Mistress of the City

Smut-Shorties, #12

This is a promising start to a new serial. I adored the serial revolving around an alpha male; this is the flip side and revolves around an alpha female.

We are introduced to Reena, the female alpha, as she dreads the upcoming festivities. I liked her immediately. Even though there is a lot of talk, she doesn’t present as the woman that is painted by those who envy her. She seemed no-nonsense and very modern and is irritated at the traditions that confine her. But then she meets Seth.

Seth is a non-were when he first appears in the story, but he takes steps to get into the were-only ball. I was a little cloudy on if what he did is permanent or just for the night. He is sexy, dangerous and smart. Who needs more? The fact that he gives the impression of being a multi-generational alpha is a plus, and has my, and Reena’s, interest totally snagged.

Most of the story takes place in either Seth's or Reena's inner thoughts. I felt I got to know them and understood their goals. The reader is along for the ride as decisions are made and actions taken. When they meet, the instant chemistry and dialogue lead where one would expect, but also not; no horizontal surfaces were used in this story. A must read.

Book Blurb for Mistress of the City

Smut-Shorties: A great on-the-go short to satisfy your craving for smut! *Please be aware that this is an Erotica SHORT*

A new city, a new choosing...

The Midwinter Ball...a time when the lycan packs of the city are required to send an offering to please the Mistress of the City; a male wolf...young, virile and eager to please the Mistress in her bed.

Archer isn't a wolf, but his younger brother, Seth, is. The only unmated male in their pack, he's about to be served up on a silver platter for the Mistress, and only Archer seems to have an issue with Seth's age. He might be an adult in the wolfy world, but to Archer's mind, he's still too young. Trouble is, if Seth doesn't go, someone else does... Which leaves just one person crazy enough to walk into the Mistress's den and pretend to be a wolf.

Reena is bored stupid. She hates the Midwinter Choosing, hates the fact that all the males are paraded in front of her like damn peacocks, and hates the fact that her normal cover story is happily mated, which means she HAS to pick a partner this year.

Then a handsome alpha asks her for a dance, obviously unaware who she is, and all bets are off...

*Please be aware that this is an Erotica SHORT*

**NB: This is the first story in a new city. You do not need to have read the other Smut-Shorties to enjoy this one.**

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2015 4.50