Author: CR Guiliano
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: SelfPubBookCovers.com/Shardel
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 09/14/2015
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Arri had been abused and picked on all his life. Born a runt, and then maturing into an omega, he was cast out of his pack. Figuring he’d not find another pack willing to take him in, he struggled to make a life for himself in the human world.
If he didn’t have bad luck, he had no luck at all. Jobs were hard to come by, and he wasn’t able to keep them for long, his omega empathy causing humiliating meltdowns.
He’d been robbed, mugged, and nearly raped too many times to count. Arri’s wolf was fundamentally broken, with no way to emerge, or protect him, finally withdrawing deep within him and remaining silent.
Then, a day came when things changed. Answering yet another employment ad, he was stunned to find the source of the advertisement was a beta wolf, then was shocked further when he was presented before the alpha of the Woodlynn pack. He’d heard rumors about this pack, the alpha considered one of the strongest on the continent.
He believed the rumors after meeting the large male.
Arri’s silent wolf had awakened, whispering to him, calling the alpha, mate, which was ridiculous. Alphas didn’t mate with lowly omegas. Especially male omegas, even though Arri was perfectly capable of giving an alpha pups, or so he’d been told by the old ex-beta he’d befriended. But then again, male omegas were rare, and thought little of, viewed as weak, considered unnatural. So, he would ignore his wolf, do his job, and keep his head down, not causing Alpha Dryden any cause to fire him.
M-Preg is not my thing. It just isn’t… except when it is. I fell in love with Arri in the first couple of pages. By the time his pack cast him out for being weak and useless, my heart was already in his hands. By the time he got to a town as far from anyone like him he could, I just wanted to protect him from the world. When he found a new home, I rejoiced and agonized with him in equal measure.
Arri has never known love or kindness. He has never had someone tell him he is worth it. That his life has meaning. Then he meets Vann, and eventually Dryden. Even without knowing everything about him, they give him a home and place to be safe. They give him a purpose and place to run, even if he is scared to be completely himself.
Of course, there is a fated mate pairing in the works and a powerful one at that. However, Arri is not conditioned to believe in that fate. To believe in himself. Even when his mate learns of their connection, Arri fears for his life and his safety. It tugs your heart, again.
Seriously these two are the perfect foils for each other and eventually the perfect mates for each other. I can’t help but love Arri. I can’t help but break my heart for Arri. I can’t wait to see what is next for these two and this pack.
CR, PLEASE tell me this is the first in a series, and we will be revisiting this pack again and again. PLEASE!!! Oh and just so you know, CR, I blame you… I am on a major shifter kick right now, and it all started reading this fabulous little story.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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