Thursday, April 5, 2018

Book Review: 'Alpha’s Heir' by A.J. Tipton


This little nugget of a story is fast moving but includes a lot of fun and interesting shifter dynamics. Orson and Casey are the lovers who have to navigate tradition in order to find their happy ever after. The one standing in the way isn’t who I initially thought it was and I enjoyed that revelation.
The author set up the conflict rather well early on, and then introduced the players and the romance. I enjoyed how the shifter’s hearing played a role and the importance of food to the romance. I liked the bits of humor and camaraderie between Casey and her boss, and Orson and Cleo. I also found the bit of world building that the author provided to be sufficient in making why things happened the way they did believable and understandable without being an info dump.
There weren’t too many secondary characters to keep track of. The ones in the story play important roles that help set up the couple’s relationship, or try to dash it. This is basically a character driven romance with the only outside conflict coming from the person who didn’t want Orson to marry or mate, Casey. The confrontation scene was sparse on space but well done on content. What I mean is, it happened fast but the writing gave me everything I needed to feel the drama and excitement of the moment without making me feel like I got cheated. It was well paced and powerful.
As this is an erotic short story, this little book has lots of steamy, sexy and wildly passionate scenes to satisfy anyone who likes erotic paranormal stories. Casey isn’t shy, and Orson basically thinks she’s the crème to his bear puff. They’re exuberant and fun and I really liked them as a couple.
Alpha’s Heir is a treat. It’s fun, flirty, growly and it made me smile. The happy ever after is satisfying and I recommend this short story to any erotic paranormal romance fan who needs a quick fix of sexy fun.

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