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Accidental Alpha

Accidental Alpha - Poppy Dennison For a shifter fan like myself, Poppy Dennison's books are a gift. I love that I can rely on them to deliver a fun, feel-good read, without the genre's usual depressing rehash of stock characters and plotlines. I wouldn't call this an ambitious book, but it features likable characters and small but telling innovations on the familiar tropes. Most notable here is the emphasis on forming a "pack," and the Alpha's role in cementing the bonds between the members. A lot more page time is spent on those relationships than the usual "claiming" insta-lust stuff. Even the sleeping arrangements clue us in: we see Lex spend several nights curled up with the entire pack before he ever gets it on with his mate. It's a nice, original touch that shows the care Dennison puts into telling her good-natured tales.

Definitely recommended for those who want a fresh, feel-good shifter tale.