The Wolves of Kismet #2
Characters: Ash/Graham, Dez/Sawyer, Gavin
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Series
An omega searching for a safe haven.
The alpha he thought long in his past.
Graham Allen has always thought he was happy with a life of service to the Martingale pack. Not many people pay attention to him, but the alpha allows him to spend all his time in the kitchen he loves. When his old friend Hannah walks back into his life in desperate need of help, Graham knows he can’t turn to his pack. Instead, he has to seek help from the alpha he thought he’d never see again.
Asher Martingale hasn’t spoken to anyone in his birth pack since he left them eight years ago with orders to never return. The last thing he expects is for one of them to show up in his backyard with a woman and child asking for asylum, but he would never turn them away.
The Martingales aren’t willing to let their best cook go so easily, and worse, Ash’s ex is the pack member they send to retrieve him. With two omegas’ lives on the line, can they weather the storm of Ash’s turbulent past and Graham’s dawning understanding that there’s a whole world beyond it?
I got hooked on this series with book 1, and this story didn’t disappoint. I’m now hanging out for book 3. The author’s writing style makes this a very easy fast read, as I found it difficult to put down once I’ve picked it up, and one more page, ended up being much more than that.
I love the world building and how it takes the usual alpha trope and goes in a different direction with having a pack with three alphas. I like how Ash, Dez, and Gavin are very different personalities, which bleeds over into their reactions to being wolves. Of the three Ash is the only born wolf, so this story went more into the expectations of pack, and his background. The hierarchy in Ash’s former pack totally sucks, and I thought the author did a good job in showing how far the rot has set in.
I also love the family feel of this story, which feels much more than just pack. These guys are good friends, and have each other’s backs, and I liked the way they’re trying to figure out pack stuff without making the mistakes that others have made. I like that they’re determined that the omegas and others who come to them are free to make their own choices and futures.
I already liked Ash, so enjoyed learning more about his background and history. I loved Graham immediately and felt for him and the rough start the pack had given him. The scenes between him and Ash are sweet, yet awkward in places, as both are dealing with their pasts and what they think the other wants, or doesn’t.
The final showdown was page turning reading, and I’m intrigued by the set up for Gavin’s story, which is next. 5 stars out of 5.