A.L.F.A. Book #1-3
By Milly Taiden
Author’s Website: millytaiden.com
The Alpha League Federal Agency is sworn to protect humanity from paranormal threats and now the first two novels in New York Times bestselling author Milly Taiden’s sexy A.L.F.A. series are available for the first time in one print volume!
Elemental Mating had a good starting at first. It tells the story of Melinda Caster who works in a virus research lab in Uganda, Africa, and has found a new virus that might give powers to the children of the infected. As Melinda mentions this to her superiors, Perish Hamel arrives under the disguise of and Oversight doctor, but he’s actually there to protect her. The moment that Hamel meets Melinda, he finds out that Melinda is her mate, whom he as a shapeshifter has been looking all his life. After having the sexiest dream, Melinda has ever had featuring Hamel, the next day her lab is broken into and some of her research is stolen. From this point on, is where I feel that the story started to fall apart and take a different turn that it appeared it was going.
I didn’t like the character of Melinda, other times female characters that act tough and smart work well for fantasy/paranormal novels, but in this case, I don’t think she worked right. Melinda came out childish and being a smartass, and seem to not care for the dangers around her.
Another problem that I had was that I had a hard time following up the conversation between characters. At one point, I wasn’t sure which character was saying what, it seems that the same character sometimes asked a question and answered it itself, but it actually was the other one who reply.
I’m a fan of paranormal and fantasy books, and I started reading this book because of the idea of shapeshifters and supernatural creatures, but once the story got to the villains, I wasn’t expecting that. I don’t think that ghost-demons balance well with shapeshifters, and then it became too farfetched for the first book in the series.
I started reading the second story, but I just couldn’t get my head into it, so I don’t have much to say about it. It advertised as books 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of the series, but the actual 3rd book was just a preview of the whole story.
*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*