Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tristan


Title: Tristan
Author: Joyee Flynn
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.sirenpublishing.com/
ISBN: 1-61034-362-X
Genre: {M/M/M/M} Contemporary Shape-shifter
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

On reaching puberty, Tristan found he was different—he was an Omega—and learned his life would never be his own. By pack law, he’s destined to be sold to the biggest bidder and his body used by the Alpha and his two Betas to increase their power and the power of the pack. However, it doesn’t mean Tristan has to be happy about it, making the little strong-willed and stubborn Omega determined to stand up for himself in his new home.

Alpha Jared and his Betas, Cameron and Rhyce bring Tristan into their pack and get much more than they bargained for. Tristan might be forced to let the three men use him for sex, but that doesn’t mean he has to give them anything else that’s not spelled out in his purchase contract. They don’t know what to think. He’s nothing like what they expected. Can they ever win his heart as easily as they control his body and can they find any common ground to build a relationship that will grow and change, keeping them all safe when danger threatens?

Tristan is the first release in Joyee Flynn’s new series Resistant Omegas. It’s approximately 36K in length, giving the author enough time to write an attention-grabbing story but still short enough to be a quick and enjoyable read.

The twist of having the Omega be sold to the biggest bidder and his body used to increase the power of the pack inner circle is a new and unique concept for me. Ms. Flynn did a nice job creating this new world and developing the personalities of the four men. They couldn’t have been more different but they worked well with each other, fitting together like pieces of a interlocking puzzle.

Keeping the story in Tristan’s point of view allowed the reader to understand how he is feeling in this emotionally painful situation and I think it’s the best choice in how to present his tale. Otherwise, the impact of his situation would have been diminished.

I started off feeling sorry for Tristan but it didn’t take long to realize that this fiery Omega is more than capable of taking care of himself. In amongst some blistering hot sex, there’s also lots of misunderstanding, wrong impressions, hurt, anger and even a little danger as these four men learn what it means to be in a relationship…pack…and mates.

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