adult - 18+

Recent Release: Defender (The Lost Pack #1) by Claire Cullen

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A mission gone wrong forces Brax’s alpha team to become something more—a pack.

In a world that no longer welcomes packs, it’s all Brax can do to hold his team together. Four alphas without omegas is a recipe for disaster. And now that they’re civilians, with the military watching their every move, it’s not going to be easy to keep the truth about their pack hidden.

Brax’s most pressing problem is his buddy Duke’s stolen son. Everywhere he turns for help is a dead end, until chance introduces him to Oliver, the capable, captivating omega—and legal advocate. Brax’s luck might finally be turning around. But can he trust Oliver with more than just their legal troubles—can he trust him with his secrets?

Oliver has everything he could want in life—a successful career, the respect of his peers, an apartment in the city. But not an alpha. Been there, done that. No shifter he’s dated could handle the fact that, some days, Oliver’s job comes first. When the death of his estranged parents takes him back to his childhood home, he meets Brax—the handsome, troubled doctor who just might be the exception to the rule…

Defender is a novel-length shifter romance, featuring mpreg, cake, stubborn alphas, and some scenes not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.


I loved this so much! This is like an alternate world where people have tried to subjugate their shifter side to 15 minutes a day and ignore the draw of being in packs for the “benefit” of human law.


In this case the men “accidentally” became a pack and are now dealing with those ramifications.


I like that the omega nature is challenged and the alpha nature is modified, too. Though it follows somewhat predictable lines it’s not so stereotypical as to be mundane.


The romance is slow moving and sweet with a moderate amount of heat. The bad guys are reasonably bad and not “super villains”. All in all a win!


Highly recommended to fans of the subgenre.


5 of 5 stars

Copy Purchased for Review