His Reluctant Omega Mate (Sweetwater Pack Book 1) by Jax Stuart

"Phenomenal world building. Addicting read, couldn't put it down!" Janet on His Reluctant Omega Mate.

From the blurb:

Will Kade be able to trust that fate has brought him an alpha that he can love, not just the one that he needs?

As an omega, Kade's purpose is to mate with an alpha and carry children. Years on the run have stolen that from him and ravaged his body. A chance meeting with his fated mate has Kade asking if Blake could be the one to heal his heart as well as his wolf. But what kind of alpha would accept a damaged omega?

Meeting his fated was a dream come true for Blake, but Kade keeps him at arm's length. Blake doesn't need Kade to trust all alphas, just that Blake would never harm an omega, especially his prickly, reluctant mate.

His Reluctant Omega Mate contains mpreg and discussions surrounding the past abuse of several characters. There is some on page violence, a kidnapping, and discussions about infertility. Omegas sometimes have it hard but Blake is a cinnamon roll of an alpha who wants to give them the world.

Janet's Review:

His Reluctant Omega Mate is a fantastic Omega/Alpha pairing with fantastic world building and character depth. 

Kade is an Omega that has a tough backstory, treated horribly by his dad. 

Blake is the Alpha of the Sweetwater Pack. He’s a sweetheart, tender but tough when he needs to be. Blake has a great family and he takes care of the Omegas in his pack. Kade has never known that type of care. 

There is quiet a large group of secondary characters that are really likeable. The world building has been well plotted so that you can figure out possible future stories. I’m excited for Dakota’s story. 

The pacing is well done and flows so well that I couldn’t put it down. I had the honor of reading this as an Alpha reader and kept bugging the author for more because it was sooo good! 

There are a few twists and turns and a few bad guys to deal with. Overall, a truly phenomenal read that is sooo very well written and addicting to read!!! 

Rating: 5 Stars

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

My first book by Jax Stuart and it certainly won't be my last, especially as she has stated there are more books planned in this series. Pleaseeee may Axel get his way and have his own book. This is my reader heart putting that into the universe. But back to Kade and Blake whom this particular series opener was about.

I loved how Blake was such a sweet alpha. He had his typical alpha moments, but most of the time he was just a kind and loving partner. He even went so far as to get advice from other omegas so he was doing all that he could to be a good mate. Blake was always checking in with Kade to make sure he was comfortable and that went a long way to soothing Kade's misgivings about being mated. Kade's past has certainly made him weary of alphas, and with damn good reason. I didn't blame him for wanting to take things slow with Blake, fated or not.

The side characters were all very likable, especially Axel, Dakota, and Chase. I enjoyed how Dakota's story line unfolded. I was very uncertain of him at first along with Kade. I even thought he may turn out to be a true villain in the story. The way it was written was almost like myself as reader saw the light along with Kade and how wrong our assumptions were. I'm exceptionally happy his story is next, though I do not think his will be an easy road. If I thought Kade was skittish about mates, he's got nothing on Dakotas fated. I can't wait to see how it all plays out. 

Rating: 5 Stars

Zakiyya's Review:

Was in the mood for some mpreg and I’m so glad I picked this one cos I really enjoyed it.

I totally enjoyed Blake the most - a loving, patient and extremely considerate alpha – though strong and protective when he needed to be - he was just awesome …😍 

Kade however, at first, I found him to be a very conflicted character – especially in the first half and I found him and Dakota being too close to each other for my liking. 

I’ve always enjoyed omegaverse smut and this did not disappoint cos the sex was smoking hot…🔥

I definitely enjoyed the storyline as well as the secondary characters and will definitely be looking forward to the rest of this series…💙💙

Rating: 4 Stars

KjnRose's Review:

Such a great start to a new series!!  Absolutely wonderful characters, a great storyline, and it's well written.  His Reluctant Omega Mate is the best I have read from Jax Stuart so far and I can't wait to see what they come up with next!

Rating: 5 Stars

Lori C's Review:

Have you ever read a paranormal romance before where a male shifter can get pregnant? Well buckle up, because in Sweetwater male Omegas have to be very careful of their heats and who they sleep with. One night can become forever if they aren’t careful.

I loved this story! I’m a huge fan of paranormal/shifter romance. I’ve read mpreg before and I’m perfectly fine with it. I like the idea of men having to go through labor! 😉 

The story starts with Kade experiencing a little bit of physical difficulty with his work. Then his boss Dakota needs him to make a special delivery run on pack lands. This causes Kade extreme anxiety and causes him to take some magic that he hopes will protect him. What does he need protection from or is it whom? This is the step that starts the entire story! 

This book just kept moving and moving and the pieces kept jiggling back and forth. I couldn’t put my kindle down. I didn’t want to. I stayed up all night with this book. There are some books that you don’t start later in the evening and this is one of them. I wanted the ending so badly and now I want to know what happens to Kota and Papa. 😊

Rating: 5 Stars

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