Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Review: When An Alpha Purrs by Eve Langlais


Book Description

A lion’s pride isn’t defined only by those he commands but also resides with his hair, so when a human dares to butcher Arik’s mane, he gets his revenge—and claims her as his mate. 

A billionaire CEO and leader of the largest East Coast pride, Arik is a ladies man and a lion. Used to commanding others, and obedience, he can’t believe it when a hairdresser with tempting curves chops off a hunk of his precious mane.

But her biggest mistake is in running from him.

Run as fast as you can, little mouse, because this cat loves to chase—and pounce.

Oh, and he also likes to nibble on tender bits. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for a human woman, a woman who can make the impossible happen because everyone knows lions can’t purr…until now.


My Review 

Arik goes to his usual barber for a trim, only to find out the man isn't there. That's when he starts talking with the barber's granddaughter and the sparks start flying. These two start trading sarcastic remarks and everything is fun and games until Kira chops off a part of Arik's hair. He's a bit vain about his hair (mane) because he's a lion shifter and his mane is a part of him. It's only after his friends make fun of him that he goes after Kira to make her pay for what she's done. 

Kira has a past that she's running from, an abusive ex boyfriend. When the ex finds her and leaves her a message, she figures she's gonna have to pack up and move on again. That is until Arik finds out about the trouble she's having and takes it upon himself to protect her. 

These two got along like oil and water right from the very beginning. I love how they are so sarcastic and funny with one another. Their conversations has me laughing too many times throughout this book. This author does know how to insert humor into her books and Kira's smart mouth, sarcastic quips and comebacks really had me smiling. 

It's fun watching a character in a shifter book find out about shifters because you never know how they're gonna react. There was a great twist in this book about Kira's ex and I do love a good twist. The ex is creepy as hell and his story line in regards to Kira was great. Having an ex stalk you across the country and find you isn't going to be pleasant but this guy took things to another level of sleezy. 

I loved Arik. He's smooth, funny, arrogant and so alpha. But he has a big heart and when he realizes that Kira was in trouble, nothing was going to prevent him from helping her. I really liked that about him. The other character I liked was Arik's mother. She's a total bitch to Kira but I understood why and I think she's gonna be a real interesting character in this series. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series now. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

27 comments:

  1. I thought this one was hilarious, too, the way they went back and forth. I still need to keep going with the series at some point.

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    1. I need to read more of her books too.

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  2. An ex stalker is never good. Sounds like the characters are well done indeed.

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  3. I love sarcastic conversations between leads! I'm glad you enjoyed this book Mary :)

    xx
    Vanessa
    Blushing Geek

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  4. I love when the banter between the characters are filled with sarcastic remarks. Never fails to make me laugh

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  5. I just listened to Langlais #1 in her Furry United Coalition or FUC series. What a hoot that was. I think this one looks good too!

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    1. She's hilarious. I love her books.

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  6. Glad you enjoyed this Mary! The author and series are new to me. :)

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    1. I've read a few of her books and they've all been good.

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  7. I love that it's the guy who is precious about his hair in this book!
    Glad you enjoyed it and the character interactions sound wonderfully entertaining

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    1. He was so funny about his hair.

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  8. That sounds like a fun one!

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  9. I am not sure I like that his mother was a bitch towards her, but like you said, there are reasons

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    1. There was a good reason. I hope she's better in the next book though.

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  10. That's an interesting way for them to meet :) Was she a barber as well or did she just get crazy with the scissors?!

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    1. Yeah she was a barber too.

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  11. This sounds like fun. I love that he is a lion shifter and I agree it is always fun when characters find out about the shifter world.

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    1. I love how most characters have 1 of two reactions. They either freak out or are completely fine with it.

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  12. Love the cover. I enjoy cat shifters.

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