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#BookReview – “True Alpha” by Alisa Woods

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Can a broken Alpha save her from the Big Bad wolves?

Lucas has lost his mate, and he’ll never claim another—his kind of broken can’t be fixed. He’s still alpha enough to rescue a young woman from the predatory Red wolf pack, but when she shows up at his office—as his sexy new intern—she stirs up feelings that need to stay buried…

Mia’s just trying to earn her degree and dig her way out of poverty. Keeping her shifter nature secret is key, but her internship at the hottest dot-com development firm in Seattle also has the hottest boss… and he’s a wolf. Who just happened to save her life.

She’d break all the rules for this guy—except he wants nothing to do with her. And the wolves who do are the Big Bad Wolf kind. The kind she’s always heard about.

Mia’s in the middle of a pack war with nowhere to turn… but to the one guy who doesn’t want her at all.


Even though this book has been retitled as “Claiming Mia” and is now in the Dot Com Wolves series, my review is for an earlier edition when it was titled “True Alpha” in the Shifters in Seattle series.

College student Mia Fiore focuses on school during the day and works nights as a bartender at a club, determined to make life better for her and her mom. But she has a secret no one knows, not even her beloved mother: Mia is a wolf shifter, and she knows almost nothing about her heritage. When three men accost her outside the club, she never expected them to also be wolves, and that another man—another wolf—would save her.

After the tragic death of his mate, Lucas Sparks gave up his pack and just goes through the motions of living while he works for his father’s business. His father’s pack and the Red wolf pack are enemies both professionally and personally, and when Lucas catches three Red wolves preying on an innocent human woman, he steps in and saves her, and inadvertently starts a pack war. Though he never expected to see Mia again after saving her life, she shows up at his dad’s business as the new intern. The heat between them boils over into a passionate affair, but then he discovers her secret. Lust binds them together, but he’s still broken after losing his mate.

Mia and Lucas are awesome. He gave her the family and the feeling of belonging that she and her wolf have always longed for, and Mia helped him heal from his pain and become both a better man and wolf. Though she’s a strong woman, she occasionally made foolish choices, but that’s to be expected since she’s only 21 (Lucas is 26).

This story has a great cast of secondary characters. I really liked Lucas’s fun-loving beta, his brother Lev. Colin, Lucas’s rival for Mia’s affection, was totally yummy. Jak is a good guy, but he’s from the corrupt Red pack (I’m definitely interested in learning more about him). I wish the bad guy, Mace, would’ve been properly dealt with, but I think he plays a big role in book 2 (Jak’s book), so hopefully he’ll face justice then. Mia’s human friend and college roommate Jupiter was funny and often lightened up tense situations. I don’t know why Lucas’s father never had a name, but his character was interesting too.

Though I liked the story a lot, the constant description of scenery and emotions slowed the pacing. It’s well written, but there were a few minor typos and loose ends not tied up.

This book was originally released as a six-part serial, but all the parts are included in this collection. The third book in the series, ‘True Alpha Christmas,’ continues Mia and Lucas’s HEA. I’ll be reading that next.

4 Stars

Have you read this book? I’d love to know what you think of it. Please comment below.