Series: The MacKellen Alphas #1
Published by T. A. Grey on June 14th 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
One look will change their lives forever.
Lingerie designer Alicia Clarkson just had to open her stupid mouth. Now thanks to trying to defend a fellow pack mate, Alicia’s been blindfolded, tied up, and carted off to the new alpha of the Oregon pack—Gavin MacKellen.
However, the blindfold doesn’t come off so soon as Gavin reveals he’s searching for a mate. But Alicia’s curiosity gets fired up when Gavin refuses to reveal his face to her. Just what happened to him? He talks to her from shadowy corners and behind closed doors. The man is as illusive as a squirrely fox. But Alicia doesn’t play games and the quiet spoken, hoarse voiced alpha doesn’t stand a chance against her. They settle on an agreement, thirty days for them to get to know each other because that’s the only way this cowboy alpha will have it.
Gavin MacKellen needs a mate. But he knows no good woman would ever want to look at his face after the incident he suffered. After one look at Alicia Clarkson all his plans fly out the window. The woman’s beauty has stunned him damn near speechless. She torments his thoughts and Gavin finds himself yearning to know everything about her. He admires her creativity and intelligence, the cool way she handles herself in stressful situations. Most of all, he aches deep in his chest to taste her lips. Those beautiful sweet lips, but in order to kiss her without showing her what a monster he was, he has to get creative.
A relationship forms and as love threatens to grow between them Gavin struggles to cope with his physical appearance in the face of the beautiful Alicia. Will she be the one to stand in the face of a monster and accept or will she turn her back on him as everyone else has?
Alicia Clarkson, is a lingerie designer, and has a shop set up. Then when she sees a young woman be forced away against her consent, she intervenes and her Alpha sends her to Gavin, who is looking for a mate. In the beginning all Alicia wants to do is return home, she knows no one, and feels alone, but Gavin intrigues her. He hides in the shadows and refuses to reveal his face to her. Gavin has been the Alpha for about four months, and ever since that fateful night he became the leader of the pack, he was attacked and his face scarred and disfigured. He has yet to find a woman that will love him for who he is and not fear what is on the outside. His plan is to make Alicia fall in love with him so that when she does see him for real, that her love for him will secure her and not abandon him like other women have done. Will Alicia be able to stand by Gavin, and love him for who he is and not what he is….
The Loneliest Alpha is the first book in the MacKellan Alpha’s series, and so far the only book in the series yet. It just came out about six months ago. This book was part of a group read through goodreads, and I am so glad this was the book of the month. I do love sweet shifter romances, but when you put a “Beauty and the Beast” theme into the mix, it only increases the enjoyment of the read! I was pulled into the story from the first few pages, and as this is the first time I had heard of this author, I was really amazed in her storytelling. I would recommend this author to anyone that is searching for a sexy shifter romance!! This story begins with the heroine being practically kidnapped to find out if she is the mate for Gavin. What a great way to start the day right?? Well she is strong willed and tries to escape, even though she is starting to have feelings for Gavin. Alicia is the “Beauty” of the story. She is beautiful and creative and fascinated Gavin even though Gavin thinks she will end up rejecting him. Gavin is such a wonderful tortured hero, I loved him instantly. My heart ached for him throughout the story, especially the beginning, when you see the conflicting emotions he puts out. Gavin has been rejected and used, and has certain trust issues. There were some fun scenes placed in the story, and I enjoyed how Alicia didn’t back down and always seemed to be chasing him just trying to get a glimpse of his face and he kept running away…..too hilarious at times. Even though this story has plenty of steamy scenes, it also has quite a focus on the emotional intimacy between Gavin and Alicia, and that just made it all that much sweeter!! A Treat of a romance!!
This story was so intense and wildly passionate, and very emotionally driven at times. The Loneliest Alpha is a sweet romance with lots of steamy passion, a mouthwatering hero, plot full of mystery, and a story to make you weak in the knees!! WORTH EVERY MOMENT!!!
The delicate lace cupped the mannequin’s breast in a gentle bundle of black feathers.
“You think I’m beautiful?”
He curled his hand into her hair, much more gently than she’d touched him. “Oh yeah. the best of them all. Something to be seen, breathed in, soaked in. Like the sun or a beautiful sunset. That’s what you are, Alicia Clarkson. And something about all that beauty calls to me. I want it for myself,” He said, his voice getting loweer. “I want to know it from the inside out.”