ALPHA SQUAD: Boot Camp
by Lorelei Moone
Alpha Squad #1
Publication Date: December 23, 2016
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2hJyNSF
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Synopsis: It has only been a few months since humanity has found out about the shifters that live in their midst. When the New Alliance leadership asks Eric King to join Alpha Squad, a joint taskforce supposed to promote cooperation between the shifters and human authorities, his loyalty to the cause doesn’t give him any choice but to agree. But is the squad actually supposed to be relevant, or is it just an eyewash, set up by the new Secretary for Shifter Affairs to make himself look good? And how is he going to concentrate on his training, when his inner bear is insisting that the squad leader is his true mate?
Major Janine Williams is not at all pleased when she is ordered to set up Alpha Squad. The initiative is just a gimmick, meant to pacify the shifter community, plus none of her male colleagues had wanted the job. But when she starts getting to know her team, especially tough East London bear shifter, Eric, she starts to wonder if perhaps it will be possible to make this task force a success, so long as everyone works together. And so long as she can manage to keep her relationship with Eric strictly professional...
I have been getting more and more into shifter books. So I was excited to read this one. It was definitely interesting, and different.
Janine, also the Major, is called in to lead a special task unit called the Alpha Squad. A few months prior, shifters had come out to the world, so this unit was to help work along side any agencies, especially law enforcement, when it came to any kind of shifter affairs. The orders for this unit to be put together was direct orders from parliament. They were to be put through intense military training. But not everyone wanted them to succeed. Janine is left between a rock and a hard spot. Doing what she is told to do, or what her heart tells her. Not only does she have all that hanging over her head, she also has this crazy pull to one of the shifter recruits.
Eric doesn't want to be apart of the Alpha Squad, but he goes along with it because he wants to try and make a difference. As a bear, he wants the gap between humans and shifters to be closed with as much understanding and ease as possible. He also helped lead the New Alliance, a shifter organization, when the shifters came out to the world. Little did he know, the Major in charge of his new squad, is someone more important to him, and his bear, than just his superior. But with the stakes already stacked against the whole operation, it makes things harder for both of them.
I enjoyed how different this one was. I like stories where the supernatural is opened to the world, and this one was. Even though it was the early stages of it, it was still interesting. I loved seeing the individuals work and become a team together. Which is what the military is about. This just added to my love for shifters.
ABOUT LORELEI MOONE
Lorelei Moone is an up-and-coming author of paranormal romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.