When an Alpha Purrs by Eve Langlais
Series: A Lion's Pride #1
Published by Eve Langlais on June 4, 2015
Genres: Erotic, Fantasy Romance, PNR, Romance
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A lion’s pride isn’t defined only by those he commands but also resides with his hair, so when a human dares to butcher Arik’s mane, he gets his revenge—and claims her as his mate.
A billionaire CEO and leader of the largest East Coast pride, Arik is a ladies man and a lion. Used to commanding others, and obedience, he can’t believe it when a hairdresser with tempting curves chops off a hunk of his precious mane.
But her biggest mistake is in running from him.
Run as fast as you can, little mouse, because this cat loves to chase—and pounce.
Oh, and he also likes to nibble on tender bits. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for a human woman, a woman who can make the impossible happen because everyone knows lions can’t purr...until now.
I have to admit that I’m an Eve Langlais fan. I have tried my best to read every damn thing she releases, it seems.
So you can understand my surprise to learn she has another series out and I didn’t even know! O_O Me being me, I grabbed the first book in the series, When an Alpha Purrs, the same day I learned about it.
I enjoyed When an Alpha Purrs but I did have a major issue with the meet-cute. The heroine, Kira, actually had the audacity to cut off a chunk of her client’s hair cause she was pissed at him. Really?????!? And then run the fuck away while flicking him off like a 5th grader. WTF. Seriously. She is supposed to be a flipping professional. She could have given him a piece of her mind without doing something that cannot be reversed. I did not find that funny – I felt it was reprehensible and IRL that would have gotten her ass arrested or sued or something like that.
Other than the meet-cute, there wasn’t a lot to really make When an Alpha Purrs stand out for me. Eve Langlais’ signature humor + action was present but it just didn’t really do it for me. I felt like the couple acted immature and I never really bought into their romance. I also barely enjoyed the suspense portion of the story. I did enjoy the dynamics of the Pride as well as the control issues with Arik’s mother. Sadly, those mother issues + the ending reminded me a lot of Lion and the Falcon from Langlais’ Furry United Coalition series.