Title: Alpha Instinct
Author: Katie Reus
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: book 1 in her new Moon Shifter series
Since the death of her parents and nearly two-thirds of her pack, Ana has had to be strong. She has had to be the emotional and physical strength of the women remaining in her care. With no men males left in their midst, the women's hold on the territory is tenuous, at best. With threats from the neighboring pack, Ana is about at the end of the line when ghosts from the past suddenly reappear, just in the nick of time.
Connor loves Ana. He has loved her for the past 50 years, leaving her behind did nothing to dampen his ardor. How could it when finding her so many years ago meant finding his true mate? Connor has returned and he is not alone. Once a loner, he now heads his own pack of Alpha warriors. With Ana in need of an Alpha, Connor grabs the chance to have what he wanted so long ago: a life with the woman he loves.
If you are looking for a light read or if you don't want a story full of tension and tragedy.... just walk away. If you crave the angst of thwarted love given a second chance this is your book. If love strong characters who can stand on their own, but find strength in each other, this is the book for you. If you are looking to get hooked on a new series with dark overtones, great world building, and a well structured over aching series plot, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU! Ana is facing the threat of her neighbor Taggert (a shifter no sane person wants to meet) while at the same time dealing with the loss of so many of her pack mates. Added to this is the continued hovering threat from an outside source. Many possible culprits are thrown your way. A few who make sense as the villain, but you hope Ms. Reus has plotted a less obvious outcome. Don't worry, she doesn't go the obvious route. I love that the reader gets closure at the end for the central plot lines, but the Big Bad is out there, ready for the next book in the series. You could read this book and walk away feeling as though you got answers at the end. But why would you walk away from a series with such a strong start??!?!!?
Katie has so many threads running through this book. You know she is going to pick up a new one and give the others a tug in coming books. The addition of so many Alpha warriors into a pack of all women gives the potential for many books and much angst to come. I, for one, greatly look forward to this.
Now I can't wait to get home and dig out the other book I own penned by Ms. Reus. I know I am in for something fantastic.