Wolf Shifter Jax Mackenzie Has Never Been Accused Of Being A Nice Guy But Being Nice Doesn T Get The Job Done A Wolf Without A Pack, He Works The Most Dangerous Assignments Doled Out By A Private Security Company And His Latest Case Is A Real Killer A Fatal Rage Virus Is Spreading Among The Members Of An Elite BDSM Club, And Jax Is Determined To Get To The Bottom Of The CaseTo Get What He Wants, He Ll Ruthlessly Use His Supernatural Strength, His Wealthy Connections, And Bobbi, The Beautiful Coyote Shifter Who S Following Him For Reasons Of Her Own But The Coyote Is His Fated Mate And Possibly His Mortal Enemy Now It S Not Just Jax S Heart That S At Risk It S His Life The Alpha Meets His Match by Georgette St Clair is the first book in her Shifters, Inc series Each book can be read as a standalone The main hero Jax Mackenzie was introduced in Georgette s book The Alpha Claim s His Mate but it is not necessary to read that book to understand this book On the other hand, I do recommend The Alpha Claim s His Mate because it is a really good romance too.In The Alpha Meets His Match, Jax Mackenzie is an alpha lone wolf intent on finding out what is causing shifters to go crazy so he can claim the reward money Forced to work with enforcer and coyote shifter Bobbi, Jax is a complete jerk even though he realizes Bobbi is his mate Neither are willing to accept the mate bondat firstI won t say cause I don t want to spoil the story but I will say it was excellent, lots of intrigue, mystery, romance, and interesting secondary characters.I really enjoyed all the secondary characters and love when they all come together to form Shifters, Inc Can t wait for books in the series Highly Recommend This is another book that isn t for everyone but if you re thinking of reading Fifty Shades of Grey pick this book up instead This book doesn t fully focus on the relationship between the two but, it shows BDSM as it should be, with Jax telling Bobbi that the Submissive has full power to call anything off and the Dominant has to respect that and stop There s shifters, drugs, BDSM and a sassy coyote shifter who can throw back whatever the wolf shifter throws at her.That s all you re getting out of me about the book itself, now onto my opinion about it I loved it I went into this book thinking oh boy, another shifter novel with an alpha wolf and I thought it was going to be like the others, been there done that In a way, it was but, the woman was a straight up fighter who took none of his crap.It was engaging, funny, maddening, and the whodunit factor I wouldn t recommend this book to everyone but, this reader may have just found another author to add to her favorite author list I can t wait to read the other books and I really hope that they are just as good and answer some of the questions I have about it.Thank you for reading my review Sam I m gonna be a Ranty Ranty McRanty pants on this one I m afraid Oh and SPOILERSat least one.So, this book was a total, total, TOTAL fail for me It just includes every weak woman clich that drives me crazy the good girl who wanders into the slums and almost gets gang raped except that she s rescued by the hero , the woman who is given free drugs until she s so addicted she ll crawl and beg and blow three men while being humiliated and beaten for her next fix, the strong, capable, independent heroine who secretly just wants to submit to the big strong man, the need to force a woman in a sexually compromising position that she secretly enjoys, sexual humiliation as character development, and of course, enough gang rapes to keep me disgusted well into next year.Having finished it, I can confidently say that there is not a single woman in this book who isn t a sexual victim of some sort Not one Every female non main character is either a blithering sex slave, a prostitute throwing herself mindlessly at a man or a rape victim often than once of those at once The two main characters have both been sexually abused Forget the Bechdel test, this fails life and as sad as it is to say, I bet the author doesn t even realize this is the shit she wrote It s just that much of a norm in America.It s like rape and abuse of women is some sort of authorial shorthand for bad man or bad area Want the reader to know the neighborhood is not just dangerous, but really dangerous Rape a random good girl Gang rape her, even better Never males though, this gives a different message Want to ensure your reader knows your villain is truly irredeemable Have him rape women Maybe make him a drug lord who can systematically gang rape whole harems of drug addled women That ll surely get the message across I DON T WANT TO READ SHORTHAND And what s , I do not want to read a parade of clich d female misery and victimhood.Literally, every time Vaughn s perspective came up I gave very serious consideration to giving up on the book Not just because he was such a vile character, but because his vileness was so poorly written Sure, he did horrible things, but they were things purposefully designed to bluntly telegraph I am an evil man, rather than to develop any sort of believable evil character.I d see Vaughn and think, Great, now I have to sit through another gang rape and abuse lobbed at mindless, defenseless women I get it, he s bad Can we move on now And you know what, I was right every freakin time Scenes with Vaughn were universally abusive, derogatory, rape scenes It shouldn t be so freakin predictable.At 37% into the book, I made myself a note of how unimpressed I was with this common use of women in books how I didn t expect to see a single female character that wasn t a victim of some sort and that by the end the author would put the heroine in the hands of this rapist villain If she just wanted to give the hero a chance to save her because she wouldn t save herself he d get there in time If the author wanted to add the extra shine to his character, he wouldn t get there until she d been raped Then he could be such a good man that he s willing to love a sullied woman PEOPLE, I SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PREDICT THE EVENTS OF A BOOK SO WELL AT 37% THAT I EVEN KNOW THE SUBTEXT THE AUTHOR WANTS ME TO READ FROM THEM At least the author took the first option That was a relief.On a less horrendously offensive note, I was annoyed when the mission required the characters pose as a couple in a BDSM club Of course, with no conversation, she s automatically the sub and he s the dom because obviously women are submissive and men are dominant Riiiight Wouldn t want to include anything that isn t trite and predictable How many times have uncomfortable female characters had to dress in slinky clothing and go to sexy clubs with men as part of an investigation in books How many times have they secretly enjoyed it I swear I ve read this EXACT scene a dozen times In fact, I m pretty sure I ve written this exact same question into at least one other review It really does get old and it s not even a little titillating I m just bored by of the same.And that s the thing about this book Everything in it has been seen before If the rapes had been scaled back I probably would have just been annoyed instead of disgusted But to have to read over used, under developed, badly edited, bog standard, poor PNR tropes on top of rape wallpaper No, just NO, in big, fat, bold capital letters. Editing needed, shifter book cliches galore including fated mates and a not especially original crime story What I disliked most though was the haphazardly thrown in BDSM Totally unnecessary for the story and not exactly exciting Is there anybody out there who still thinks that spanking is oh so risqu That s like the most vanilla thing in the whole BDSM universe that I can imagine This was still a nice read It had a strong, kind of sassy heroine and a grumpy Alpha hero.It had some nice banter and it had a good story twist at the end. The Alpha Meets His Match by Georgette St Clair is a different take on shifters There is the obligatory wolf along with an otter, coyote, lion and panther Jax is hired by a private investigator to find the source of why shifters changed rabid Bobbi who works for the shifters council as an enforcer teams with Jax They go undercover at a BDSM Club learn that one human employee of the club had a private sexual encounter with each of the three shifters who turned rabid Vaughn, a Mexican drug lord, a human who hates shifters, is receiving info from Bobbi Bobbis brother is in prison and Vaughn has men in the prison threatening to harm Heath if Bobbi doesn t cooperate Jax and Bobbi have than an attraction to each other Can they get past their trust issues Can Jax forgive Bobbi Will there be a happily ever after Read and find out. This story was put together much better than the first in series Grammar, spelling, plot holes didn t make a marked appearance In fact, there was an actual plot and not just the sex there was even world building However, I wasn t totally invested in either of the MCs Bobbi, the h, was OK but Jax was an angry sleazebag I ll still be reading the next one though. Difficult read with all the grammatical errors typos Jax was not the most likeable main male character fortunately the other characters were not sure I will read any others in this series Here s some of the issues I had with this book.EDITING, EDITING, EDITING He wiped the back of his face with his hand How does one do that Aurora No Athena I m sure her name is Aurora, its what has been used in most of the book The author doesn t even know the name of her characters Albeit, supporting characters, but still.Dropped words.Did no one give this a read through before it went to print The editing issues really took away from the read, but so did the underdeveloped main characters, the poor use of sarcasm, the lame sex scenes.This book had potential, it really did, however, the author should have spent time fleshing out her main characters, being a bit descriptive on the whole and having an editor.I ll try the 2nd book in the series, His Purrfect Mate just to give the author another chance I hope it works out. Unfortunately I just could not get into this story, I fell asleep several times and it took me days to finish There were several typos, but the story itself felt like there was too much going on There were several things that didn t make sense, plot holes that as I was reading I couldn t follow view spoiler Then all of the sudden at the end it was all wrapped up in a bow because what didn t make sense was because they were under deep cover being a double agent kind of thing It felt like it was just thrown in because it was clear the story didn t make sense hide spoiler
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- The Alpha Meets His Match
- Georgette St. Clair
- 10 August 2019 Georgette St. Clair