Alpha Squad by Lorelei Moone #Review
Posted by brriske
It has only been a few months since humanity found out about the various shifters that live among them. This brave new world is not without its challenges; neither for the humans or the shifters. Alpha Squad is formed to help law enforcement agencies deal with shifter related matters, and not a moment too soon! Follow the brave men and women of the squad as they try to come to terms with their new reality, catch criminals and find love along the way.
Bear shifter Eric King is asked to join Alpha Squad; a task force meant to promote cooperation between shifters and humans in law enforcement, but there are problems: Is Alpha Squad even a serious initiative? And how will he focus on his training when his inner bear insists that the squad leader is his mate?
Friends & Foes
Alpha Squad has received its very first assignment and bear shifter Adam King is excited to jump head-first into the action. Upon investigating a string of seemingly shifter related murders, he finds himself torn between his job and the local police’s main suspect; Felicity Weir; female bear shifter and Adam’s fated mate…
For the past six months, Thomas Blackwood has been serving two masters: he’s been an active part of Alpha Squad, but only on his old alpha’s say-so. When he finds himself stuck in between two sets of clashing orders, he must make a choice: who does he truly serve? And what would the woman of his dreams, Private Callahan, think of him if she knew he was a traitor?
Upon joining Alpha Squad, bear shifter hybrid Sean McMillan realizes there’s a lot more to being a shifter than occasionally sprouting some fur. His first mission: a double murder. That shouldn’t be too hard for the experienced former police detective, but he didn’t count on coming across lab assistant Erin Reid who shows an unusual amount of interest in him. Strangely, the feeling is mutual…
Shifters are finally becoming known to the world and to assist law enforcement and in shifter relations the new Alpha Squad is created. The only problem is, there are many who want Aloha Squad to fail before it even begins. In Book 1 “Boot Camp”, Eric already has somewhat of a background with shifter relations from working with the New alliance but nothing compared him for the training for Alpha Squad, made even more complicated after meeting new Squad leader and his unknowing mate Janine. Janine is in a difficult position of wanting to do her best in training Alpha Squad, but has been given orders to make them fail. They ultimately work together to further Alpha Squads success. Book 2 “Friends and Foes”, brings together youngest member of the team Adam and suspect Felicity during Alpha Squads first major case. Adam has to go out on his own to prove Felicity’s innocence. In Infiltrator, book 3, laid back Thomas is put to the test, when his Pack Alpha tells him to go against his new team and protect outlaw wolves. When his newly discovered mate, Jill, discovers that Thomas has betrayed not only the Squad but all her hard work, she sends him on his way. Thomas has to enlist the help of new friends to prove his loyalty to the team. Finally in “Showdown”, new member of the team Sean doesn’t know where he belongs. As a hybrid shifter he’s caught between two worlds, being human and being shifter. Thankfully, when his life is threatened, it’s being a hybrid that keeps him alive. It’s up to to his newly met mate Erin to discover the source of his illness and bring down the men responsible. I found all 4 books entertaining and easy reads. I felt that all characters were complex and believable. I especially liked the psychic communication between the couples and found Eric’s bears pleading for Janine to pay attention to him, especially heartbreakingly sweet. I rate this collection 5 hearts.
** Reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock***