Series: Alpha #1
Published by Self-Published on April 29th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Purchase @ AMAZON or BN
Add to GoodreadsRating
The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom's hospital bills. My baby brother's tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just when I thought all hope was lost, I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of ten thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.," and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing…except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.
If you receive a mysterious check, for enough money to erase all your worries, would you cash it?
The next month, I received another check, again from VRI Incorporated. It too contained a single word: "belong."
A third check, the next month. This time, two words. Four letters. "To me."
The checks kept coming. The notes stopped. Ten thousand dollars, every month. A girl gets used to that, real quick. It let me pay the bills without going into debt. Let me keep my baby brother in school and Mom's hospice care paid for. How do you turn down what seems like free money, when you're desperate? You don't. I didn't.
And then, after a year, there was a knock on my door. A sleek black limousine sat on the curb in front of my house. A driver stood in front of me, and he spoke six words: "It's time to pay your debt."
Would you have gotten in?
It turns out $120,000 doesn't come free.
First of I want to say that I absolutely love Jasinda Wilder’s work. Her books have always been among my top 3 picks when a friend asks for an indie romance recommendation. And I tried to love this book and give it a higher rating but there was this one very important element that was lacking.
The story in general was great. The plot was amazing and since we never find out until almost the very end why Kyrie was chosen it possessed this unimaginable amount of suspense and intensity. As expected with any of Jasinda’s work – the sex was mind- boggling phenomenal but what I was very disappointed about was not feeling that deeper connection between the couple.
“I need you, Kyrie. You’re mine. You belong to me. Waiting…it has been all but impossible.”
Those key words were there but somehow the emotions were lost to me. I know as a romance reader that this may be an absurd notion but to be honest I felt very overwhelmed by the amount of descriptive sex scenes, by Roth’s “monstrosity ” and his unprecedented sexual prowess.
I undoubtedly know that these aspects of the story will please many but personally I needed more evidence that what they had was real and beyond the physical.