Alpha Instinct is the first book in the new Moon Shifter series by Katie Reus and a Paranormal Romance from Signet Eclipse.
Fear has a scent. So does desire...
Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it's almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before--and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.
The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate--his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.
But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor's future, but the lives of the entire pack...
Ana Cordona stepped into her Alpha father’s shoes when most of their pack died from poison. She and the remaining females of the pack have made do the best they can - but without a strong male Alpha, they are fair game for any immoral Alpha out there.
Her next door neighbor is one of those immoral Alpha’s. Taggart wants Ana as his own - but more than that - he wants her land. And he is willing to stoop to whatever means necessary to obtain them both.
In a meeting meant to take her by surprise, the tables are turned on Taggart when the Armstrong boys and their new pack of warriors show up unexpectedly.
It has been fifty years since Ana and Connor have seen each other - but neither has forgotten the other. Connor offers his protection to Ana and her pack - all he asks in return is that she become his bondmate.
But Connor has secrets - and Ana will only agree to a mating with him until he comes clean.
In the meantime, another wolf falls sick from poison and it looks like the same kind as before. Connor and his brother Liam are determined to find out who is threatening their new pack - and put a stop to it - permanently.
I enjoyed Alpha Instinct very much. Both Connor and Liam and fiercely protective of their females and their pack. Ana is no shy flower and doesn’t run from danger - or back down from Connor.
I can’t wait for more in this series.
I give Alpha Instinct 4 out of 5 stars.
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Signet (2-7-12)