Book Reviews

Alpha's Prerogative (Wolves of Stone Ridge 2) by Charlie Richards at eXtasy Books

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 16-September-2011

Book Blurb

Declan McIntire, alpha of the Stone Ridge pack, spent over a century rejecting the daughters paraded under his nose, hiding his preference for a male. Scenting Lark Trystan at a pack BBQ, he’s ecstatic to discover the cute, sexy human is his mate. He’s even more pleased that Lark knows about shifters and has been interacting with them for months. Declan quickly realizes the issue is his large size and dominant personality.

Since the pack alpha is straight, Lark can’t figure out why Declan’s suddenly taking an interest in him. He also doesn’t understand why he’s so drawn to the big man, especially considering his poor track record with relationships. Dominant men always seem to think he’d make the perfect punching bag, and Lark has the scars to prove it.

When Lark ends up in the hospital, Declan puts everything on hold, determined to take his mate home and prove that he’s nothing like Lark’s previous lovers. But not everyone in his pack is accepting of a gay alpha. Can Declan find a way to reconcile the two? Or will he have to choose between the pack he’s devoted his life to and the man who is quickly coming to hold his heart?


Book Review

This was a great sequel for Werewolf at the Zoo. I liked this one better in some respects because the characters of Lark and Declan engaged me more than Rainy and Travis.

Declan is a typical alpha in many ways, but he also shows a lot of understanding for Lark's needs and past experiences. Lark is a lot stronger than his physical size let me expect, and that was a nice surprise. I also enjoyed the plot around Declan trying to hide he was Lark's mate and Lark worrying about one of the kids of the pack. Best of all, there are enough secondary characters around to pick from for another sequel.

If you like straightforward stories about characters who clearly belong together, and if you enjoy a paranormal touch, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 154 pages/33172 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-July-2011
Price $4.99 ebook
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