Publisher: Evil Plot Bunny
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Mac hasn’t seen or heard from his family in years, ever since he was banished from the pack on trumped up charges. Against all odds, he thrived in the human world, eventually becoming an educated, wealthy man of means ー everything his pack elders swore he’d never be.
He should be content with his life, but he’s not. There’s something he needs to do ー prove his worth to a pack who’d always claimed he’d be nothing but a pathetic omega wolf.
What he doesn’t count on, though is Blue, an alpha from Mac’s past who’s all grown up and drop dead sexy. Together they set about to defy pack law and carve a life out for themselves, while hopefully saving the pack in the process.
Sometimes love isn’t enough to get you through. Sometimes, it takes a fight.
And sometimes, it takes a war.
I enjoyed the world building in this book as it’s a different take on the hierarchy of a wolf/shifter pack, and the story is very much about the divides of class and the misconceptions that come with that. I loved the characters of Mac and Blue, and their growing friendship and romance, as they both work to change the status quo.
I liked how the two men are from different backgrounds and how that impacts their world view. Mac, as an omega, knows full well what it’s like to be at the bottom of the pack heap, and rebels against it, even before he sees what life is like in the outside world. Blue is fuelled by guilt of staying silent when he should have spoken out, yet because he’s an alpha, doesn’t really know much about the reality of how things really are for everyone else. I liked how neither of them can make the difference they need to on their own, but need to work together in order to move their pack out of dysfunction into a sustainable future.
There’s not just one bad guy in this story, but although they’re both nasty individuals, I liked how the story showed that they’re products of their own societies. I thought the way they were eventually dealt with was well done, and also showed the different approach the pack needed to take in order to move forward. The discovery about why things had deteriorated so much over generations to their present order was clever and made a lot of sense.
As well as Mac and Blue, this story has several memorable characters, and strong women, which I liked. The ending is very sweet, and the perfect HEA for these guys.
5 out of 5 stars.