Review: The Alpha Takes a Mate by Sam Crescent

The Alpha Takes a Mate by Sam Crescent
Series: Disaster of the Otherworld (# 1)
Release Date: June 25, 2013
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Pages: 145
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



Brandon is the werewolf alpha of the Northern Forest Pack. He’s looking for a mate with the same strength as him to lead his pack through the dark times they are about to face. Never did he anticipate to mate with an innocent human female.

Elle Smith moved to Grace Hill after a vampire attack almost killed her family. After she turns twenty-one her life is changed forever. Brandon bites her as she’s working at the diner, declaring her his mate. She can’t believe it’s happening and refuses him.

However, the pull of the mating can’t be denied. Elle seeks him out even though she can’t bear to look him in the eye. Brandon will do anything to keep his woman safe. As Grace Hill becomes the home to many dangerous paranormal beings, Brandon pretends another is his mate.

Hurt, Elle shuts him out. Has Brandon lost his only chance of a mate? And what threat from her past could send Brandon to possible war?

Their world has never been more fragile as a cult known as Disaster of the Otherworld intends to plunge them into chaos.


Review: This book has a great spin. Werewolves are not allowed to take a mate until they are 21. There is just something about that number and it seems to work out for everyone.

Well that is a whole new thing when you talk about Elle. She has tried her best to stay out of the alpha’s way and do her job. She thinks about moving to the city and get away from everything if only her friend would come with her. She even skipped the 21 birthday party that the pack has for everyone. She was just at work one day when she is jerked out of the kitchen to go and see the Alpha. Imagine her surprise when he moves so fast, says that she is his and bites her.

Brandon doesn’t think he will ever see his mate and have the love that other couples in the pack has. He has a woman that wants to marry him but he only wants her for one thing and she doesn’t make his life easy. Brandon can’t believe that when he is just in the same restaurant that he suddenly scents his mate and it turns out to be Elle. Seems he had felt something when she was 16, when she first came to town.

I love and enjoy every book that this author writes. I will have to say that she is one of my favorite authors. When she writes there is just some magic that she puts in her writing that makes me want to read everything by her and then start all over. This story just seemed so real to me and I didn’t want it to end. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

If you love books about Alpha males that thinks they know how to handle everything and then find out that they are wrong and admit it then this is the book for you. The love between these two was slow but it needed to be. Neither really knew their true feelings or what the other thought. I will say that there are some vampires and witches in this story.