Alpha by Natasha Knight


Alpha

Zane

I knew one day she’d come looking for answers. I just didn’t expect that day to be today. Hell, I wasn’t any more ready now than I had been six years ago. But here she was asking questions about something she knew nothing about. About people she knew nothing about.

People.

I used that term loosely. We were monsters, all of us. Killers. And she sought out the most heinous of all: me.

Aria Hale came with questions, questions to which only I had the answers, and she had every right to know the truth. But that didn’t mean I’d give it to her. In fact, I’d do whatever it took to keep her from ever finding out what really happened that night.

I could live with blood on my hands, but I couldn’t live knowing she hated me.

And if she ever did find out what I’d done, she would hate me.

Aria

I guess he thought I’d leave the past alone. Let it die its miserable death. He didn’t know me very well though.

Six years had passed since the night my life changed forever. The night I lost everything. Six long years since the only man who had any answers had disappeared. Zane Von was the key to avenging what happened that night. To understanding why they died and I didn’t.

Neither of us knew it then, but that night, our lives were bound together irrevocably, whether he liked it or not. If he thought I’d walk away, turn my back on my past, then he didn’t know me.

Alpha is a standalone dark paranormal romance. No cliffhanger. Content may be offensive to sensitive readers and is intended for 18+ due to explicit (D/s) sexual situations and violence. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 April's Showering Words

Alpha, lone wolf, bar owner and first love.  Zane the Alpha’s son, walked away from the pack. After learning that he had been betrayed by his pack, and his friends had been murdered.

 

Aria is the younger sister, and daughter of the murder victims.  In one night she lost her whole family as she knew it.  As fate would have it 16 year old Aria was in a motel room with 18 year old Zane while her life was falling apart at home.

 

This hot and steamy story picks up 6 years later when Aria tracks down a now full grown and darker Zane. I was pulled in right away, Aria has matured in to a mouthy, confidence that, yet still submissive woman. Yearning for closer from the past, and for what only Zane can give her.  You really are right there in the moment as she swings back and forth, emotionally torn up with all the pain of learning the truth.

 

Zane makes you fear the darkness that comes from inside him. His willingness to kill, if pushed too far, to keep Aria safe and in his arms.  He works his demons out through his complete control in all areas of his life, including his sex life.  His dominance is one of the things she craves. I am really amazed with all of the emotional turmoil that it comes to the ending that it does.

 

A great read with dark undertones!

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