4 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level artists Bi-Sexual Book class difference Contemporary DA Fated Mates Gay Heat Index Homophobia Hurt/Abuse Hurt/comfort Little to no angst m/m Mid level steam/heat Morgan Motorcycle Club Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Opposites attract Paranormal Part of a Series Purchased Race/Species Difference Rating Shifter Standalone vampire

A Touch of Spring (Alpha and Omega #5) by Lisa Oliver


Lone alpha wolf, Bronson Cunningham, dreams of finding a mate and starts to think it’s possible when his best friend Zander falls head over heels with Terry; a sweet dancing omega. His curiosity is piqued when a strange letter lands on his desk, simply addressed “You smell like mine”. That must be a shifter reference, right? But it seems the guy likes to stay in the shadows, because Bronson doesn’t scent him anywhere.

Harley thinks he has every reason to hide. A savage scar on his face means his trysts are best kept to dark alleys. Watching his mate, he quickly realizes Bronson is one of the world’s beautiful people. He wasn’t going to be interested in a scarred tattooist from the wrong side of town.

A letter, a meeting, secrets are revealed. But is Bronson strong enough to stand by Harley’s side when he faces his nemesis from the past…and will Harley let him?

Note: This book is a spin-off from Harder in Heels (Alpha and Omega #4). It can be read as standalone, but you will know more about the secondary characters if you have read the other one first.

M/M, contains intimacy between two men, coarse language and off page reference to prior abuse.


Lisa Oliver is one of my auto-buys (except the BDSM series – but that’s just me ☺ ). What I love about her series is that she always gives us compelling characters who don’t always follow the typical “stereotype” but isn’t afraid to give us some clichés now and then, too. In this case we have an Alpha and Omega who meet and yet the Omega has had a past which makes him a bit frightened to be submissive. He’s also just so strong that he’s not your typical Omega in the first place!

There is very little relationship angst in this story and a lot of really fulfilling relationship building. Our couple works as a team for the most part and helps to defeat the bad guy together.

We also get a fun “opposites attract” story in that Bronson is so buttoned up and Harley lives life on the edge of society.

This was fun and definitely a standalone – though fans of the series will see a lot of familiar faces.

Highly enjoyable!

(Look for reviews for the whole series coming soon!)

4 of 5 stars



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