The Selkie Prince's Fated Mate, The Royal Alphas #1 by J.J. Masters

"I think I'm now hooked onto yet another series." Angel bought and read The Selkie Prince's Fated Mate.

From the blurb:

An MM Mpreg Shifter Romance A Selkie prince forced to produce an heir. An omega destined to become a royal’s fated mate...
Prince Kai’s life as he knows it is now over. As the firstborn alpha to the Selkie King of the North, he’s required to produce an heir. Whether he wants to or not. When the Selkie Seekers finally present his fated mate, he dreads being tied to this stranger for the rest of his life. He can only hope his omega will be easy on the eyes and somewhat intelligent. Raised in a family of good breeding, Luca always knew it was possible he’d end up the mate for an alpha of nobility. Only to whom, he never knew. Every time the Seekers summoned him for the humiliating presentation ceremony to royalty of all levels, he feared being stuck with some unbearable, abusive or very unattractive alpha. As an omega he doesn’t have the choice to say no. Not only is it his obligation, it’s the law. If he refuses, he and his family would become outcasts and banished from the Selkie community. However, as soon as Kai enters the Great Hall of the North, it’s clear that the handsome prince is his alpha. Luca’s pleased with the choice the fates made until the king demands that not only he become pregnant within six months but produce an alpha pup with his son, otherwise he’ll be cast aside. And getting pregnant might be a problem... Note: A 56k word m/m shifter mpreg story, this is the first book in the Royal Alpha series. Due to the “knotty” times in this book, it is recommended for mature readers only. It can be read as a standalone and, of course, has an HEA.

Angel's Review:

J.J. Masters is a new-to-me author, but they aren't any longer! I adore shifter stories that have the fated mate trope, and The Selkie Prince's Fated Mate had both. While I wasn't pleased by how the omegas and betas get treated in this setting, I still really enjoyed the book. Kai.. At times I wasn't sure how I felt about his character, at first I liked him cause he wanted things to change. But then even his views of how omegas should be treated and how he kept warning Luka that he'd be 'put in his place' irked me. But throughout the whole story one thing was certain, Kai loved his stubborn and persuasive fated mate. Luka... I really liked his character, he didn't just bow down and submit to anyone and that really gave him personality and made him different from the other characters. He really challenged Kai, and they were great together. I haven't read very many shifter stories about Selkie shifters, so this world and the characters were very unique. The idea of the shifters having a skin to put on before they could shift was very interesting to me, I haven't read anything that had that component before. I was constantly amused by Kai's brothers, they were all great. Each brother had their own personalities and quirks, but above all they stood behind Kai and accepted Luka. I'm really looking forward to reading more of this series, I hope all of the brothers get their own stories. And that Douglas guy? Kai's right, what a pest!

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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