Book Review: Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition Anthology

Alpha’s Claim Manlove Edition AnthologyTitle: Alpha’s Claim: Manlove Edition
Author: Tyler Robbins, Avril Ashton, Pelaam, Nikka Michaels, J.C. Holly, Lucy Felthouse, Karly Germain, Eileen Griffin, Tamsin Baker, Giselle Renarde
Genre: Paranormal Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: Review copy provided by author
Published: January 23, 2014 by Evernight Publishing

Strength. Power. Domination.

The shifters in our Alpha's Claim: Manlove Edition anthology have one thing in common—they won't take “no” for an answer.

Whether they lead packs of their own, or whether they walk a solitary path, these alphas won't let anyone stop them from claiming their men.

Lose yourself in these ten sinfully delicious love stories. After all, who could deny an Alpha’s claim?

Reviewed By: J9

In a Nutshell: If readers are looking for erotic vignettes featuring growly claims of possession like “mine” then this is the anthology for them. I like more emotional development with my erotica so this wasn’t the anthology for me.

The Set Up: Each story is about an alpha shifter and his mate.

Why I Read this Book: I like shifter stories so thought I’d try this anthology, especially since it has some authors whose books I’ve enjoyed before, like Avril Ashton.

What I Liked: This is shifter overload but I like that. Sure, most the stories are about werewolves who are alphas of their packs but some stories had more unique world building that I enjoyed. For instance, Karly Germain’s story His Great Dane has a paranormal detective finding his mate in a canine shifter. I especially enjoyed the world building in this story and wish it was the beginning of a series. The other highlight story for world building was Out in the Cold by Lucy Felthouse because it features two lone shifters finding each other so it was atypical shifter set up.

What I Also Liked: If you want lotsa sexy times this anthology is for you. Some of the sex is animalistic with barely a happy-for-now ending and some had slight D/s elements. Readers wanting an erotic read need look no further.

What I Didn’t Like: I was ready for this book to be done by the time I was half through it. The growly proclamations of “mine” and “mate” and “more” was just wearisome by mid-point and I was ready to be done with the book. I admit this is strictly my preference but I like more emotional development in my romances and this anthology had none. The intimacy here was strictly sexual which is fine but not what I look for in a book.

IMO: This anthology is fine for what it is, a bunch of erotic snippets, but it wasn’t the romance read I look for.


J9’s Rating:
2 Frogs

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About J9: Vegan. Avid runner. Android addict. Never without a book in hand. Currently devouring MM romance but reads historial romance and paranormal romance as well. Follow J9 on Twitter.


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