Series: Alpha #1
Published by Self-Published on April 29, 2014
The first time it happened, it seemed like an impossible miracle. Bills were piling up, adding up to more money than I could ever make. Mom's hospital bills. My baby brother's tuition. My tuition. Rent. Electricity. All of it on my shoulders. And I had just lost my job. There was no hope, no money in my account, no work to be found. And then, just when I thought all hope was lost, I found an envelope in the mail. No return address. My name on the front, my address. Inside was a check, made out to me, in the amount of ten thousand dollars. Enough to pay the bills and leave me some left over to live on until I found a job. Enough to let me focus on classes. There was no name on the check, just "VRI Inc.," and a post office box address for somewhere in the city. No hint of identity or reason for the check or anything. No mention of repayment, interest, nothing…except a single word, on the notes line: "You." Just those three letters.
If you receive a mysterious check, for enough money to erase all your worries, would you cash it?
The next month, I received another check, again from VRI Incorporated. It too contained a single word: "belong."
A third check, the next month. This time, two words. Four letters. "To me."
The checks kept coming. The notes stopped. Ten thousand dollars, every month. A girl gets used to that, real quick. It let me pay the bills without going into debt. Let me keep my baby brother in school and Mom's hospice care paid for. How do you turn down what seems like free money, when you're desperate? You don't. I didn't.
And then, after a year, there was a knock on my door. A sleek black limousine sat on the curb in front of my house. A driver stood in front of me, and he spoke six words: "It's time to pay your debt."
Would you have gotten in?
It turns out $120,000 doesn't come free.
Three books finished as I fall down the Jasinda Wilder rabbit hole. Unfortunately, Alpha by Jasinda Wilder wasn’t one that made the fall completely enjoyable.
When I read the synopsis I was on excited for what she could possibly have in store for this story. The mystery, intrigue, and the other exciting factors I imagined made it hard to contain my excitement. I couldn’t wait to dive into Alpha by Jasinda Wilder (book catalog). Sadly, the momentum shifted once all the secrets were revealed and I began loathing the relationship between Kyrie and ‘Alpha.’
The sex scenes were one too many that they overshadowed the moments I felt that dialogue would’ve benefited better. Plus, there’s only so many times I could’ve tolerated the description of Alpha’s sex game before I began to wish for them to talk more.
There wasn’t much depth to Alpha, so there weren’t specific moments that I want to pinpoint. The lackadaisical writing of this story sort of disappointed me.