- The Reluctant Alpha (Ranch to Market Chronicles Book 1)
- Alpha Framed (Ranch to Market Chronicles Book 2)
- Alpha's Last Stand (Ranch to Market Chronicles Book 3)
- The Reluctant Alpha Trilogy (Ranch to Market Collection)
When Coy Carruthers stepped up to the plate, nobody warned him about friendly fire…
A rescue goes sideways, putting Coy and his intrepid band under the crosshairs of an adversary they never expected. And to make matters worse, a man he’d trusted—not just with his life but with his deepest secrets—changes his allegiance just when Coy most needs help to save the ranch and the wounded warriors in his care.
It takes a tragedy to smoke out who’s behind all the political maneuvering, a tragedy that leaves Coy reeling and no longer certain he’s up for what needs to be done. He has to dig deep and reconnect with his dual natures, because if he doesn’t he’ll never have the strength to go up against the most powerful clan in the country.
Sometimes, when the going gets tough, the tough learn to… duck.
Alpha Framed is paranormal gay fiction (a non-standard romance), utilizing adult language and adult situations, and is intended solely for adult audiences.
The Ranch to Market Chronicles are best read in order.
Audiobook narrated by David Leland Horton.
Heat Level: 4
Romantic Content: 2
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Alpha Character, Antihero
Word Count: 48500
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
This is the second book in the Ranch to Market Chronicles series. The series name, for me, is totally inadequate, since it makes the series sound tame, which it definitely is not! As I said in my short review of the first book in the series, if you're looking for a typical, formulaic shifter romance with one true mate and an HEA, this might not be for you, but if you're looking for great writing, a complex (and flawed) main character, an interesting cast of supporting characters, a new take on shifters/weres, a plot with real conflict (as opposed to trite misunderstandings), and some hot sex with BDSM themes, buy this book right away! In this second book, the fight for the ranch becomes even more critical and dangerous. There are new villains, new allies, more intrigue, and a shocking betrayal that might indicate that there are more factions and motivations than Coy knew of. Things are looking bleak for Coy and the ranch of misfits...and I can't wait for the third book to come out!