Cole’s Redemption: Alpha Pack Book 5, J. D. Tyler
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
So, I just love shifter, witches, vampires etc. in novels, and though this is my first encounter with the Alpha Pack, I was expecting to really love this book. As is usual in series there are characters from previous books, and incidents that get built on, but the story itself is complete. As a hater of cliffhangers, but lover of series ,that suits me really well 🙂 Sadly though I discovered that for me the Alpha Pack isn’t a series I’m going to like. I enjoyed the tale, but not enough to re read, and not enough to want to catch up with earlier books.
Why? Well, I need my heroes to struggle, for the battles to play out slowly, full of tricks and corners that catch people out, to feel the characters are really in danger, and have to work at their way out of it. In the Alpha pack and with their Other acquaintances they’ve so many skills they seem to have the answer to everything at their finger tips. They’ve healers, that’s usual and I can accept that, people with skills to look into future at times, and to read the past, sorcerers, and vampires and lots of special skills. That means each time there was danger it I felt that there was someone quickly there to deal with it. There were battles, but they seemed to me to be over very quickly. The story of Zan and his mate too – insta love, from hating each other it’s just one bite and a bit of Bond destiny, and they’re having sex at every possible opportunity. I like sex in books, but sometimes you can get just a bit too much, and so it was here for me. It detracted from the story…but of course Bond mates also have special abilities from their bond adding to the skill set. Then there’s the real big No for me, getting a new talent/gift just at the opportune moment and having complete control of it.
Despite my gripes I did enjoy the story, but there were just too many of my off triggers to want to read more of the series. As ever though I’m just one person, and clearly this series fits perfectly what many readers want. That’s good, and of course the fact we have readers with so many different needs means books will always fit some people and not others, regardless of how good the actual writing style is. That was perfect here, its just the way the story played out that didn’t work well for me. It’s priced at £2.99 for 241 pages.
Stars: Three, a good book but just not my style of story.
ARC received via Netgalley .