Book Review: Alpha by Kat Kinney

About the Book:

Title: Alpha

Author: Kat Kinney

Series: Blood Moon, Texas Shifters

Publication Date: Oct. 4, 2022

Synopsis: Brody Caldwell, deputy sheriff and alpha of the Blood Moon, Texas pack, receives a phone call on the eve of a crucial summit between humans, shapeshifters and vampires. An assassination attempt has been made against the leader of the werewolf council. One of his brothers claims responsibility. After a series of attacks and increasing hostility from the council, Brody seeks out a former source to get answers—London Blake, the fierce and beautiful former alpha of the Austin, Texas pack.

Two years ago, London was exiled by the werewolf council for a crime she didn’t commit. With her pack subject to human rights violations and the council refusing to listen, London turns to Brody to help her gather the intelligence needed to clear her name.

Someone wants them silenced. Together they will have to race against the clock to discover who is behind the attacks before they derail the paranormal peace summit.

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My Review:

Alpha is the fourth book in the Blood Moon, Texas Shifters, and I think it’s my favorite in the series. I loved the characters, the romance, the intrigue, and the over-arching plot.

Brody and London are interesting characters, and I love the power dynamics in their romance! Both are alphas. Brody is the alpha of the Blood Moon pack, and London is the ex-alpha of the Austin, Texas pack. They’re both so strong and determined, and they have tremendous responsibility and loyalty to their respective packs. They also have an unbelievable amount of chemistry, even though the odds are stacked against them.

London was exiled from her pack two years ago, but she’s determined to find out who framed her and clear her name. She goes to Brody for help, but it’s clear pretty quickly someone doesn’t want them to find the answers. They make a great team, and they are tireless in their efforts to find the truth while protecting each other and those they care about. Plus, their love story is fantastic! Sexy, romantic, great banter, equal partners – there’s a lot to love about these two.

The secondary characters are great too, and I enjoyed finding out how their lives have progressed amidst the chaos, danger, and disruptions that plague their world. Their relationships and growing families are a bright spot in intense and dark circumstances where assassination attempts, kidnappings, brainwashing, and more threaten shifters, vampires, and more.

And London and Brody’s dogs are the best! Love Poppy and Major!!

The world and over-arching plot are super intriguing. This is a world where shifters, vampires, and supernatural beings in general are common knowledge, though humans aren’t all comfortable about the revelation. It’s interesting to see how this affects the characters lives and changes the political and social realms. I’m curious to see what role these attacks, investigations, and councils have in the future of the characters’ and the lives of all shifters and vampires.

Like the other books in this series, Alpha is a steamy and action-packed paranormal romance. Though it’s the fourth in the series, it can be read as a standalone. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, and I’m so thankful to Kat Kinney for providing me with an advanced copy of the book. All thoughts are my own.



Favorite Parts:

  • The romance!
  • The action and intrigue.
  • The world-building.

Favorite Lines:

I’m not some princess waiting around to be rescued. I fight my own dragons, thank you very much.

London Blake blazed bright as that shooting star tearing through the night sky. Fierce. Unapologetic. Pure of heart.


Want to learn more about the series? Check out my reviews of the first three books!

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