Tuesday, 7 January 2014

A Review for The Loneliest Alpha (The MacKellen Alphas #1) by T.A Grey

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Posted by Donna
Release Date: June 13th, 2013
Finished Date: January 1st, 2014
Publishers: T.A Grey
Genre: Adult, Paranormal
Source: Bought
Format: Kindle
One look will change their lives forever.

Lingerie designer Alicia Clarkson just had to open her stupid mouth. Now thanks to trying to defend a fellow pack mate, Alicia’s been blindfolded, tied up, and carted off to the new alpha of the Oregon pack—Gavin MacKellen.

However, the blindfold doesn’t come off so soon as Gavin reveals he’s searching for a mate. But Alicia’s curiosity gets fired up when Gavin refuses to reveal his face to her. Just what happened to him? He talks to her from shadowy corners and behind closed doors. The man is as allusive as a squirrely fox. But Alicia doesn’t play games and the quiet spoken, hoarse voiced alpha doesn’t stand a chance against her. They settle on an agreement, thirty days for them to get to know each other because that’s the only way this cowboy alpha will have it.

Gavin MacKellen needs a mate. But he knows no good woman would ever want to look at his face after the incident he suffered. After one look at Alicia Clarkson all his plans fly out the window. The woman’s beauty has stunned him damn near speechless. She torments his thoughts and Gavin finds himself yearning to know everything about her. He admires her creativity and intelligence, the cool way she handles herself in stressful situations. Most of all, he aches deep in his chest to taste her lips. Those beautiful sweet lips, but in order to kiss her without showing her what a monster he was, he has to get creative.

A relationship forms and as love threatens to grow between them Gavin struggles to cope with his physical appearance in the face of the beautiful Alicia. Will she be the one to stand in the face of a monster and accept or will she turn her back on him as everyone else has?

The Review: 4.5 flowers!

T.A Grey delivers a Beauty and the Beast retelling with The Loneliest Alpha, where we see lingerie designer Alicia Clarkson being taken to the new Oregon pack's new alpha Gavin MacKellen. It is there that she finds out Gavin is looking for a mate but can not go about dating the normal way because his face is badly damaged. Alicia's first plan is to escape but for some reason she's drawn to Gavin, but how can she when she's never seen what he looks like?

T.A Grey is a new author to me, so once I started The Loneliest Alpha, I found out that The MacKellen Alphas series is actually a spin off to the The Kategan Alphas. I was kind of bummed about that because I like to read a series in order, but it was too late, I was already hooked.

The Loneliest Alpha has been on high on my wishlist for a while, so I decided to take the chance and finally purchase it to read over the Christmas break from work...and I'm so glad I did. From the first chapter I was immediately draw into the plot of the story. Beauty and the Beast has always been my favourite fairytale story, so I was eager to see what T.A Grey would do with. If anything she didn't play too much into the story, it was just a small portion of the plot that was used but it worked well. Not only that but the story was exciting, full of suspense and very intense. Gavin's situation is on that tugged on your heart and wanted him to find the mate he had always craved but never had the nerve to go find her. He's definitely a great Alpha male - even with all his insecurities, but who could blame the guy. And Alicia's situation wasn't as serious as Gavin's but after meeting Gavin, I think she realised that she'd found something she'd never really been looking for. It isn't until it's in her face does she realise how lucky she is to find someone like Gavin. I really liked Alicia. I thought she had everything an Alpha female needs to help run a pack. She's strong, determined and very dedicated in everything she does, and very passionate. Some of the moments between both characters are very entertaining and at times, frustrating - but in a good way. ;) The only thing I wished for was more about the Lykaens' shifting. There wasn't much in this story but maybe if I read The Kategan Alphas series, I'll understand it better.

In all, reading The Loneliest Alpha was a great start to my 2014 reading challenge because T.A Grey delivers a great read.

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