Review: Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus

Posted January 15, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 9 Comments

Review: Alpha Instinct by Katie ReusAlpha Instinct by Katie Reus
Series: Moon Shifter #1
Published by Penguin on 2012-02-07
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Sean Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate. The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again. But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack...


First Impression:
The urban fantasy looking covered fooled me. Great surprise to find I was reading a Paranormal Romance that hit the spot.

Favorite Line/Quote:

“You said kissing only”, she whispered.
“Kissing covers a lot of things, love.”

What I liked:
The characters and the plot line. Katie Reus has created characters that I like and want to read more about. She also does a great job with the mystery parts of hiding who the villain was. I kept guessing who it was and never really knew for sure.

I liked the changing POV between Ana and Connor. We get to see what they are both feeling. I also loved the fact that the couple was not an instant a love couple. They knew each other years ago and have remained in love and are now reunited.

I also enjoyed the fact that there is a building plot arc about a human group of shifter racists called the Anti-Paranormal League.

I always enjoy when an author is not afraid to kill characters no matter how sweet they are and Katie Reus is one of them. It shows that she willing to tell a story the way it needs to be told. Even though this is fantasy book about shifters she shows that the world is cruel and bad things happen to good people. She created great villains along with her heroes and heroines.

What I didn’t like:
Nothing really. So why didn’t I give it 5 stars ? Not really sure why Alpha Instinct didn’t got 4 stars instead of 5 stars but there was something holding me back.

Lasting Impression:
Alpha Instinct was satisfying in both the sexy times and action.

Will I continue this series:
Yes! I can’t wait to read Liam story in the 2nd book, Primal Possession.




About Katie Reus

Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

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9 responses to “Review: Alpha Instinct by Katie Reus

  1. I think I had this one my TBR list, but had never gotten to it. Too many other books grabbing my attention. I Love that quote though! Gotta love shifter books! =)

  2. June

    I think you will enjoy more of this series. I love it and always look forward to a new release.