Alpha Unleashed. Arc review!


Release Date 6th March 2018


Alyssa Nelson doesn’t actually believe that Simon Gold is a shape-shifting grizzly bear—until she sees it firsthand. Aaaaand the award for Totally Surprising Changes goes to Simon Gold. But Alyssa doesn’t have time to deal with the fact that her ruggedly hot, long-time secret crush is a shifter . . . not when her brother has turned into one, too.

After ten months in bear form, Simon is struggling. He’s not ready to deal with anyone, let alone the bold and gorgeous Alyssa. Mine, whispers his bear. But all hell has broken loose in the Detroit shifter community, and it’s spreading to humans. Now Simon must face the darkest place of all: where bear and man become one. And the only way he can make it back to his humanity is by finding—and claiming—his mate.

Alpha Unleashed is a fast-paced, wild bear-shifter ride! I loved it!” — New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley

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This book is the first book that I have ever read by Kathy Lyons but it won’t be the last.  The story itself draws you in really quickly.

Simon was discharged from the army after he was discovered to be a bear shifter after he had to shift to save his friends life. He returns home but is angry at the world and decides to spend some time in his bear form where the thoughts are less complicated and more needs focused.

Ten months later he is still a bear and Alyssa Nelson appears on his territory, shoots him  until he transforms to human and won’t take no for an answer when she asks for his help to once again save his ex army buddy and her brother who caught an illness being called ‘Detroit Flu’ and has since become a form of shifter. Before he knows it he’s on his way to Detroit and trying to remember what it’s like to be a man and about to find himself in the middle of shifter politics, violence, and an unknown enemy.

The story quickly takes Simon from the peace of the forests to Detroit and a world of danger and a complicated romance that holds your attention to the last page.

In all honesty there is an awful lot happening in this book and  the relationship between Simon and Alyssa lacked a bit of development for me and Vic’s character needed exploring more but there is definite scope for development in these areas to happen in further books.

I would rate this 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.


I was given an arc of this book by the Publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


11 thoughts on “Alpha Unleashed. Arc review!

  1. Great review, I never heard about this book before until now. I absolutely love shifter books and this one looks and sounds totally great and very intriguing. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and putting this book on my radar!

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