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?
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?
It turns out $120,000 doesn’t come free.
The plot was very intriguing, quite unique really, although I did find it slow to start, the first half of the book is pure foreplay to the main event, when the story got going it kept me entertained.
Jasinda gets our attention and gives us all this pure hotness in Roth the ultimate alpha and Kyrie the girl who is down on her luck in this very unique situation. As you are reading your thinking why? Why has Roth been watching Kyrie?, Why doesn’t she just walk away and make it on her own?, then your hit with the reasons and it all just fits and your blown away by the plot twist.
It is not what you expect it to be at all.
There is lots of steamy sex in Alpha and I mean lots! But I didn’t a really feel the connection between Roth and Kyrie, there seemed to be something missing.
For me I didn’t feel an emotional connection to the characters and having read most of Jasinder’s books they are full of emotion and feelings that could be your own, but I didn’t get that with Alpha.
The ending felt a bit abrupt and I was left thinking did I want more, should there be more?
Since reading Alpha Jasinder’s Wilder has announced there will be more Roth and the story will continue in Beta, so maybe I will give these characters another go in the next book.