The Alpha Legend #1
by: Tara Rose
Paranormal Erotica / Menage
Released: October 2013
Leopard shifter Saffron Estampado flees her village to escape an unwanted mating with two brothers who are involved in the same evil society as her uncle, and is captured in the woods by cougar shifters Landon Sterling and Nevada Ruiz when they believe she was sent to kill them. But the same people chasing her are after rare black cougars like Landon and Nevada, and she works hard to convince them of that. As the men realize they are both in as much danger as Saffron, they also realize they are each falling for her. Saffron recognizes Landon and Nevada as her mates, but when the brothers to whom she was being forced to mate frame her for her uncle's murder, her budding romance with both men is put on hold while all three enlist the help of jaguars to fight the threatening evil and clear Saffron's name.
I did enjoy the storyline and the background about an organization that was trying to do away with some of the shifters. Some of the background explained that but then left a lot to one's own imagination. The element of fear at being caught was there. I liked the mother and the grandfather's attitude at being cautious but also going about to continue their lives.
I also like how Ms. Rose introduced a human in the mix with shifters, that had shifters as parents. Saffron is mentioned as having powers but didn’t really reveal anything more about that. I would really like to read the next book in this series to see if anything more is revealed.
BDSM was touched on a little bit. I really like how Nevada explained the lifestyle to Safferon. Also how Nevada and Landon explained they were new and didn’t know anything. The sex scenes were pretty hot, and Saffron was such a willing participant.
I've read a lot of shifter and menage stories. This one left me with mixed feelings, but I liked the storyline well enough. I liked the characters individually, but they didn’t seem very strong or sure of themselves.
Neither male really showed their Alpha side until the end of the book.
Daria gives this book a