Title: First Omega
Author Name & Publisher: Rebecca James (JMS Books LLC)
Publication Date & Length: January 10, 2016 – 151 pgs
Nothing can prepare Josiah Kimbrel for what he finds when he enters the compound of the River Wolf Pack. As an ambassador of the human-werewolf congress, Josiah is keen to build bridges between the two species. Josiah is surprised to see how ‘normal’ things look in the compound; the wolves, all of whom are gay, live in family units, complete with children, in houses built from local materials.
Then there’s River, the pack alpha. Josiah can’t deny his attraction to the handsome, dominant wolf man. Josiah’s world is further turned upside down when he unexpectedly goes into heat. He doesn’t understand — how can he be half-werewolf and an omega? River wants Josiah for his mate, but is Josiah prepared to leave everything he knows in the city and become first omega of a werewolf pack?
Triggers: Assault, attempted murder
This was a somewhat unique spin on shifter, male pregnancy stories I’ve read in the past. There were a lot of characters that helped the story along and it was not just about the two main characters, which I liked a lot.
You have an element of prejudice, which was different – the reasons behind it and the back story behind it was very interesting.
Mark, Alex and Josiah had been friends for a long time. When Alex was killed in the woods, it was blamed on a werewolf. That started the path that both Mark and Josiah found themselves on.
While I was not particularly fond of Mark throughout the story, I understand why he was necessary.
However, the real story was Josiah and River. I liked their story because it showed that Josiah was not just going to fall in line because it was his nature. He had to figure out on his own what he wanted. Despite needing the time to figure it out on his own, River was patient and a great alpha.
River just sounds hot. I love the name and the way that he handles his pack.
There seems to be more to this story and I’m hoping that some of the secondary characters get their own story, because I felt that there was a lot of unanswered questions – things left hanging.
I would really enjoy reading more if this author decides that there is more to tell.
Best-selling author and reader of m/m romance. I like to read all kinds of things–contemporary, paranormal, sci-fi. I’m not going to say I don’t like it until I try it!