Alec and Nahale are both feral-Maith. While their clan is home to many different feral beings, the predators – wolves and cats – are the protectors, hunters, and leaders of their race with Nahale as the pack Alpha. While Alec and Nahale have a relationship, which they keep private and for themselves, they do have problems that sex can’t solve.
Alec has had problems with the way Nahale leads the clan for some time but his concerns have fallen on deaf ears. Can he plan to overthrow Nahale, even though he’s the man who understands him best?
Alpha’s Pride by S.L. Armstrong and K. Piet is a very well written book. I liked that even though the story is short the two authors were able to write it so that you felt as if you were reading something by just one person. The ideas they had blended well together to make a really nice story.
Alec is put in the situation of being forced to choose between the one he loves, who isn’t leading like he should, and what he knows is right. How can he go against him? If his plan succeeds will Nahale understand? I felt Alec’s pain and strength shine through and I thought he was an amazing character, who I won’t soon forget.
Nahale didn’t shine as bright but he still is a good character; he’s strong minded and loves fiercely. The one drawback to this book is the repetitive use of the word “rutting.” Every time the two characters had sex, we were told that they rutted. While I think I understand what the authors were trying to establish by using this word, they really needed to find a new one after a while. But other than that small hiccup, this is a great little read.