Series-Wolfling Saga Book #1
Genre: New Adult/Mature YA ( 15 & up) Paranormal Romance
**not intended for audiences younger than 15 years of age, as it contains scenes of a sexual nature, and coarse language. Please do not read if you are easily offended.**
Seventeen year old Rose Goldman is highly unpopular in the little town of Halfway. Ever since the 'attack' when she was a little girl, people and animals have been afraid of her. She gets bullied in school, and called 'wet dog' because of the way she smells, despite being extremely hygienic. However, life takes a turn when a new teacher starts at Halfway High. Mr. Stone, the quirky and charismatic English teacher is twice Rose's age, but she feels an unexplainable pull towards him from day one. Despite her better judgement, Rose pursues a friendship with Mr. Stone, who seems unable to stay away from her. What is pulling this unlikely pair together?
I was immediately drawn to this book for the cover, the coloring and Rose's eyes. I had to know what she held in those eyes. Alpha Girl delves into the highly controversial teacher/student relationship story, with a lovely little werewolf twist so that Bloomfield can add her own flavor to the mix!
I devoured this book in one setting, the characters grabbed my attention at the start and the story flowed well keeping my attention throughout. Our story centers around Rose and Mr. Stone and their forbidden relationship. Rose is an outcast among her peers, she hasn't been comfortable in her own skin since she was "attacked" when she was a child. Add to that her emotionally absent parents and her sudden unexplainable attraction to the new teacher at school and we are off to a fantastic start!
Then we have Mr. Stone, the slightly dorky, but very attractive new teacher. Mr. Stone knows all Rose's favorite literature stories inside out, he's kind and supportive when everyone else in her life is not. It's no wonder she likes him, she's starved for the attention he gives. But is there something more to the mutual feelings and connection they seem to share? Why can't Mr. Stone tell Rose no?
There's not a lot of action per say in this book, but what is lacking in that aspect is made up for with the suspense. I loved Bloomfield's take on Rose turning into a "monster" every 28 days, that made me chuckle and added that little something that set her story apart from other books in the genre. There are a few twists toward the end that will surprise you as well.
The story dropped off a bit about 2/3 of the way through, but quickly picked back up. Overall this was an exciting and fresh read for me, I definitely recommend to any New Adult and werewolf fans.
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