First let me thank NetGalley and Sworn Secrets Publishing for giving me a copy of this book to read in return for an honest review. Secondly, just wow. I loved this novella. The story is hearty, strong and like it's main Alpha just hot. Not in an overbearing, sleazy way. It's the right mix of ego, testosterone and lust.
We meet Mia. College student, heart of gold. She wants to do what she can, save her money and work her butt off to be able to get her mom into a better living situation. She is working at a local night club as a bartender and that is how she meets trouble. Seem Seattle is made up lots of supernaturals. There are rival pack in Seattle. As we meet Lucas, a rogue wolf who works for his fathers dot-com company we see into this world. Mia, unexpecting Mia is needing air but what follows her out into the dark alley way is anything but friendly. Its members of the Red pack. The nastiest of the nasty. They are the reason weres and shifters, if you will get a bad rap, in my opinion.
There is something about Mia that draws Lucas out into the alley. She is threatened by the three wolves until the stranger she served in the bar (Lucas) comes out. There is a struggle but he saves her by asserting his dominance over the three Red wolves. His wolf makes them submit, as they are in wolf form as well. His Alpha wolf gets them to back off and he takes Mia home. He has this overwhelming need to protect her. As time passes for them and it seems they were so engrossed with each other in their dreams that when Mia walks into his office on Monday morning his alpha male ego takes over. He will do whatever he can to keep her safe. That includes making sure she is paid well, has a ride to adn from work and is kept busy. He tries to avoid her while at work but their connection is too great.
This little ditty ends with a cliffhanger. But not the usual type. My heart did thud once and I said Oh shit as I read the last sentence... so yeah its a good cliffhanger. This story is written well. It draws you into their world and encases you in the bubble of the werewolf world. Secretly hiding in the mist of the humans. You choose a side immediately and its all cheers until the bad stuff starts. I must have the rest of this series and it kills me to wait but I will complete it once the last novella is out. Which is the end of October. This is the first written work I have read of Alisa Woods but I promise it won't be the last.