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Alpha Knows Best (Shifter Kings 1) by Aja Foxx

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Elves/Fairies/Sidhe / Shifters / Interspecies / Erotic Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 05-August-2019

Book Blurb

Shifter King Montgomery Beck had been doing his duty to the high council for the last twenty-five years as he waits to claim his mate. When the time comes, he doesn't care who he has to fight to get Fagan. The sweet little omega is his and he'd defy anyone who gets in the way.

Fagan has spent his entire life in a monastery being trained to serve whatever master he was given to. The day before his twenty-fifth birthday, someone comes for him and he's shown a world he has no knowledge of, but one he should have been taught about from birth. When he's introduced to a shifter fate says is his, one who speaks to him in his soul, Fagan has to decide if he believes the shifter king's outlandish tale or if the man is just plain crazy.

When their worlds collide, Beck and Fagan go up against those who are trying to keep them apart, but there are forces at work who want Beck out of the way so Fagan can be turned over to the master he was trained to serve. The things they discover as they fight to stay together will shake the very foundation of the paranormal world.

Book Review

What an exciting beginning to a new series set in a shifter world that sounds post-apocalyptic and has some very special challenges. It all starts with a few well-known elements: an ages-old war between humans, shifters, and sidhe that ended when a three-way peace treaty with certain conditions was signed. A high council holds everything tightly under control, including the omega mates assigned to the shifter kings. Except – there is more than one surprise along the way as the mystery of what is really going on unfolds, and as a result this story took me totally by surprise – in the best way! Well-known elements might be the building blocks for this tale, but the author has managed to come up with a new combination that has me eagerly awaiting the next volume.

Fagan is an omega, but he has not been told what that means. All he knows is that he is being trained to serve some future master, so when he turns twenty-five and expects to begin his servitude, he is shocked when nothing is the way he thought it would be. Not that he really knew what to expect, but finding his fated mate in a shifter king was not it. I really felt for Fagan – he has never been allowed to do what he wants, was always forced to follow the schedule set for him by the headmaster of the training facility he grew up in.

Beck is a shifter king who has served the high council for twenty-five years as per the peace treaty, and now he is ready to be united with his mate. He falls for Fagan on sight, but what Fagan tells him does not match what Beck has been told is going on with the omegas. So Beck gets suspicious and starts digging – only to find a huge mess, a ton of intrigue, and a power-grab of mammoth proportions. Beck is a man of action, but the ground keeps shifting under his feet as he discovers the depth of the issues. He’s got his work cut out for him!

If you like shifter worlds with lots of problems, corruption, and danger everywhere, if you think that a well-trained omega and a powerful shifter king might make a good couple, and if you’re looking for a read full of action, adventure, and a nerve-wrecking cliff-hanger, then you will probably like this novella. It has definitely made me pay attention to this series!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 119 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-July-2019
Price $3.99 ebook
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