Pride of the Alphas by Shannon West / Victoria Sue ~ Book Review by Caroline

28949442Title: Pride of the Alphas

Author: Shannon West / Victoria Sue

Publisher: Dark Hollows Press

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/25/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Alternate Universe/Alternate World, M/M Romance

Blurb:

The plague the wolves called the Pestilence destroyed more than seventy percent of the human population some fifty years ago. Nothing had helped, but the wolves, immune to human diseases, had done their best, and when it became clear there were no medicines that touched the illness, they buried the dead and started a new world order. Quinn, the Supreme Alpha of the Nine Territories, is now living happily with his human mate, Aaron, and trying to bring some of the human survivors, who have rebelled against wolf rule, back into the fold. When Aaron is struck down by the very plague Quinn thought he’d saved him from, Quinn is almost paralyzed by grief until doctors tell him of a remarkable mutation that just might save Aaron, even if it means turning the entire Wolf Council against them both by bringing a hybrid into the world. The only chance Aaron has is for Quinn to impregnate him with his baby.
Quinn takes the bold action to save his mate’s life, but a few months later, before Aaron can deliver the child, he’s kidnapped by the Human Alliance, a group of rebels who have a particular grudge against Quinn. Doctors don’t know if either Aaron or the baby can possibly survive the impending birth, and now Quinn is in a desperate race against time to find his mate. Aided by his closest allies, Quinn has to take desperate measures to bring his mate home to save both Aaron and the child. With the rebels out to destroy his happiness, Quinn is forced to rely on instinct and ingenuity if he and his mate are going to make it to out of this alive.

My View:

Ok, so this was a crazy crazy ride! If you are new to the Supremacy of Wolves then go back to the beginning, you really need to start at book one.

First of all let’s talk about Brandon and Rhys. I made the wrong assumption at the end of book three and this pair are all over the place with their mating bond. With a new threat and a bit of interference from Quinn they are thrust back together and the dynamics that they finally discover work for them are not at all what I was expecting! Well played by the authors – it really worked well!

Although Pestilence is no longer prevalent in the new world it is still hanging around and killing the humans. In theory Aaron should be immune as he is mated to a wolf but Quinn has been away from home more and more often dealing with threats from a new group of rebels. When Aaron becomes ill Quinn is brought to his knees unable to comprehend what a life without Aaron would mean. The solution is far-fetched but I loved it, it was yet another twist in a series that brings a fresh look at shifters.

What should be a happy event is tarnished by the fact that the rebels want to bring Quinn’s reign as Supreme Alpha to an end and they have chosen to do so via Aaron. No matter how much power Quinn has the big bad alpha wolf fails to keep his mate safe, in fact by choosing to seclude him he has played right into the rebel’s hands. Aaron is kidnapped and Quinn’s world falls apart.

I have no idea how an author collaboration works. I have read a few over the years – some work and some don’t. This series has been seamless. It has pushed the things we expect from a paranormal story and given us something different and refreshing. Quinn has become one of my favourite alphas and even when Aaron broke his heart his heart still beat for his mate.

Great fourth book in the series and I have my fingers crossed that there will be more to come.

Links

Pride of the Alphas on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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