Saturday, July 16, 2016

CHARMING THE ALPHA by Liliana Rhodes

Series:  The Crane Curse #1
Author:  Liliana Rhodes
Publish Date:   10.01.13
Publisher:  Jaded Speck Publishing
Category /Genre:  Paranormal romance, short story
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect
Received from:  Amazon purchase
Goodreads link: Charming the Alpha
Date completed: 07.02.14

Description from the publisher:
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?


This is the first book in the Crane Curse series.  They do need to be read in order.

One night, while visiting her grandmother in the woods, Hannah is startled by a wolf.  She is even more startled when he shifts and she is now looking at a very big, very sexy, very naked man!  Caleb warns her to leave the woods.  Something dangerous has been prowling nearby and murdering those they find.  Their attraction is immediate and all but irresistible.  Hannah’s ancestry is the key to the danger to her and the wolves.

When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a witch, or a genie, or an elf.  I wanted to have real magic.  I guess I still do.  Hannah goes to visit her grandmother every month on the full moon.  This is where the magic comes in.  Her grandmother, whom she calls Pea, has been dead for six years.  On the full moon, Hannah forms a circle, casts a spell, and can visit with the other side.  How awesome!  Even more awesome is the hunk of yummy she meets in the woods.

I really enjoyed this book.  The storyline and the suspense were both well built.  I did think the fight scene was a little rushed, but that’s probably a girl vs martial artist balance of expectation.
I would love to continue reading this series.  I am adding all of Ms. Rhodes books to my TBR list (to be read).

Crane Curse series:
  1. Charming the Alpha
  2. Resisting the Alpha
  3. Needing the Alpha
Also from Liliana Rhodes:
  • Lucky Break
  • The Ballad of Jude
His Every Whim Series:
         1.      His Every Whim
         2.      His One Desire
         3.      His Simple Wish
         4.      His True Fortune
Canyon Cove Billionaire Romance Series:
         1.      No Regrets
         2.      Second Chances (not yet released)


Originally posted 07.03.2014 on my previous website closed that site because I promoted authors and their books

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