Tina’s parents gave her their bakery and house for graduation instead of a trip to Europe like she wanted. Tina, with the help of her boyfriend Luca have expanded on her parent’s business. Now she is just waiting for Luca to get more serious about their future together, that is, until her high school tormentor moves into one of the apartments above the bakery.
Mac has just returned home just in time to replace his brother as Alpha and to discover his mate, who hates him for what he did to her in high school. When Tina accuses him of stealing from her he is determined to find the culprit and win her heart.
Since losing my youngest daughter last July I have found myself going back to reading my favorites book or books from my favorites authors, kind of like comfort food, which is why I am reviewing The New Alpha again.
I love that The New Alpha is a sweet story that gets steamier as it progresses rather than rushes the whole romance into a two-day courtship making it a more plausible story line. Although, I find it hard to believe that Tina is totally blind to Luca’s batting for the same team and is not really into her. Then of course there is the fact that Mac knows the truth about Luca but put’s the breaks on anyway when he discovers what is up with Luca and Tina. Then of course there are the insane number of edits that need to be done in this book that seriously make it impossible to give this book a five-star rating (that I want to give it) or any rating for that matter really because with the number of edits I find it should be a minus one-start review instead of the one-star I am giving it.
Given all that one would ask why I really like this book so much, besides the earlier mentions plausible story line. I like how well written Tina and Mac’s characters are and how much of their back history was included added depths to each character. There were a number of funny moments and a couple that make me want to cry but it’s the funny, happy moments that make this story worth reading even with all the editing that needs to happen.
“My father was a traditional baker and believed in a traditional bakery. There was no display case with the treats or the coffees. My dad says it’s the fancy education that his boring bakery paid for and that in thirty years, the coffee might pay for the college.” —Tina
“Gross. You guys keep your conquests to yourselves, these are my sisters in law, and I don’t want to know any of this. If they’re random that’s one thing but not women I know, okay?” —Eric
The is a really sweet romance that starts out a little slow but sure does pick up momentum along the way as things start get hot between Mac and Tina.
I think that the author could have maybe added a little more about Luca's true motives and evilness early on other than giving hints that things weren't right between him and Tina.
Also as a big Gone With Wind fan I absolutely love Tina's middle and last name lol that was great at the wedding.
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Tina is a successful bakery owner and is happy with her current boyfriend until her new tenant shows up. He’s a blast from her past and not in a good way.
Tina crushed on him all through school even though he tormented her and stood her up for prom. Why is he so appealing again especially since he is an arrogant jerk?
Mac is an alpha that recently moved back into the area after his pack dissolved. He recognizes his mate as the woman he bullied from grade school to graduation. Can he convince her that he’s not the same jerk from so long ago? Or will he be left without a mate because of the mistakes he made before he was an alpha?