Shifters live in the shadows of Seattle, just under the skin of the alpha male, dot-com entrepreneurs who are building a new Silicon Valley in the Emerald City.
Mia is just a college girl trying to earn her business degree and dig out of the poverty she was born into—being a shifter is something she hides, hoping her secret won’t sabotage her dreams.
Lucas is a broken alpha, a wolf who lost his mate, his pack, and almost himself—he wasn’t looking to rescue a girl or start a pack war. But now he has to keep her safe or it won’t just be her life, but his whole family at risk… only his inner wolf can’t seem to keep its paws off a girl who has secrets of her own.
Desired (True Alpha 1) is 80 pages or 20,000 words and is the first of six TRUE ALPHA episodes.
Mia is working her way through college and determined to gain a better life. She is a shifter but has never met anyone else like herself so subdues her natural instincts to change. Working part time in a bar one night, she attracts the attention of three men who seem determined to hurt her but she is rescued by the uber dominant Lucas. Lucas is a wolf shifter who has lost his mate and never expects to find any other female that compelling, but there's something about Mia that calls out to him and his inner wolf. Unfortunately Mia has attracted the wrong sort of attention and her life is about to get very complicated indeed!
As I have said, I found Desired to be a great little page turner. It's about a couple in their early twenties, so I suppose could be classed as NA paranormal but it's just a great short read. I believe this will be published in six parts with the entire story being made available in a couple of months. Yes, there was a bit of a cliffhanger but it's a very tense piece with both the hero and heroine having secrets. I am not a fan of serialisations myself, but I did think this book was very well written and I am beyond impressed with the world building. Investment bankers I've heard of but investment werewolves? Now that's new to me! I foresee this story being a passionate one but I have a sneaky feeling there's going to be a lot of angst and heart break along the way. I will look out for more by Ms Woods.
Even though it was short and really just a prelude, I would happily recommend Desired.