Monday, March 30, 2015

Dark Alpha (Vol 1-6) Complete Box Set by Alisa Woods

Dark Alpha
     Shifters live in the shadows of Seattle, just under the skin of the alpha male, dot-com entrepreneurs who are building a new Silicon Valley in the Emerald City. 
     Jak enjoys the female human population of Seattle as much as any wolf, but his heart belongs to a female shifter who’s already mated. Worse, she’s the mate of his alpha’s brother. 
     Arianna was captured from her pack when she was only twenty and mated to a wolf whose dark side takes full advantage of her unbreakable bond to him. Her nights belong to him, but her days are free to explore other things… including feelings for a wolf she can never have.

This novella series was provided to me by the author for review. Thank you Alisa!

I really love these characters, all the characters written by Alisa. They are complex characters and the things they go through kind of hit you in the feels. 

We kind of met both Arianna and Jak in her other novella series, and we definitely met Mace, who was once again the villain of the story. Mace is kind of a sociopath. While this series has some carry over characters, it's a very different kind of story. 

Arianna is completely different from Mia, the female MC of the other series. Arianna is more gentle and timid. But considering what she has endured and the treatment she continues to get from her mate and alpha, and the fact that she came from a really small pack that consisted of just her brothers and parents, her sheltered life doesn't really spawn a fighter when you've had a mostly peaceful life, and then get captured by a monster of a being. I still really liked her character, I liked that she had a kind soul.

I liked Jak instantly. He was kind and faithful, almost to a fault. More than once he endangered himself to save Arianna. But you could tell that he really did deeply love Arianna and how much it hurt him to see her stuck with Mace, and how badly he wanted to free her from that fate even if that meant he couldn't have her.

There were a lot of surprises in this series. More than once I was wondering if there was going to be a sad ending, or rather a bittersweet ending. The writing and the characters are all great, and I honestly can't wait to see what she creates next.

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