Author: CR Guiliano
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 02/11/2016
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal
Sometimes…being a hero hurts.
Vann was thrilled for his alpha, Dryden claiming his mate, and now expecting a pup. Thanks to the alpha-beta link between them, the only downside was how much Dryden’s happiness emphasized Vann’s own loneliness.
There was a wolf who caught Vann’s eye, possibly his fated mate, but Vann couldn’t claim a male. It was too engrained in him to seek out a female mate. An alpha female.
Then, the unimaginable happened. Once again, Arri was abducted, and held captive. Except this time, Vann was as much a prisoner as Arri. Day after day, Vann endured Kale’s cruel torture so that Arri would be as safe as possible.
But the pup was coming soon…
…and Vann’s vow as alpha guardian took on a whole new meaning.
Unable to bear the shame, and guilt of his actions, and unwilling to return to Woodlynn to face his alpha, Vann fled, abandoning Dryden now that the male had his mate back safe, and sound.
Dryden was beyond worried that his lead beta, his alpha guardian—his best friend—had disappeared without a trace. Knowing what drove the male to take off didn’t matter to Dryden. Vann had saved his mate, his family. He’d fulfilled his vow, and then some. Dryden was indebted to Vann, and missed the beta desperately, more than he thought possible.
But Vann’s disappearance was only the tip of the iceberg. There was no peace for his family, he was depending on Rovyn more, and more, and yet, couldn’t because the beta had claimed his mate, and needed time with Anrean.
Then there was Border pack, his brother Massey having stepped down, and gone home, leaving Dryden as alpha to both Woodlynn, and Border. Not something that was going over well with the Border wolves. Even Kasp, a psychotic wolf who once belonged to Woodlynn a few years ago was challenging his right to lead Border as the alpha who bested Sbrel.
And to top it all off, Truin, one of his beta-in-trainings, and Vann’s fated mate, had left in search of the missing alpha-guardian, without permission.
His life in chaos, Dryden wasn’t sure what was going to happen. Would he defeat the challengers bent on destroying him? Would he, and Arri ever have time to raise their pup without constant threats?
Would Vann ever return?
His Beta’s Vow by CR Guiliano is intense. It is fast paced and fabulous. There is so much happening in the story that it is hard to believe it is only a novella. There is a kidnapping and the subsequent abuse, the miracle of birth, the cavalry riding to the rescue, a beta who can’t be a beta anymore, and of course sex and mating. The mating, however, is not necessarily between the wolves you expect.
There are six main players in this installment. It is really more of an ensemble fiction than a paranormal romance. However you classify it, it is a great continuation of the story begun in Omega Born. We come full circle with one baddy and introduce a new one. We say goodbye to a friend (though I suspect we will be seeing him again soon enough) and hello to a new life. We find out just how special it is to be Omega Born.
I would love to see another editing pass or two for this book, but other than that it was a great way to spend a couple of hours.
I fell in love with this world in the first book Omega Born, and I am eagerly anticipating book three.
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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