Release Day Review: The Alpha’s Claim by Holley Trent

The Alpha's Claim
The Alpha’s Claim by Holley Trent
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: May 15th 2017
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Jim West, the New York Coyote pack alpha, has successfully defended his territory from external threats for almost fifteen years. Pack politics may be a pain in his ass, but his command has never been doubted, his authority never questioned.

Until Teddy, an argumentative pancake-house server, challenges more than his patience. The lithe, pretty human calls to Jim’s baser instincts. He knows instantly Teddy is his mate – but the timing couldn’t be worse. Tension within his pack is growing, and adding a human mate to the mix could spark an uprising, with Teddy as the target.

Teddy’s smart mouth may heat Jim’s blood, but with a full moon only days away, getting Teddy to let down his guard and accept him – the man and the beast – is his main priority.

There’s no fighting the pull of a mate, but learning his lover is a literal predator might make Teddy run right into the danger Jim’s desperate to control.

This book is approximately 45,000 words.

Buy Links: Carina Press


I gave this a generous 1.5 stars.

I would say there’s a longer review coming, but I think I got all the major points out.
Maybe something else will pop up, but for now, off the top of my head:
* Writing was good, but plot was nonexistent. Was hinted at, but nothing really came of it.
* Book reads along the lines of an outline and if there was details/conflict/reasoning/anything added and fleshed out, this would make a pretty decent novel.
* The entire actual, cared-about interaction between MC’s was a total of maybe 36 hours. I’ve seen insta-love that takes longer than that.
* Literally nothing happened! There was debate from Teddy on whether this insta-love should move forward or not, but since that was a good 70% of the book, it got old real quick.
* Jim has trust issues, but we never know why and he contradicts himself on who he trusts and even then it’s not a big deal.
* Seriously. Nothing. Happened!

I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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