• The Defiant Alpha

  • West Coast Wolves, Book 2
  • By: Susi Hawke
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (183 ratings)

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The Defiant Alpha

By: Susi Hawke
Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
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"Between the thick fur and my own nerves, it took longer than it should’ve to find the fluttering proof of his heartbeat. I’d known he was alive since he didn’t smell like death. No...he smelled like...home. Like my home. The one place where I would always belong.

Lucian Smith, unwanted at birth, is a defiant alpha who’d not only dare anyone to call him unclaimed, he’d proudly display the proof. He doesn’t want or need a pack other than the family he’s built with his crew - the West Coast Wolves. For so long, it was just them - an unlikely pack of alphas who took to the open road and helped where they could, doing random acts of kindness and expecting nothing in return.

Until the first of one of them stepped up when duty called and took his own pack to rule. This ended the brothers-in-arms’ days of riding wherever the road took them when fate conspired to give each of the brothers a pack to rule. Even Lucian... the unlikely defiant alpha who would not only dare anyone to call him unclaimed, but proudly display the proof.

While out on a night’s ride, Lucian comes across a half-dead dog on the side of the road. After stopping to help, he discovers it’s no dog, it’s a shifter - an omega wolf. The true mate Lucian never dared hoped for is now in his arms, if he can just rescue him first. Little does he know there are a dozen more omegas who need saving; his mate is just the start.

With a secret over 20 years old and millions of dollars at stake, the people who stole innocent babies with plans for the ultimate payday won’t let go of them easily. Except, even omegas have hidden strength and their own ways to fight back. With the help of his crew, Lucian is in a unique position to help these lost young men and set right to old wrongs.

This is the second book about finding joy in a hard world, building a family, and discovering that life can surprise a person when they least expect it. Although this world has harsher themes than my previous books, it still has the same heart you’d expect. Plus a dose of my irreverent humor and all the naughty, knotty heat that comes with true mates. It wouldn’t be a Susi Hawke book without it.

Note: possible trigger warning for mentions of stillbirth, medical abuse, and child abduction.

©2020 Susi Hawke (P)2021 Susi Hawke

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Fantastic

This was absolutely fantastic. Nick truly brings Susi’s characters to life. Lucien and his true mate are adorable. Catching up with the other West Coast Wolves to is just hilarious. I love the camaraderie and compassion in these books

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The Defiant Alpha(West Coast Wolves Book 2) by Susi Hawke. This story develops nicely. A good combination of world building and character development. If you like M/Preg and shifter this is the story for you. I really enjoyed this story.
The Narrator Nick J. Russo did a fantastic job bringing these characters and story to life.

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Amazing Second Book in the Series

I was excited to listen to Lucian's story after listening to The Reluctant Alpha. I was not disappointed. I loved Lucian and Charlie. All of Charlie's "brothers" were interesting, and I wish they could all have their own books!

Nick J. Russo's narration was excellent, as usual. He is the perfect narrator for this series. I hope he narrates the rest of the stories.

I am impatiently waiting for The Devoted Alpha to come to audio.

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Lucien and Charlie

I love Susi Hawke's stories. I am especially enjoying the West Coase Wolves! This band of chosen brothers are all forming their own packs and families and finding their fated mates! I think Lucien was my favorite of the friends from book 1 so I was excited to read his story! And I love the narrator Nick Russo! He has such a great voice.

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Sweet Listen

This is a pretty sweet listen and a good continuation of the series. It has an interesting little storyline and I liked the connection and all the quirky side characters. Russo does a good job with the narration.

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A great second book!

Absolutely loved this!

I enjoyed getting to know Lucian and Charlie.
I do recommend listening to book 1 before heading into this one.

The characters were likeable and well fleshed out and the writing style was compelling.

Nick Russo's audio delivery and narration was smooth and enjoyable.

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Wolf shifters? Great! West Coast Wolves? OMG!!!

Jumping right in at Book 2 without even reading the synopsis (or even Book 1) and I got captivated immediately! I stared wide-eyed at the speakers as I concentrated on what I was hearing. Whoa! Where is Susi Hawke going with this audiobook? Is this what I think it could be? Is the writer going dark? It didn't matter! My goosebumps told me I was in for an exhilarating time and I found myself kind of glad the book was under five hours in length. Something told me my heart wouldn't be able to handle the excitement of a longer audiobook. Being narrated by the wonderful Nick J. Russo, I was certain every nuance of the story would be performed. Before the end of Chapter 2, I was contacting Susi Hawke on Facebook to rave about this work. It may have been ideal to stop and listen to Book 1 but I just didn't want to--I don't think I could stop if I tried. The story of Lucian and the omega wolf numbered 13 is all kinds of thrilling. You just don't know, folks! It is my sincerest hope Ms. Hawke has much more planned for this INCREDIBLE series.

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