Like a lot of people, Kyrie is literally one disaster away from being homeless.In Alpha by Jasinda Wilder, she is trying to support her brother in college and her mother in a mental hospital is not easy. Then one day, after loosing her job a mysterious check appears from VRI Inc. No letter explaining why. Just a check for $10,000. Unable to meet her financial obligations, Kyrie deposits the check. More checks arrive with a warning, “You belong to me.” Kyrie deposits them all and one day a stranger comes to “collect” her for his employer. Feeling obligated and scared, Kyrie goes with the man and meets her benefactor, the reclusive billionaire Valentine Roth. The attraction between the two is unmistakable and they soon engage in a very hot affair. But Roth is hiding a terrible secret from Kyrie. What will she do when she finds out?
When I attended Penned Con 2014, Alpha had just come out and a lot of people were talking about it. Having just discovered Wilder, I put the book on my TBR list and didn’t think much about it. When I saw Amazon had a sale on it, I snatched it up immediately.
The intimate scenes between Roth and Kyrie are super, super hot. Hot as in crank up your AC, then stick your head in the freezer, then take a cold shower and you might cool down. Wilder is very descriptive in these scenes and a couple of times I had to go on Urban Dictionary to see what she meant by certain slang words.
Like Wilder’s other books, this story will draw you in and not let you go until the final sentence. The story line about Kyrie struggling to make ends meet was all too realistic. Besides just being good together in the bedroom, Kyrie and Roth do develop a relationship and fall in love until Roth drops his bomb on her.
I would highly recommend this book to any of Wilder’s readers who haven’t checked this series out. Anyone who enjoys a insanely hot erotic romance should also give this book a read.
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About the Book:
Title: Alpha (Alpha, #1)
Author: Jasinda Wilder
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Category: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Source: Purchased from Amazon
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?
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?