ARC Review: Rebel Alpha (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire #5) by Anna Lowe

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Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 5
Anna Lowe
Paranormal Romance
Twin Moon Press
January 3rd 2019
ARC Review Copy


Dragon heiress and her bad boy wolf shifter get a second chance at forbidden love. Is it too late?
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?

Maui just got hotter with this exciting new series of steamy, suspenseful paranormal romance!

ALOHA SHIFTERS: PEARLS OF DESIRE is a series of sizzling paranormal romances with adult content. No cliff hangers. Each story is a page-turner packed with action, emotion, and romance! If you like Magnum, PI and smoldering hot, alpha shapeshifters you'll love these books. Join these strong heroines and their alpha heroes in exotic, tropical locales full of danger & suspense!


Destiney doesn’t always get it right the first time around. 

Rebel Alpha concludes the Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire series beautifully giving us a sweet second chance romance and wrapping up the overall arc that has gone on. 

I would recommend reading this series in order to get the best enjoyment and understanding of the characters and world. If you want a much fuller picture I’d suggest you start with the Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart and then read Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire. One major arc starts with one series and continues on into this one, but you can read the series separately as well. 

As always Ms. Lowe took me on an emotional journey. She has a way with her writing that pulls at my heartstrings and I always end up teary eyed or in some emotional conundrum. She brings out the characters pain, joy, love, etc.. It’s a roller coaster ride that always captures me. 

Cynthia has been with us since book one. She’s the stuck up follow the rules person who doesn’t know how to have fun. Her past and her love for her only son is what keeps her caged

Cal is the lone wolf the rogue the one no one wants their daughters to get involved with. He’s secretly been protecting Cynthia and her son for years. 

Cal and Cynthia’s second chance at love was so heartbreaking, but also so loving. We learning why these two broke up even though they are true mates. We learn what each has been doing throughout the years and we see them both finally learn to forgive and love again. It was a journey of self discover for Cynthia and a journey of coming home for Cal. 

Rebel Alpha is a lovely conclusion to the series giving us a charming second chance romance with a little action, suspense, and lots of love. 

Rated: 4 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Anna Lowe with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

10 comments on “ARC Review: Rebel Alpha (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire #5) by Anna Lowe

  1. I like a good second chance romance. This series sounds promising and I like series that have a major overarching plot like that. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one.

    • It was a nice second chance and ya, the series has been fun and enjoyable. Thank you for visiting!

  2. You share so many indie PNR stories that I want to try. Great review.
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    • ^_^ I feel this inide author with her Twin Moon Ranch series. I’ve been hooked ever since. Thank’s for visiting!

  3. I’m glad you enjoyed this all the way into the series. Wonderful review.
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    • Thank you, Anne!

  4. Fabulous review Angela!!! Sounds very good!! Shared on my socials!??

    • Thank you!

  5. Oh I’m gonna have to go check out this series now. This sure sounds like my kind of book. Thanks for the great review.
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    • I had fun with this series and the author did a good job wrapping things up. Hope you enjoy!