Review: Alphas Like Us

Alphas Like Us by Krista and Becca Ritchie38316963

Series: Like Us #3

Published: March 13, 2017

Rating: ★★★★★ (5 Stars)

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NOTE: Synopsis and review may contain spoilers for previous books in the series/in the original non-spin-off series. If you’re interested in an awesome M/M romance novel, check this series out!

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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.

​​The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them. You must read Books 1 and 2 before reading Alphas Like Us.

I LOVE the romance novels by Krista and Becca Ritchie, and whenever one comes into my hands I absolutely DEVOUR it. The Like Us series is a spin off of the Addicted and Calloway Sisters series, focusing on the children of those featured in the previous books; however, you can enjoy this series without all of the background. The Hale family is my absolute favorite and I’m so grateful to have this Maximoff spin-off in my life.

This book had everything I love in a good romance. A sassy male lead (x2!), along with hard but realistic relationship choices and a good dose of drama. I 100% sobbed at certain times during this book (you’ll know when you read it). Marrow is my perfect ship! It’s obvious that these men complement each other in every way and are always sensitive to the other’s needs.

One of my favorite things about the Like Us series is the ability to “get inside the head” of a reality star (even if they are fictional), and I enjoyed how the Ritchie’s portrayed Farrow’s annoyance/struggle at having fame impede his ability to do the best work. Farrow’s ability to know what he wants and work towards it is so inspiring, and I love how this couple helps each other find their way.

The only reason this rating is a 4.5 instead of a 5 is because I liked Lovers Like Us (book #2 in the series) just a LITTLE bit more. The “trying to figure out how this relationship will work” trope is one of my favorite (and one of the main reasons that I love the Addicted series). This book is more focused on overcoming problems that arise in relationships, and Maximoff and Farrow are both so supportive of each other <3. This is definitely a book and series that I will revisit in the future because Marrow is GOALS!

I also can’t wait for the next book in this series, Tangled Like Us, which will focus on Maximoff’s best friend Jane as she finds her own romance!

Mar. TBR Tuesday

I recently made a TBR jar to help me decide what books to read next! You can check out how I made mine in my post HERE. This is the fun new way I’m going to be choosing a book or two to read each month. Note: you can click on the book covers below to read more about them on Goodreads.

And the first book that I drew for March was…

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Nevernight by Jay Kristoff! I actually started this a while ago and put it down because I got distracted by other reads. Now I have no excuse, and I’m excited to return to this world!

I Instagram-polled my followers to help me decide my next read for this month, and out of The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and The Final Empire (Mistborn) by Brandon Sanderson, they chose Mistborn!

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I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this series, and am excited to find out what all of the hype is about! (If you’d like to join in on some more of my shenanigans, my Instagram is @emiesnook)

I was also recently approved for an ARC of one of my anticipated reads of the year, The Raging Ones, the fantasy debut of two of my favorite romance authors, Krista and Becca Ritchie! This book is definitely moving to the top of my TBR for the month.

Other books that I’m hoping to read/finish:

  1. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
  2. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (my Classic of the Month!)
  3. Alphas Like Us (Like Us #3) by Becca and Krista Ritchie
  4. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (continuing with read-a-long)

I may be a little overly-optimistic trying to finish multiple 600 page books this month, in the midst of midterm exam season, but I’m going to try my best!

What books are you planning on reading this month?