Karen is a rebellious she-wolf, who is more human than wolf, that prefers to coral around with human guys than wolves. Her brother, the pack alpha, sends her on a one-month retreat to get her to reform her ways and mate with a wolf in order to save the dwindling bloodline. She goes to Sky High Retreat to be reformed. She soon realizes that she's the weakest wolf on campus and becomes self-conscious because no one wants to associate with her. She's required to go to a nightly bonfire; however, she's being shunned by all the other wolves. She sits back to people-watch. A handsome guy approaches her and she realizes that it's the regional alpha, Carter. He feels a strong connection to Karen, as does she, and they soon get acquainted. Karen's never been with such a strong alpha and Carter's never been with such a strong she-wolf. The connection is nothing either has ever felt before. Carter is the love 'em and leave 'em type. What will he do with Karen?
Carter can't get enough of Karen! His attraction to her is undeniable, but he can't explain it. How can he be attracted to a barely there werewolf? What would his pack say and do?
Karen's brother comes to get her but is surprised to find out that Carter wants to keep Karen at the ranch for another night in order to see her shift. Karen and her brother are nervous because of the implications. Karen could get killed if she doesn't shift. Carter is confident that he can get Karen to shift under his influence. Karen does shift, but she becomes insubordinate and that is punishable by death. What will happen to her and Carter?
Carter is under suspicion by his pack and the council descends on Sky High Ranch to catch Carter in the act of mating with the non-purebred, Karen. Fortunately, Carter's beta, Kenny, finds out just in time to intercept Carter thus saving his life. The Council gives Carter an ultimatum send Karen away or keep her but marry a rival regional alpha's pure blood sister. What will Carter do? Karen can feel the tension at the ranch and she suspects that she's the cause. She returns to her room after a bonfire to find Carter in her room. Carter can't get enough of Karen. Karen knows this is the last time she'll be with Carter and hopes that she'll be leaving with his pup. She's hopelessly in love with Carter. What will Carter do? Send her away to save his life or keep her because he knows that she's his life mate?
Well, I never thought that Carter would whisk Karen off to Africa in order to escape the wrath of the regional alphas who want them dead. Carter broke a cardinal rule by marrying a non-purebred werewolf...all in the name of love! Carter and Karen are true mates and will do everything to stay together. They adapt well to homesteading and can't get enough of each other. I love the climactic ending that sends someone away with his tail between his legs.
OMG! What are you doing to us K. Matthew??? This story just gets hotter and more suspenseful. Definitely worth reading! I love this serial. K. Matthew is a terrific writer and I highly recommend her books.
Touch of the Alpha: The Complete Series by K Matthew is a completely captivating, deliciously sexy and wonderfully entertaining read! This is the complete compilation consisting of all four original books and is a stand alone story with NO cliffhangers, so enjoy! I read each of these books individually when they were initially published and waited not so patiently for each release. I loved the series so much that the author was kind enough to gift me a copy of the newly released complete edition so I could enjoy this series all over again and I did! The story is exciting, original, imaginative, fast paced, thrilling, romantic, heartwarming, arousing, sensual and oh so hot. Sigh.... The dialogue is smart and very well written. The characters are captivating, engaging, endearing and sexy. The author does an exceptional job of crafting these elements into a compelling paranormal story filled with adventure and romance. Beautiful she-wolf Karen has a very big problem. Well, perhaps that's just wishful thinking on her part because she actually has several problems and she can already see her life circling the drain. Her wolf blood is weak and she can barely manage a shift - maybe - but she is tired of trying to tow the line and bow down to her brother and her pack. She's may not be a pureblood but she is a true blue rebel and darn proud of it! Her brother, alpha of their pack has had enough of her troublesome and carousing ways and is sending her to Sky High Ranch for reform under the guidance of the Regional Alpha. Reform! Reform? What the heck? Maybe she can talk him out of sending her or maybe she can escape? Or maybe she can fall in love? Huh? Carter is a pureblood and a regional alpha. He has always been the perfect leader and followed the rules - until now! Once he meets the lovely, rebellious Karen with her luscious curves, he knows she's trouble but he wants her more than his next breath. It was love at first sight and has to have her! Mine! And now he can't stay away from her, can't get enough of her and wants her for all the time - like forever! Oh my! But Karen's wolf blood is so diluted, she can barely manage a shift, even on the full moon and being with her is against their laws and is strictly forbidden. Uh-oh! That's a no-no! A regional alpha must mate another pureblood. He can never have her! Or can he? Choosing her as a mate would result in him losing his position as Regional Alpha, will definitely incur the wrath of the Council and most likely, cost them both their lives. Oh glory! But forbidden fruit is always the tastiest and fate will never be denied! Will Carter and Karen find a way to be together? Will they even survive? Will true love conquer all? Sexy pureblood alpha wolf-check! Beautiful she-wolf with luscious curves and a sassy rebellious attitude who can barely manage a full moon shift-check! Danger, conflict and enemies with malicious intent-check! Heated attraction, fiery passion, arousing romance, sweet love, disheartening angst and some good old fashion steamy sex-you bet! I loved it! Fabulous entertainment entertainment and an awesome read!