Out of the Alpha Closet!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🪐🛸🚀☄️🌎
Character development: 😌👽🥰👽
The heroine: Riley – she worked with Zoe from Abducted at the law office and helped Leah from Protected deal with her divorce. While with Leah, Riley mixed up their coffee’s and ended up drinking from the same cup as Leah, who is a La-ti-zal (female with an ability) and due to the fact that being a La-ti-zal can be spread like a virus, Leah feared that she made Riley a target for aliens who want one for themselves.
The Hero(es): Drace and Lucian – Denarians from rival clans. They were mistakenly bonded and hate each other. The Denarians are a race of aliens where an alpha and a beta male bond together and then mate a single female. However, Drace and Lucian are not only members of enemy clans, but are both Alpha’s. They are told by a seer that a La-ti-zal will be able to break their bond so they go in search of one on Earth.
The Story: Riley has left the law firm and opened a paralegal firm of her own. She is first seen by Drace and Lucian helping a gay couple with their divorce so the pair thinks she will be the right female to break their bond. Lucien was of the Fang clan and Drace of the Claw clan. Lucien attended University and had a proper education while Drace was raised in the swamps of yerbec, they feel they are totally incompatible especially because neither of them is a beta.
The bond between Drace and Lucien has them feeling each other’s emotions which has irritated them since they were accidentally bonded when they were young. However, after meeting Riley and talking her into helping them, the emotions have not bothered them as much.
This book was told in multiple points of view using duet narration, where the person doing the narration did all the voices in the chapter that is told from that persons point of view. The narrators were Mackenzie Cartwright and William Martin, who have both done great jobs on all the previous books, my biggest issue with this book is that William used nearly the same voice and inflection for Drace and Lucian so it was hard to tell who was speaking at times.
I have to admit, I didn’t really like the whole storyline about the guys both being Alpha. Apparently though the fact that the society is all about pairs of three with an alpha male, a beta male and a female, they looked down upon an alpha taking the place of a beta, and the guys didn’t want to “come out” to their families as being bonded.
The storyline in this book wasn’t quite as exciting as the rest of the series but I liked how the trio eventually came together and I did love this entire series. I think this was one of the best alien romance series I have read in a while.
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