Title: Alpha’s Mates
Author: A.J. Tipton
Date of publication: March 18th, 2015
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Erotica
Number of pages: 72
POV: 3rd person
Series: Bear Shifter Millionaire
Alpha’s Heir – Book 1
Alpha’s Mates – Book 2
Alpha’s Domain – Book 3
Where you can find this book: Amazon
Cleo has it all: she’s a wildly successful CEO, Alpha of a powerful bear shifter clan, and a total knockout. But when a business deal puts her on the wrong side of a powerful coven, she’s magically exiled to the middle of nowhere. Cleo is forced to let go, trusting in the kindness of two handsome ranch hands to get back to her old life.
Titus and Connor are best friends who share everything. Titus, a cursed dragon shifter, and Connor, gifted with supernatural intuition, are not used to company. When their ranch, a sanctuary for magical creatures, is threatened by outside forces, the men must rely on their strength – and Cleo’s resourcefulness – to save the day. Will Cleo be too distracted by her own plan for revenge and the toned bodies of her new friends to realize she may have found her true home?
This sizzling book for mature readers involves a literal roll in the hay, wet and wild firefighting, and a love that’s magical to the power of three.
Cleo has pissed off a coven of witches by suggesting that they use magic to keep an ice hotel frozen during the summer months and, when the coven refused, offering it to another coven instead. They had been pelting her office windows with hate mail (paper mail to be exact). Cleo wasn’t backing down, no matter how sacred that the Moon Glow coven says that magic it.
She was rummaging through her purse, talking to her assistant and looking for her car keys. As soon as she touches the door to her car, she is transported to the middle of nowhere. When she tries to use her phone, she finds out that it is hexed. So, she decides to shift to her bear form. While she is deciding where she should go, she finds an interesting scent and decides to follow it.
Titus and Connor are ranch hands on a ranch that is a sanctuary for magical creatures. Titus is a dragon shifter who was cursed when he was 6. When his family discovered that he couldn’t shift, they exiled him on the spot. Luckily, Connor, who has the ability to see a magical being’s true form, found him and was able to see Titus’s true form and was able to convince his family to take him in. They have been best friends ever since.
They were alerted that something or someone was coming because the animals in the sanctuary were spooked. When they go to see what was spooking the animals. What they say was Cleo running towards the ranch.
Cleo asks if she could use their phone and asks about the sanctuary. She goes into the house, shifted as a bear and had a close encounter with Daisy, a hell-hound. After shifting back to human form, she uses the phone and discovers that if she touches their cell phones, she shorts them out. But if she hands them back to Titus and Connor, they become charged again. Also, if they dial the phone for her, static overtook her voice. If she went near their truck, it would stall and die but worked fine for the boys.
To ease her anger, Connor decides to give her a tour of the ranch. She is in awe over seeing animals that she had thought were a myth. She went over to pat the unicorns and were met by the centaurs. These centaurs were the wise centaurs that Cleo had heard about. These were, well, not smart.
That night, over dinner, Connor and Titus fill Cleo in on their backgrounds. They tell her that they barely date because…drum roll please…they like to share their women and they can’t find many women that are willing to be in a menage. They also tell Cleo that it is hard to keep the ranch afloat with all the expenses and debt that they have.
Later that night, the centaur and unicorn’s stable catches on fire because of a phoenix flying over. Both men had been lax in keeping track of the molting cycle and one was flying around and it dropped one of its feathers onto the stable. Connor was able to contain the fire enough to get the unicorns out but the centaurs were still trapped. They were calling for help (which made me so sad to read). As Titus and Cleo go into get the centaurs out, 4 of them escape….leaving one in the barn. Titus runs into the stable to save the last one and Cleo is stunned. She forgets that he is a dragon and he can’t get burned. Titus is able to get the centaur out.
Cleo, well she is so relieved that she decides, on the spot, to have sex with both. On the ground, covered with soot and in front of the centaurs. That sex scene was beyond hot.
If you want to find out if Cleo’s curse is lifted and if you want to find out if she ends up with Titus and Connor….read the book. Trust me, it won’t disappoint you!!
I thought Cleo to be a complete bitch at the beginning of the book and thought that she deserved what she got when was transported to the middle of nowhere at the beginning of the book. But then, I changed my mind. Maybe she needed a break from her hectic lifestyle and she needed to rethink how she treated people (I know a few people who need to do that….lol)
I liked Connor and Titus. They both had soft hearts (hello, running a sanctuary for supernatural animals….had me at that) and they both are fine looking. Plus, Titus can walk through fire and not get burned.
The sex scenes, as always, were hot, hot, hot. With there being 2 guys and 1 woman, every scene was a scorcher.
The end of the book was what I expected but sweet at the same time. I only wish that I had guys like that <giving grumpy look to BK sitting on the couch behind me>. Someone needs to take a page from them.
How many stars will I give Alpha’s Mate: 4
Why: I really enjoyed this book. While it was a menage (nothing against them, just not for me), I felt that the relationship works in this book. Plus Titus and Connor were the sweetest guys ever and were willing to look past her initial bitchiness.
Will I reread: Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends: yes
Age Range: Adult
Why: Explicit sex and language. No violence
**I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**