Rating : 2 stars out of 5
Aleksander is short-tempered, antisocial and though he’s unaware of it, wildly sexy. He’s also a naturally dominant shape-shifting monster who’s sliding into madness. He needs a human ‘grounder’ to submit to him and draw forth his protective human side. Instead he is given two humans: Constance, a fledgling sub with a reckless streak whose intense desire to serve has brought her nothing but heartache, and Kirk, a former NYPD cop who’s trying to subdue his own alpha instincts and play submissive in order to fulfill a family debt.
But once these grounders meet their new master, they quickly discover that in order to save Aleksander from himself, they must alter their assigned roles and form a unique triad of domination and submission that goes against Aleksander’s very nature. Constance needs to convince Aleksander he can be gentle and protective, while Kirk wants to show him there is freedom in surrendering to another dominant. The task isn’t easy, though: Aleksander fights them every step of the way, and a conspiracy surfaces which not even a creature as powerful as Aleksander may be able to overcome
Honestly I was thoroughly disappointed with this book – it was VERY slow, I mean the first 1/4 of the book didn’t need to be that long it could have been condensed into a very short chapter – I struggled impossibly to get into this book. I’m a little upset i love a good shifter book, I adore a 3some book.. this book should have had all my gears gone but it failed me a little bit.
This is 100% a personal choice – this book has amazing ratings and reviews but it just wasn’t my cup of tea.
I found Kirk truly annoying, I kept thinking of him as a bigot against the “monsters”.
I found Constance actually quite a joy to read although a bit sad and Alex well, I honestly could have broke me off a piece of that for myself! His job was pretty awesome and interesting to read about, the whole existence of shifters, etc. and everything was actually quite fascinating.
It’s definitely worth a read if you like a ridiculously slow burn book and some info dumping (paced out so you don’t realize you’re being dumped on) but I understand that was for the good of the book it just frustrated me personally.
Published May 30th 2019 by Tricia Owens (first published February 24th 2015)