On his way home from a meeting of the North American werewolf council, Armand La Marche is stopped in his limousine by a boy who is hurt by an unknown assailant who murdered his friend. After decades of searching, Armand has found his mate. There is one problem, someone is trying to kill Sean.
Sean Quinn’s friend Leroy was gutted trying to protect him. He runs for help and stops the first car he sees.
Armand LaMarche is head Alpha of the North American werewolf council and was in his limousine on his way home to his Manhattan brownstone. When the wounded boy stops his car, Armand recognizes two things:the boy is part wolf, an Omega with a great gift, and he’s Armand’s mate. Now all Armand has to do is claim his mate and keep him safe from the murderer.
(Book originally reviewed here: http://kimichanexperience.com/omega-ac-katt/)
Sean is an art student who comes out to his dad and is thrown out into the streets. He has no money, no job and is about to become a rent boy when he is attacked. His would-be friend/pimp gets killed trying to protect him and Sean gets injured, but is rescued by Armand.
Both the attacker and Armand are werewolves. It turns out Sean is a werewolf too, only he doesn’t know it. Sean is no ordinary werewolf, he has special powers. Armand wants Sean because he is his mate. The attacker wants his powers.
Armand nurses Sean back to health, tells him about the supernatural and they fall in love.
The rest of the story is preparing Sean to be a special Omega wolf and to try to capture the attacker before he gets Sean. The clock is ticking because Sean won’t get his power til he’s twenty-five but if he’s mated before he’s taken, the powers will be safe.
Overall, this was an okay shifter story. Insta-love. Medium-hot sex. Semi-believable conflict. Lots of loves, “babys” and honeys. (There are some pretty significant plot holes – like why Sean told his dad anything, why his dad didn’t spend all his money before this, why Sean believes Armand for one second and isn’t creeped out…and more… but – if you suspend your disbelief…)
If you’re a sucker for a sentimental, traditional “mates” type shifter story (like me) this is for you! There is next to nothing about being a wolf in this story other than as a plot device to explain the insta-love. Which is disappointing. He shifts one time and bites Sean – but that’s about it for being a wolf 🙁
If you want a story with a more meaty storyline, more “shifting”, more plot, fewer holes…you might want to skip this. But if you like “drama” and insta-love this is totally for you!
I enjoyed it for it’s entertainment value and give it 3 of 5 stars.
I LOVED Joel’s narration! I admit that I am a sucker for accents and Joel has given us – I don’t know – like at least 5 or 6 in this story alone! We get Armand’s cosmopolitan French accent, a British accent – cockney?- for the cook, a Russian accent, a New York cop, the driver/butler, and of course Sean’s “accent”. And there’s more! This is the beginning of a series that Joel gets to narrate – YAY! – so he’s preparing us with all the host of characters – what a mouth-full that must be! What I think is amazing: Joel’s ability to switch from one voice to another – no matter how many characters are involved – and keep it accurate. Awesome!
In any case – this was just plain FUN! It reminded me of a “telenovella” – high drama- all the time. Joel is really good at the emotion and timing – showing us how much Armand cares for Sean – how confused Sean is by Armand’s feelings – and the growly moments when Armand must defend Sean. There’s never a dull moment with these guys – every meal is exciting!
If you’re a fan of the author and the series – this is a must! If you haven’t read this, but you love a good “dramatic” romance (with – let’s face it – some OTT moments) of the Cinderella type trope, if you love accents as much as me!, or if you’re just in the mood for a somewhat predictable but still entertaining shifter romance – this is for you!
5 of 5 stars for the narration
Overall 4 of 5 stars
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