I received this book for free from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Alpha Night by Nalini Singh
Series: , , #19, #19
Published by Berkley on June 9, 2020
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting, Psychic Abilities
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her breathtaking Psy-Changeling Trinity series with a mating that shouldn’t exist…
Alpha wolf Selenka Durev’s devotion to her pack is equaled only by her anger at anyone who would harm those under her care. That currently includes the empaths who’ve flowed into her city for a symposium that is a security nightmare, a powder keg just waiting for a match.
Ethan Night is an Arrow who isn’t an Arrow. Numb and disengaged from the world, he’s loyal only to himself. Assigned as part of the security force at a world-first symposium, he carries a dark agenda tied to the power-hungry and murderous Consortium. Then violence erupts and Ethan finds himself crashing into the heart and soul of an alpha wolf.
Mating at first sight is a myth, a fairytale. Yet Selenka’s wolf is resolute: Ethan Night, broken Arrow and a man capable of obsessive devotion, is the mate it has chosen. Even if the mating bond is full of static and not quite as it should be. Because Selenka’s new mate has a terrible secret, his mind surging with a power that is a creature of madness and death…
Alpha Night is the newest release of the Psy Changeling Trinity series which is also connected to the Psy Changeling series and I deeply adored this book….it was quite different of course and I won’t lie that I was worried in the beginning in the aspects of the character of the heroine. Many times alpha females don’t work for me especially in the type of personality she had but WHEW no worries, Nalini Singh never lets me down and she definitely didn’t let me down in this book. And YAY for Russian language and culture ….we just don’t see enough of it in romance in my opinion and so thrilled that Singh really did so well on this portrayal. We do have a brilliant and heartbreaking story that out author has written and I fell deeply in love with it.
An alpha’s greatest strength is their heart….Trust yours
Alpha Night begins with an attack, Selenka is the alpha of her pack and quite protective of each and every one of them. But then something unexpected and surreal happens she meets her mate at FIRSt SIGHT which is practically unheard of even among changelings ….that type of connection takes time and work and patience. But Selenka, of course, is shocked by the course of this new turn of events. But she is fiercely protective of her new mate. Ethan Night is an Arrow but has some shattered pieces in his psyche and is more damaged than the others of his group. But there is a bond he feels with Selenka one that is forged quickly and he is in unknown territory with Selenka but is willing to be the Knight to his Queen. But soon Ethan will have to face up to the realism that his life is in danger and he and Selenka will have to face up to the possibility there might be no point of return but Selenka won’t give up her mate without a fight.
He would far rather live in this world of primal compulsion and need than in the numb gray where he’d felt nothing.
WOWZERS….Nalini Singh doesn’t pull any punches and she certainly doesn’t pull any with this book here. I simply adored seeing how she really pulled this book off and made me FALL in love with this couple but yes I adored the heroine in every way and this is coming from someone that doesn’t prefer alpha females for her heroines. They normally come off too strong and emotionally abusive of the hero at times. But NOPE …..Singh, of course, has a magical Midas touch with her characters and I couldn’t get enough of Selenka. She is so fierce, protective, and has such a tender big heart. That is what I loved the most, seeing her tenderness and caring for not just Ethan but everyone in her pack. Ethan is just as much Alpha as she is but is one of the most unique heroes’ I have EVER seen in a romance but most especially this world that Singh has created. And boy does the man know how to court his mate. He may not be changeling but he reads and does his research and love how treats lovely strong Selenka. He understands her and knows what she needs in the relationship and respects her position in the pack and what she needs to do and just gives his unwavering loving support.
My heart is unlikely to be normal either.” Gut cold with anger all over again for how his view of himself had been twisted, Selenka ran her claws over his jaw “Then show me your jagged edges and your fractured pieces, your obsessions, and your need. Show me you.
The way this book is built is so beautiful and in many respects, it actually reminded me much of “Kiss of Snow”. I couldn’t help but fall for Selenka and Ethan but also the surrounding character we get to know. I especially loved Selenka’s grandparents, they were just adorable. And of course, we get some great times with the bears —boy they are fun. We also get some old favorites such as Nikita, Sasha, and Aden.
Overall you just can’t go wrong with Alpha Night…..its a story that will delight you from heart to deepest recesses of your soul, its vibrant, real and unwavering in its intensity of love and loyalty.