Erik is the Alpha of a small happy pack. One night whilst negotiating a treaty, an omega is dragged into the room. Erik is stunned by his beauty, his scent, and immediately fills with desire to protect the little omega, keep him safe and make him smile.
Bumpy start, but smoother finish. 3.5 stars
This is the second book I’ve read by this author and I do enjoy their stories. But I do think this author could use a good editor and a couple beta readers. Which is odd since it looks like the books are traditionally published by Siren Publishing. The story is good, but would definitely benefit from additional development in the story line and characters.
Luca is the bastard son of a powerful mage and shunned and abused by everyone in his life. He starts out as a bit of a spoiled rich jerk. Eventually, he figures out everyone isn’t trying to kill him and settles in a bit.
Erik is a good balance for Luca, although I found his character a little bit underdeveloped. He is a good alpha for his pack but there isn’t a lot of pack dynamics developed in the story.
For a story that’s relatively short at only 41k words, it’s a quick and entertaining read. A bit bumpy, and definitely could have been further developed for a more complete and more enjoyable reading experience.
Heat: 6/10 (decent amount of sex, but not over the top)
Writing: 6/10 (The author seems to be in need of a skilled alpha or beta reader to further develop their storylines and characters)
Editing: 5/10 (I found several obvious typos and errors that should have been easily caught by a skilled editor)
Pace: 8/10 (good for the short length)
Overall: 5/10 (it’s good for its length, but a bit bumpy in places)
Aspen Tree E.A.S.