Thursday, December 14, 2017

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

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

His Unclaimed Omega (The Mountain Shifters #1)
By L.C. Davis
Pages: 109
Published: May 15, 2016

M/M Gay Shifter Alpha Omega Romance

When the idyllic Silver Lake pack is struck by tragedy, young omega Cameron wants nothing more than to use his healing abilities to restore peace to his home -- and his alpha. Can he convince Barnabas of what his heart has always known before he's given to another alpha? 

Barnabas is a one-man kind of alpha and when his beloved mate and omega is taken from him, he's left an empty shell. Cameron's gentle strength and unfailing devotion might be what it takes to save him, but Barnabas sees claiming another omega as an act of treachery. Despite his best intentions, Barnabas' instincts as an alpha without an heir are pulling him in the direction of the young unmated omega he's sworn to protect and find a mate of his own. Giving Cameron to the alpha of a neighboring Council pack is the only way he can do right by the orphaned omega and keep the vow he made to his fallen mate so long ago, but can Barnabas' heart withstand the pain of losing yet another omega he loves? 

When the elder of the Council makes a shocking decision about Cameron's destiny, the Silver Lake pack is thrown into chaos. Cameron is getting what he's always wanted, but he soon learns that being claimed by his alpha in name only is a worse fate than being held at arm's length. Only time will tell if Barnabas can shed the heavy weight of his guilt to claim the omega who belongs to him, or whether his pain will be exploited by the brutal Mountain Ridge pack that has designs on Silver Lake territory -- and its unique omega. 

Grief, love and passion combine to give Cameron a crash course on what it means to be an omega. Luckily the young wolf understands better than anyone that love heals wounds that even time can't touch. 

See inside cover for content warnings.

3.5 Stars!

Barnabas, Alpha of Silver Lake pack has lost his beloved mate and the grief has all but consumed him. The last thing he needs is another Omega to mate. However, the spirits have different plans for him.

Newly of age Omega Cameron feels the pull to his Alpha. He longs to be the one to help the man he’s come to quietly love. But it seems Barnabas doesn’t want him and has chosen the Alpha who will take Cameron from the only home he’s ever known.

It seems I had somehow read book two before this one and I had assumed I’d known enough about Barnabas and Cameron that I didn’t need to read this one. Surprise, I really didn’t have the full picture. This is definitely a series which you’ll find works better if you read the books in order. Each book seems to flow into the next and although the main relationship is different in each book, the many characters appear throughout the series.

Barnabas and Cameron are pretty important to the series and the reason why is laid out in this book. However, Barnabas is not the omnipotent being I had thought from book 2. In fact, Barnabas is flawed as are most of the Alphas in this series and he wasn’t always so sweet and tender to Cameron as I’d hoped. Yes, he’s a good man but he struggles to find the right footing more than once and causes some undue heartache for Cameron.

One thing that bothers me about this story is the age of the Omega. Cameron is just 18 and Barnabas is quite a bit older than him. I don’t mind age gap but I find it irksome when one character is barely a child. Luckily, Cameron doesn’t show his age as much as he could have and it is the paranormal world so things are different. I definitely would love to see some older Omegas though.

Overall this was an entertaining and easy read. I would recommend it to fans of the MPreg and Shifter themes, however, I admit I enjoyed Book 2 a bit more.

***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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