Friday, December 2, 2016

Monster Alpha by Marcy Jacks

Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc.
Date published: December 2015
ISBN: 978-1-63259-856-1
Alternative (M/M, Gay), Paranormal, Shape-shifter
Reviewed by Gabrielle (

Obtained via publisher
Rating: 3 Hearts

Peter and Phoenix may be mates but that does not solve everything.  The two are walking a fine line and working hard to not mess things up but lately things have been even tenser than normal. Phoenix hates humans and especially doctors which are the two things that make up Peter. How can Peter think that Phoenix would ever be happy having him as a mate? Phoenix does not understand humans and he thinks that he is constantly doing or saying the wrong thing to Peter. How can the two ever get past all the misconceptions and enjoy being mated?

I was eager to read about Phoenix  and Peter finding their way. Phoenix is one of the more volatile characters in this series and I wondered just how his mate would change him. I enjoyed watching Phoenix as he struggled to understand his human mate and how to interact with him.  Peter is a smart man but at times it seemed like Peter was a bit too naive for me. His reactions to some of the things said and done come off as very naive. He has deep feelings for Phoenix and struggles with how to share them with the man. Peter's refusal to acknowledge just what kind of shifter Phoenix and the rest of the pack are was mind boggling. So much that it becomes a sticking point in their story. Peter seems very young and inexperienced but when push comes to shove he is ready to help the pack and more than ready to face his demons and help the man that he loves.

While I enjoyed Peter and Phoenix's story it did not seem as intense of a ride as the other books in this series. There was a nice mix of action and emotions in this story and it moves along quickly never lagging or losing my interest. I just thought that Phoenix would get a more intense story than he got. Love finds a way to those who deserve it and Phoenix sure does deserve it.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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