Friday, January 16, 2015

Rebecca by Celia Kyle

Series:Alpha Marked, 4
Author:Celia Kyle
Publisher:Summerhouse Publishing
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/F/M
Word Count:31,000
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Thirty and single? Well, getcha ass to the Gathering! Wait… what?

Rebecca Twynham hates nature, loves a juicy steak, is not Marked, and thinks wolves come in one form: on four feet and with fur. So when she’s hauled to the annual werewolf Gathering by this scary as hell magical vortex, she’s pretty surprised to find out werewolves are real. With that new knowledge, she finds she still hates nature, she’d love a juicy steak, and maybe—she might be—Marked. Well, she doesn’t see a Mark, but she also has heavy scarring from a childhood accident—or was it intentional? Plus, she really wants to climb the gorgeous Alpha Pair, Aidan and Carson, like a tree. Luckily the two hot werewolves wanna sink their roots into her flower and… The nature analogies have gone too far.

Aidan and Carson have been a strong Alpha Pair for fourteen years. They’re tied together by their bond, and ache to claim a woman as their own. But while Carson has always been the GQ ladies’ man, Aidan has been the afterthought—the heavily scarred and frightening werewolf who’s caused more than one woman to faint.

When they find Rebecca hiding in the Bad Doggie ballroom, they rejoice that they’ve finally found the one for them. Except with curvaceous, delicious Rebecca, their roles are reversed. Instead of rushing into the arms of sleek and sexy Carson, Rebecca clings to Aidan. Carson should rejoice in her acceptance of Aidan, but jealousy rears its ugly head, destroying their triad before it has a moment to form.

Then things go from jealousy-driven bad to worse when the five families decide there won’t be any more Wickhams joining the wolfy family trees.

Oh, right, she forgot that part. Apparently her Wickham cousins are kind of a big deal in werewolf land. Big.

I really enjoyed Rebecca the fourth story in Celia Kyle’s Alpha Marked series.  While Rebecca was a strong female, I truly adored Aiden.  He was such a strong male character who wore his wolf close to the surface and was a survivor.  I loved that Rebecca saw the heart of this man who was usually defined by his visible scarring.  Having said that Ms. Kyle’s development of Carson made this story something much deeper and meaningful.  Carson met and bonded with Aiden when he was young and struggling with a violent past.  It defined their relationship in ways neither male was prepared for or understood until Rebecca came along.  I loved how Ms. Kyle stretched the bond between Aiden and Carson almost to the breaking point.  I think it added a dimension to this story that took it to another level.  I loved that Rebecca was both the catalyst and the glue.  It made this story, for me, a richer experience. 
Ms. Kyle again wove this story with humor and emotion that felt real and believable.  It was well written and thoroughly enjoyable.  I am looking forward to seeing what Ms. Kyle has in store for Rebecca’s sisters.

                                     Five Shooting Stars

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