The Alpha Shifter Collection, 1
To spare an innocent she has to become his plaything.
When Zeke attacks her pack, Mary, a half-breed wolf, wants to save a young wolf, but to do so, she has to accept his bargain. She must be his toy until the next full moon. Mary despises the alpha she must now give her body to, but she can’t deny the response he inspires within her.
Exploring the deceased pack’s lair Zeke stumbles onto something that could destroy all breeds of wolf. The leaders of Mary’s pack had been experimenting on wolves. The reasons why are still unknown, but Zeke will do everything in his power to find out the truth, especially when he discovers Mary was one of their experiments.
Even before the end of the month Mary becomes all he can think about, and he’s determined to keep his toy safe. Then a twist of fate lets him know she’s more than a toy. Mary is his mate. Can he overcome her fear of him and convince her to stay when her month is up?
Be Warned: anal sex
“Come on.” He took her hand and led her upstairs. Zeke stopped on the third floor, opening a door.
One aspect of her turning was that she was now able to see in the dark well. Jessica lay on her side, fast asleep. “She’ll be cared for.”
Nodding, she followed him upstairs. There were not many people around. “Where is everyone?”
“After a run some stay behind until the morning. Others leave after a run. This is not a prison, Mary. This house is for my pack to run and be free.”
Not saying anything she walked into his bedroom, which was dominated by a square bed at the far wall. She saw the four posts surrounded it and what had her gasping were the silk ties wrapped around each post. Mary had watched enough bondage videos to know what they were.
Turning around, she jumped as the door shut and locked.
“Take your clothes off,” Zeke said. He was leaning against the door. She watched him pocket the key. “You’re my toy, Mary. I think I’ve been very nice, and now I want payment.”
He took a step into the room.
She moved back as he advanced toward her. There was nowhere for her to run. Facing him, Mary knew this was what she signed up for.
Think about the need. The burning fire and the ache you’ve been having. Give in.
For one month she could be his toy, and she’d be able to walk away.
Tugging on the damp shirt, she pulled it over her head. Her thick stomach embarrassed her, and she covered her hand over it. Shit, how could she do this? He was a Greek god while she was a tubby half breed.
Moving forward Zeke grabbed her hands, pushing them out of the way. He wasn’t going to give her chance to hide from him. All night he’d been holding this off, but he could wait no longer. She was his, and he intended to take full advantage of her body. Women were too slender in the packs he’d visited. He screwed them even though he found little to no satisfaction with them.
Mary was all woman. Her curves were driving him crazy, and knowing the scent of innocence had nothing to do with her being a virgin, Zeke couldn’t wait to slam inside her.
“You will not cover yourself up. I want to see every part of you.” He lifted her face up to see him with a finger underneath her chin. “Do you understand?”
“Yes.” Tears shone in her eyes. She kept them at bay, pulling out of his arms.
She unbuttoned the top button of her jeans, lowering the zipper.
Zeke watched her wriggle out of her jeans. Holy fuck, look at those thighs. He couldn’t wait to have them wrapped around his hips. They were firm and fleshy. She would mark easily, as her skin was so pale.
When she stood in her underwear, Zeke pulled her into the center of the room. He circled around her body. The plain white cotton underwear did nothing for her figure. Zeke stood close inhaling her sweet, fresh fragrance. From her smell alone he was ready to come.
“I like the way you smell,” he said, breathing her in.
Posted by Nicole on 22nd Jan 2015
Book 1 of the Alpha Shifter Series. Wow what a start to the series. A very touching book and very hard to put down. Mary and Zeke overcome many obstacles but love finds a way, being Mates help!!. loved the 6 month later part of the book, was great to get a glimpse of them in the future. Would like to know about Jessica and what happened with her.
Posted by completed reviews on 11th Sep 2014
How did she go from witnessing the slaughter of her pack, to warming the bed of their killer all in one night? Mary is mortified as she watches a neighboring pack murder her own. While she was never really very close to any of them—most wouldn’t acknowledge or even talk to her—she didn’t understand what was going on. Since when did packs attack and exterminate each other? What had her pack done to deserve this?
There were a lot of things Mary didn’t understand about shifter dynamics and politics. She hadn’t been born into this life, she’d been forced into it. The victim of a “bite and run”, the only knowledge she had about wolf shifters and her new abilities she’d learned from her pack alpha and his queen. Now they were dead. It frightened her to see so much hatred and bloodshed, but when the invading group grabs a young member of her pack, the only shifter friend she really has, Mary is compelled to intercede. Expecting her life to be forfeit in order to save the young girl’s, she’s thoroughly confused when the overbearing alpha demands her submission to any and all of his sexual whims for the next 30 days. A deal is a deal and Mary is prepared to pay in full if it will save her friend, she just didn’t expect to enjoy it so much.
Zeke was all set to totally obliterate the pack that had been involved in some downright evil activity. They didn’t deserve to live and call themselves wolves. What he didn’t expect was for one of the members to offer her life in exchange for another. He wasn’t a bad man, really, and he didn’t enjoy killing. But the pack leaders and all of its members had been involved in some shady behavior, and he suspected were responsible for the disappearances of many wolf shifters, including his own sister. You see, wolves had a certain scent about them when they were corrupt, and this pack reeked, every single member except the young girl and her voluptuous savior. As he eyed the full-figured woman who pleaded for him to spare the child, he realized that whatever evil her pack was involved in, she wasn’t a part of it. While he didn’t intend to kill anyone innocent of the pack’s crimes, he certainly wasn’t going to tell Mary that. She’d offered him whatever he wanted to spare the young girl, and what he wanted was her…on her back, on her knees, in any and every position he could come up with for the next thirty days. At the time, it seemed like a good idea. What he hadn’t anticipated is how his wolf would respond to hers, or how hers would respond to his. Suddenly, thirty days didn’t seem long enough. Less than a week into their arrangement, he realizes that a lifetime wouldn’t even be enough.
At first I really didn’t know what to think about Zeke. He seemed like a terrible person to go through and slaughter an entire pack. But as the story progressed, I realized that he wasn’t the bad guy, he was just dealing out justice as it needed to be dealt. Sometimes that’s what makes the difference between a bad alpha and a great one. Leadership comes with a price and a lot of responsibility; Zeke doesn’t take this role lightly.
Poor Mary is a victim from the get go. After being bitten by a wolf, she’s left to fend for herself and learn what it means to be a shifter. At the time, she thought her pack leaders were showing her kindness by taking her in—even if no one really seemed to like her—but as Zeke begins uncovering the truth behind her pack’s disturbing activities, she realizes that the last eighteen-months had been a lie. Horrific memories secreted by her wolf and a drug-induced amnesia had kept her ignorant to what was really going on. Now, with Zeke’s help, she’ll discover the real reasons for her pack leaders’ superficial kindness as well as how to embrace her inner wolf.
While I really enjoyed The Alpha’s Toy by Sam Crescent, there were some things about the dialog that annoyed me. In particular, it felt like the author repeated the same thing to get a point across when it wasn’t necessary. For instance, when the hero tells his friend to take Mary to the kitchen for food in one sentence, he doesn’t need to say make sure she gets some food in the next. He’s already made the point that he wants her to eat. Some things just felt redundant or unnecessarily wordy. Even though this did bug me a bit, it did not deter me from reading or liking the story. I just think it’s something that could be cleaned up a bit to make it an even better story. The plot, the characters, and the sex—which there was quite a bit of, by the way—were all very good. The author does well with moving things along and tying up loose ends. Overall, I think it’s worth the read and the little things that needled me may not bother others.
This may be a forced arrangement, but Mary doesn’t seem too upset about her lot once Zeke makes good on his promise to be buried balls deep inside her. I can’t say that I blame her. A big strapping alpha male wants to make you his own personal sex toy and introduce you to things you’re body’s been craving for months without relent…doesn’t sound too bad to me either. It’s kind of comical to see the emotional and behavioral changes in Zeke when he begins to recognize Mary as more than just a toy. She may not realize it, but she has his heart in one hand, and his ball bearings in the other.
The Alpha’s Toy by Sam Crescent offers super-hot wolves with all their snarling, domineering maleness; full-figured gals that are anything but helpless or without a bite of their own, and plenty of toe-curling sex that got my heart racing. It a good story that proved well worth my time to read.
Posted by Unknown on 4th Jul 2014
Wow, I must say this story is not for the faint of heart. I always love a good alpha, but I just wasn’t feeling into alpha Zeke. The Alpha's Toy does have a good storyline, but it is Zeke's treatment of Mary that really will turn some people off. I do fell the relationship showed a progressive relationship between two characters and that it is a part of the story. Mary the female lead gets her say and how she deals with Zeke is fun. It was worth it in the end though.
When her pack is attacked, half-breed wolf Mary will do anything to protect her pack. Zeke, the invading pack's leader, asks that Mary be his “toy” for the next month. Zeke stumbles onto the old pack leader’s secret that he was experimenting on wolves. Zeke must find out what the experiments were about, for Mary was also a part of them. Determined to keep his toy safe, Zeke will do whatever it takes to protect the woman he has come to love.
Posted by Unknown on 7th Jun 2014
Mary is a half breed and the life is not one she would recommend. Her pack has always barely tolerated her, and the ones she called Alpha were cruel and had a plan. Mary is willing to die for an innocent, and the Alpha in her face makes her want more than any other in her life. The bargain was an easy one to make. Zeke arrives to slaughter a pack of evil wolves, only to discover innocence lives among them. The untainted Mary makes him want more than any other that he has ever known, but there is something in Mary’s past she does not know and may change her feelings for Zeke. Mary and Zeke are victims of a diabolical plan. In order to have truth with his mate, Zeke must find out what the plan is and then put a stop to it. In the meantime, he will spend time with his Toy and convince her she is the one meant for him. The Alpha’s Toy is a sexy love story with enough twists and turns to keep the reader turning the page. I fell in love with all the characters and I look forward to reading about the rest of the Alphas. Sam Crescent has a way with words and the beauty of shifter romance. I highly recommend The Alpha’s Toy and the writing of Sam Crescent. - See more at: http://coffeetimeromance.com/BookReviews/thealphastoybook1bysamcrescent.html#.U5NPROgo5dh
Posted by Angie on 9th Mar 2014
This story had action and drama. I really enjoyed how Mary stood up to Zeke. Once Mary was away from her old pack she was able to remember more things that had happened to her. Zeke turned out not to be a jerk, but he truly cared for Mary. I enjoyed getting to know Mary and Zeke.