dealt with Luciana and married Tessa to Dastien, so I wasn't sure there was a story left here. It turned out I was wrong, there was a big threat left that had been clearly set up that I hadn't thought about. I didn't feel like something fake had been created in order to revisit these characters.

This book also starts to deal with the fact that because Tessa has so much Alpha power, some things are inevitable, no matter what Tessa
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Diane Lynch
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook
Aileen Erin leads the pack with book seven in the Alpha girl series, BEING ALPHA. The story starts out on Tessa met Dastien honeymoon in the Caribbean. Tessa is supernaturally attacked and the couple head home to Texas to investigate the occurrence.

Tessa and friends cannot catch a break. So much has happened in this series in a very short timeframe. Just when they think that everything is finally going to settle down, something else pops up. The supernatural community is a mess, and it is up to
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Anne
Jul 10, 2018 added it
Book 7 of the Alpha Girl series. I haven't read the first 6, so going in I was ready to not know ANYTHING about this world. and to see just how much I could garner from the book, I didn't even read the description first, but that didn't matter. Aileen does an amazing job with summarizing what has happened in previous books in a natural way. Within the first couple chapters I knew most of what I needed to, to fully grasp what was going on; and while I continued to gather new information through B ...more
Sue Neave
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing read, I can’t wait to read the final book it’s a shame we have to wait so long between books.
Kristina
Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: egalley
Rating: 3-3.5
My Thoughts: I have mixed feelings on this one. I really loved the first six books of this series. I'm not sure if the author meant this as a transition book or what but it seemed to be a step back while not having a whole lot of substance.
A lot of this book felt like making already established characters seem lesser so Tessa seemed like more. I'll start with the demons. Someone besides Tessa, since she was one of the last to know, should have been able to figure out where/how the d
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Sarah Gries
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy crap! Literally holy...

Tessa is in for the fight for her life. Let me tell you one thing the blurb is completely miss leading, but I’m happy it is, because I was expecting a different outcome and I got something way better.

I am in love with Tessa and Dastien so much in this book, because their bond is stronger than ever. They are fighting harder than ever before. I couldn’t put the book down; I finished it in one sitting.

Alright getting into the characters. Tessa really comes into herself
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Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
The 7th installment in the Alpha Girl series takes Tessa and pulls her right from her honeymoon with Dastien and straight into demonic hell.

It’s been weeks of bliss for the both of them, when Tessa started feeling a little off. And then a lot off when she felt like she’s sliced alive and then die. Freaky, right? It turns out there’s more to things than any of them thought.

The balance of the supernatural world is shaken, which gives Luciana’s head honcho the opportunity to claim Tessa, and this o
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Kayla
May 05, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Thank god it's the finale of this series. I loved the earlier books but then we were just going circles of dejavu.
Bianca
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ended too soon.
Jo
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don't know why I haven't read any of the other books in this series, but based on what I have read here, I think I have missed out.  I was able to follow the threads and the interpersonal relationships, but I think that my overall enjoyment of the story would have been greatly enhanced if I had been familiar with the back story.

This was a much quicker read than the page count would suggest.  The world building is clearly already done.  The relationships already established.  But this still fee
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Jeremy L
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone!
This book is soooo good! Tessa and Dastien! A crazy demon guy?! Chris!! Everything I wanted and more!! Definite must read!!
Eve (Functioning Insanity Reviews)
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I received an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review but as with the other books in this series I already had that baby on pre-order, that arrived this Tuesday, I just get it a bit early this way ;) This is the 7th book in the series which might be intimidating but they are so good and super-fast reads. I have reviewed all the books in the series if you’re interested or need a refresher.

Rating: 5 Stars

In the last book we stepped away from Tessa fo
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Michelle
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
I really liked the starting books of the series, but as I read more and more, the excitement lessens and I see things that I don't like.

Throughout the whole story, I felt that Tessa's character was very lackluster. Tessa tries to save everyone as usual, but she doesn't shine even though she's supposed to be the hero. The author has a good plot outline, but she doesn't milk it for all it's worth. After a major scene or action, the author just decides to let Tessa to not think about it, suck it u
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Carrie
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Another installment in this universe and another too quickly read book! These books go by so very quickly, with the pacing making me think I just started reading. I could gobble up a dozen of these novels!

We join Tessa and Dastien, firmly in their honeymoon mode. Of course, the evil forces that ruin all things will not let them enjoy too much happiness and end up throwing them a curve ball. Thought the baddies were gone with Luciana? Think again! They are forced to get their allies back together
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Stacy
Jul 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
It was great to see Tessa and Dastien again, but the storyline in BEING ALPHA wasn't as exciting as early books in the Alpha Girl series.

I didn't love BEING ALPHA, but I didn't hate it. I enjoyed getting to see Tessa and Dastien in action again. I enjoyed getting to see most of my favorite secondary characters, and I also enjoyed seeing some of them find peace with everything that has happened to them.

All I could think about after finishing BEING ALPHA was 'what was the point of making this bo
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Sabrina Roy
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-books
I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I started this series hoping I would like it. Especially considering I kept buying each book without knowing if I actually would like the first one. I am soooo glad I did. When I got approved for this book from Netgalley I knew it was finally time to dive in. This series is go so good. This book is an awesome conclusion of a series of trouble and the start of what I honestly hope is several more
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Theresa
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being Alpha (Alpha Girl #7)
by Aileen Erin
This book is not entirely a stand alone book, yes new readers can get into the story but there are a fair number of references to prior books, and prior stories. It's like coming in to the middle of a series, enough explanation to understand whats going on but a lot of stuff that happened before. Being Alpha is about coming into what you are made to be. She ties many sides together, Tessa has a lot going for her. She was raised human, learned to be a w
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L.B.
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another whirlwind in the Alpha Girl series. Tessa thought it was all over--the chaos instigated by an evil witch. But it seems the deals made in her nefarious endeavors left lingering troubles for the witch/shifter, her mate Dastian, and her other shifter, fae and witch friends and family. On top of all those paranormal species, this book adds more demons and one of their counterparts to the mix, which definitely keeps things interesting--and I'm excited to see where that goes. I have to be hone ...more
AnnaG
Jul 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, fiction, fantasy, romance
This series started out as a teenage romance with some supernatural thrown in and was perfect for Twilight fans. Unfortunately, the last few books have been "epic quests" to find McGuffins. The big bads are ludicrously over-powered, yet inexplicably choose to not kill the good guys on first contact, but instead allow plenty of time for counter-measures...

Unfortunately, I think this author has gone too far down this story arc to pull it back to the interesting coming-of-age-as-a-witch/werewolf s
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CrazyCat (Alex)
Happily newly wed Tessa and Dastien want nothing more than to enjoy their honeymoon and, for once, not think about the pack or demons or crazy witches. But, when Tessa almost dies, there is no way they can stay away from home any longer. Coming back makes it clear that Tessa has a problem, a big one. A demon is attached to her and he wants her power, all of her power. That means she will be dead, if Dastien and the other pack members can't help her get rid of this demon.
This is one of my favorit
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Brandi Wolfertz
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just when you think it can't get better

I was so excited to read this new installment of the Alpha Girl, I made sure I had the time, cause I was not going to put it down! Now, this story, I didn't think it could get any better. But it did! It took loose strands that I didn't even realize were loose and started braiding then together. The dynamic, the relationships, the new ways that Tessa's world gets turned upside down were what made this book with reading. Just when you think she has a hold of
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Kevin
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nice to return to familiar characters. More of the good guys fighting the demons.
I was very disappointed that I bought this book and it was apparently dictated with no effort at proofreading. There were dozens of mix-ups of lay and lie. Other homophone errors included its/it's, fairing/faring, phase/faze, lead/lede, ticked/ticced, blonde/blond, on to/onto. Adjectives were frequently used as adverbs, like was used for as, that for who. Some apostrophe s plurals, misplaced commas and hyphens. Many
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Georgia
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read
It was a good addition to the series although it could use a bit more editing. It was nice to hear more about the other characters. I'm so happy that Chris has someone, even if he doesn't really have her just yet. I hope things work out between Aidan and Shane. I wish Meredith was more in the story but I understood that she can't necessarily come jumping into the fray with the others. Still, it was nice to catch a glimpse of her and Donovan. I hope to hear more about Samantha and Eli in the futu ...more
Clair Dupont
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very fast moving book

This was another very good book in the series. It was very fast moving. The characters were also well written as usual. Looking forward to the next book which will be Chris and Cosette. There is also possibly Blaze & Beth and Sebastian & Samantha in the future. Interesting that all the pairs start with the same letter but I could be wrong with the pairing.The series has the potential to go on for a very long time which I hope it does as I always enjoy reading in th
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Oriana vega
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Was confused by the summary about what the book was supposed to be about because I had thought it said in a way that Dastien gets kidnapped but he never did. So maybe it was by accident with the summary oh well. Really liked the book but sometimes the conversations felt cut short a lot and yes I know they were on a time schedule but I just feel like it could have sounded better in some parts but I really loved the book and I loved how Tessa and Dastien stuck together. And I can not wait for Cose ...more
Book_Echo
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ahh, I don't have words! I loved this so much. Things just got more and more intense by every page and I loved it! I didn't want it to end...

This was simply the best conclusion to the series and I'm sad it's over. If I could, I would definitely read more of this amazing world and the amazing characters.

Although, an eighth book is coming but it will be more about Chris and Cosette. I will miss reading about Tessa and Dastien, for sure!!

I'm so happy I found this series because this was awesome!
Susan
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this. It occurred to me that these books are a little like episodes in a favorite TV series. There’s a main character and a solid, interesting-in-their-own-right supporting cast, an overarching storyline or two, and then each individual episode. Although the supporting cast stories fit the romance genre probably more than a TV series. Anyway, perfect weekend enjoyment.
Jennifer Whitlock
Aug 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I was waiting so long for this book to come out and it was a little disappointing. Tessa was linked to a demon and it left it open for a new story but didn't say what happened did everyone get the much needed breaks? Waiting for a year a book is a little much. I really loved this series but after this one I am very disappointed.
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Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican and 100% nerd-from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW), she reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her ...more

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