The Tyrants Alpha’s Rejected Mate by Cate C. Wells

Emoji Review by Rebecca Dixon

I read โ€˜The Tyrant Alphaโ€™s Rejected Mate,โ€™ The Five Packs Book 1 by Cate C Wells and I LOVED IT ๐Ÿ˜! (FYI, Iโ€™m not affiliated with the author, not in the book biz, reading is just a HOBBY, and Iโ€™m just a regular reader that is super passionate ๐Ÿ’— about spreading the word on GREAT books!) There are NO spoilers ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป!

So! This book starts off with an UNDERDOG FMC, who is treated POORLY ๐Ÿ˜ฉ in a world where female wolves are lower in the pecking order of the pack ๐Ÿ˜ก! Definitely a backwards mentality as far as females are concerned! This UNDERDOG wolf has a BAD legโ€ฆ but a FIERCE ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป HEART.. and cannot stand (but yep, can’t stop looking at ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜†,) the DOMINANT ALPHA ๐Ÿฅต! Things really kick into gear when she shifts in front of EVERYONE for the VERY FIRST TIME โ€ฆ in her BDAY ๐ŸŽ‚ SUIT ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ! Annnnndโ€ฆ HE REJECTS HER ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ!!!

OK โœ…!! So let me tell you! I LOVE โค๏ธ THIS FMC! She is so STRONG ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป and and is ALL about HELPING ๐Ÿ’ others ! She is at a physical disadvantage in life, but she DOESNโ€™T let it get her down ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! She RISES ABOVE it and she is AWESOME ๐Ÿคฉ! Like โ€ฆshe is STRONG THE WHOLE BOOK ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป! Yesssss ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโ€ฆ I LOVE IT when a FMC KEEPS HER BACKBONE ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป!!

And the MMC!! โ€ฆ guysโ€ฆ I LOVE ๐Ÿ˜ THIS GUY! He is dominant and a TYRANT, yes! But he GROWS ๐ŸŒฑ! I love it when an author makes you REALLY mad ๐Ÿคฌ at a MMCโ€ฆ and you just want the FMC to GET BACK at him SO BAD ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿป! But then, somehow, you get HOOKED on this guy ๐Ÿ˜…! You get his POV and before you know it, the DUDE is STEALING ๐Ÿฅท your HEART โค๏ธ with one CONSIDERATE action at a time! (Ummm.. never thought chillaxinโ€™ with a playstation ๐Ÿ“บ game or handing a cell phone ๐Ÿ“ฑ over could be so ROMANTIC ๐Ÿ’˜! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†)

But what REALLY surprised ๐Ÿ˜ฎ me about this book, is that the writing โœ๏ธ is SUPER exceptional ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! I always go into books hoping ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป for that, but I absolutely LOVE IT โค๏ธ when it ACTUALLY HAPPENS ๐Ÿฅณ! With every page read, I just fell more & more IN LOVE ๐Ÿฅฐ with these characters! I was DEFINITELY invested! And although I knew it was going to end up with an ๐Ÿ’˜ HEA, I was really INTERESTED ๐Ÿคฉ in the journey ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ to get there! I REALLY think this author is something special โœจ & Iโ€™m going to definitely check out her other books now ๐Ÿฅณ!

Honestly, there are TWO types of Rejected Mates books that I love: one being where the FMC pushes back, never accepts the Mate (since he rejected her.. duh ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜…!,) and finds some other smokin’ hot dude ๐Ÿฅตโ€ฆ ORโ€ฆ the FMC STILL stays strong ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป through the whole book, we find out that the mate is actually a DECENT ๐Ÿ˜ guy after all, and then he FALLS ALL OVER HIMSELF trying to WOO โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ”ฅ her back! And let me tell youโ€ฆ this book is ONE of those TWO ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป (ok you probably have a good idea which from this review ๐Ÿ˜…, but honestly, it doesnโ€™t spoil it.. just go in ready for an awesome ๐Ÿคฉ ride & ready to FALL IN LOVE ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž!)

So if you love a UNDERDOG ๐Ÿถ FMC who keeps on KICKING ๐Ÿคบ the ENTIRE book, a MMC that you HATE ๐Ÿ˜ก, but somehow FALL COMPLETELY IN LOVE WITH ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•, really EXCEPTIONAL writing with tons of layers & depth, and a book that is essentially a standalone, but feels like so much more than JUST one book when itโ€™s all said and doneโ€ฆ give this a shot ๐ŸŽฏ! Itโ€™s FREE on KU and you never know, it may just capture your HEART โ™ฅ๏ธ โ€ฆ just like it captured mine!

Annndโ€ฆ for those that like key elements listed, here you go! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
๐Ÿบ Paranormal Romance, takes place in our modern world!
๐Ÿบ F/M
๐Ÿบ Each book in the series is a different romantic couple (this is an EXCELLENT palette cleanser when reading LONG series!)
๐Ÿบ Rejected Mate ๐Ÿ’”โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน trope w/a bit of enemies-to-lovers ๐Ÿฅท๐Ÿ’˜
๐Ÿบ Werewolves ๐Ÿบ
๐Ÿบ Straight forward, streamlined, modern writing style โœ๏ธ! REALLY good writing ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป! Super impressed with the depth of this story in one single book! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
๐Ÿบ Two POVs in the 1st person: FMC and MMC
๐Ÿบ Strong ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป FMC (the entire book folks!) & MMC that MAKES YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM ๐Ÿ˜!! Man, I LOVE โค๏ธ this guy! I really fell in love with this book more & more as I read it! Excellent character development ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! FMC KEPT my respect โœŠ๐Ÿป and MMC flat out won my heart โค๏ธ!
๐Ÿบ THERE IS STEAM ๐Ÿ”ฅ! But it’s not dominant. Slower burn for sure!
๐Ÿบ Slight omegaverse vibes (there is a kn0t, sl!ck, & heatโ€ฆ but that’s about it!)
๐Ÿบ HEA ending! ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’˜
๐Ÿบ It’s on Amazon’s bestsellers list for Werewolves & Shifter Romance (#17) and it has 3900+ ratings with close to 5 Stars (at time I wrote this!)
๐Ÿบ FREE ON KU! So if you have KU, give it a shot for sure!
๐Ÿบ Author’s FB Group: The Cate C. Wells Reader Group
๐Ÿบ Fans of dominant, alphahole, protective MMCs (who win you over by the end of the book ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป!,) strong ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป underdog FMCs, and romantic tension ๐Ÿ’˜ with eventual STEAM ๐Ÿ”ฅโ€ฆ. you will love this!