This novella is the fifth story in the Eternal Mates series by Felicity Heaton. This is a series that I've enjoyed since I started reading book one, Kissed by a Dark Prince. I love that there are four books coming out back to back to back early this year. The author has gifted us with some great stories.
In this book, we have Cavanaugh, a snow leopard (one of my favorite real life animals, they are just beautiful). He has left his pride and his mate, the love of his life and best friend. After the death of his father, he was forced to become alpha of his pride. Becoming alpha means that he had to give up the love of his life because of her station in the pride.
When Eloise shows up at Underworld, she is not the same girl that Cavanaugh walked away from five years earlier. She is much stronger and a lot more desperate. The current acting alpha is terrorizing the pride and she wants Cavanaugh to come back and retake the pride, even if that means they could never be together.
I really enjoyed their trip back to the grounds was pretty amazing. I would have loved to actually have seen the scenery. The detail that was used for the cliff climbing was pretty remarkable, especially for a novella. While, there wasn't much action during this part of their journey, the author was detailed enough to keep the story very interesting. Once they get closer to the pridelands (is that too Lion King sounding??), the action picks up even more.
Craved by an Alpha is a book that you could read without reading any of the other books in the series. We don't see much of the other characters in the series. While I did miss seeing them, this story was a great even with just the snow leopards. I highly recommend this series to any paranormal romance fan. I'm really excited to start the next book in this series. Luckily, I don't have to wait long.
**Book was provided to me by the author. This review is my opinion and was not requested or provoked in anyway by the author.
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