Alpha’s Truth by Rebecca Royce is a paranormal romance story. It had many of the elements that I really enjoy in a paranormal tale—shape shifters, a strong alpha male, a strong mate that he is willing to fight for despite her objections, and plenty of conflicts to keep the action going. I think that part of the issue why was I vaguely unsatisfied by the way the story unfolded is because this book is part of the Fallen Alpha series, and it seems that a lot took place in the first book that is very relevant to the events in this one. There are ties between characters, and conflicts that haven’t quite been resolved, and power plays within the shifter world, as well as between shifters and humans, and then there are also unexpected twists that are related to the power plays. In other words, there is a ton of action taking place, and some of it is a bit hard to untangle. I think that familiarity with the first book in the series will help, plus things are probably cleared up in subsequent tales. My advice would be to not read this as a stand-alone, but don’t be afraid to read the Fallen Alpha series, as there are plenty of rousing fights, sensual scenes, and exciting developments to keep you intrigued.
Beaux Nelson is alpha of his pack and is more in touch with his relationship with the Moon than many other shifters he comes into contact with. His determination to rescue and claim his mate, Lake Fennell, is complicated by her refusal to accept her role as Healer. The ultimate role that Lake is to play requires great sacrifice, and the price may be more than any of them is willing to pay.
Montana Alpha Beaux Nelson believes in living his life the way werewolves were meant to—as naturally and free as possible. He honors the moon with every hunt and breath in his body. When he discovers his true mate is the healer of another pack, he’s determined nothing will come between them—not even her kidnapping. Pursuing her across the continent, Beaux will take any risk to claim the woman meant for him…but surviving her rejection is another matter.
Lake Fennell has never thrived as a healer should, her gift acts out, she changes others without their permission and has failed to save those precious to her. When she discovers Beaux may very well be her true mate, she flees rather than face the possibility. In her haste, she falls into the arms of the True Believers. Months of torture later, she can barely believe it when she wakes to find herself with the one man she shouldn’t want and can never have. In order to save them both, she must leave her true mate, knowing she might not leave his heart in tact. But if she doesn’t do what she was born to do everything will be lost…including the world she’s fought the hardest for.