Monday, March 23, 2015

Review ~ Craved by an Alpha ~ Felicity Heaton

Craved by an Alpha (Eternal Mates, #5)Craved by an Alpha
Eternal Mates #5
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Genre: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Source: I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 4 Bookworms

Having turned his back on his snow leapord pride, Cavanaugh has been counting the days until he's free of a role he never wanted--one that separated him from his fated female and stands between him and the future he craves with her.

Just days from the night he will finally be free to be with the low-ranking beauty who stole his heart, she walks back into his life and threatens to destroy everything he's worked towards in the five long years they've been apart.

Eloise has traveled across continents searching for the male who was once her best friend and so much more to her, but was now her pride's true alpha. Desperate to fulfil a promise to her kin to save them from the tyrant he left in charge, she convinces Cavanaugh to return to his pride, but as they journey to Bhutan, doubts bloom and old feelings resurface, tearing her between duty and her deepest desires and impossible dreams.

Will Eloise be able to resist the burning need that Cavanaugh reignites in her and remember her place in the pride? And can Cavanaugh find a way to save his kin and claim the future he craves with the woman he loves?

Heaton takes us on another exciting journey as eternal mates attempt to find their way together.

Cavanaugh and Eloise's story is one of hurt feelings, intense passion, denial, and years spent apart desperately wanting the forever they'd always desired. Pride law, however, was against them. These two fought their way back to one another. It was a dangerous journey but one they were each strong enough to withstand.

Cavanaugh is one tenacious guy. He decided he wanted something and determinedly set about getting it. Were his methods the right way to go about things? Perhaps not. He made mistakes and Eloise and his pride suffered because of them. But you have to admore a guy who'll stick to his guns in order to achieve his goals.

Eloise is another fine example of a Heaton heroine. She's fierty, can take care of herself, and is willing to do what she must to save her pride, even at the risk of hurting herself. She may have caved to pride rules a little too easily by she maintained her dignity.

Craved by an Alpha is a novella, rather than a full length novel. The fewer number of pages meant we weren't witness to some revelations and confessions. I don't think this hurt the story, though, even if I'd have preferred seeing them. We still got our dose of danger and action. Heaton is excellent at choreographing fight scenes as well as depicting a climb up a sheer cliff wall. No matter which world the couple is inhabiting, Heaton takes us there. And the steamy scenes...well, they're steamy! ;) I'm happy with this installment and look forward to the next in the series.


  1. I'll be reading it - don't know when, but I will ;)

  2. I love Heaton's stuff so this one will be on my list. Thank you so much for sharing and I'm glad you enjoyed this book so much.

  3. Another great installment in the series, I see. Even though it was a novella it seemed like there was enough substance to the story! Fab review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  4. Good to hear it managed a good balance of action and danger in proportion

  5. Another great review..I have book one and really need to begin. So glad you are enjoying it.

  6. I totally agree! This one was great and the novella format worked just fine. Really love those characters! This is the last one I've read though, gotta catch up. Great review Brandee :)

  7. Wow! I'm ahead of you in a series?? I can't believe it. *ha* I do owe my love of this series to you, though. :)

  8. Thanks, Kim! This is a fantastic series! I hope you read Kissed by a Dark Prince soon!

  9. This series is really wonderful. Heaton does an incredible job with character development, action, and world building. :)

  10. YOU have to read this series, Naomi!! You'll love it!

  11. You've read her angel series, right? I want to read it now since this series is so good! :)

  12. I can't wait to see what you think...when you get to it. :)

  13. Do you have to read these in order? I haven't read any of them-I have the first one on my Kindle-but this is short enough that I probably could take a couple of hours or so one day and actually read one!

  14. I asked Carmel this question before I began the series. She said it was better to read them in order. And with the first 4, I think that's true. But I think this novella can be read standalone. You meet Cavanaugh in an earlier book but you don't really learn enough to make a difference where this novella is concerned. I hope you enjoy it!


Now you know what I think...what are your thoughts??