Something to Howl About
Book 0.5, Alphaville - An Alphaville Story
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WELCOME TO ALPHAVILLE, where the she-wolves and alpha-males play. . .for keeps, in a brand-new paranormal romance series from New York Times bestselling author Christine Warren.
Dr. Annie Cryer has been called many things: Genius. Child prodigy. Scientific wonder.
Banished from her pack years ago, Annie’s lone wolf wandering has brought her to Alpha, Washington, home to all shifters who don't quite fit in in the "normal" shifter word. Now Annie has the chance to go back home...if only she can make good on a favor her alpha owes the mayor of “Alphaville.” But it's not much of a favor when you're helping the hottest shifter in town...
Grizzly shifter Jonas Browning has a clan in trouble. They haven't had a child born in over a hundred years...and their clan faces going completely extinct. Genetic scientist Anne Cryer has been sent to help save them. But what Jonas doesn't count on is being irresistibly drawn to the small wolf shifter, and his bear isn't about to let her go...
Great start to a new series! Loved the sarcastic humor!
This is a new to me author and I was excited to try something new. I have read shifter books before, but this felt different and I really enjoyed it. Alphaville is a spinoff series from this authors’ Others series. You don’t have to have read the Others series to enjoy this one.
When I first picked up this book I chuckled at the title, I thought oh man I hope it isn’t cheesy. Well rest assured it is not cheesy, but boy is it funny! I snickered and barked out a laugh on more than one occasion because of the sarcastic snark.
This is a quick novella that introduces the cast of characters of the town of Alpha, Washington. The opening line in the book, “Hi. Welcome to Alphaville, home of the freaks, the losers and the emotionally challenged. How can I help you?” This opening statement sets the tone for the rest of the novella.
I enjoyed meeting the town mayor, John Jaeger, the charming secretary to the mayor, Vonnie Milner, and Dr. Annie Cryer, our heroine, a genetic scientist with two doctorates and a handful of master’s degrees and a she is wolf shifter. She was banished from her pack and has been drifting from place to place for the last three years while awaiting the opportunity to return to her pack. Her opportunity came knocking when her pack leader notified her that if she went to Alpha to help the mayor of the town with a genetics issue, she could return to her pack. Annie jumped at the chance but what she would rather jump is Jonas Browning! Her wolf kept pacing and insisting MINE as soon as she met him.
Jonas Browning is a millionaire and known playboy in shifter circles. He is also the alpha of his brown bear clan and has a concern with the lack of bears reproducing and is worried their breed would become extinct. He had no idea that his bear would take to the good doctor! His bear has never reacted so quickly to another female! Thus, began the love story of Annie and Jonas.
This novella was a quick, fun read and a cute love story. This is not a heavy, dark paranormal read. It is funny, snarky and sarcastic. Yes, it is insta lust/love but that is the way of the shifters, approach, sniff, pin and mount, to quote Jonas! There is no huge courtship as there is in a regular courtship. I loved the dual POV, so I could be in their heads. The only down side was that I wish it would have been longer.
This was a great start to a new series! I look forward to more from this author and this series.