Alisha Knight is a down-to-earth woman who just so happens to have her sights set on the beta of a large werewolf pack. But despite the way her body reacts to his powerful presence, bitter experience has shown her that a wolf pack is no place for a human girl.
As his alpha’s trusted second-in-command, Phil McKenna takes his responsibilities seriously, even when that means taking disobedient females over his knee for an attitude adjustment. Though he is smitten with Alisha, the feisty little human friend of his alpha’s mate, humans and wolves don’t usually mix well and her presence could easily put both her and the pack in danger.
Yet try as he might, Phil can’t keep his hands off Alisha. His fearsome urge to mark her, claim her, and dominate her completely is only increased when her defiant attitude earns her a hard, bare-bottom spanking. But when the pack is attacked by a cunning, vicious enemy and Alisha’s life is put in grave peril, Phil must decide if he is ready to cast aside caution and take her as his mate.
Meredith O'Reilly 5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Story! Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2015 Verified Purchase Phil is the beta enforcer of a werewolf pack. He takes his job very seriously, handing out punishments when someone shows him or another ranking member disrespect or puts themselves or the pack in danger. Alisha is a human, but grew up knowing about werewolves her entire life. When she meets Phil, she knows that he's the man for her. The only problem is, Phil's not convinced that she would be a good mate for him because how do you have a human woman as a mate in a werewolf pack that is surrounded by danger?
This was a really great story. As I was reading, I thought I knew what was going to happen next and then a twist would happen, changing up the entire story.
I loved the tension between Phil and Alisha. They both clearly liked each other, but due to their pasts they both tried to fight their attraction for one another. Phil wanted to keep Alisha safe and Alisha also knew that being a human in a werewolf pack maybe wasn't the smartest idea. As the old saying going, 'the heart wants what it wants'. These two hearts wanted each other and when they finally got together, it was explosive.
Very well done Ms. Raine. I can't see what couple you write next for this series...maybe Cal and Portia...please. 🙂
Laurel 5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Pack Romance by Adaline Raine Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2015 Verified Purchase Reading this second book of the gifted author, Adaline Raine, was a wonderful treat. It was like seeing old friends and catching up since Marked By The Alpha and more about the pack. It again had romance, suspense, danger, violence, erotic sex and spanking. I would love to see a third book, hint, hint.
Pizzalover 5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Supernatural Story Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2015 Phil is the enforcer in the pack, he makes sure that everyone follows the rules and is respectful to one another. If they aren’t, he’ll give them a firm spanking. When he meets Alisha, a human, he can’t help but be attracted to her. Alisha is also attracted to Phil, but after a few bad experiences, she tries to fight her growing feelings.
This was the first story that I’ve ever read of Ms. Raine’s. I have to say, I found it quite enjoyable. This story flowed very well, even though it was a sequel, I didn’t feel lost while reading it. The sex and spanking scenes were hot! Especially the build up to Alisha and Phil finally mating!
I really liked all of the characters. They all seemed cool. I wish that we could have gotten to known Portia better. She seems like she’s hiding something. Maybe that was something in the first book I missed. If not, then I hope that there is a third book to explain what Miss. Portia is hiding.
Overall, this was a great story and I look forward to going back and reading the first in the series.
Dani had always been a lone wolf and she had no desire to join a pack, but that didn’t matter to a true alpha wolf like Mason Daniels. When he finds out that human hunters have been threatening Dani, he puts his mark on her.
Unfortunately, the hunters are foolish enough to disregard his mark, and Dani is captured. After Mason and his pack rescue her from certain death, Dani is given no choice about joining Mason’s pack for her own protection. She soon learns that Mason is fully prepared to spank her bare bottom as often as is necessary to teach her to respect and obey him.
With more hunters closing in and the pack under threat, Mason begins to realize that he must claim Dani as his mate for life—whether she likes it or not—before his need for her drives him mad. At the same time, she is forced to learn her role in the pack and come to terms with her instinctual need to submit to Mason as her alpha and her mate.
4.0 out of 5 stars Marked By The Alpha
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2014
Dani and Mason immediately draw you into their story and world of shape shifters. Dani is a feisty independent wolf shifter who has ran into problems with the local hunters. Mason is a man who is most definitely all Alpha and determined to protect not only those in his pack but ones like himself.
Right from the start I drawn to Dani and Mason and the passion that sizzled between them from the first time they meet. Dani has always been a loner and never had the love of a pack or family behind her except for her best friend Alisha who has caught the eye of Mason's second in command Phil.
If you like hot sex, strong alpha's and feisty women not mention a hint of danger all rolled into one story then I highly recommend Adaline's paranormal erotic romance. You won't be disappointed.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great shifter spanking!
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2013
This is a fun were-spanking read! Dani, an alpha female who has grown up without a pack, finds herself attracted to the alpha male of a large pack but is unwilling to commit herself to pack life, especially trusting and leaning on others. Mason gives her a few over the knee lessons in respect and obedience, but resists claiming her until she's on board with it.
I enjoyed this first book from Adaline Raine and look forward to reading future books by her.
4.0 out of 5 stars Liked it
Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2021
Mason and Dani spar from the very beginning. They are both alpha wolves, but he will be respected, or her butt will pay. Dani is slow to trust anyone except her bestie, so she won't be sitting pretty. This is the first book I've read by this author. Looking forward to more, especially since this tale is set in the same world as one of Delta James' Wayward Mates series books. Mason is much more likeable though.
5.0 out of 5 stars much more than you expect
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 5, 2013
On the surface this is a paranormal werewolf romance and discipline and alpha male story but what I really loved about it was the way it put into a story the conflict in a modern woman's mind of the need to be independent, strong and self-sufficient versus the much deeper and harder to define desire to submit in spite of her independence. A book that can speak to your soul as well as your imagination