Monday, April 11, 2016

Review: Enslaved by the Alpha Part 2 (Shifters of Nunavut #2.2) by Viola Rivard

Book coverEnslaved by the Alpha Part 2 (Shifters of Nunavut #2.2) by Viola Rivard
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Every time Astrid thinks she’s making progress with Erik, it becomes clear that he has little regard for her feelings. While she’s beginning to find her place in the pack, she still struggles to find leverage over the alpha who owns her.

Erik continues to grapple with his wolf over Astrid. The animal seems to think she’s his mate, and there’s nothing he can do to dissuade it.

This is the second part of an ongoing story and is not intended to be read as a standalone.

Have I mentioned how much I love Erik? He's taciturn, brutish and unapologetic about it. I would not want him for a boyfriend or a partner, I think he would drive me bananas, but I do love reading about him. He's such an alphahole, he gives me lovely tingles. :-) I am also enjoying his obsession with Astrid. There's an internal battle going on about it and I'd love to see more of it come to the forefront.

We learn a little more about Astrid in this installment and I am liking what I learn. She's making the best of a difficult situation which she's found herself in without falling into a sobbing mess and that's admirable. I don't know if I'd be as brave or hold up as well.

One thing which stood out to me in this installment too is the wolf shifter politics which Ms Rivard hard built into the story. I find it fascinating. Survival, instinct, manipulation, and all the who you can talk to, can't talk to, should talk to, shouldn't talk to. Wondering who you can trust, if you can trust. I admire the way Astrid is feeling her way around it all while trying to survive.

This is probably my favorite of all the series I've read by Ms Rivard, with The Dragon's Appraiser coming a close second. I love it because of Erik. He really carries the story for me. Can't wait for Part Three.

Note: This is the second part of a serial series. It has 7 parts and are available for 99c each or on Kindle Unlimited. However, Ms Rivard has also released the entire serial in a collection for $2.99 which is likely the most economical way to read the series.

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About the author

authorViola Rivard is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of paranormal and fantasy romance. When she's not wowing readers with her werewolves or dazzling them with dragons, she's hanging out with Mr. Rivard (aka, the hairiest man on the planet) and impatiently awaiting the birth of their baby bear, Lachlan.

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  1. LOL I've a few heroes as well that I love to bits but in real life I'm sure I'd want to pinch them.

    1. It's so true. I adore Erik but seriously I might hit him if he was my guy in real life but man do I LOVE reading about guys like him.