Raven: Part One: A Forbidden Desires Spin-Off Story by Piper Scott & Virginia Kelly

Raven: Part One is the start of an epic love story that spans decades between Bertram Drake and his omega Sorin. 

From the blurb:

Bertram Drake, the most mysterious Drake brother, leads a life shrouded in secrecy. Taken from his brothers at a young age and shaped into a weapon to be used by the dragon council, he has one sole purpose: obey the orders given to him, no matter what they might be.

Once a perfect jewel of the Pedigree, Sorin’s sparkle has been dulled. Taken from his cloister and sold regularly to the highest bidder, he has learned two vital truths.

The first: that dragons are monsters who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

And the second, most terrible truth of all: that egg madness is a lie—omegas are not saved from a lifetime of pain even when they are separated from their eggs.

When Sorin’s newest buyer mysteriously dies, Sorin sees it as his chance to escape from the hellish life he’s been forced to lead. The only obstacle? A handsome agent of the council who has been tasked with ending his life.

… and who has custody of his eggs.

Raven: Part One is a 100,000 word omegaverse mpreg-ish romance set prior to the events of the Forbidden Desires series. It contains action, adventure, heartbreak, laughter, and more than its fair share of steam. For maximum enjoyment, Raven: Part One is best read following the events of Clutch, Bond, Mate, Swallow, Magpie, Finch, and Peregrine.

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Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

"𝐻𝑒 π“Œπ‘œπ“Šπ“π’Ή π“π‘œπ“‹π‘’ 𝒽𝒾𝓂 π“Œπ’Ύπ“‰π’½ 𝒢𝓁𝓁 π’½π’Ύπ“ˆ 𝒽𝑒𝒢𝓇𝓉, π’Άπ“ˆ π’·π“‡π‘œπ“€π‘’π“ƒ π’Άπ“ˆ 𝒾𝓉 π“Œπ’Άπ“ˆ 𝒢𝓃𝒹 π’Άπ“ˆ 𝒹𝒢𝓇𝓀 π’Άπ“ˆ 𝒾𝓉 π’Έπ‘œπ“Šπ“π’Ή 𝒷𝑒.

𝐻𝑒 π“Œπ‘œπ“Šπ“π’Ή 𝑔𝒾𝓋𝑒 𝒽𝒾𝓂 π‘’π“‹π‘’π“‡π“Žπ“‰π’½π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘”."

I did not know if an omega's horrid past could rival Peregrines, but Sorin's is close. The difference is that Sorin's mistreatment has festered into anger. It lit a fire under him to want to make things right for all the omegas who have been wronged. Even if it meant his own happiness suffered. Even if it means he will have to leave his beloved clutch behind. Or his beloved dragon.

Bertram sure knows how to keep a secret. The mysterious Drake brother definitely has his reasons and it broke my heart to know them. He's been kept from the man he loves for decades due to dragon laws he's spent his entire life dedicated to. I wanted to cheer when he finally decided enough was enough and took action. Sadly, no matter how hard he fought, his efforts still fell short of securing what he wanted most. His Sorin.

"π’œπ“ƒπ’Ή 𝐼 π“Œπ’Ύπ“π“ π“π‘œπ“‹π‘’ π“Žπ‘œπ“Š π“Šπ“ƒπ“‰π’Ύπ“ 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑒𝓃𝒹 π‘œπ’» 𝓉𝒾𝓂𝑒...π’·π‘’π’Έπ’Άπ“Šπ“ˆπ‘’ π“‚π“Ž 𝒽𝑒𝒢𝓇𝓉 π’Ύπ“ˆ π“Žπ‘œπ“Šπ“‡π“ˆ π’»π‘œπ“‡ π‘”π‘œπ‘œπ’Ή."

This one ends right as book 1 in the Forbidden Desires series begins. I'm on the edge of my seat wanting to get the next one because after everything I read I need these two to get their HEA. I know much of the information we have learned throughout the series is going to come into play and I look forward to Bertram and Sorin reuniting, for good this time.

Rating: 5 Stars

Raven: Part One is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.