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The Alpha Option by Vivian Arend


Title: The Alpha Option
Author: Vivian Arend
Series: Timberwolf Lodge #1
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Paranormal romanceShapeshiftersWerewolves
Pace: Medium
Format: eBook, Novel
Year: 2022


I found this book when I was in the mood for a bit of a shifter romance, but nothing too in depth and complex. This fit the bill perfectly – it’s an easy and fun read. One that you could completely predict how it would turn out (not to mention the next two matches for the next two books). But with enough going on that you wanted to keep reading because you were still emotionally invested in the outcome. Definitely a nice way to while away the time and mentally check out for just a little while.

The idea of fated mates / soul mates is a theme I often come across in my books – and it’s a theme that I seriously enjoy. This took it a little further in the idea that the males were able to literally sent that their mate had just entered their vicinity, but it was still of that nice, happy mould. The idea that we all have a perfect person out there, and even if its fated, it fits kind of perfectly is beautiful. I particularly liked how Cassidy and Jace were able to accept what they meant to each other, but also get to know one another as the story unfolds.

Cassidy and Jace are all sparks and yum throughout this story. And they were definitely a wonderful lead couple, one which I enjoyed reading about. But, for me, it was Blue and Steph that kind of stole the show. I look forward to seeing what they will become throughout the next two books. I mean, I look forward to seeing what each of the three obvious couples will become, but Blue and Steph in particular. That and the moose shifter who is just strolling around, acting as a nanny. That gave me all sorts of moments of laughter and humour.

Although it’s obvious from the very beginning that Jace is the one who is destined to be alpha, I love that Cassidy too is coming into her own with her Alphaness. Without assistance from Jace, she is able to stand on her own two feet and show others the best way to be kind and interact with others. Being an alpha in her own right is kind of brilliant, and I love how she uses that strength to make everyone feel welcome and loved.

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