Surrendering to the Alpha

Ashwood Falls #3

Once again, Lia Davis has given the readers a wonderful reading experience with Surrendering to the Alpha. This is the third book in her Ashwood Falls series. It has been long awaited and much anticipated by this devoted reader. Davis did a fantastic job with this book. It was great read, very intense, emotional and suspenseful. I definitely enjoyed the ride.

In the previous book, A Tiger's Claim, we learned that fate was smiling on Keegan. He was given another mate after the tragic loss of his first mate. Since then I have been intrigued, wondering how Keegan would accept another mate into his life, and anticipated a lot of conflict in this story. We briefly met Addyson Lewis in the last book. Addyson had been held prisoner by the Onyx alpha, enduring one hundred years of torture and abuse, before she escaped from her captors and was given sanctuary and protection by Keegan and the Ashwood Falls pack. But so much torture had broken her woman who lived alone in solitude. I felt so sad for Addy when we first met her in the other book. In this book she showed a lot of growth, and I liked that she was finally brave enough to admit to Keegan that she knew they were mates.

"You're right. We are mates, and you're mine to keep and play with."

Keegan was such a sexy sweet talker.

It wasn't quite clear but I am thinking that maybe Keegan had realized from the start that Addyson was his mate. He kept his distance because Addyson was so fragile, and he was still struggling with the sting of betrayal. I loved how possessive he became of her. And how he did it without the melodrama that I had expected. It was wonderful and romantic. I liked seeing that side of Keegan. You see.... I really get into the books that I read. Lia Davis is fantastic at making me love and care for her characters.... like they are real people that I know or something. I know how nutty that sounds but it’s true.

The book was strewn with drama and suspense, conflict and regret, and some sexy love scenes for this reader’s enjoyment. Many secrets were revealed that are sure to affect the long time arc of this series. Davis was deftly working several intriguing side stories into the plot. Some questions are answered while others remain hidden for now. I really enjoyed the spectacular fighting scenes. Davis had characters new and old on the pages.

We also get a more enlightening glimpse into the dynamics of the rogue Onyx pack. The drama was thick and the suspense was riveting as the situation grew more intense. Spies everywhere and it was hard to tell who were the pretenders. I saw that some key players were in danger and the outcome was uncertain.

One thing was obvious to this reader. Lia Davis has something big planned for this series. The drama thickens as the Ashwood Falls pack and their allies are poised to take down the Onyx Rogues. Another, more insidious enemy emerges to threaten all shifters, and promising even more suspense for the readers. First their old enemy, the Onyx Rogues. Now they must take action to protect their pack from a new enemy, human hate groups and rebel shifters. As the series continues to evolve, Davis brings in the Council of Elders and a cast of new characters. And the excitement and possibilities continue to grow. This series is ever growing, with everything needed to captivate the readers.

I loved this book. I'd been dying to read it since A Tiger's Claim. Though I would point out that it doesn't entirely work out as a standalone read. I do feel that the reader should first read A Tiger's Claim, for a better understanding of everything that's going on. It was a great read and a strong and vital entry to this ever changing series. It continues the series in a very good way. I highly recommend this book, and suggest that readers should go with the entire Ashwood Falls series. It is so entertaining and highly addictive. So enjoy!!!

Book Blurb for Surrendering to the Alpha

Ashwood Falls’ leopard Alpha, Keegan Andrews holds onto the pain of his deceased mate as his own personal hell—a reminder that not all things are what they seem. The Pack Scribe, Addyson Lewis is no exception. She’s intrigued him like no other since the day she stumbled into Ashwood territory about twenty-five years ago. When he discovers that just being near her calms the storm inside him, he can’t stay away even if it means exposing her to the evil she tried to escape.

Over a hundred years of psychological torture at the hands of the rogue Onyx Pack has left Addyson with no memories of her life before captivity and with the inability to control her psychometric nature. Anything or anyone she touches sends her into their darkest past and secrets, causing her pain she wouldn’t wish on anyone. Without the ability to control it, she’s forced to deny her leopard the connection she craves from the Pack that welcomed her with love and without judgment. That is, until the day Keegan involuntarily touches her bare skin and she finds the peace she’d craved for far too long.

Warning: Contains one sexy alpha leopard who craves the most decadent of dreams, a hidden treasure contained within a spunky woman, and the ability to create a mating bond that’s the most explosive yet.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2013 4.00