The Alpha and His Ace by Ana J. Phoenix
LGBTQ+ Paranormal Romance
A quick but really enjoyable read with likable characters. I really enjoyed how informative this read was because my knowledge of asexuality was pretty minimum. Anna Phoenix does a great job of getting the needed information across without making it sound like an info dump.
I enjoyed both characters and found them endearing and sweet. Brandon’s persistence really shows Aidan that he wants him as a mate even if it’s in a way that wasn’t expected. I also really liked Aiden’s confidence when he finally shows Brandon what being with an Ace can be like. Aidan very quickly accepts the fact that wolf shifters exist and I would have liked a little more struggle in that area. However, I know this is a very short read so time is valuable.
3 of out 5 stars
Young, handsome, and the alpha of his wolf pack, Brandon has never had trouble finding men to have sex with. Only one thing is missing–his mate. Brandon can’t find him, and the rest of his pack is growing concerned about his lack of partner. An alpha needs a strong partner.
Things seem to be looking up when he finally finds his fated companion in Aidan. One problem—Aidan’s asexual, and Brandon’s now confused. Who doesn’t want sex? Aidan, that’s who. And Brandon hasn’t got a clue how to make someone love him without it.
It’s going to take some serious self-examination, acceptance, and some really good cake for Brandon to make his way into Aidan’s heart.
This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love is an Open Road” event.
Published by M/M Romance Group on June 7, 2015
I thought this was a cute and sweet sequel that let’s us see Aidan and Brandon a year after they first got together. It also helped conclude some of the issues that were left open ended in the first one. If you read the first one I would definitely recommend reading this one.