5 stars Vvacious:
This world never ceases to surprise me. Initially I was a little hesitant regarding this book given that it wasn’t about River and Josiah and taking into account the ending of Third Mate, I was really anxious to know about River and Josiah’s future. But this book has just given me another relationship I want to know more about and that is the threesome of Grey, Ian and Gabriel.
This book mainly follows Justin and Gabriel on their journey as mates in the Angel Hills Pack.
Gabriel was one person who caught my eye even in the previous books because of his reticence to mating and that made him stand-out as a character but this book puts him in the spotlight and it was amazing.
I loved Gabriel and Ian, they were such amazing characters and in their own ways they kind of challenged the stereotypes of omega and beta and it was very enjoyable meeting these two diverse characters. Ian was actually such a surprise, I mean he is kind of like an alpha in his mannerisms, just looking at him with Grey was amazing. I mean Ian understands Grey so well that even Grey doesn’t realise how well Ian knows him. Also even though Grey is the alpha in the relationship between Grey, Ian and Gabriel, it is Ian who holds them together, I mean its amazing how he can comfort both his mates while still never letting Grey’s ego take a hit. It was actually amazing and I really want to know where this relationship between Grey, Ian and Gabriel goes especially now, with the subterfuge that Gabriel and Ian have managed to pull off. (view spoiler) Oh! I really want to know what happens…
Gabriel is similarly an omega who would give anything to be a beta and be rid of his heats. I instantly liked Gabriel given how he was a little uneasy in his new life which was further compounded by the fact that he had never liked how needy he got while in heat. But I appreciated Gabriel’s sensibility given how he works out his options and acts quickly on having figured out that he is kind of getting swiftly pushed into a corner by his own decisions.
I am guessing we are going to get more books on the Angel Hills Pack, because I would love to now more about Gabriel, Ian and Grey.
Then we have Justin and Milo, personally for me in this book Justin and Milo were kind of overshadowed by Gabriel, Ian and Grey except in certain key moments. I loved Justin’s concern for his pups and how he realises that he should marry someone who could love his pups even half as much as he does and I loved the scene between Tim and Milo in the end. It was really sweet. Also Justin and Milo had some explosive chemistry reminiscent of Josiah and River. Also I loved the story arc that was centered around Justin and Milo.
There are also other plot elements which are worth mentioning. I loved Gabriel’s concern for his fellow omegas and I liked the little hints we get into Vince’s situation, Canaan’s destructive behaviour and Xavier’s plight. Also this book offers information regarding the fate of the people who left the River Wolf Pack, I guess the author wanted to skip the drudgery of River(& Co.)’s travels and get the entire group in a somewhat contained situation before beginning their story while at the same time giving us a very good idea about the fate of the River Wolf Pack and the perils of River’s Travels. Also we got a amazing new character in the form of Christopher but I am really hoping Canaan’s story can get a peaceful ending, I mean he is somewhat of a disaster but I have always felt bad for him since he lost his son. Here’s hoping that story gets a happy ending.
Well as is evident this story resolves a few story lines but opens a whole can of new ones, I am really hoping this means there will be a lot more books which will hopefully be as amazing as their predecessors because I for one can’t wait to get a hold of the next one.