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Bride of the Alpha

Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell
Series: Timber Valley Pack, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (572 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The Timber Valley pack has a terrible reputation. Word is their males are dominant, kinky, and possessive - and Josephine's best friend from college is being forced to marry one? No way!

Curvy wolf shifter Josephine Southpaw's got the perfect solution. Using a magic charm, she'll disguise herself as the slender, beautiful Camille on her wedding day - while Camille hightails it out of town with the wolf she really loves. Of course, the Alpha will ditch Josephine the second he gets her back to the wedding suite and sees what his chubby bride really looks like. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, for starters, Alpha Maxwell Battle is smokin' hot. And he takes one look at Josephine and vows to never let her go - but he's going to punish her for her trickery in deliciously sexy ways. And finally, Josephine's friends keep staging well-intentioned rescue attempts, but she's no longer sure she wants to be rescued.

But Josephine's not the only one with secrets. It soon becomes very clear that Maxwell's hiding something big, a secret that puts not only Josephine's heart but her life at risk.

©2014 Georgette St. Clair (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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Good Shifter Story

Well I took a chance and tried a new shifter book, and I loved it! The storyline was refreshing with a great Hero and Herione. The only drawback was the time. It was only around 4 hours. That's a little short for me, but its hard finding a good shifter book so on to the next one!! You cant really go wrong with Maxine Mitchell, I wish more writters understood that the narrator can make or break the book. She totally nailed it!

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Terrible BDSM; no romance

Her friend, Camille, is being forced to marry Alpha Maxwell Battle, but is in love with another shifter. So using magic, a curvy Josephine pretends to be Camille and marries Maxwell. Maxwell knows what she did and marries her anyway and then asks her what was going on. They decide to stay married so Camille has time to mate with the other shifter without being forced back into her old pack. I do like Maxwell's personality mostly, but the writing just ruins it. Maxwell does some light BDSM and Josephine likes it, but there is no trust, love, romance, etc. The sex scenes are just so poorly done compared to other BDSM books (see Sweet Captivity for good BDSM). They start to feel jealousy in regard to each other, but the writer fails to make us feel like they like each other first. It just didn't work.

I found the narrator's voice to be annoying. She made the female so yappie. And I didn't like the way she did the male voice. Compared to narrators like Andi Arndt, it was just so disappointing.

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Fun deep and good

This was a fun listen and I loved how Max took Josephine and worshiped her like she’s never had done before. There’s a lot of twist and turns in this one so make sure your buckled in.

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Worth taking the time to listen.

Tolerable narrator, well laid out plot, well developed characters. Be prepared to love the Battle clan and all their quirks.

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Awful

Awful writing. Weird interactions between characters. Narration was off too. Even the sex scenes were awkward and not steamy. Couldn’t finish it.

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Ya that's going to be a no for me.

The narrator was great. However the story lost me. It stops being sexy when the guy is just a jerk. It wasn't so much bdsm as a guy with an ego problem.

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Sexy Shape Shifters

I love these hot, sexy shape shiftier stories.. It is times like these when we need a little fantasy in our lives. This series promises to be sizzling. I cannot wait to listen to the next audio book.

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Violence borders abuse

it started alright but it morphed into something that I would say no thanks. I'm all for a little bondage but this was just abusive.

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wonderful love story

listened non stop until finished. my first time listening to this author. love that it was reccomended because of previous purchases. better than some of the books Ive bought!!!

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Quick Shifter Read

This was a very fast listen, Only 4 hours long. Is it worth a full credit? No, only because of how short it is. Was it entertaining and with no cliff hangers? Yes. Is it a BDSM with lots of sex and drama? Not really. It just has a little spanking. The Hero is Maxwell, a young hot alpha who married Josephine (who is trying to protect her friend from being forced to marry Maxwell. Maxwell is hiding something important from Josephine and of course he can't tell her. Although, you don't know what that is until much later. Josephine has self image issues that Maxwell addresses constantly.

Maxine Mitchell made this story a fun experience and I'll definitely be continuing the series because I listened to this through Audible escape and because I liked Maxine Mitchell's narration abilities. I'll definitely be listening to more of her narrations too. Her masculine voices are great and she doesn't have a nasally voice that makes all books sound the same.

Georgette St. Clair picked a great narrator and hopefully she'll continue with such great choices. Her story is short but makes an awareness possible to changes in time, abuse, some kinky aspects like 50 shades of grey without all the drama and sexual detailing. her characters were not completely fleshed out but they were full enough to compliment the story. There was enough details that you obtained details about the personality and moral characters that were really a part of the story. I will definitely be listening to more of her stories and if there are some that are not on audible I would read them too.

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  • 03-05-20

Fun, easy read

Love Georgette’s books and have read them all. I tend to read/listen to more darker books but sometimes I need a break and to read something not so heavy, so it took me awhile to get round to the audio version. I really wish I’d not left them so long, as they are brilliant!!! Funny, easy to listen to with a mystery story arc that runs through the series.
Maxine Mitchell is great, love her male voices. Definitely give them a go.