Mitchell is an alpha among alphas in the brutal Mountain Ridge Pack. He rules with equal parts fear and respect, but his pack is growing restless after decades without an heir to his proverbial throne. Only an alpha and an omega pair can sire another alpha to lead the pack, but Mitchell's not-so-secret shame is the fact that he hasn't been able to impregnate any of his female omegas.
Unlike the other weaker packs, the Mountain Ridge wolves have always kept their omegas in line and at a safe distance through the infamous yet efficient Breeding Program. On the recommendation of an old rival turned tentative friend, Mitchell decides to try his hand--among other things--in a last-ditch effort at siring an heir with a rare male omega. When a transfer request for one of the only male omegas in the pack uncovers unspeakable abuse and corruption within the Breeding Program, the very future of the pack is thrown into question.
Angel's heart has turned to stone after a lifetime of abuse at the hands of the alpha shifters who oversee the Breeding Program in his pack unit. The only love he has left belongs to the three other omegas he shares his little corner of hell with. Angel will do whatever it takes to protect them, even if it means becoming the mate of the top alpha himself.
Angel knows better than to believe the gruff Mitchell when he claims that he's not like the others. Despite his best attempts to steel himself against the strange bond that forms between them, Angel discovers that Mitchell is the most dangerous alpha of all because he wants the one thing Angel has sworn never to give--his heart.
With war looming on the horizon, a pack in chaos and two hardened hearts melted by an unlikely spark of love, only one outcome is certain. The Mountain Ridge Pack will never be the same.
216 pages Wolf Shifter Alpha/Omega
Warning: this book includes rape and sexual abuse. If this is a trigger for you, consider carefully before reading this book.
Rating: 3.5 cups of tea
The book was interesting and a good read. Good flow to the writing, always a focus for me when I'm reading. Nothing stifles my enjoyment like awkward and distracting disruptions in flow. I liked Mitchell and Angel. I didn't think I would like Mitchell, judging from the first book, but I do. He's likable despite the rough pack world he lives in. He does care about omegas and how they are treated. Once he learns of what's been happening in his territory, he does everything he can to protect the abused omegas. He has a heart and is surprisingly caring. Angel is definitely tough and endures a lot. I did find the name Angel distracting though. I kept imagining a woman. Yeah, yeah, I know there are guys named Angel but my mind seems to directly to a woman.
This book left me with conflicted feelings. I enjoyed it but there were definitely aspects that were not my cup of tea. The openness of Mitchell's relationship with Angel is not my thing. Mitchell has sex with someone other than Angel multiple times. Granted only once after they start their relationship. At least some of the sex is portrayed as an aspect of pack dynamics. I understand this is part of the world the author created. It happens to be a part I don't enjoy. I don't want to read about the main character sleeping with someone else. Finishing the book, I felt as if Mitchell had more sex with other people than his mate. I'm probably wrong but it is how I felt. I'm not into reading about casual sex in the romances I read. It's my personal preference. If you don't have a problem with the main character having sex with other people, you'll probably enjoy this story much more than I did.
If you're looking for a book where the alpha sleeps only with the omega, this book probably isn't going to be one of your favorites. I enjoyed it but it's not one I'd buy or be excited to reread. Despite my conflicted feelings, I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
When the idyllic Silver Lake pack is struck by tragedy, young omega Cameron wants nothing more than to use his healing abilities to restore peace to his home -- and his alpha. Can he convince Barnabas of what his heart has always known before he's given to another alpha?
Barnabas is a one-man kind of alpha and when his beloved mate and omega is taken from him, he's left an empty shell. Cameron's gentle strength and unfailing devotion might be what it takes to save him, but Barnabas sees claiming another omega as an act of treachery. Despite his best intentions, Barnabas' instincts as an alpha without an heir are pulling him in the direction of the young unmated omega he's sworn to protect and find a mate of his own. Giving Cameron to the alpha of a neighboring Council pack is the only way he can do right by the orphaned omega and keep the vow he made to his fallen mate so long ago, but can Barnabas' heart withstand the pain of losing yet another omega he loves?
When the elder of the Council makes a shocking decision about Cameron's destiny, the Silver Lake pack is thrown into chaos. Cameron is getting what he's always wanted, but he soon learns that being claimed by his alpha in name only is a worse fate than being held at arm's length. Only time will tell if Barnabas can shed the heavy weight of his guilt to claim the omega who belongs to him, or whether his pain will be exploited by the brutal Mountain Ridge pack that has designs on Silver Lake territory -- and its unique omega.
Grief, love and passion combine to give Cameron a crash course on what it means to be an omega. Luckily the young wolf understands better than anyone that love heals wounds that even time can't touch.
109 pages Wolf Shifter Alpha/Omega Age gap
Rating: 4 cups
This is a nice start to the series. I sped through this book until I was done. The writing has a good flow to it, which is important to me. I enjoyed the world the author created and the characters. Cameron is hard not to like and I was rooting for him all the way. He's loyal to a fault and is willing to do anything to help his alpha and pack. Barnabas is clinging to the past and the mate he lost. He doesn't want to want Cameron. Angst, drama, love, it's a good combination. Finishing this book, I was excited to read the next in the series.
Roscoe has finally freed his bear pack from the clutches of their cruel, former pack master, but not without difficulty and much violence. So, when he happens upon a young man, Sawyer, in his woods, Roscoe is suspicious, especially since Sawyer’s scent makes Roscoe want to claim him against every tree in the forest.
But, relocating his pack and starting over wasn’t easy and Roscoe’s rules have to be strict. He needs to be cautious while he figures out what he’s going to do about his inner beast wanting to claim the young--and human--Sawyer as his mate.
Sawyer may be young, but he’s been on his own for a while now and doesn’t react nicely to being told what to do--even if the person ordering him around is insanely sexy and can make his knees weak with a single word. Roscoe makes him feel whole, something he hasn’t felt before, but Roscoe also wants to hide him away.
And, it seems, for a good reason. There is distrust in Roscoe’s pack, and while Roscoe will not shy away from establishing his dominance, he refuses to rule with fear as their last pack master did.
It becomes clear to Roscoe that to have his boy and his pack, Sawyer will need a lesson in obeying his alpha’s commands if he is ever to be his mate. And if there is one thing Roscoe is very sure of, it is that Sawyer will be his.
Bearly Legal is a bear shifter Mpreg romance with May/December elements. If spanking or hot moments in the back seat of a car offend you, this is not the book for you.
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Rating: Five cups of tea (out of five)
This story checks all my boxes: shifter, mpreg, possessive behavior, D/S undertones, age gap, to name a few. If you enjoy these themes, I highly recommend this book. It's made my favorites list and I will absolutely read it again. The writing was good, easy to read and compelling. I read the story quickly because I didn't want to stop. It's a shorter story, only 118 pages. However, it didn't feel rushed or incomplete. I truly appreciate that I wasn't left wanting or with an unsatisfied feeling. I enjoyed both Sawyer and Roscoe as characters, they're likable and well-developed. I adore how Roscoe calls Sawyer his boy and the dynamics of their relationship. The instant mate connection works well in the story. I liked some of the details Burrelli came up with to explain her version of shifters. This story is great way to introduce this series and I already have book two of the series in my library.
Hi. My name is Jordan K Prince. I live and breathe MM fiction. I am particularly fond of mpreg; I can never get enough. I'm in the process of writing my first MM novel, mpreg, of course.