My rating: 3 of 5 stars
THEME: Romance, Erotica, Werewolves
REVIEW:The first in the Running with Alphas series is a short and sweet introduction to an interesting pair, one werewolf one criminal on the run.
Trust follows Taylor who is on the run from the FBI, she has been accused of murdering a state senator. Luckily she runs into a very understanding Alpha wolf Alder, who is venturing out of his den to visit family. He senses something about Taylor that makes him want to protect her. Thus Alder decides to bring her into his territory and into the dangerous world of shifters.
Taylor is still a bit of a mystery to me since all we really learn about her is what she is accused of. It’s hard for me with short stories to connect the character since their not fully developed yet. But so far Taylor is in a heck of a situation and desperate times call for desperate measures. She’s putting a lot of trust in a stranger and too me it is way too much trust. Alder seems like a sweet man who is lacking a lot of human skills due to the fact he lives in a den away from humans. He’s also in the middle of damage control when it comes to his brother, whom we only get a slight glimpse at and he seems like a real piece of work.
Overall this is just an introduction so be prepared for a lot of questions leading into the second installment. The secondary characters introduced are interesting, there are different kinds of shifters of course, and a bit of drama among the shifters with the two brothers who are leading them. The idea of them actually living in a cave was a bit strange, but made the wolves and shifters actually seem wilder in nature. The romance is there with lot of tension and the oh so overly used virgin concept. Nonetheless I liked Alder and Taylor together, I think their differences will help with the danger that they both have coming. In the end I needed a bit more to connect with the characters, which is my number one must have in a short story or full-length novel.
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