ALPHA SQUAD: Boot Camp
by Lorelei Moone
Alpha Squad #1
Publication Date: December 23, 2016
My Rating: 4 Stars
Length: 146 Pages
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Bear Shifters
Synopsis: It has only been a few months since humanity has found out about the shifters that live in their midst. When the New Alliance leadership asks Eric King to join Alpha Squad, a joint taskforce supposed to promote cooperation between the shifters and human authorities, his loyalty to the cause doesn’t give him any choice but to agree. But is the squad actually supposed to be relevant, or is it just an eyewash, set up by the new Secretary for Shifter Affairs to make himself look good? And how is he going to concentrate on his training, when his inner bear is insisting that the squad leader is his true mate?
Major Janine Williams is not at all pleased when she is ordered to set up Alpha Squad. The initiative is just a gimmick, meant to pacify the shifter community, plus none of her male colleagues had wanted the job. But when she starts getting to know her team, especially tough East London bear shifter, Eric, she starts to wonder if perhaps it will be possible to make this task force a success, so long as everyone works together. And so long as she can manage to keep her relationship with Eric strictly professional…
My Review: I love a good shifter romance, and I love a quick read – this book was both. I was able to finish this in about a day and I enjoyed every minute of it; I just wish there was more to it. Every author has a different way of writing shifter romances, so I’m never sure how I will like it. This was my first read by this author and I was impressed, with her shifter styling and her writing. She grabbed my interest within the first few pages and kept it throughout the entire book.
There was an intensity between Eric & Janine that they just couldn’t get away from. It’s surprising others in the room didn’t get what was going on. I liked how the author wrote the characters and how they interacted together; most men don’t handle it well when a female is in charge, especially in the military sense, but Eric wasn’t too bothered by it (could be because of his lack of military background before Alpha Squad but either way he was ok with it). Like I said before, each author has different ways of handling shifters abilities, shifting in general, and matings/true mates. In this case true mates are able to hear each others thoughts & that was pretty neat. I don’t want to give much more away, so I will just say this – the author had some different ideas, new to me at least. This book was enjoyable and if you’re into sexy shifter romances (not too over the top sexy though) or military reads, this is the perfect combo of both!
ABOUT LORELEI MOONE
Lorelei Moone is an up-and-coming author of paranormal romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.