Review: Under the Alpha’s Protection by Doris O’Connor

Under the Alpha’s Protection by Doris O’Connor
Release Date: October 3, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 73
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



Nikita Ashton and Raoul Saint Germain have been friends for five years, so when Nikita is attacked, there is only one place she can run to—straight into Raoul’s arms.

Raoul is the Alpha of his pack and he is furious that the woman he loves has been harmed on his territory. Were it not for the fact that Nikita does not believe in anything even remotely paranormal, his wolf would have claimed her years ago.

Nikita is in need of tender, loving care, not his baser needs that are threatening to overtake him. However, when Nikita admits that she knows about his being in the lifestyle, the Dom in him cannot resist the challenge to make her his submissive.

Blissfully happy in their new Dom/sub relationship, everything changes when Nikita is kidnapped. Can Raoul get to her in time to save her life?


Review:  Raoul has had an eye on Nikita for a long time, but he is worried that she will reject him when she learns his secret. Nikita has wanted more than friendship with him, but it is not until she is danger that she finds herself Under the Alpha’s Protection.

Author Doris O’Connor turns up the heat in this bite-sized erotic tale. Add elements of the paranormal to a dominant Alpha who discovers that the woman of his dreams shows signs of submissiveness, and you have the ingredients for a spicy read.

The development of a relationship between the two characters provides ample opportunities for reader satisfaction. The chemistry, coupled with anticipation, increases the story’s draw. Since it is a fairly short read, there is not a lot of time available to fully develop the plot. However, the author integrates a secondary story line that threatens Nikita, which opens the door for potential spin-offs.

If you like shape-shifter romances with an erotic touch, you’ll find just what you want in this book.