Reviewed by Sarina
This is a Series Review of Omega Wolves Series (Books 3-4)
AUTHOR: Willa Okati
PUBLISHER: Changeling Press
This series is always good for a quick read with the bonus of some smutty fun. I enjoyed both of these books for different reasons and while I may not read them again for a while, I know I’ll come back to them in the future. If you like your books with shifters, alpha males, instalove or mpreg this series should be right up your alley. 🙂
TITLE: Here and There
LENGTH: 56 pages
RELEASE DATE: April 29, 2016
As the captain of a fishing vessel, Alpha wolf Dominic considers himself married to his work. That’s always been enough for him — he’s never been interested in a family. Until he meets Sawney. Though he’s always wanted pups, Omega physician Sawney is committed to his practice and his patients. He’s never made time for a mate. But as he gets older he’s finding it harder to resist the demands of his body. When he meets Dominic, his urges catch fire and breeding with the Alpha is all he can think about. Dominic proposes they strike a deal. He can give them both what they want, no strings attached. One pup, a good friendship, and all parties satisfied. Only it’s not quite that easy. Passion and friendship are one thing, but what happens when the “single parents” realize they’re in love?
While its pretty commonplace for an instalove kind of story to move fairly quickly, I found this one moved a warp speed. :p I liked the premise of the story: two men both wanting a child but not the commitment agree to have a baby together, no strings attached, only to realize later that they’ve fallen in love. I read that blurb and was totally like, ‘I am so down with that!’ The book started off well enough but once the two men went to bed together things sped up like whoa. It kind of caught me off guard when, at their second meeting several months later, both come to the realization that they love the other. Even for me that was a little too fast seeing as how they hadn’t even spent a grand total of 24 hours together at that point. Also, while you get Dominic’s realization of his feelings, Sawney’s ‘ah ha’ moment you don’t get to see and its more of an implied thing at first which made me wonder if I’d missed some text somewhere.
I am a little disappointed that the book was basically done with after the baby was born, as I was really hoping for a love declaration maybe a year or two after the kid had been born to really draw out the together but not really together dynamic between the two main characters. Still, it was a quick read with some of my favorite elements that left me with a happy ending so I can’t complain too much.
TITLE: Fun and Games
LENGTH: 21 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 3, 2016
Captaining a fishing boat’s long, hard work, and when Sullivan brings his catch to the fishmongers he has his mind set on a strong ale and a hot meal in a quiet, family establishment where he’s not likely to lose his wallet or his life. The Fisherman’s Friend looks like just the place, but once Sullivan sets his gaze on Ari, he knows he’s found a lot more than he was looking for — and exactly what he needs. For there’s no scent on earth quite as alluring to an Alpha male as that of an Omega in heat.
Based on the blurb and the size of the story, I was fully expecting this to be just a quick smutty escapade with an unknown ending. Would the two stay together, part ways or meet again at a later time and decided they were meant to be? I really enjoyed the dynamic between the two main characters, Ari and Sullivan, and they fit together nicely. There was also, surprisingly, less actual sex in the story than I was expecting and I’m not sure if I’m disappointed by that fact or not. I will say that the ending was not what I had been expecting at all but it was perfect and the surprise of it, for me, made me up my rating. There’s not a lot I can say about this one due to the size of the story but anyone who’s enjoyed the previous books should like this one, as well, and if you haven’t read the series but are curious, this might give you an idea whether you’d like the rest of the books or not.