All dragon shifter Cynthia “Brown” wants is a safe place to raise her child and heal from bitter betrayal. When Cal — her first love, her only love, and her destined mate — unexpectedly appears on Maui, he stirs up all kinds of other desires too. But trouble — as usual — is hot on his heels.

Cal Zydler has spent a decade secretively protecting the only woman he’s ever loved. Cynthia may be hopelessly out of his league, but he’ll never, ever give up on her, no matter how forbidden their love is. In his dreams, he rides off into the sunset with his destined mate on the back of his vintage motorcycle. In real life… Well, not every wolf shifter gets a happy ending, especially not a guy from the wrong side of the tracks. And not when danger lurks everywhere — even on a sunny island paradise.

Evil shifter forces are gathering to attack the Hawaiian hideaway where Cynthia and her young son have taken refuge. It’s her darkest hour, and Cal is ready to make the ultimate sacrifice. The future of all shifters stands on the brink, and even the Special Forces heroes of Koakea — dragons, lions, wolves, and bear shifters — will need help to beat the odds. Does Cal pose the ultimate danger, or is he Cynthia’s only hope?

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other- in other words, there’s going to be sex involved in this story – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire series include:  (#1) Rebel Dragon – (#2) Rebel Bear – (#3 )Rebel Lion – (#4) Rebel Wolf –  Rebel Heart (the prequel of Cynthia’s backstory) – (#5) Rebel Alpha

The Pearls of Desire series connects to Jewels of the Heart in many ways – location, recurring characters from the Jewels series so in some ways  I’d suggest reading the Jewels of the Heart series first (if you haven’t already)… it’s just a suggestion but I think it would really fill in all the spots of this unique world… plus they’re amazing stories that you shouldn’t miss.  In my opinion, of course.  All of the Jewels of the Heart titles, as well as the Pearls of Desire titles and more, can be found on the Anna Lowe page.

Title:  Rebel Alpha
Series:  Aloha Shifters – Pearls of Desire #5
Author:  Anna Lowe
Published:  January 3, 2019
My Rating:  5+ stars

There aren’t’ many times that I’m left speechless after finishing a novel… but “Rebel Alpha” has managed that feat quite easily.  I knew the finale to the Aloha Shifters Pearls of Desire and Aloha Shifters Jewels of the Heart series would be an amazing wrapup of all the stories… I simply had no idea how true that would actually be.

Throughout this series, Cynthia has been at the middle of everything.  We know only that she’s in hiding, that she is obviously a high-born dragon shifter and that she has enough secrets to furnish a mansion with.  We’ve seen cracks over time, a smile slipping here, a kind word spoken there, maybe a bit of a knowing look shared with another of the women of the pack… but for the most part, Cynthia has been standing alone in her guardianship and protection of her son, Joey.  She’s had the help and love, in their various ways of showing affection, from the other shifters for her son.  They would die to protect Joey… and the final battle is soon to be upon them.  We’ve also seen the melancholy, the pain and the loneliness of Cynthia as well.  She is a dragon without her mate, but that is about to change for the final parts of the prophecy are yet to be revealed, and her love is about to return to protect her up close and personal.  Cal is on Maui, and nothing will keep him from his mate’s side again… not even a pack of overprotective shifters.

There aren’t adequate words to express how much I loved “Rebel Alpha’.  And that is perhaps a good thing for this is a story that you need to experience firsthand for yourself.  If you have followed this series then this is a must read.  I can tell you there will be epic battles, shifter postering, secrets revealed, friendships strengthened, families grown… and one couple will reunite as they always should have been, mates living finally in peace and love.  I loved every moment in this world… and I’ve definitely got my eye on what Anna Lowe is up to next.

I would highly recommend these connecting series to any Shifter Romance reader who loves a good story, intriguing situations, interesting characters and a roller coaster of a story.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about then look for Aloha Shifters Jewels of the Heart to get started on this amazing journey… you will not regret one second of this journey.

I own a Kindle edition of this story.  (and I will be re-reading both series again, just for the fun of it and to pick out details I missed the first time around… it’s that good.)

Available for the Kindle