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Cursed, mated, and in for the fight of their lives....

Warlock Nate Hawthorne just wants a cup of coffee. Is that too much to ask? Apparently. Because instead of precious caffeine, all he gets is cursed by a pack of werewolves who want to use him for his magic. Now the only way to fix the damage is a mate bond to a grumpy and oh-so-sexy alpha in the rival pack, who happens to hate him. This is so not how he wanted to start his day.

Ian Armitage never intended to take Nate as his mate. The Hawthorne family can't be trusted. Ian knows that better than anyone. The fact that he's lusted after the way-too-gorgeous man for years? Totally irrelevant. Ian's just doing what is necessary to protect his pack. This whole mating arrangement has nothing to do with love and never will. That's his story and he's sticking to it.

Nate and Ian will have to work together if they have any hope of staving off the pack's enemies and averting disaster. That's assuming they can stop arguing (and keep their hands off each other) long enough to save the day....

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Eliot Grayson (P)2020 Tantor

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Good Listen

This was a nice paranormal listen. I enjoyed the narrator and the author did a good job. I love the snark but sometimes it was a bit much in this particular case. I say this because the story is just from one character's POV. We have to garner how the other character feels by his actions and responses. Other than that, I loved the story line. A little bit of gore, action and smexy. Great narration.
Worth a credit.

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Wowsa

Another five-star banger!

Holy s***, two in a row already as we move through 2021.

Look, aside from a majorish plot hole (that may get solved in the next book?? idk), this book was soooooo f-ing good.

I loved Nate and Ian. AH!!!

As usual a misunderstanding that could've been solved as children, really, got these buttholes into their current predicament-and what a predicament it is. These two were sort-of-friends at one point as kids, but then everything turned to s*** and they grew into messy adults. </3

I'm a sucker for the enemies-to-lovers trope, which is kinda weird, because it's never been something I cared for in the past. Or at least, nothing that I actively sought. But now? I'm into it, I guess. And these two knuckleheads did not disappoint.

Nate is a warlock, or rather, would've been one had his jerk of a father allowed him to fully embrace his powers instead of siphoning them for himself. I'm not sure, but I think Nate is sexually assaulted at the beginning of the book. The author doesn't elaborate on the "failed bonding," but that's what it sounded like to me. So CW if that's something you need to know. He has a lot of self-esteem issues due to his past trauma, and watching him work through them is difficult at times.

Ian is an alpha werewolf. If you've ever read a book with an alpha werewolf you know what you're getting. But something happens at like the 80% mark of the book that changes everything, and Ian stops being such a huge prick to Nate. The misunderstanding I mentioned? Yeah, that gets brought up and both of these dudes are like WAIT YOU THOUGHT WHAT? THAT I WHAT?

This book deserves a listen and a re-listen because what comes off as Ian being a complete f-ing jerk will probably sting a little less now knowing why he does and says the things he does (and Nate really shouldn't have called Ian stupid all of those times or taunted him for being a big dumb werewolf, bc totes unfair).

Bah. I loved this book. It's short enough to read/listen to on the couch in a day, and it keeps you on your toes literally the whole time. I know because I was up until 3AM listening to the darn thing, then got up and finished the book after I made coffee.

I can't wait to listen to the next one. So many books, so little time!

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Omg, I love it

The story is wonderful, the characters are wonderful, the emotion is wonderful, and the narrator is wonderful! I’ve been in such a book slump lately and nothing has been able to hold my attention until I started listening to this! It hooked my attention right away, and it didn’t let go.

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fun & light

The cover had me thinking this might be a bit serious, but it's definitely not. This is a straightforward fun romance, no heaviness or angst. I usually prefer angsty slow burns, but I loved this anyway because it's well-written & pulls you along for a quick, light bit of fun. Great happy escapism! The playfulness suits the fast-paced, shorter format. Consistently funny, too. The romance develops a little too quickly for my usual tastes, but it suits the story's easygoing style.

I would have liked a couple more chapters at the start with more interactions between the leads before it jumped off into action so that their romantic declarations, new friendships, and internal thoughts felt a bit more established/earned, but it was easy to suspend my disbelief on that part and keep listening because of the playful style of the story.

Narrator is great! No complaints.

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werewolf and Warlocks Oh,my!

Once again we have a story of fated mates coming together after much trial. and tribulation .
Although this is an oft repeated theme in The Alphas Warlock it works, I loved the main characters, the humor kept me laughing and Chambers narration is spot on.

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Erotica is brief/simple. Basic junk plot/romance.

Nothing groundbreaking or going to be remembered for very long but this was at least very entertaining in the moment. It was good junk food and definetly gave me an easy time to get through that i was looking for.

I really liked the world building throughout as it made it easy to visualize the kind of world this was and how everything sorta worked. It was a little cheesy though in some places as there were obvious world building plot devices used to push a plot/romance that were eyerolling.

This was a character focused book though that focused on the enemies to lovers trope. The trope played out exactly as expected and followed the same standard procedures usually seen with this type of set up. Its a little nonsense though because it's sorta hard to buy into that trope when, for world/plot building purposes, the story throws an Erotic scene in the beginning like that. Yeah, as if after something Erotic like that is anyone ever going to believe the enemies part but whatever.

The Erotic moments, i think there were 3 notable ones. Nothing crazy, the scenes are also kinda short and don't really get all graphic or explore much other then the standard peen goes into the hole, maybe mouth stuff here and there and sorta stops there. I think the tease and build up is what's supposed to entice a reader. The buildup though doesn't make much sense though because right at the beginning you already get your first Erotic scene so no real feeling of build up was felt when they gone done already had their fun. I sorta wish these scenes delivered more because what was given just didn't feel worth the pay off.

The plot was meh, a bit fast, a bit rushed towards the end, sorta felt thrown in and not really expanded enough to get invested in. It created some tension to help spice up the risks to the relationship and overcome something for these two lovers though so it didn't feel too lame.

The balance with the characters felt a bit off, i feel like towards the end I knew absolutely nothing about the werewolf lover. Throughout the book he's kinda just there as a piece of meat and to help drive a romance plot but still ends up feeling too wooden and more of a character the play a role then a person. The Warlock though I liked, I got a good sense of his personality. He was camp and quippy without going too overboard with it.

Overall this was fine =) I'd recommend it if anyone needs a easy book.

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Amazing

Highly recommend, listened to it in one sitting because it was so good. Can't wait to read the sequel.

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I... can't even listen to this. It sounds like a fanfictoin written by a twelve year old. I couldn't find one redeeming quality in the story or the characters. I wish I had my credit back.

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Loved it

great story, great writing. I loved it. Looking forward to the next in the series.

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Good story. Good narration.

Grayson did a good job of creating a werewolf story that doesn't rely on alpha tropes to build characters. I had fun listening to Nate and Ian try to navigate their way around a difficult situation. The narrator's character voices were a nice addition to the story too.

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  • gary
  • 06-06-21

Wonderful new series

Werewolves, warlocks, vampires and miscellaneous demons this book has it all. Its snarky and heartwarming with a good level of action but essentially its about two damaged people finding each other and allowing themselves to love/ be loved Would highly recommend

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  • Mrs Joanne L Berry-Norman
  • 05-23-21

Worst narration ever

OMG. Why on earth did they let this person read this book. Couldn’t make it past the first chapter.
Next time I am going to try a sample.
The story could be good but I couldn’t tell you.

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  • Georgina Rutherford
  • 01-23-21

Magic and wolves. Perfectly joined

I really enjoyed this book from the very beginning.. The characters were relatable, and plenty of sass and humour, together with action.. Twists and turns leave you guessing what is going to happen next. I just hope there is lots more to come. Pub intended.

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  • Angela
  • 03-16-21

Fluff and sex and gore.

Okay I loved this. It was a good balance of adorable romance and paranormal action. (Though using 'gore' as a descriptor for this is probably misplaced, their just seemed to be more than I was expecting with all the fluff) It's a good reprieve from dark and heavy romance without being cringe worthy fluff.
The MC was more superficial than I usually like but he knew it, he owned it, he was loved because of it, and he was able to self reflect and admit when he was wrong... all together that worked so well.
I don't know if this is a spin off from another series but I did feel like I was missing the back story or something with some of the supporting characters. I know the next books in the series about other characters but it shouldn't feel like something is missing in their story in book 1.
Loved the narrator. I've coincidentally listened to a few books by him and I think I'm going to go looking for more of them.