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Review of Alpha


Alpha is book one in the Alpha series by Jasinda Wilder.

The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom’s hospital bills. My baby brother’s tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just when I thought all hope was lost, I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of ten thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just “VRI Inc.,” and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing…except a single word, on the notes line: “You.” Just those three letters.

If you receive a mysterious check, for enough money to erase all your worries, would you cash it?

I did. The next month, I received another check, again from VRI Incorporated. It too contained a single word: “belong.”

A third check, the next month. This time, two words. Four letters. “To me.”

The checks kept coming. The notes stopped. Ten thousand dollars, every month. A girl gets used to that, real quick. It let me pay the bills without going into debt. Let me keep my baby brother in school and Mom’s hospice care paid for. How do you turn down what seems like free money, when you’re desperate? You don’t. I didn’t.

And then, after a year, there was a knock on my door. A sleek black limousine sat on the curb in front of my house. A driver stood in front of me, and he spoke six words: “It’s time to pay your debt.” Would you have gotten in? I did. It turns out $120,000 doesn’t come free.

Jasinda Wilder is what most people describe as a breakout star. She began publishing her books on her own but do to the massive following she amassed, she eventually caught the eye of traditional publishers and rightfully so. She’s very talented at what she does.

Alpha is a prime example of her skill. The story is very 50 shades of gray — that is if 50 shades were well written. Alpha is a fantasy story about a mysterious man helping out Kyrie, who has been struggling financially.

She had no idea who this mysterious man was who has been sending her money but she didn’t care. She was desperate and needed the money. After months of checks magically appearing, she realized the man had sent her $120,000. And now he wanted to meet her. That is the basic setup for the story. From there you just can’t put the book down. It’s a will she, won’t she, would you, would you not kind of thought process in this fast paced, very erotic read.

I loved every second of it and I’m sure you will too.



Stacei Fox

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