Cain by Alex Wolf

POV: Dual 1st Person
Tropes: Age Gap, Alpha hole, Close Proximity, Boss/Employee, Meet cute, 
Pop: 35%
Rate: 5/5 Stars
Release Date: May 17, 2022

Alex Wolf returns with Cain, and he comes back with a bang.  I read his previous book Ethan, and while it was good.  It was missing something.  Reading Cain, I realized what that something was.  Wolf often creates these gritty intense alphas who are border jerks.  But there is always something about them that you just want more… Cain returns Wolf to this gritty alpha hole that is blunt and intense.  Is dirty but has a sweet side when needed.  Is in charge of his life and his career in a way that doesn’t falter.  

Marissa is an intern at Cain’s firm… he has an almost out of body experience they meet in his office, and he does what he can to keep his distance.  But then he decides it isn’t worth it, because this woman is going to be his.  No matter what.  Once they take that next step, their lives entwin almost seamlessly.  However, when Marissa needs Cain to step up and back her up, he doesn’t.  So, she steps back and then some.  This story works so well, and Marissa is no shrinking violet.  She stands up for herself and then some.  I love the strength that she has even when she is falling apart.