With unknown dangers on the prowl, Pepper is tempted to give in to her attraction to Eric and align her pack with his. But Pepper's been pursued by many alpha males--all out to take over her pack and gain her hard-won territory--and Eric is a born leader. How does Eric earn the trust of a she-wolf who's been betrayed so often in the past?
I really liked that Pepper is an alpha who stands up to all comers. She isn't looking for a new mate as she can see far too many pitfalls but the recent arrival of a new Pack in the area is causing all kinds of trouble. Eric is also not looking for a mate, as like Pepper he has a past that has scarred his soul. What's really interesting is the slow almost nonexistent courtship the pair undergo. Eric may be an alpha wolf himself but he isn't afraid to step back and let Pepper lead at times. A huge plus for me was no instant love, just a relationship that builds with mutual respect and trust, although Peppers change of heart did seem rather sudden.
There's a little action along the way with a bad guy to boo and hiss at but mainly Alpha Wolf Need Not Apply just adds yet more depth to the world Ms Spear has created. If you are already a fan you will enjoy the latest characters and catching up with old friends too.
I was gifted a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.