I found The Alpha's Mate to be an awesome quick read. While reading the book, I was eagerly hanging on trying to find out what would happen next. The sexual tension between Chloe Weiss and Jackson Swift was hot and steamy which is consistent with the prequel (Jackson woke up Chloe's wolf with more than a kiss). Chloe Weiss character's strength built upward as she came into her alpha wolf powers fast. She's an alpha's mate who needs to prove her strength and worth to the pack. The other pack members didn't acknowledge or respect her before when she was a null (non-shifting werewolf) that was not allowed to be part of pack life. In this story, Chloe is the heroine that saves the day and not Jackson. I could imagine the quaint rural town called Huntsville unbeknownst to me run by werewolves, and/or Chloe beheading the rogue alpha. I liked how the werewolves ran, and lived in a remote town. Jackson Swift's was not very concerned about some topics Chloe brought up. She felt ignored, and lead to further insecurities. I wish Jackson was more supportive, and had better interpersonal skills. This newly mated couple needs more work in a relationship outside of the bedroom. He needs to be more than hot! She-wolves from Jackson's past are causing his current problems. The story does have HEA. All the scenes unfolded at a good or fast pace throughout the story, and the setting was realistic. The story held together, and characters' dialogues made sense. I got caught up in the interesting, original storyline, drama, action, suspense. I was not bored with Michelle Fox's vivid storytelling. I could not put the book down.
The series should be read in correct order: Bring Her Wolf (Huntsville Pack Series, Book O) is a prequel, and Jackson Swift (beta, future alpha werewolf); The Alpha's Mate (Huntsville Pack Series, Book 1) story takes place two weeks later after the prequel. Reading the two books in series gave me deeper understanding of what drove the characters' (werewolves') personalities, and Chloe Weiss' pack problems.
I give 4.5 stars to The Alpha's Mate by Michelle Fox. I look forward to reading more of her books.
Little known fact about being a werewolf: There are always wolves at your door and some of them are up to no good.
Chloe Weiss' dreams have finally come true: She's a null no more, her wolf has finally come. She's now a full member of her pack in the remote Appalachian 'weretown' of Hunstville.
Even better, she's mated to the pack's next alpha, Jackson Swift. However, now that she's on the other side of her happy ending, things aren't quite as rosy as she'd expected.
The women of her pack resent her status as alpha's mate and suddenly there are rumors that Chloe is an Omega, a werewolf so weak they are banned from ever mating. Worse, an old friend of Jackson's blows into town full of disapproval....and competition. It seems no one likes Chloe except Jackson.
Then women start disappearing, violently kidnapped from their homes and never heard from again. There's a killer on the loose in the small town of Huntsville, and the one wolf he'd do anything to have is Chloe.
Now Chloe will have to fight...for Jackson, her place in the pack, and her life.
This standalone novel is a sequel to the bestselling To Bring Her Wolf.