Sunday, September 21, 2014

Review: Desired by Alisa Woods

Title: Desired
Series: True Alpha
Author: Alisa Woods
Read copy: eBook
Published: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Sworn Secrets Publishing
ISBN: 1502293765
ISBN-13: 9781502293763

Shifters live in the shadows of Seattle, just under the skin of the alpha male, dot-com entrepreneurs who are building a new Silicon Valley in the Emerald City.

Mia is just a college girl trying to earn her business degree and dig out of the poverty she was born into—being a shifter is something she hides, hoping her secret won’t sabotage her dreams.

Lucas is a broken alpha, a wolf who lost his mate, his pack, and almost himself—he wasn’t looking to rescue a girl or start a pack war. But now he has to keep her safe or it won’t just be her life, but his whole family at risk...only his inner wolf can’t seem to keep its paws off a girl who has secrets of her own.

My rating:

***ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley***

He saves her life, spends the rest of the story protecting her (and telling her he just wants to keep her safe), his wold spends the rest of the story lusting after her, and she spends the rest of the story fretting about her job prospects, and lusting after him.

It started out well (chapter one), but it sort of fizzled afterward. It was mostly due to the boring aspects of Mia's life when she wasn't in a panic or when Lucas wasn't rescuing her. I couldn't help but think that a more experienced author could've made those aspects (most of the book) seem not so boring.

The second thing was the new adult genre, which is just a little bit grown-up version of the young adult genre which I hate with a passion. The heroine in this one was a college student and the mid-twenties hero a dotcommer, which could've easily been swapped for a high-school girl and a college guy with a job. And I had this comparison in mind throughout the story, with was off-putting.

And the cliffhanger in the end just made me grit my teeth and roll my eyes. If you have to end the first story in the series on a cliffhanger so the people will buy your next book, doesn't scream 'confidence in one's own story-telling abilities' to me. If someone wants to read the next story in the series, they'll do it whether the current story ends on a cliffhanger or not.
In my case preferably not. Cliffhangers just piss me off.


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