4.5 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Contemporary Fated Mates Gay Heat Index Hurt/Abuse Insta Love m/m Mid level angst Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Paranormal Part of a Series Purchased Scorching/high heat Shifter

Claiming His Alpha (Scent of a Mate Book 7) by Stormy Glenn

Stormy Glenn Presents


Reece Marshall isn’t happy about being pulled away from his undercover assignment for the Feline Council, but one doesn’t argue with a summons from an elder. Discovering he’s been brought before the elder as a potential guardian to a new alpha makes him wish he was back on his mission.

Šílené Bolond never wanted to be an alpha, but forces greater than him seem to think he should lead the Blackthorn Pride. When five enforcers are presented to him as possible guardians, one stands out. Šílené’s heart breaks when his offer of submission is rejected, and he realizes his dream of having a mate will never be realized.

But the forces that turned an omega into an alpha have other plans. When Reece’s undercover assignment becomes too dangerous, the only safe place to go is to the pride of the one man Reece craves, but can’t have. With danger and betrayal around every corner, Reece and Šílené have to turn to each other if they want to survive, and they just might find love if they can survive that long.


Reece is an Alpha doing undercover work for the Council. He gets called from his duty to interview with a “crazy Alpha” – Silene – for a position as his guardian and possible mate. He’s at first happy to think he’s been rejected but when he spends some time with Silene he begins to regret that decision.

Silene is an omega human with a super Alpha tiger inside. He’s been made the Alpha – unwilling though he is – because his tiger is so strong. Now everyone and their brother is challenging him based on his human appearance. He needs someone to run interference and help protect him.

When Silene meets Reece he knows they are mates because – as an omega – he can scent Reece. He knows Reece can’t scent him – as an alpha – and the rejection hits hard. But when forces conspire to throw them together they manage to figure things out just fine.


I love this series! Each book is it’s own story but builds on a common thread so I recommend reading them all in order. The premise is an Alpha knows his mate by the distinct lack of scent. A complication to be sure. In the first few books this is figured out by the first few couples and now – though more thoroughly understood it’s still difficult to manage.

Silene is one of the many sons the last crazy Alpha made and he is a great character. He’s fun, flouncy and flirty, but has a will of steel and a wicked-strong tiger to match.

These guys were fun to watch as a couple and Silene was amazing in action.

Highly recommended. 4.5 of 5 stars


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