Will two men, as different as can be, find love?
Jaesun Park isn’t a spy, not until the Protectors of the Pure, an organization bent on eradicating shifters from the world, blackmail and coerce him into using his job at The National Press to uncover and publish anti-shifter propaganda. He unwillingly travels north undercover, posing as one of the many campers taking advantage of the new shifter-run campground. The moment he arrives, he’s sure everyone is onto him, but he’s got to do his best to ignore his anxieties. His family needs him.
Wilder is a hybrid shifter content to watch those around him act like fools while they find their mates. If he ever (big if) found his mate, he wouldn’t overreact nearly as much as the other alphas with all their growling and possessiveness. That’s what he thinks until he literally runs into the man meant for him. It takes seconds for Wilder to realize that Jaesun is his and just as much time to realize Jaesun is hiding something that is putting him in danger. And anything that puts his mate in danger is unacceptable.
Except, those he would normally turn to won’t understand what Jaesun has had to do. They’ll lock him up before Wilder has a chance to tell them Jaesun is his mate. He can see that Jaesun is in way over his head, and Wilder is the only one who can dive in and save him. His kind, gentle mate quickly brings out the alpha in Wilder. No one, not his pack or the Protectors will lock up his mate. Before long, Wilder will realize why those other alphas acted so possessive and out of control.
Under His Cover is the fourth book in the Hybrid Heat series. It can be read as a standalone or as part of the series for maximum enjoyment. It features a delightful number of references to Korean dramas and kimchi while still containing those steamy moments that will make your toes curl!
Rating: 5 cups
Jaesun is in tough spot, blackmailed into helping the Protectors of the Pure. His situation is not helping his anxiety issues. He is adorable in how out of his element he is. He's utterly lovable.
Wilder used to laugh at the other shifters who found their true mates. He's not laughing anymore. He finally understand why they act the way they do. It takes him a bit but he does figure out why he can't stay away from Jaesun. My favorite thing about Wilder is his acceptance of who Jaesun is. He doesn't love Jaesun in spite of his quirks and anxieties because he sees nothing wrong with them or with Jaesun. He's such a sweetheart with Jaesun, I love it.
I loved that Jaesun is Korean, the addition of a different cultural perspective was an enjoyable aspect of the story. And Wilder meeting his mom was great. Hey mom, here's my mountain man, definitely not a nice Korean boy, boyfriend. Oh, yeah, he's also a shifter. That went over well!
The Protectors of the Pure definitely make things interesting. Those bastards need to be stopped!! I can't wait for the next book!
Turn up the heat!
Alpha, Preston is alone. His character has been assassinated by a vicious rumor and he’s been cast out of Austin, forced to work as a farmhand for the last eight years. He’ll never find a mate—he’s accepted it. But one night, on a routine delivery downtown, Preston encounters a scent that turns everything he knows upside down.
Kenneth is also alone. Orphaned. Both parents both dead, he’s packed up everything and is moving to Boston to start fresh. But before he does—he heads to the bar for a quick drink to get his mind off things. One quick drink couldn’t hurt…right?
Preston is floored when he catches the scent of his fated-mate. But the sweet omega is in trouble. He’s been drugged by the very same disgusting alpha who ruined Preston’s life eight years ago. Jasper Vanderton.
Fueled by rage, revenge and the scent of his fated-mate, Preston saves Kenneth from a terrible, life changing experience and rushes him back to the farm. It’s not long before the two realize they’re meant for each other. Preston is determined to put a cub in his belly and bind them together forever, but there’s just one problem--
Jasper has found them. His family is rich and powerful, and they’re going to buy the farm and force them off the land—or worse. Preston has no choice but to act, but how can he, one alpha, go up against the most powerful family in Austin?
…But Preston’s been blessed by a miracle. He’s found his fated-mate and he will do anything to make sure they’re never apart.
Alpha’s Destiny is the first book in Texas Heat, a brand new series from Aspen Grey featuring all the great stuff you’ve come to expect from her: fated love, no cheating, thrilling romance and enough heat you’ll need a fan to cool you down. Read at your own risk… ;)
Rating: 3.5 cups
Preston was the victim of rich asshole, Jasper. Drugged after refusing to spread his legs for Jasper, Preston soon found himself being falsely accused and vilified for attempted rape of Jasper. He is abandoned by everyone and moved away to work on an isolated farm.
Kenneth is an orphan about to move away. For a last hurrah, he decides to go to a bar and perhaps get rid of his pesky virginity. Unfortunately, he runs into, you guessed it, Jasper. When Kenneth rebuffs Jasper's attentions, Jasper predictably goes to his favorite tactics: drugs. Kenneth is pretty helpless after being drugged and Jasper and his wonderful (can you hear the sarcasm?) friends are happy to take advantage of him.
Jasper is one of those guys. The rich assholes who get away with everything and leave traumatized people in his wake without a care. He's a selfish jerk that reminds me of all those rich assholes who get away with raping women. To say I hated him is an understatement.
Lucky for Kenneth, Preston comes to save him. And BOOM fated mates. Who loves fated mates? I do!
I had to get over the names when I started the book. I dislike the name Preston (sorry) and I have a close relative named Kenneth. Other than the names, I like Preston and Kenneth as a couple. Preston is a good alpha, an honorable one but that doesn't mean he can't get a little kinky, hehe. Spanking, why is it so delicious to read about?
Jasper, of course, tries to ruin Preston and Kenneth's mating. Unless Preston figures out how to protect his mate and his job, they're going to be homeless soon. They need allies and a plan.
I liked this novella but I didn't love it. I liked the characters and hated the villain. The relationship was steamy and tempered with sweetness. It was a quick, enjoyable read. The plot could have been improved and be more memorable with a bit more elements of originality. This novella is a perfect way to end a long, difficult day. A mix of angst, fluff, kink, and love, it's a nice read for when you don't want to think too much.
Logan McRae expected to wake on the spacecraft Mercury, ready to pilot the ship to New Earth. Instead, he finds himself facing two aliens whose help he'll need if he wants to find his people.
Kit doesn't know what sort of creature he has accidentally purchased, but it's definitely male and not completely different from him and his lover, Halor. The language barrier might be a problem, but Kit knows the language of love doesn't always need words.
Halor has been reluctant to expand his nest, but he'll do anything to give Kit the happiness he deserves, even invite another man into their bed.
Logan has no idea that Kit isn't quite like other men until their passion results in unexpected consequences. Now he must choose between his mission and the two men who have given him everything he has ever wanted, as well as things he never dreamed of.
NOTE: There is an error on some of the sale pages that state this title is BDSM. It is not. Please be aware. We are working with Amazon to correct this error.
Rating: 4.5 cups
This book has been on my to-read list for a long while. It's not on Kindle Unlimited, which means I had to buy it. I'd been hoping to win an Amazon gift card during the last Mpreg author giveaways party but my luck proved to be awful. (I won nothing...unsurprising considering my history of unluckiness) I decided to just take the plunge and buy it. I was done waiting. FYI, I do not like buying books I haven't read before unless it's on sale.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I've tried to read an alien mpreg story before but the one I chose wasn't for me. I was hoping this one was better and it definitely was.
Logan deals with his strange circumstances better than most probably would. Instead of waking up with his fellow crew, he's awaken to find two strange animal-like aliens.
Kit is everything. I love him. Adorable and sassy. He evolved from cats and has feline features like ears, tail, and some fur. He's open, giving, and let's face it, loves sex.
Halor is more reserved. He evolved from birds and has some bird-like features. He's more suspicious of Logan and is focused on protecting Kit from the strange being they accidentally bought.
Kit brings the three of them together. At first, it's Logan and Kit, and Kit and Halor. Kit is hard to deny and harder not to love. Neither Logan nor Halor can resist him. The relationship between Halor and Logan develops more slowly.
The pregnancy gives opportunity for adorable moodiness (Kit) and loving care/pampering (Halor and Logan). It also causes some problems, which force the men to actual talk.
I quite enjoyed the world Brown created. Reminiscent of our own but with tweaks. It is definitely a sci-fi type world. I found it easy to immerse myself in it and imagine the 'aliens' in my mind.
The story is primarily focused on the triad relationship. Like all relationships, they have to contend with unhappy in-laws (Halor's parents), misunderstandings, and judging friends (Logan's crew mates). It isn't easy but love gets them through it.
If Brown wanted, this world could be turned into a series without too much effort. While some humans were rescued from captivity, there are more still out there. There could be another story or two in there. I'd enjoy seeing more of this universe.
This story is a good sci-fi love story. If you enjoy sci-fi and triad relationships, you should give this one a try. It was worth having to buy it. I look forward to more from this author.
There's no safe word for love...
“6’2”, 200 pounds of muscle. Can you handle the beast? Omegas: call me daddy.”
-Leo’s Grindr Profile
Hayden Williams is looking for a better life. After a tragic accident takes his father away from him, his family starts to spiral out of control. Hayden never felt comfortable in his own skin. He is a closeted bisexual, and most of the people around him can't seem to let that go. He's tried everything to find someone he can relate to, but he's starting to believe that fluid people like himself don't deserve to be loved.
When Hayden sends a few pictures to a mysterious daddy alpha online, he realizes he’s found who he’s been looking for: someone dangerous. Now, he can no longer hold back. He's coming out of the closet, no holds barred.
"Leather, leashes, handcuffs, and chains... Give me them all."
Leo Kennedy used to be the king of the leather scene. Now, he’s a f*cking legend. Love was never his thing, but when Hayden messages him with a set of provocative pictures, he crushes hard.
It was supposed to be one date, but Leo wants more. There is only one safeword, but multiple levels of pleasure are available to them. If Hayden can't play by the rules of his dark game, will he get another chance at love?
Safe Word is a full-length first time gay romance novel with a dash of mpreg. It is a 50,000 word omegaverse book. This novel contains hot and sexy leather action & some BDSM scenes, passionate angst & desire, and a HEA - beautiful baby to keep you smiling for days. This mpreg romance is meant for 18+ readers.
Rating: 3.5 cups
Hayden has been hiding a large part of himself for a long time. He's an omega and is attracted to both men and women. His mother fell apart after his father died and Hayden had to try to keep things together. He was always the perfect son but finally, he's finding the courage to live for himself. What he wants most to be controlled and he's hoping Leo is the man to do it.
Leo is mentally broken. His last relationship still affects his every waking moment; it isn't helping that he's basically being stalked by his ex. Leo is not in a good headspace. He hasn't dealt with his past.
Hayden and Leo both feel a spark when they meet. Hayden is afraid to be his true self and Leo is terrified to trust Hayden. This is an angsty story. Leo was definitely put through the wringer and is scarred mentally by his past. Major trust issues and fear of putting his heart on the line with Hayden. Hayden has his own share of mental struggles. I didn't quite understand why it was such a big deal he's an omega. Maybe in his world, male omegas are looked down upon? I'm not sure. It's a lot of angst, really good angst but a little too much for my personal preference. If you love angst, this is a great story for you! I'm an angst wuss, I can fully admit it. I need fluff to get me through the angst. Too much angst without fluff to balance it out for me.
The BDSM was good and I definitely enjoyed the Daddy kink and age gap. Yum!
The ending was fluffy mcflufferson. Sweet and loving and cute. It was great. I loved how they became a family in the end.
Overall, this wasn't a book for me. This is a good book, I'm not denying that. It was nicely written and a good story but not my kind of story. My rating is based mostly upon being an angst wimp (which I'm okay with). All the other stuff? Hit my buttons but angst me no likey.
Love angst? This is the story for you!
It's lonely at the top of Olympus
Hot-headed Zeus used to be King of the Gods. He did what he wanted, when he wanted, and no one, not even his wife, Hera, could keep him under control. His passions were legendary, and no mortal could resist his advances. He and his brothers ran wild on Earth. Bedding and breeding countless mortals until the jealous goddess’ rebelled and cursed their wayward husbands.
After centuries of anger, the brothers have finally deciphered the promise of an ancient oracle that will change their lonely existence forever, and usher in an age of New Olympians.
Cameron was a theatre student, sure, he’s been around the block before, but no one had ever caught his eye like Zachary. The muscles, the beard, the tattoos… he was everything that Cameron should have known to run far away from, but there was an electricity between them, something he couldn’t explain… what he doesn’t know is that Zachary isn’t everything he says he is, and there’s more at stake than just some Friday night hookup. Cameron’s demand for truth and honesty in a relationship could spell the end of his dreams, or carry the promise of something beyond anything he could ever have imagined.
Lightning Strikes is book 1 in the New Olympians series. This novella is 32,000 words, with an HEA featuring an independent omega with big dreams and an alpha-god to claim him. This book features themes of male pregnancy/MPREG and is suitable for readers over the age of 18 only.
I was excited to read this book. I love Greek mythology; all those Gods and Goddesses (Athena: strong, beautiful, smart, badass? Talk about a woman to look up to!). Such a complex and dramatic world, it's interesting! Vincent takes Greek mythology and tweaks it to create a new universe. The Gods of Olympus are cursed by the Goddesses. They are no longer allowed to have sex with mortals; it would kill the mortal. The idea of the Goddesses cursing the Gods seems 100% accurate. The Gods were dogs, not that the Goddesses were angels either! They definitely felt the extent of the Goddesses' wrath. Pretty sad though as the Gods are all alone. All their demi-god children have died. They are without family except for the other Gods. Pretty lonely.
Zeus is an emotional god. Full of anger and loss and loneliness. He truly craves a family; he's lost without one. Hades (I'm 98% sure) reminds him of the prophecy of how to break the curse, which is basically they need to find a descendant of one of the Goddesses (since they aren't cursed and have mated with humans to create children). He needs to find his 'spark' and only then he'll be able to have a family again. Zeus, aka Zachary, is a hottie. Picture Zeus as a hipster, bearded and covered in tattoos. Yum! He's sexy as hell; I can see why humans just jumped into his bed! God, he would make such a good Daddy.
Cameron is passionate but poor. Going to school, he goes hungry too much. He's happy though because he is working toward his goal of being on stage. The other thing he loves besides the stage is his sister and her two children. Cameron is exactly the kind of guy I love. He's a little awkward, a little socially clueless, and absolutely adorable. Cameron lusts after Zeus pretty hard; Zeus is his dream guy.
This is a novella, so the relationship build up is fast but believable. They are hot together! I love the heat and spark they feel when they touch. If this story had novel length to it, the rating probably would have been higher. The story isn't lacking. More length means more immersion for me as a reader though and man, I wanted to be in the universe longer. This series seems to me like one I'd jump into and read until I was finished. I'm guessing all will be novellas, so it would be easy to do. I'd get all the immersion I am craving!
Overall, I enjoyed this book. It's a quick read, which at times is what I'm looking for. I wasn't craving a novella when I read this story, my rating might have been different had I been in that mood. It's a good start to the series. I am excited to read the rest of the series. I wish Hades was next because I want to read his story most. He's fascinating and I can't wait to see him fall like a ton of bricks for someone! Poseidon is next up and it seems he has met someone already. I wonder who it is!
UNDER HIS CONTROL: HYBRID HEAT BOOK TWO
A jaded older shifter trying to be the alpha he isn’t collides with a cocky, young Dom…
Garth isn’t a well-liked member of his bear shifter pack. He’s got a sharp tongue and a deep-seated hatred of humans spawning from a traumatic experience years ago. Garth believes that a man his age should have his life figured out. He should be an alpha, he should find a mate to start a family with. Except, all of Garth’s nasty quips, shoves, and snarls are him trying to pretend to be that thing he is not. If he isn’t an alpha, what is he? Cassius, the youngest hybrid shifter to join the pack, is cocky, arrogant and all alpha. He also won’t stop getting under Garth’s skin, making him long for things he can’t have.
Cassius knows he doesn’t have the years or seniority in his pack but that’s fine, he doesn’t want to control a group of people. He longs for control over one man in particular. Cass isn’t sure how he is the only one to see how amazing Garth is, but he’s glad he is the only one to notice how talks of submission and spanking affect the shifter in a way that Cassius will do anything to explore. He’s obsessed with Garth—his mate—and knows that if he would simply give into his true nature as a submissive, Garth wouldn’t feel like he has to keep everyone away from him with his rudeness.
But attempting to get Garth to see past the difference in their years and understand he would be happiest under Cassius’s control will mean nothing if Cassius and the other hybrid bikers don’t discover who has been targeting shifters. All over the area, entire packs are being harmed by a strange new drug that has everyone on edge. Cassius and the rest of the hybrid bikers must find the people responsible for poisoning entire packs of shifters before they are the next ones targeted.
Under His Control is a 60k word Mpreg romance that contains an age gap relationship as well as some light to medium BDSM elements. It is the second book in the Hybrid Heat series and can be read and enjoyed as a standalone.
Rating: 5 cups
I loved this story. It was unique. Inside Garth isn't the typical alpha; his instincts aren't to protect or dominate but to submit. His inner struggle between who he believes he should be and who he actually is inside is the reason why he can't connect with others. Pretending means putting up a front, one that does not endear him to others. Chuey, from the first book, is about his only real friend.
Cassius is comfortable with who he is and what he wants. He knows Garth is his. He knows Garth desires to submit to him. Cassius tries to ease Garth into things but he's not any more perfect than Garth. He makes mistakes and a mistake is more than enough reason for Garth to balk and try to retreat back into his false persona.
Garth's continued struggle created problems for them both. I enjoyed the struggle, the battle between fear and desire. Happiness could only come with the courage to be who he truly is. Overcoming fear of rejection isn't easy and it wasn't easy for Garth either. But when he finally has the courage to accept and be who he is, it was beautiful. The happiness and freedom he felt were beautiful. It's what we all wish, isn't it? To be free to be who we are without having to hide for fear of rejection.
The mystery aspect wasn't anything surprising. I knew the culprit right away, whether it was because it was obvious or I've just read and watched too many mysteries, I'm not sure. It didn't diminish the story at all for me. I wasn't reading this story for the mystery.
It's been a while since I read this and when I read it, I didn't know what was next for the series. The third hadn't been released yet but I was excited to find out!
Since I've already read all three books, I can tell you this one is my favorite in the series!
UNDER HIS COMMAND: BOOK THREE
A bond that surpasses blood.
Thorne has found a home as second-in-command among the hybrid bikers, and while he considers his pack mates brothers, he never forgets the stepbrother he was coerced into leaving behind. From first sight, Thorne knew he was meant to protect his stepbrother, Sage and he never stopped, until his parents pushed Thorne out of his home by threatening Sage’s safety. His parents thought their bond was unnatural and while it broke Thorne’s heart to leave, he believed it was what was best for Sage. The pack would protect Sage better than an eighteen-year-old lone hybrid shifter.
When the world tells them no.
Twelve years Sage has spent getting over losing his protector, his bodyguard, and his only friend. Thorne had been his entire world, until he suddenly wasn’t. Gone without a trace, at thirteen, Sage couldn’t believe the boy who held his heart would leave him. He spent months running away from the compound he lived in with his parents and lion pride. He’d been sure that Thorne was out there, needing his help. But, after several cruel punishments and years without more than an envelope of money sent through the mail from his former savior, Sage had to realize, his soul mate was gone. Gone, but never forgotten. With only a return address, Sage sends a letter hoping it will bring Thorne home while also dreading that it will.
They say yes.
Thorne worries that returning to his hometown of Dry Creek, Texas will cause more harm than help, but he received Sage’s letter and Thorne has never been able to refuse Sage anything. Except, when he gets there, he finds his hometown in disrepair. Relations between the humans and shifters are at an all-time low, and the sweet, innocent little stepbrother Thorne left in the safety of the pack his now foul-mouthed, sharp-witted and knocked up. Thorne knows the father of Sage’s unborn isn’t his mate. Thorne is Sage’s mate, and he’s spent too long trying to ignore that fact.
Thorne has to pick up the pieces of his broken relationship with Sage and put them back together before he loses Sage for good. Or, before the Protectors of the Pure, an anti-shifter group, unveil their latest plan to wipe shifters off the face of the earth.
Under His Command is a full-length, stepbrother mpreg romance with sugar, spice and a guaranteed HEA.
Trigger Warnings include: mentions of abuse, mentions of drug addiction and alcoholism, and death of a parent.
Rating: 4.5 cups
I was ULTRA excited when I found out during the mpreg party from Kiki that book three was out! I absolutely made room for it immediately on my kindle. Once I read the summary, I admit I was a little less excited. My own personal reading preferences do not lean toward heavy angst. The trigger warnings seemed to shout: ANGST CITY! I know some people love it (angst sadists!) but not me. I can and do read angsty stories but I have a weird relationship with them. An almost love/hate kind of thing. I have to try to convince myself to read them...or ease myself into reading them. It's weird. This is why I started this book and then started another book. I needed to convince myself to read it. I'm a big angst baby, sue me. Anyways, maybe I should quit jabbering about my oddies and get to the actual review...
Both Thorne and Sage know they are mates, have for years. Problem is Sage's dad is a fucking bastard and believes it's an abomination. Since the moment they met, Thorne has tried to protect Sage and that's the reason he leaves in the first place. The problem is it doesn't work, which Thorne finds out when he returns after his mother dies. Sage is no longer the sweet omega Thorne knew. Sage goes through a ton of shit and believes Thorne abandoned him. He's been hardened by life and it's hard to see.
The pack Sage lives in is run by his dad (you know, the bastard). I can't remember his name (names are hard for me to remember, even MCs!) so I'm gonna go with Bastard from now on. Bastard is an absolute mess, drunk and abusive and cruel. The pack reflects that; it's cruel and hard and full of problems. My hate for him should be pretty damn obvious. He's a terrible alpha and terrible man.
Sage made me sad. He's been dealt a terrible hand and the one person he thought would be on his side suddenly abandons him without an explanation or any contact since. His pack sees him as a trophy, not a person, not someone to protect and love. He is a tool to them. Sage is faced with making choices to try to survive and the choices are great. He's endured too much to just expect Thorne's arrival is going to solve everything for him. He has a baby on the way and his own life to protect.
Thorne is pretty thrown by the Sage he meets and to see how far the pack has fallen. All he believed was a lie and the guilt of leaving burns in his belly. He wants to take Sage and run but the pack is a mess and Sage won't leave the few good people behind.
The mystery was better in this book than book two. The in-fighting/mutiny within the pack and the baffling (and suspicious) behavior of the townspeople was beautifully dramatic.
Despite my reluctance to dive into this angsty story, I really did enjoy (see...love/hate...or maybe hate/love?). It's very good and I'm glad I could convince myself to read it. I definitely recommend the series! It's been added to my series to buy and I'll be back for a re-read.
Aiden was an Omega who needed a job doing what he loved. He never imagined he’d meet his fated mate during the interview. He was ready to bond right away, but something stopped his Alpha from claiming him. Aiden’s patience held strong, but being near his mate every day without bonding threatened to drive him insane.
Brandon owned a successful company, and he wanted to share that success with his mate and their child. But the continued thefts troubled him and the last thing he wanted to do was drag his new mate into any danger.
Danger found them anyway.
This is a 28K non-shifter mpreg novella featuring a sweet romance, a HEA, and no cliffhanger
Rating: 4.5 cups
Aiden is the kind of character I can't help but love. Awkward and shy/nervous in social situations. He's also a genius with coding. Awkward genius...hmm...sounds familiar. He is pretty goddamn adorable.
FYI: Spencer Reid is my ideal guy. I love him and want him to be real. Sexy nerd *drool*
Brandon left less of an impression on me, mostly because I was ultra focused on Aiden. He's sexy and confident. While Aiden is a tech wiz, Brandon is clueless. It's kind of adorable how clueless he is. He just accepts that Aiden knows what he's talking about, which is probably for the best.
Aiden and Brandon have good chemistry and I enjoyed their romance. Moments of sweetness, sexiness, teasing, fun, and love. Good flow to the writing and it kept my interest. The thefts at Brandon's company are fairly minimal in terms of importance to the story. It doesn't have much depth. The thief's motive is money? I think. Or maybe hates Brandon for some reason? I'm not sure; it wasn't explained, at least not that I read. However, it is a novella; I can forgive a lack of depth.
If you are looking for a quick read with a sweet romance, this is great choice. I'll definitely be reading book two of the series! I'm always happy to add another author to my reading list!
He knows best…
For nineteen years all Chuey needed to worry about was survival. Now that he’s safe, rescued from the jungles by his adoptive father, Logan, he can start discovering who he is and what he wants. What he wants is Ryder, the leader of an allied pack of wolf hybrid shifters. But Logan wants Chuey to have nothing to do with the older biker. He does all he can to keep them apart, including threatening the fragile friendship between the packs.
Ryder has made his fair share of enemies while leading his ragtag group of shifters. He’s made some allies too. That’s why when he senses that the son of one of his allies is his mate, he isn’t jumping for joy. The opposite. Chuey is new to the bear shifters and new to civilization in general. He doesn’t need an older man like Ryder handing him more problems. Especially a man who doesn’t only want Chuey to be his mate, but to be his boy as well.
Meanwhile, Ryder’s fiercest enemy of the moment, Marcos, is revving up an old feud. The world may be big, but their area of the world is small and Marcos doesn’t like Ryder’s pack encroaching on their territory. He uses the only tool he knows, violence, and when that violence reaches the feet of Ryder’s boy, Ryder decides it is time to end this feud for good.
Under His Care is the first book in the Hybrid Heat series. It features a May/Dec relationship, themes of dominance, light age play and a whole lot of steamy moments!
Rating: Four and a half cups
Chuey raised himself in the woods until his papa found and rescued him. The backstory of why he was shunned is something that wasn't clear to me. Maybe I missed it or maybe it wasn't detailed in the story. I'm not entirely sure. At first, I was a little put off by the way Chuey spoke. I wasn't sure about Chuey at first. His manner of speaking confused me. I wasn't certain if it was deliberate or not. Once I knew why he was speaking the way he was, I got used to it and stop noticing it.
Ryder is absolutely the dominant caretaker type. If you know me, you'll know I'm a sucker for those kind of guys! Just calling Chuey his boy is enough to get me hooked.
Ryder knows Chuey is his mate but to protect him, he tries to keep his distance. Chuey reads this as disinterest. His papa's inability to see Chuey as an adult only makes things more confusing and frustrating for him. But Chuey isn't like everyone else; his understanding of social interactions is limited. All he knows is Ryder makes him feel safe and he wants him.
I enjoyed the relationship between Ryder and Chuey. Not only an age gap but tastes of dominance and daddy/boy too. Chuey is innocent yet fierce. He survived on his own for a reason. Wanting to be taken care of doesn't mean he's weak and I love that. Strong bottoms make me cheer inside!
Another great book. Sexy with a bit of angst and sexy, sexy dominance and a lasting love. I am ultra excited to read book two!! I have a bunch in front of it but I have a feeling book two is going to cut its way to the front of the line. The summary sounds soooo good.
Four men, brought together by fate, connected in more powerful ways than they’d ever imagined.
Lidon, Vieno, Palani, and Enar are finding their way in their complicated relationship. For Vieno, it’s easy. He thrives in the care of his men, taking his place as their omega and focusing on rebuilding the ranch.
For Enar, it’s a lot harder to find his role…and himself. His struggles to accept himself and his place in the relationship create tension between him and his mates.
Palani keeps digging into the Melloni gene and the fraud case Lidon alerted him to. His investigation reveals a conspiracy that is bigger than any of them expected, and it endangers them all.
Lidon discovers powers he never knew he possessed. When his mates and his home are threatened, he steps into a legendary identity. With the help of new friends that become family, Lidon vows to protect what’s his.
Alpha’s Submission is an MMMM mpreg romance and the second book in the Irresistible Omegas series. It is not a stand-alone but continues the story from the first book. It ends with a HFN for our four men, but their storyline will continue in the next books.
Rating: 5 cups
If you haven't read the first book, do not jump in with book two. This is a connected series and needs to be read in order.
I reviewed book one of this series a while ago and gave it a three. If you don't remember why, I'll give you the gist. I didn't feel the chemistry between Palani and Vieno and their relationship was an important part of the story. Now onto book two! It jumps right back into the story and into bed, wink wink.
This foursome are incredible. While book one got me started, this one made me fall in love with each man. I love all of them, I truly do. Palani was my man in book one, Enar a close second; while Palani is still my favorite (he's awesome), the others are right there with him. They've become a true foursome, each with a different but important relationship. Vieno and Lindon is different than Vieno and Enar or Vieno and Palani. All the combos are like that. I enjoyed the differences. The theme of this book for me was the true realization of their love. They struggle but in the end, they fit together. The heart to hearts they had were as enjoyable as their steamy sex; that's not easy to do! And the new characters! I love the growing pack. I look forward to seeing what happens to Enar's brothers and the pack. Who will be added? I want to see them all, or at least some of them, find mates.
The conspiracy grows! Wow, I commend the author the intricate planning that must go into everything, weaving clues and tidbits throughout the series as new information comes out. Things get serious and complicated. Shit just got real people. I don't want to give anything away, so I'll just ask, how the heck are they going to come out of this on top? HOW?! What's going to happen? I NEED TO KNOW!
The mpreg part of the series will finally happen in book three, yay! I can't wait!
Having read the second book, I have to wonder if I'll perceive the first book differently when I reread it. All the groundwork laid in book one made book two great. I figured I would like it more but I hadn't anticipated how much. I want to read the third book. Like right now. Seriously, I want it now. I think we've all read a series where you get this fierce excitement to find out what happens in the next book; I'm in that place. I'm waiting Nora Phoenix! You've created a monster and it needs to be fed. It needs some preggo Vieno and overprotective future daddy Lidon. It needs more sassy Palani and sweet Enar. It needs to know more more about the conspiracy. IT. NEEDS. TO. KNOW.
Note: Since I read the book with all three novels of the series included, I'll briefly review each of them individually but in the same post.
My Captain's Baby:
A secret omega. A protective alpha. An irresistible attraction.
Alpha Captain Zane Mayfield commands the special forces Delta Squad.
He’s wanted Specialist Aden Chandler since the man was assigned to his squad. The only issue is Aden is an alpha.
When an op goes sideways, Zane’s alpha instincts take over. All he cares about is keeping the snarky flirt of a sniper safe.
Specialist Aden Chandler lied about his omega status when he enlisted.
He has his dream job in the special forces and he’ll do what it takes to keep his dream alive, even if it means illegal suppressants and denying his need for his Captain.
But an op gone wrong changes everything and threatens to ruin both his and Captain Mayfield’s military career. Will Captain Mayfield choose duty over love? Or will Aden be proven once again that alphas can’t be trusted?
Aden is no wimpy omega. He is a legit badass sniper. No one suspects he's an omega because he isn't what people expect to see. The problem is omegas aren't in the special forces; if he's found out he'll likely lose the job he loves. His attraction to Zane can't go anywhere. It would risk them both.
A mission gone wrong leaves Aden without suppressants and his secret comes out (to Zane at least). His attraction to Aden, who he thought was an alpha too starts to make sense. Without the lie standing in their way, neither can deny their need for the other.
Despite his feelings for Zane, Aden wants to keep their relationship a secret. He doesn't want to lose his job. Unfortunately, he gets pregnant. He can't hide for long.
I enjoyed the personalities of the two characters, Aden especially. They had great chemistry together. The story had good flow and kept my attention well.
On a side note, recalling this story made me realize it reminds me a fan fiction story I've read a bunch of times. Both have omegas hiding their status and being forced out in the open by losing their suppressants. How can you go wrong with a theme like that! Hm...I'm going to have to read it again now.
Protecting the Omega is his mission. Falling in love is a whole different battle.
Sergeant First Class Kali Morris is the communications specialist for special forces Delta Squad. He's the love-em-and-leave-em type of alpha.
Kali finds his latest conquest the night before a mission, except he’s attracted to this omega more than he ever thought possible.
Sergeant Thomas Carter is an intelligent Omega, specializing in dead languages. He never expected to leave a base when he enlisted, preferring a desk job to running through the desert.
Alone, Thomas goes to a local bar to fight off his nerves and falls for the tempting alpha.
But when it turns out Sergeant Kali will be with him on the mission--Thomas’ heart is in as much danger as his life is.
Alpha Kali's duty is to complete the mission but his nature is to protect the Omega he's claimed.
Together, these men come together in a sizzling dance under the desert sky, but they must battle their instincts to fulfill their duties. And when those duties come before their hearts, they must face the battle for their love together.
Thomas is used to being safe in an office but his expertise is necessary for the mission to succeed. Nerves send him to a bar where he catches Kali's eye.
Kali is a bachelor to the core; mating isn't in his plans. Until Thomas walks in and rejects Kali's usual lines. With a little work, alcohol, and pheromones, the pair end up in bed together. The moment Kali leaves in the morning, he regrets it. Lucky for him, he gets a second chance when Thomas turns out to be the omega joining Delta Force for the mission.
Thomas is out of his element on the mission but when push comes to shove, he is as brave and strong as any of the Delta Forces soldiers. Another badass omega, which I very much like! I enjoyed this one as much as the first.
Saving His Omega:
An Omega in pain. An Alpha with the ability to heal.
Staff Sergeant Rory Shipmond saves lives. It’s his job in Delta Squad.
When Delta Squad rescues an American base from hostiles, he saves an omega who has been hurt more than Rory could ever imagine.
Damien Raoult learned early he can’t trust alphas as a rich Omega. His tech business attracts all type of attention and Damien claims to be bonded to his business.
Damien is visiting an American military base in Hong Kong, a base that the U.S.A. doesn’t admit exists, when it’s attacked by a gang in efforts to steal his weapon technology.
When the medical officer asks Damien if he’s okay, Damien wants to open up more than he has before. But, he can’t risk the pain, even if his Omega instincts tell him Staff Sergeant Shipmond is his Alpha.
Rory is determined to heal this Omega, not because it’s his duty, but because it’s his desire. He will win Damien’s trust and his heart, one way or another.
Damien's past has taught him not to trust alphas. He's no soldier but when he's kidnapped, Damien sacrifices himself to save others. When it comes to his personal life though, he's not quite as brave. He would rather protect himself by denying his mate, Rory, than take the chance at finding love and happiness. He is a one-night-stand kind of omega. Never allowing anyone to get close enough to hurt him again.
Rory knows Damien is his omega but when Damien brushes him off like what they are is nothing, he accepts it. Rory respects Damien's right to choice and won't force him into a relationship. It's hard not to like Rory; he's patient and loving. Trustworthy. Rory is able to make Damien drop his playboy facade and show his true self. And in those brief glimpses, love begins.
I was drawn more to Rory than Damien in this story. Rory's such a sweet, loyal, loving alpha. How can you not love someone so caring? He isn't concerned about what an alpha should be, you'll know what I'm referring to when you read the end of the story.
I enjoyed all three books in this series. These omegas weren't pushovers, they were strong and brave. I definitely need more badass omega stories! Their alphas were all different but they all respected their omegas as men. They didn't own their omegas, any more than their omegas owned them. There was more of an equality in the relationships than the typical alpha/omega stories. It wasn't about dominance or submission; it was about love. The pregnancies only added to the sweetness and love of the romances. I hope you enjoy these stories as much as I did.
Hi. My name is Jordan K Prince. I'm an avid reader of MM fiction. I am particularly fond of mpreg; I can never have enough. I'm in the process of writing my first MM novel, mpreg, of course. I live and breathe MM fiction and I enjoy every minute I can spend lost in the worlds I discover there.