Title : Alpha’s Caress Word Count : 27,456
Genre : Paranormal Gay Romance
Blurb : I should have kept my big mouth shut. That’s all Sari Thorne can think as he’s escorted to a hotel in protective custody after witnessing a murder. Before he can testify, though, someone is sent to eliminate Sari. He flees and finds safety with a handsome man who changes his life in ways he never could have dreamed.
Alpha Maxwell Consenza is at the hotel for a meeting when he notices a man being escorted inside by three guards, a man who bears the unmistakable mark of a Chekota Breeder.
Max doesn’t think twice about helping Sari escape. He takes the man to his home in the Yosemite forest, where he tries to convince Sari that it’s his destiny to help carry on the race of gifted panther shifters. Sari thinks Max is insane. But when danger follows Sari to the forest, Max must keep Sari safe while helping him come to terms with his destiny, and what it means to be caressed by an alpha.
My Review : This is the first book in a new series I found from one of my favorite authors Lynn Hagen. I must say I was a little bit disappointed. It has one of my favorite tropes, male pregnancy, but I thought that the book had too many gaps. I didn’t think there was a natural progression between the two main characters Max and Sari.
Sari who is human was a little resistant to adapt to the panther shifter world. Max realized from the first moment he saw Sari fleeing for his life how special Sari is. Sari is a rare find, a Chekota breeder, someone who can prolong the longevity of the panther line. Sari didn’t believe that a man could get pregnant and he denied the very possibility right up to the end. He went from being afraid and trying to run from Max to being in a relationship with him in zero to sixty seconds. The sex was okay. I give this my ratings of 3- it was ok, give it a try. It had a good base, I just wished it had been fleshed out more.
Favorite Quotes : 1. “I want to fuck your mouth,” Max said as he nuzzled Sari’s neck.“I want to see those pretty lips open, watch my cock sink into your mouth.” (I got a rush from these words, very hot.)