Author: Alisa Woods
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: 5 Stars
I’m a mess. Broken. Lost my mate and almost myself. In no shape to help anyone.
Then the sexy girl serving me drinks stumbles into trouble with a bunch of wolves who are bad business—I should know. They’re the competition. And they’re as dirty at dot-com investing as they are predatory on young things like her. So I save her. Because I may be broken, but I’m not an ass.
Only she shows up the next day at my office. As my intern.
And now the Red pack is after her, putting us square in a pack war—one she doesn’t even understand. I’m in no shape to claim a mate—not happening—but if I don’t, the Red’s jackass of an alpha will.
I’m just trying to earn my degree and dig my way out of poverty.
I was born a shifter—more of my bad luck—but I’ve kept that a secret, so it doesn’t ruin my life. Shifters are monsters. Criminals. And I’m trying to make something of myself. This internship at the hottest internet business development firm in Seattle is my ticket out… only the boss is a wolf. And insanely hot. And he saved my life.
I’d break all the rules for this guy—except he wants nothing to do with me.
The wolves who do are the Big Bad Wolf kind. The kind I’ve always heard about.
I’ve got nowhere to turn… but to the one guy who doesn’t want me at all.
WARNING – SPOILERS MAY ENSUE BEYOND THIS POINT – REVIEW BELOW
I had a lot of fun reading Claiming Mia by Alisa Woods. The book was well-written, fast-paced, and easy to sink into. I was captivated by Mia’s personality – she was a go-getter and knew what she wanted in her life and from those around her.
The romance between Lucas and Mia was fraught with complications and insecurities, but was also tantalizingly steamy, and at times, heart-wrenchingly sweet. The characters were well fleshed out and voiced in a way that made them easily distinguishable.
Probably my only qualm is how wishy-washy Lucas was about their relationship. Don’t get me wrong, I understood his hesitation, but at the same time, in her shoes, I would have gone for Colin.
Either way, I enjoyed the story and it’s world-building, and if you enjoy paranormal romance, you will most likely enjoy this. It may also appeal to romance readers that usually stick with contemporary billionaire romances, as the plot was of a similar vein. If that is more to your tastes, you may enjoy this foray into another popular genre.