Review of Charming the Alpha (The Crane Curse #1) by Liliana Rhodes

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Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 110 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Hannah Crane just graduated college, lives at home with her mom, and has no idea what to do with her life. One night while visiting her grandmother, she’s startled by a wolf and everything changes.

In the forest investigating a recent rash of murders and missing shifters, werewolf Alpha Caleb Overstreet doesn’t expect to run into a human, let alone a witch. Especially not one whose scent tells him she is his other half…or is she?

As the secrets of her ancestry are revealed, Caleb and Hannah are unable to stay away from each other and Hannah finds herself in danger. A rival pack believes her to be at the center of a curse that would enable them to control other shifters. But is Hannah the wolf charmer they believe her to be? Or is she really Caleb’s fated mate?

Jennifer’s Review: 

This is a story about not only discovering love, but also discovering a little missing heritage. Hannah grew up in a town where superstitions ruled, though that never stopped anyone for picking on her for being born into the Crane family of witches. She did not like being different and because of childhood torment she shutout and ignored talk of the supernatural. That is until she met a werewolf who stole her breath and flooded her thoughts. Once her eyes caught a glimpse of the world she’d chosen to ignore and chalk up to myth she couldn’t go back to normal. She wanted this wolf with every fiber of her being and refused to let him disappear without a trace.

“This was the first werewolf she had ever seen and she realized she had missed out on a lot.” 

“She hoped this rude asshole of a gorgeous man would magically read her mind and leave her alone.”

Caleb was Alpha and it was his job to protect his wolves and he was doing it by patrolling their borders. But a scent pulled him just beyond his territory to a beautiful redhead that he swore was enchanting him, but knew in his heart that it was more. Scent does not lie. And her scent marked her as his mate. Desperate to keep Hannah safe from those who wanted to use her special gifts he does the unthinkable, but lucky for him that sometimes fate cannot be ignored.

“Damn human temptress. Stay out of the woods!” 

“You are my fated mate. And I know you feel it too.”

This does kind of skip around a bit more than I would have liked, but it wasn’t bad for a quick story. If you enjoy a quickie werewolf romance with a touch of magic and a few steamy moments then this is a good book for you.

My Favorite Moment: Gotta love their first date. It seemed so sweet…and then he ordered dinner.

“We’ll start with the Caesar salad for two, then the lobster and filet special,” Caleb said. “But bring it over to my place in about an hour.” 

Overall, I give Charming the Alpha 3.5 stars! 

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

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