My Commander by Alanea Alder
Series: Bewitched and Bewildered #1
Also in this series: My Protector
on October 3, 2014
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When the topic of grandchildren comes up during a weekly sewing circle the matriarchs of the founding families seek out the witch Elder to scry to see if their sons have mates. They are shocked to discover that many of their son’s mates are out in the world and are human!
Fearing that their future human daughter in laws will end up dead before being claimed and providing them with grandchildren to spoil, they convince their own mates that something must be done. After gathering all of the warriors together in a fake award ceremony the witch Elder casts a spell to pull the warrior’s mates to them, whether they want it or not.
Aiden McKenzie is adamant that he doesn’t need a mate and that she would only get in the way. He doesn’t have time to coddle a female. He likes his world run with military precision. Little does he realize, Fate is sending him his mate first! He meets his destined mate Meryn Evans and things go downhill from there. She is the embodiment of chaos. In the first twenty-four hours she kicks, screams and knocks her bear shifting mate unconscious.
Eventually they discover that life before finding each other may have been good, but life afterwards is perfect, even if it involves super soaker battles and accidentally discharging hand grenades.
Unfortunately the joy of their mating is overshadowed when Aiden and Meryn find themselves embroiled in a missing persons case assigned to Aiden by the Lycaonian Council. By assisting Aiden, Meryn finds herself the focus of a demented killer.
Can Aiden and the elite warriors from the Alpha Unit keep Meryn safe? Or did Fate bring her to Lycaonia to die?
My Commander had all the things I adore in a paranormal romance. A big, strong, possessive Alpha Shifter hero and a funny, quirky human heroine. I laughed out loud through most of this story.
Meryn was a little hard to peg. One minute she is self-conscious, the next she is strong and demanding to be heard. She could be manipulative, especially to people she doesn’t like. If she does like you, she will hold you close to her heart and protect you like a parent does a child.
Aiden is a strong leader who likes to be in control. He does not like it when his mate is in danger so he tries to hide her away safe but Meryn is not one to take a backseat.
The sexy parts were a little slow in coming but the story was strong enough to keep my interest.
Loved the family dynamics and loved all of the other characters introduced throughout the story.
Love your work Ms. Alder and will definitely be reading the rest of the series. Can’t wait for Book 2.
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