Reviewed by Vicki
SERIES: Omega Wolves #7
AUTHOR: Will Okati
PUBLISHER: Changeling Press
LENGTH: 53 pages
RELEASE DATE: October 28th, 2016
Put aside by his former mate for his inability to bear children, Omega Lane retreated into the Alaskan interior and has lived there alone ever since. He’s a lone wolf and a hermit, not part of the world and no longer wanting to be.
Until Carey comes across his path. Younger, and also an Omega, Carey’s on the run from an Alpha who won’t take no for an answer. Though Carey thinks at first he might be pregnant, he soon learns that isn’t the case — instead, he’s going into heat.
Carey doesn’t want or trust an Alpha anywhere near him. Lane, who has kept his preference for Omegas hidden for years, is the only one Carey chooses to trust. But can Lane let Carey into his life after living alone for so long?
And what if Carey decides he doesn’t want to leave?
In this latest addition to the Omega Wolves series, we get a different pairing than we have seen before. Most of the pairings have been Alpha/Omega, one was Alpha/Alpha. Now with this one we get Omega/Omega. I wasn’t sure how that was going to work, but it did!
Lane is very independent, living on his own in a cabin in the wilds of Alaska. He is near a train stop, and occasionally takes the train in to the closest town to buy staples. One morning while waiting for the train, he sees another shifter coming from the woods, obviously in distress. He agrees to buy a train ticket for the panicked Omega wolf, but that is as far as he can risk getting involved. Lane is in hiding, and can’t take the chance of drawing attention to himself.
Carey is having a bad time…. he’s been forced by his Alpha uncle to mate with another Alpha against his will, and now is on the run, possibly pregnant. He comes across a shifter waiting for a train and begs for help. He’s wanting to get to town so he can confirm if he’s pregnant or not then figure out what to do from there. The other wolf helps him get to town and they part ways. Things don’t go well for Carey and he ends up needing help again. This gets us to the heart of the story and where I’ll stop telling you what happens!
So I liked this story, and these two characters. Carey is sweet and needy, Lane is surprisingly strong for an Omega wolf. The two work out very well as a couple, even though they shouldn’t. There are a couple of sex scenes between them, and Willa gives us a much needed solution to the issue of neither being an Alpha. Then there is a wonderful scene of strength from Lane, proving he has the means to protect himself and Carey.
I’ve not read many books by Willa Okati, just this series and maybe another one or two of her books. I like her writing style with this series, they are almost dreamlike at times. The magic works in a way that makes me not question the male pregnancy issue. Sometimes when I read m-preg books I find myself questioning how that works, how they got pregnant, how the baby is going to get out, etc… Willa doesn’t provide much in the way of hows and whys, but I was ok with that with this series, due to the fantasy/dream feeling of them. That probably doesn’t make any sense, but it is what I felt. I just accepted it as magic and enjoyed the stories. The sex scenes are very well done, smoking hot when the various Omegas are in heat, tender when they aren’t so focused on fucking.
Like the other books in this series, there is limited world building, and we don’t get much in the way of background for the characters. All of that is ok, I liked stories like this when I can binge read a whole series in a few days. They are like candy, easily consumed and tasty. I like longer, deeper stories at times, then shorter books like these at times too. There is a pattern that all of the books in the series follow, this one is different with the two Omegas, but still, they are pretty similar. If you have read the others you’ll like this one. If not, you could read this one as a standalone story. There aren’t any characters from previous books. Give it a try, if you like it, go get the others in the series, they are all enjoyable.