Book Review: Alphas Like Us by Krista and Becca Ritchie

Reviewed by JustJen

Title: Alphas Like Us
Authors: Krista and Becca Ritchie
Series: Like Us #3
Heroes: Maximoff and Farrow
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 489 Pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 13, 2018
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: His Bodyguard. His Love.

Maverick, know-it-all bodyguard Farrow Keene knows publicly dating American royalty comes with a great cost. Everyone wants a piece of their relationship. And as a protective boyfriend, he’s not here for the malicious hands that grab at their love life and seek to rip them apart.

But Farrow is confident — he’s confident that he could’ve never prepared for the storm to come.

Keep him safe.

Maximoff Hale isn’t a big fan of change. And to regain the charity CEO position he lost, he agrees to a task that he’s always rejected. One that could uproot his unconventional world.

But Maximoff is afraid — he’s afraid of the consequences that could destroy his boyfriend and his family.

Keep him safe.

Changes are on the horizon.
Big.
Messy.
Complicated.
Changes.

Maximoff & Farrow will fight for their forever. And with every breath, they promise that their love story won’t end here.

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Review: I feel like a broken record writing reviews for this series, but I really can’t help it. They are all just so good. Every one is as good as the last and I’ve not wanted any of them to end. I can’t recall the last time I’ve really wanted to savor a story so much as I have this series. This installment picks up where the previous one left off and having another window into the lives of these characters is like a wonderful homecoming every time.

As I began this story, I kept thinking to myself how good it felt to see these guys again and the rest of the cast as well. The various family members play such important roles in Moffy’s life that the story encompasses so much more than just the tale of him and Farrow, though that is definitely front and center. Very few people have gotten to know the real deal with Moffy and it feels as though we are lucky to be inside the circle of trusted people.

Is the celebrity and paparazzi stuff a bit over the top? Maybe. But, this is a story, and for the story’s purposes, things are the way they are, and it all just feels believable. If nothing else, it reiterates how little privacy these families have and what they have to deal with. It also plays a part in the relationship in Moffy’s hesitation to expose Farrow and his life to that scrutiny. But, from the beginning, I don’t think there was anything that could stop the feelings growing between these two. And that is something these authors have managed to convey time and again throughout these books. They face numerous challenges, from Moffy’s injuries and various family issues to Farrow’s career difficulties. Add to that the fact that the public seems intent on bringing them down and constantly opining as though they actually know anything real about either of them, and things get a little hairy.

And even though these guys are surrounded by the security team and other family members much of the time, they always manage to find alone time, and when they do, they make the most of it. One of my favorite things about this entire series is the fabulous dialog and banter between all of the characters. Moffy and his siblings, Moffy and Farrow, Moffy and his father and uncles, etc. I found it interesting to see where the kids and especially Moffy, got their characteristics from. Their conversations and teasing nature can easily be seen when the adults are together. Even though the parentals are not present much of the time, they are important role models and are never far from the minds of the kids.

I could go on and on, but suffice to say, this is one of my favorite series to date. You must read it from the start, and I highly recommend all of them. I was once again sad when I got to the end and even more so because this is a somewhat of a wrap up of Moffy and Farrow’s story. But, there is more to come for some of the others, and there is promise of more in the future for “Marrow.” I’m already looking forward to the next one!

Overall Impression: It was amazing!

*I received a copy of this book from the authors in return for a fair and honest review.*

 

 

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