Monday, April 28, 2014

***Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway*** Alpha by Jasinda Wilder


The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom's hospital bills. My baby brother's tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just when I thought all hope was lost, I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of ten thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.," and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing…except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.

If you receive a mysterious check, for enough money to erase all your worries, would you cash it?

I did.

The next month, I received another check, again from VRI Incorporated. It too contained a single word: "belong."

A third check, the next month. This time, two words. Four letters. "To me."

The checks kept coming. The notes stopped. Ten thousand dollars, every month. A girl gets used to that, real quick. It let me pay the bills without going into debt. Let me keep my baby brother in school and Mom's hospice care paid for. How do you turn down what seems like free money, when you're desperate? You don't. I didn't.

And then, after a year, there was a knock on my door. A sleek black limousine sat on the curb in front of my house. A driver stood in front of me, and he spoke six words: "It's time to pay your debt."

Would you have gotten in?

I did.

It turns out $120,000 doesn't come free.

Jenn's Review

Do you like to read books that heat you up from the inside out? Well take a seat and let me tell you about Alpha!
As you know from the synopsis, Kyrie has too many bills coming in and not enough money to go out. She takes care of her brother and mother. She’s getting evicted from her apartment and her only option is to stay with her friend, Layla. That’s when the checks start arriving.
She learns the truth of the checks when a man comes to retrieve her. Being whisked away, a blindfold placed over her eyes, she waits to meet her benefactor. But, it’s not immediate, that she can actually “see” him. Mystery man wants her to trust him before she can look him in the eye. Even though she cashed the checks, he gives her an out. He can send her home, but she must come up with the $120,000 to repay him and it will be over. There is NO way she can come up with the money, so she accepts her fate.
This is where a fan and an ice cold drink needed to be kept on hand. Even before the blindfold was removed, my glasses were fogging up from the steam! He gives her a bit of himself each time he is with her.  This man could melt the panties off an ice queen in seconds and she would welcome it!
But HE has secrets. Lots of them. She learns about the money and how he knew it was needed. The secrets he keeps could make or break Kyrie.
I highly recommend this book! I devoured it, reading as quickly as I could, then trying to slow down so I wouldn’t skip anything. I wanted more the second it was over. I give Alpha 4.5 out of 5 stars and when I get time, will be reading it again!

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About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. When she’s not writing, she’s probably shopping, baking, or reading. Some of her favorite authors include Nora Roberts, JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Liliana Hart and Bella Andre. She loves to travel and some of her favorite vacations spots are Las Vegas, New York City and Toledo, Ohio. You can often find Jasinda drinking sweet red wine with frozen berries and eating a cupcake.

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