Book Reviews

Omega Arrival (Angel Hills Pack 1) by Rebecca James at JMS Books

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / MPreg / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 14-February-2017

Book Blurb

Emotions run high when five omegas are traded to the Angel Hills Pack, which has suffered a decline in population after an illness killed a fourth of its wolves.

After a previous mating Justin would rather forget, he’s happy to leave his old compound and start afresh. A part of him hopes the gorgeous second-in-command alpha, Milo, will choose him for a mate. As memories of his life with Stone haunt his dreams, Justin struggles to make the right decision for himself as well as his four pups.

Gabriel doesn’t want to mate at all, but as one of the traded omegas, he knows he doesn’t have a choice. He just hopes he’ll end up with a beta and not an alpha. How does he feel when he’s mated to both? Grey is the pack alpha of Angel Hills and he and his baron beta, Ian, want to start a family to continue the dynasty. Is that all they want Gabriel for, a breeding machine?

When an intruder is detected in the compound, everyone is on high alert, especially as the new arrival proves remarkably adept at remaining hidden. Will the newly-created mating bonds be strong enough, or will rancor and bitterness win out?


Book Review

As excited as I was to begin this new series by Rebecca James, an offshoot of the 'River Wolf Pack' series, I was still sad knowing I wouldn't see River, Josiah, Sam, Leo, and the rest of the characters I had so fallen in love with. I was eager to see how Justin was going to fare with this new pack considering his former mate had abused him and I was looking forward to new characters - plus some familiar omegas who went to Angel Hills - and learning to love more werewolves.

Milo was introduced in the final book of the 'River Wolf Pack' series as he had come from Angel Hills Pack in Alabama to see about trading for some omegas. The Angel Hills pack suffered a profound loss due to disease and lost over a fourth of its members, including all of their omegas. The pack is currently suffering as no new pups are being born. Milo is shocked and saddened at what the River Wolf pack compound has become in the short time he has been gone, and River, with his people, have left. I was saddened, also, but it was a good reminder from the author about what can happen when hatred and fear of people who are different runs rampant.

I fell in love with Justin and hated his situation back in the River Wolf pack. His mate, Stone, was a brute of an alpha, and terrified Justin. His only comfort is his pups, two sets of twins who are absolutely adorable. Now that he's in Angel Hills pack, Justin really hopes Milo wants to mate him. Milo might be second-in-command and an alpha, but he makes Justin feel safe. Gabriel, on the other hand, has never really wanted to mate anyone, and even though he knows he'll have to in this new pack, he never expected it to be the pack alpha, Grey, and his beta mate, Ian. Gabriel is scared of being vulnerable and of needing anyone, and would have preferred being born a beta, but these two men short-circuit his thoughts and feelings. He just wishes they looked at him the way they look at each other.

I very much appreciated the way the author wrote these two separate (but, not) plot lines. I got a bigger picture of the Angel Hills pack and was able to meet more secondary characters. I wasn't particularly surprised by the drama that showed up at their compound, however, I was both happy and sad to also see Xavier again. Xavier and his mate, Trace, had gone with River when they left, but Trace was killed, and Xavier couldn't stand the memories, so he made his way to Alabama. So happy to know that River, Josiah, and most of their small group have settled on some land outside of Cascade City. I wasn't thrilled with the ending, although perhaps I should clarify and say, I wasn't happy about Ian and Gabriel's decision. I agreed completely with the why of it, I'm just afraid it's going to come back and bite someone.

All in all a very good beginning to a new series. I'll be interested to see what happens with several characters and whether the pairings I've made in my mind will actually come about. If you enjoy mpreg, werewolves, hot men, and hotter sex, then I fully recommend this novel. It's got a little bit of everything to satisfy anyone's tastes.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 59014 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 26-November-2016
Price $4.99 ebook
Buy Link http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_94&products_id=1934