A is for Alpha Male by Laurel Ulen Curtis

A is for Alpha Male by Laurel Ulen Curtis three-stars

A is for Alpha Male by Laurel Ulen Curtis
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Series: A is for Alpha Male #1
Published by Self-Published on November 15, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 256

Heat Rating: four-flames

Audiobook Narrator: Renee Dorian
Audiobook Length: 6 hours and 28 minutes

I received this book for free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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Synopsis

I’m Haley Whitfield, and I recently had the ingenious idea to enlist my mother, Allison, as my kick*ss sidekick and set out on a road trip.

This road trip wasn’t to be just any road trip, but a very special one indeed. An adventure with an acutely specific purpose-- to find our other halves. The peanut butter to our jelly. The i to our Phone. The stripper to our pole.

If our romantic desires were a personal ad, they would read something like this.

** Two sassy women (Ages twenty-seven and forty-nine respectively--Ouch. Okay, ages twenty-seven and thirty--with nineteen years experience-- respectively) seeking Alpha Males to love us with zeal and kiss us with skill. Gorgeous face and sexy, tattooed, hard body a must. If you aren’t a dangerous bad*ss with the x-rated skills and virility to match, don’t bother. Must be willing to protect us from danger, value our quirkiness, and keep your mouth shut when said quirkiness is what leads to said danger. Momma’s boys named Dan Smith need not apply.**

I know. It’s a bit wordy. In fact, it would probably cost a fortune. Luckily, we’re not ready for the personal ad. We’re not that desperate...yet.

This is my story.

Warning: Some explicit language and sexual content.

My Review

One star or five? Okay, three.

This is one of those books I love and hate. It’s a fine line, isn’t it? The heroine and her mother are both TSTL, and the title of this book might be Ode to Kristen Ashley. I LOVE the ending. Good thing I didn’t give up halfway like I was tempted. If you are a Kristen Ashley fan like me, you might also be partly disappointed. Like me. I swear some of the phrases feel like they are taken directly from a KA (which is an overused acronym in the book) bestseller. Overall, I do like the storyline, outrageous and unbelievable as it is. I had a few good belly laughs and will never look at a motorcycle the same way again.

So. Three stars. There are many things to love about this book that grates on my nerves. I will definitely read this author again. I think maybe from another series, though. I’d like to see the author writing as herself without the KA twist on it.

three-stars

About Laurel Ulen Curtis

Laurel Ulen Curtis is a 28 year old mother of one. She lives with her husband and son (and cat!) in New Jersey, but grew up all over the United States. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, and puts that to almost no use other than forecasting for her friends! She has a passion for her family, laughing, and reading and writing Romance novels. Oh, and she’s addicted to Coke. The drink, not the drug.

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