Monday, June 23, 2014

Our Omega

Title: Our Omega
Author: JJ Black
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-78430-051-7
Genre: {M/M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

After being tortured on the orders of his father, Noah Steele’s no longer the confident Alpha he once was. No one can get through to him, not even his brother and he refuses to claim his mate because he’s ashamed.

Beta Dax Marshall works hard protecting the pack and doesn’t think he’ll even find his mate until he literally slams into Noah. The chance meeting gives him hope for the first time. Their mating won’t be easy and before any issues can be resolved, they and their team follow a lead to a prisoner facility. They find cages of abused shifters, including a young omega to whom they both feel drawn. Can this new threesome adjust to life together while the pack fights Alpha Steele’s plans? Can their relationship grow and survive?

Our Omega is the second and newest release in JJ Black’s Great Lakes Wolves series. It follows shortly after Accepting the Alpha ends, so they should be read in order.

I’m very pleased with how the underlying plot…the battle with crazy Alpha Steele…is progressing well. It makes a good backbone for each release, while still allowing the couple, or even threesome in this case, to develop their relationship. It’s a nice balance between the two parts of the plot line and the author does a good job juggling the components, adding new twists and interweaving characters previously met.  It’s fast paced, has vivid descriptions, good personality development and it’s a fun and entertaining read.

Noah’s an alpha with an abusive past. His painful feelings are expressed well but he got over what happened to him immediately on accepting Dax as his mate. It was too fast of a turnaround when he’d been barely able to tolerate physical contact for weeks. That doesn’t mean I didn’t like Dax or didn’t think they made a good couple…because they do, it was the instant fix I had problems with. As two dominant men, they have issues to work through, and going off on a mission added another focus to the story, along with action and a twist I wasn’t expecting. Another mate. I didn’t see that one coming. This time the author allows plenty of time to develop their relationship as Landon heals. There are other surprises along the way, but my lips are sealed. Look for the next release, which I hope features Jai.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of ménage, violence and reference to sexual abuse.

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