The Emperor’s Wolf has all of those and coupled with the way J.C. can drag you into the story made this an instant must read to me. Add into it a possessive, cruel alpha that has a soft side and I just fell in love with this book.
FYI, there’s a prologue offered on J.C.'s site for free. It was cut from the book but if you’re thinking about reading The Emperor’s Wolf, I suggest you read the prologue first. It’ll give you a better understanding of what happened before Jaden was forced into slavery.
For spoilers go here.