Friday, October 18, 2013

The Omega and the Assassin

Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-666-4
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

The baby spiders are still in the woods leaving Chris and other shifters worried about what will happen should they run into humans.  Sending out his best tracker is the only choice the alpha has, so he sends the omega off with one of his new assassins.  Little does he know what he has set in motion for these two strong men. 

The Omega and the Assassin is the seventh book in the Wayne County Wolves series by author Stephani Hecht.  This story picks up after the episode with Razor and the wolf pack is still cleaning up the mess.  To get the job done, Chris, the pack alpha, sends two of his men out with a team to track down the missing spiders.  Finn and Simon are different in many ways but that only makes their attraction to each other that much stronger.  Finn is an omega, yet he is unlike any other omega, with the acceptation of his twin.  Not only does Finn have a strong sense of smell, but he can fight as well as any warrior out there. Simon is tough and intimidating, just what you would expect of a tiger shifter and assassin.  They play off each other perfectly, as both have a bit of a snarky attitude.  This of course means there will be some great one liners tossed out by both of them. 

Once these two get past the introductionary period, the chemistry between them is easy to see.   Like the other stories in this series, as well as its sister series, The Lost Shifters, the mate pull is strong between Simon and Finn.  The passion that exists between them really heats up the pages.  While everything should be wonderful, they do run into conflict.  

When Finn’s older brother speaks out against the men’s relationship, it is easy to understand his action.  It is the secondary characters and side issues that help make this series believeable.  While some of these stories can be read on their own, the continuing story line, and even the strong crossover with The Lost Shifters, makes it a strong recommendation for reading the stories in order.

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