Saturday, December 16, 2017

Book Review ~ His Reluctant Omega by L.C. Davis

Book Review ~ His Reluctant Omega by L.C. Davis

His Reluctant Omega (Mountain Shifters #2)
By L.C. Davis
Pages: 216 
Published: December 7, 2016

Mitchell is an alpha among alphas in the brutal Mountain Ridge Pack. He rules with equal parts fear and respect, but his pack is growing restless after decades without an heir to his proverbial throne. Only an alpha and an omega pair can sire another alpha to lead the pack, but Mitchell's not-so-secret shame is the fact that he hasn't been able to impregnate any of his female omegas. 

Unlike the other weaker packs, the Mountain Ridge wolves have always kept their omegas in line and at a safe distance through the infamous yet efficient Breeding Program. On the recommendation of an old rival turned tentative friend, Mitchell decides to try his hand--among other things--in a last-ditch effort at siring an heir with a rare male omega. When a transfer request for one of the only male omegas in the pack uncovers unspeakable abuse and corruption within the Breeding Program, the very future of the pack is thrown into question. 

Angel's heart has turned to stone after a lifetime of abuse at the hands of the alpha shifters who oversee the Breeding Program in his pack unit. The only love he has left belongs to the three other omegas he shares his little corner of hell with. Angel will do whatever it takes to protect them, even if it means becoming the mate of the top alpha himself. 

Angel knows better than to believe the gruff Mitchell when he claims that he's not like the others. Despite his best attempts to steel himself against the strange bond that forms between them, Angel discovers that Mitchell is the most dangerous alpha of all because he wants the one thing Angel has sworn never to give--his heart. 

With war looming on the horizon, a pack in chaos and two hardened hearts melted by an unlikely spark of love, only one outcome is certain. The Mountain Ridge Pack will never be the same. 

Disclaimer: See inside cover for content warnings. This is the second book in The Mountain Shifters series. Reading His Unclaimed Omega may provide context, but this book can be read as a standalone.

4 Stars!

So this probably would’ve been a 5-Star read but, truthfully, something that happens in the story made me a bit angry and I had to put the book down for a while. I won’t say what happened in hopes of not spoiling the story but I will say it didn’t quite sit right with me. However, aside from that, this is a very enjoyable A/B/O MPreg Shifter story and truly addictive.

The characters are both likable and have wonderful chemistry that is immediately obvious. Together, they make a good pairing that I felt did the story justice and set the tone for how this particular society works. They had great banter and sweet and tender moments as well as some sexy and steamy scenes that I’ve come to expect and crave from Shifter books.

This was definitely a unique take on the Shifter society which was a nice and welcoming change. I love Shifter books and I am always looking for something different, stories that follow their own unique theme. The Mountain Ridge Shifters are definitely that. In some ways, it takes a little bit to get used to it but in the end, I was left wanting more stories (luckily, I will be reading the entire series).

Overall, I would definitely recommend His Reluctant Omega to fan of Shifter stories featuring A/B/O and MPreg themes. However, I do warn readers that there are a a few pages in which the story may be slightly upsetting if you love the True Mates theme.

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.***

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