Written by Patricia Briggs
Reading Source: Library
Series: Alpha and Omega
Book #: 1
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
I absolutely love this spin off series. I pretty much love everything I have read by Patricia Briggs. Her series are fresh and I can read them over and over again.... granted I have only ever read the Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega Series.... but I've got plans to read more of her stuff.
There is a short story that comes before this book, but if you don't read it, don't worry! The book provides you with back story. (The short story is called Alpha and Omega and can be found in the compilation called On the Prowl.) Basically, Anna Latham is an Omega, the only and only type of wolf that has all the protective instincts of a dominant wolf, but none of the aggression. In addition to that, they don't have to listen to commands, they are essential neutral. Well as neutral as a a woman can be. She is peace for the wolves. Lucky for Anna, she's mated to Charles Cornick, the Morrock's youngest son. Charles is the big bad wolf that came in to the hell that was Anna's form pack in Chicago and took out the bad guy. To put it nicely, Anna was brutalized by her former Alpha in the hopes she, as an Omega, could cure the insanity that had taken over his mate's wolf. This went from bad to worse when the Alpha tried to break Anna in order to force her to follow commands. It is a few years before anyone learns of the mess that the Chicago Pack has become, but being Bran, the Morrock's enforcer, Charles goes in to clean up the mess and comes back mated to an Omega, and pretty hurt.
Like I said, I love this book and this series. I will read it over and over again. Charles is my all time favorite hero-type. He is big, strong, super-human, and has a sensitive side.