What happens when you're thrown together and there's no escape?
Seb is a wealthy alpha who pursued his passion for working the land despite his family's objections. Covered in tattoos, he favors short-term relationships over anything permanent.
But when Max, a Shakespeare-quoting backpacker, meets Seb in less than desirable circumstances, a misunderstanding has the omega accepting an offer that sends him hurtling in a new direction. And then there's Trixie, a tiny pink piglet who has the run of Seb's home and has captured his heart. She adores apples, riding on the alpha's motorbike and plenty of snuggles. And it's love at first sight when she comes face to face with Max. Set against the backdrop of an unspoiled landscape and a lake that's both serene and treacherous, Seb and Max's relationship blossoms until a storm disrupts not only the surroundings, but also their future.
*WARNING* This 28,000 word novella is a cliffhanger! It also has characters from the Roselake Trilogy in it. While not an integral part of this series, you will understand it a bit more if you read the Roselake Trilogy first.
I was drawn to this book because the blurb said it has a cute pig. I love animals and when a big, bad alpha can be brought to his knees by a little, pink piglet count me in! The book starts out a bit slow with Max, Seb, and another alpha stuck in a jail cell together. Max was brought in because he's homeless and was caught sleeping on a park bench. Seb was brought in for fighting in his friend's bar. The other alpha, Adam, is also in the cell and is tormenting poor Max. Seb has a wicked hangover and decides to muster the courage to defend Max against Adam. Suddenly they're all released from jail, but only Max and Seb leave. We find out at the end of the book what Adam's role in this story is.
Max finds out Seb owns a farm and finds a way to get Seb to hire him.
They're attracted to each other but Seb doesn't do commitments so he tries his hardest to ignore the sexual tension between him and Max. When Max meets Sebs' baby, Trixie, he falls in love with her and the feeling is mutual. Trixie prefers Max over Seb and follows Max everywhere. Max enjoys helping out on the farm and taking care of all the critters too! Eventually Max and Seb give in to their desires and have sex during a wild storm. I didn't find the sex scene particularly hot, just meh. In usual alpha form Seb says something stupid and it pisses Max off enough that he leaves the farm and finds an apartment and a job in town. When he realizes he's pregnant he knows he has to tell Seb. I laughed at the manner in which he let Seb know he was pregnant and the lady in the laundromat was funny. Seb convinces Max to try being with him again and Trixie is overjoyed when she gets her Max back.
Someone from Max's family shows up at the farm looking for him and Seb does his best to get rid of them. Max helps Seb make a run for it on their motorcycle, with Trixie in her backpack, and they ride off to......? That's where the book ends and I'm guessing they go to Idriador since that's the name of the series. Having read the Roselake Trilogy by this author I found the same patterns carried over into this book. Continuously referring to Seb, Max, and others as "the alpha" and "the omega" is my main complaint about it. It was worse when they were in the bar and all the men were referred to using their names and also the alpha or the omega. It's just too confusing and distracts from the storyline. There were a few attempts at humor that missed their mark, but Trixie made up for some of them. I felt that the scene at the end with Seb and Max's family was over done. To me it seemed like the author was trying to write an action adventure scene and it was a mess.
I also don't like it when and author breaks up what should be 1 book into 3 novellas with the first 2 books being cliffhangers. I did enjoy this book wanted to give it 4 cups of tea, but the constant alpha/omega referencing and the cliffhanger factor brought it down to 3.5 cups of tea.
Hi! I'm Kenna! I began reading at the age of 3 and mastered it by the time I was 7. I read my first romance when I was 12 and I was instantly addicted. I found the mm and mpreg genre a few years ago and I haven't read anything else since. Things that bring me the most happiness in life are thunderstorms, rainbows, chocolate, painting, making jewelry, my furrbabies, and of course reading. I've been a fast food drive-thru guru, retail manager, teacher for kids with severe autism, life skills coach, and a companion for disabled kids. While I don't have kids of my own I do have a small zoo of furrbabies who drive me crazy. I'm a voracious reader of everything MM, especially Mpreg. I can never get enough of it. My favorites are the paranormal stories. While I'm not a writer at this time I hope to someday sit down and write the books that the voices in my head are clamoring to be set free in. In the meantime I'll write reviews and do video reviews for authors who listen to the voices in their own heads and give us those stories for us to read.