Monday, July 5, 2010

The Alpha's Pet


Title: The Alpha's Pet
Author: Louisa Gough
Publisher: Amber Allure
Publisher URL: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure
ISBN: 978-1-60272-707-6
Genre: {M/M, M/M/M} Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, Werewolf
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Blue understands pack law and his position as an Omega leaves little room for privileges or the ability to escape certain sadistic Betas. His loyalty and respect for the Alpha, Rafe, keeps him in the pack but it will be his feelings for the latest member, Gabriel, that will make him fight for more than the status quo.

Gabriel is Rafe’s newest pet. He has an overwhelming attraction to Blue and soon discovers the feelings are mutual. Blue knows the only way to gain Gabriel and the respect of his pack is to move up in rank by a show of strength. Is he prepared to battle a Beta and stand his ground or is he doomed to live a life as their special chew toy?

Louisa Gough’s The Alpha's Pet takes us into the inner workings of a pack and allows us to watch Blue begin to identify his strengths as he plans for a better life. After Gabriel came on the scene, he took off the veil the Betas maliciously placed over Blue’s eyes. There is so much he never saw in himself until Gabriel more than willingly pointed it out. Rafe is a fair leader who only wants the best for his pack. The few times he interacts with Blue, I could see the care he has for the younger man and understood fully why Blue was so loyal.

There is one scene where shifting is involved that completely took over my senses. I could feel the anticipation of the pack members, as well as the barely controlled energy of everyone present. The story is a great quick read. Pick up a copy and enjoy.

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