The first time Stone saw Winnie, she was alone in the woods with no memory of where she came from.
With one look, he knew something was different. When she finally came of age and her mating heat kicked in, he realized that she had always been the one.
Sent to live with a strange family, Winnie was forced to deal with the hateful treatment of her stepmother and stepsisters.
Mating the alpha changed that.
But when her past comes back to find her, will the heat last after the clock strikes midnight?
Warning: This shifter fairy tale is meant to be enjoyed by only those who love this kind of adorable stuff. Think you've got what it takes? Then come on in!
Title: The Lost Slipper
Author: Alexa Riley
Release Date: January 4, 2016
Rating: ★★★★ 1/2 Stars (Rounded to 5* for Goodreads and Amazon)
If Alexa Riley wrote it, it’s a guaranteed no brainer that I’m going to end up reading it and after reading the second book in this series, I was definitely invested in what was coming for Stone and Winnie.
This one, while having a lot of the same elements of the last book; it involving an alpha and a virgin younger female who only have eyes for one another, it also read a little different.
Where X in the last book was definitely an alpha in every way imaginable, Stone came across a little softer at times. He was still an alpha and still had moments where he proved his dominance as such, but when it was a whole different ballgame when it came to Winnie. I enjoyed the way he gave her time to come to terms with what was happening. I may have swooned a little over just how slow he was willing to go with her even though it wasn’t the natural alpha way of being.
I just played enjoyed seeing this softer almost beta male version of him. The one that mixed well with the alpha side giving the best of both worlds.
Winnie, I felt bad for her. For the horrors she had to live through with her evil step sisters and mother and for how she came to end up where she was. It broke my heart. I wanted her out of there and I wanted those people dealt with. I didn’t exactly get the payoff I was after in terms of those family members, but what I did get was her realizing her importance and standing up for herself and honestly, that was enough.
My only complaint about this story was the level of pushing away/running Winnie did in the beginning. While to an extent I did understand it, it still frustrated me. But that’s more me wanting the two of them together instead of apart and less about the way it was written so it didn’t change my feelings overall on this story.
Much like I’ve come to expect with an Alexa Riley read, this one was steamy just as much as it was sweet and the level of devotion her male characters always have will always keep me coming back for more.
This was a fantastic addition to the series and a great read. If you’re a fan of the author, if you like the older man younger woman vibe, or you’re a fan of alpha males and the women they’re hopelessly devoted to right from page one, you’ll enjoy this.
My thanks to the author and all others involved in letting me read this before release.
I'm Alexa Riley! Mom, wife, and business woman by day and smut writer by night. I specialize in the Dirty Date Night reading. I wrote my first book, Owning Her Innocence, because well, I just couldn't find any daddy books to my liking. So I sat down and just started writing, bringing the fantasies I find myself often dancing to in the dark of night to life, one page at a time.
Alexa Riley is my alter ego. I can't let the other soccer moms know what I'm up to or the guys at work for that matter. Little do they know that they've got nothing on my dirty talk.
I'm here to give you a quick fix of filthy dirty smut. Got a few hours to kill? Then I'm what you're looking for.