Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus

Title: Alpha Instinct (Moon Shifter, #1)
Author: Katie Reus
Release Date: February 7th 2012 by Signet Book 
Edition: eBook

Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…

My Thoughts: 
Ana, who survived with some of the female members of her pack after the males and pregnant females where poisoned and killed, now how to try to survive with no Alpha Male. But not only that, she also has to watch out for the devious Alpha Male Taggart, who wants to claim Ana by force and take her ranch. When Conner Armstrong back up, he offers her a chance to become his mate and protect her from the coming dangers. Taggart is not the pack's only problem, humans are targeting shifters, which may threaten Conner and Ana's relationship and the lives of their pack.

I receive this book via I loved this book. It contained all the elements I look forward to in a book. The characters were amazing and so was the plot. 

Ana and Conner deserve five thumbs up! I loved their relationship. I loved the fact that when they reunited, they didn't automatically just into the I love you's, even though they loved each other in the past. I could understand Ana's attitude and how she felt about the situation with their past. I was like Conner, would you tell her already. If you talking to a book you know you like it. I like how Conner was caring and protective of now just Ana but everyone in the pack.
Another thing I loved about Ana and Conner, is when they connected in the most intimate of ways, that those scenes in the book were not rushed. You could feel the connection that they have with each other as you read it and that is a major plus!

Liam and December was a great side romance you get to experience. I though it was a great idea. I really like Liam, he and Conner act so much alike and don't even realize it. And the cubs were too adorable! Vivian was an added splash of sunshine to the book. I really like her. But you didn't see to much of the boy cub. I hope he gets more moments in the next book.

Taggart, I don't like. He was an jerk. Those type of people I cannot not stand. But  his character made for a great bad guy. You just knew he was always up to know good, always plotting. I want to know more about this "Enforcer" guy also. He seems interesting........

The action was great. Not as much as I'm use to but just enough to satisfy my hunger for it. When the action happens, sometimes its so unexpected. For example, when Ana and Vivian was in the car....I was like, what? Surprised me.

The ending, shocked the mess out of me. I so did not see that one coming!!! Even the reactions of the pack shocked me. Oh, and there was some unfortunate evens in this book that I did not like. Like some deaths and I will not name names, but just know Katie Reus that I am not happy with one of those.

But overall, the book was amazing. A page turner with great romance that will make you blush and some action that will have you on edge. For all you paranormal romance lovers, you should check out this book!


  1. I love this cover! Very mysterious! The story sounds interesting but doesn't seem like my cup of tea.

  2. Love your review! Seriously! It sounds like a book I would really enjoy. I love reading books about shifters. From review I get the feeling that the characters are all great and story is even greater!

  3. I think I'll have to get a hold of this book. :)

  4. I love wolf books, so I am very excited to check this one out. I like the sound of the plot and the characters.....and of course the romance! :D And I also like the unexpectedness of the book. It gives me something to look forward to! Glad you enjoyed this!

    Great review! :D

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair