A lion’s pride isn’t defined only by those he commands but also resides with his hair, so when a human dares to butcher Arik’s mane, he gets his revenge—and claims her as his mate.

A billionaire CEO and leader of the largest East Coast pride, Arik is a ladies man and a lion. Used to commanding others, and obedience, he can’t believe it when a hairdresser with tempting curves chops off a hunk of his precious mane.

But her biggest mistake is in running from him.

Run as fast as you can, little mouse, because this cat loves to chase—and pounce.

Oh, and he also likes to nibble on tender bits. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for a human woman, a woman who can make the impossible happen because everyone knows lions can’t purr…until now

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the A Lion’s Pride series include:  When An Alpha Purrs – When A Beta Roars – When An Omega Snaps – A Tiger’s Bride – When A Lioness Snarls – When A Lioness Pounces –

Title:  When An Alpha Purrs
Series:  A Lion’s Pride #1
Author:  Eve Langlais
Published:  June 4, 2015
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Sometimes I want, no, make that need a story that will unexpectedly make me laugh out loud, or snort in laughing agreement, ya know?  Sometimes snark, sass, attitude and, oh yeah, sexy are the only things on my mind.  When that mood hits I grab one of Eve Langlais’ books and I know exactly what’s ahead – a fun, sexy story with humor, danger and sass.  What more could I ask for?  I’ve read her work for some time now but I cannot bring myself to do a review on a story in the middle of a series (yes I am anal retentive about that).  So I went back to one of my favorite series and started at the beginning or I should say restarted for this was a re-read of When An Alpha Purrs, but it was well worth the chance to reconnect with some of my favorite characters.  And it’s hard to find an Alpha who can out-Alpha Arik.  Oh, just for fun – read or spell the main couple’s names backwards… get it?  Is that cool or what.  *grin*

When An Alpha Purrs starts off on a bit of defiance, a lot of sass and a rather explosive first meeting between Arik and Kira,, and it doesn’t slow down until the end… and I suspect they are still to this day trading attitude, sass and sexy moments.  I love a badass heroine who says and does what so many of us wish we had the nerve to do.  She definitely has the attitude, but she also has the fears from a relationship gone so terribly bad that she had to leave the sate to escape.  Some of her attitude is pure bravado, the rest is simply her personality.  Arik is a catered to Alpha who has no illusions of his own worth.  He’s at the top of the heap and his word is law.  So when Kira defies him, his natural instinct is to hunt her down and teach her a lesson.  Yet in the end they both learn the lesson of working and loving together.

Talking about attitude, Arik’s mother has that in spades.  She’s not above doing things her own way to get her way… unfortunately with disastrous results.  This is one mamma lioness who needs a bit of an attitude adjustment, and Kira is just the human to give that to her.  I laughed so much at their interchanges throughout this story.

There is danger, attitude, sexy moments, sass and a love growing between two very stubborn people in When An Alpha Purrs.  It’s a great beginning story to kick off a series.  If you haven’t discovered this series yet, then I’d encourage you to go check it out.  It’s a series that just keeps growing, the latest addition was in March of 2017 (at the time of this review) – so you’re investing in a series that simply keeps on giving over the long haul.  If you haven’t yet discovered the unique writing of Eve Langlais then this is a perfect series to start off with.  When you laugh so hard you sides hurt, then you know you’re on to something good.  I would highly recommend this story and this series to any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader.  You’ll find a solid story, a likable main couple, secondary characters you’ll want to know more about and definitely sexy moments.  Plus you’ll laugh, life is so serious at times, it feels good to just laugh.

I own a copy of When An Alpha Purrs.

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