Review: Alpha Mail by Brenda Rothert


Alpha Mail is a new book by Brenda Rothert. I’ve read and enjoyed a few of her books in the past so I was excited to be able to participate in this tour.

I’ll be honest. Sometimes books featuring emails and texts between the hero and heroine work for me, and sometimes, they don’t. Unfortunately, in this case, it didn’t work for me. Part of the issue was it took way too long to figure out who the hero was. I had an idea, mind you, but I wanted it to be confirmed far sooner than it happened in the book.

Sienna Mills runs a successful business called Alpha Mail. Clients sign-up for the chance to email and text with “Alphas”, the broody, sexy heroes that all women confess to love just a little bit. (If not A LOT!) Things are going super well in her new business and Sienna is thrilled because it’s giving her options to help out her best friend, Carmen, and her best friend’s young son, Jack, who is suffering from Batten Disease. I had never heard of this illness but it’s really scary and unfortunately, kids don’t really make it into adulthood. So, Sienna is determined to make Jack’s life as great as she can while he is around. That means making sure Alpha Mail is a success.

Then, Sienna starts receiving mysterious emails from someone who claims she doesn’t know what a real alpha male is. Sienna is not impressed at first. Alpha males are her job! But the more Sienna chats and emails with her mystery man, the more intrigued she is to find out who he is and if maybe, they can make a relationship work.

Alpha Mail just didn’t do much for me unfortunately. I didn’t feel the chemistry between the hero and heroine. I felt it took way too long for them to come together. The pacing in the book just felt off to me.

My favorite part of the story was the interactions between Sienna, Carmen and Jack. The friendship between the two women was so warm and loving. It just felt so genuine a connection. Add in Jack who loves Star Wars and baseball and spending time with Sienna, well, it’s hard to not have your heart melt. It was tough to see him deteriorating a bit as the story continued because I had come to care for him too.

If you like romances that take center stage on email and chatting, Alpha Mail is the book for you. If you like romance stories with strong female leads (which I do, I quite liked Sienna), Alpha Mail is the book for you. Unfortunately, the great friendship and liking Sienna and her ambitions just didn’t wow me enough to make this a great story for me. But based on other reviews I have read, I am quite alone in that sentiment so I definitely encourage you to read some other reviews and download an excerpt of the book.

And I know I will still reach for Brenda Rothert books. I like her stories overall!


Today we are celebrating the release of ALPHA MAIL by Brenda Rothert. This book is a contemporary romance, standalone title. Check out the purchase links for Amazon, iBooks, and B&N below and some teasers from the book.


Use the hashtag #AlphaMail and tell us a dating horror story! A few random winners will get a surprise from Brenda Rothert!


Alpha Mail by Brenda Rothert

An adult standalone, contemporary romance


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Book Blurb:

Sienna Mills knows her alpha males.
They brood.
They growl.
They love the word “mine”.
After spending her early twenties in and out of relationships with alphas, Sienna used her knowledge to found Alpha Mail, a booming business that allows women to sign up for emails, letters, and texts from their own brooding, red-blooded man.
Her star is on the rise and Sienna is attracting the interest of investors when a mysterious man starts messaging her about the true nature of an alpha. She’s got it all wrong, he says, and he’s willing to show her how a real man makes women respond.
The more Sienna hears from him, the more aggravated she becomes. Who does this anonymous, supposed alpha think he is, anyway?
And yet…she can’t deny his messages are becoming the best part of her days. Commitment-phobic Sienna finds herself wanting more from her sensei of seduction. But is she willing to trust her heart to an alpha again?




Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.


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