Book: Omega Arrival
Series: Angel Hills Pack #1
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Publication date: November 26, 2016
Length: 230 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
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?
Omega Arrival is a shifter MPreg story. If that is your thing than this is a great book for you. Now, this is book one of a new series from this author but I also think there are characters in this from another series. There were times they spoke about things we may have been through. Either way, it doesn’t affect this story at all and you won’t feel lost or confused.
It is told in multiple POV’s. Justin and Gabriel’s POV’s are the Omegas. Having come from one pack into this one they are to find an alpha and mate. Of course love is huge and for Justin and Gabriel they find it. Other POV’s are Milo (Justin’s Alpha mate) and Ian and Grey. Grey is the Pack Alpha Leader and Ian is a Beta and Grey’s mate. Gabriel is entering their duo and I kind of understood his fears. Not being good enough, not loved enough, and mostly that he was just a breeder. Those three though are adorable and they have a beautiful love.
Justin and Milo mate and Justin already has pups with his last Alpha mate. So let’s just say Justin and Milo have their hands full.
There’s many love stories in this and a lot of suspense and sense of family and bonding. Rebecca James really covers a lot of the shifter-esk qualities. From knotting, to the meanings of packs and mostly how they bond and share responsibilities.
I really enjoyed this story and will totally be waiting for book 2!
Justin threw the stick again, chuckling as his four pups rolled over each other in their haste to get to the piece of wood first. The younger two were making great strides in catching up to their older siblings, growing fast, as werewolf pups were wont to do. Already, they could hold their own in their wolf forms. A cool breeze ruffled Justin’s hair and sent the yellow leaves of the oak rustling over his head. The sun shone warm on his shoulders, and he breathed in the scent of wood smoke and whatever wonderful dish that was wafting over from the dining hall. His stomach rumbled. Henry’s cooking had been one of the few perks of living with Stone. He hoped Milo would hurry through his pack duties so they could go eat soon. For now, the pups were occupied, but once they tired themselves out, they’d be clamoring for their dinner.
One of them barked, causing a chorus of yips and a scramble that ended with Ty triumphantly bringing the stick back to Justin, who immediately threw it again, smiling as all four pups tumbled over one another to get their teeth into it.
A sudden howl, chilling in its tone, went up on the other side of the compound, and the fine hairs on the back of Justin’s neck rose.
A warning call. He stood and whistled for his pups to come. When they were by his side, he told them to shift. The older two managed it much more quickly than the younger twins, and Justin tried not to show his nervousness while he waited. What could be happening?
“What is it, Da?” Tim slipped his hand into Justin’s, sensing his father’s unease. Tyler came up on the omega’s other side, and Ollie and Oscar grabbed hold of Justin’s legs. Another howl went up.
“I don’t know.” Justin gave each of their heads a reassuring pat. “I’m sure everything’s fine, but let’s go back to the house and wait for Milo.”
Justin scooped the younger two boys into his arms, and Ty and Tim held onto his shirt as he walked. Although the house built into a cave really wasn’t far away, it seemed to take an interminable amount of time to get there. He wanted to run, but he had to measure his pace so the older twins could keep up. Plus, he didn’t want to scare them. Justin knew a call like that meant an intruder alert, and all he could think of was the Turned. His heart beat fast as he made a bee-line for the gated yard. Near the corner of the mountainside, Justin saw Darien come out of his front door and look toward the rear of the compound where the howl had come from.
Justin couldn’t get inside fast enough. He tried to remain calm as he escorted the boys in and turned to lock the door. The werewolves rarely used locks, but Justin was glad they were there. Thoughts of the Turned—humans who had been bitten and changed against their will—sent shivers along his spine. Could there be a pack of them nearby? They looked for humans to add to their ranks, but if they came upon other werewolves, they attacked just for the enjoyment of shedding blood.
Justin led the boys into the living room and sat down with them on the couch. They stayed close to him rather than running back to their rooms and toys like they normally would. Why couldn’t Milo be there with them? Justin hoped he was safe. As second in command, Milo’s job would have to be taking care of the pack.
“Where’s Meemo?” Ollie asked, using the funny name he’d given Milo that the others had picked up.
“He’s doing his duty,” Justin said. “He’ll be here as soon as he can.”
“Me want him,” Oscar said quietly, climbing onto Justin’s lap. He stuck his thumb in his mouth and leaned against the omega’s chest.
“I want him here, too,” Justin said. “But he has a job to do. He has to protect the pack. We’re safe in our house. Probably some rogue tried to steal one of the sheep.”
Hoping that was all it was, Justin picked up one of the books on the table beside the couch and began to read. It was a favorite of the boys—about a chicken who thought he was a wolf. Oscar pulled his thumb out of his mouth long enough to point at the picture of the chicken trying to run with the pack.
“He not wolf,” he scolded, wrinkling his little nose.
“That’s right.” Justin kissed the top of Oscar’s head. “He’s not a wolf. He’s a chicken.”
Ollie looked up at Justin. “But da chibkin think he a wolf.”
“Yeah,” Tim said. “But he can’t run like the wolves.”
“He sad.” Oscar’s mouth turned down. “He no run like them wolves.”
“But he can cluck!” Ollie said and squealed.
Oscar kicked his legs in excitement. “Yeah, he can do dat!”
“Shh, and let Da read.” Tyler scooted closer to Justin on the couch and leaned his dark head on his father’s arm.
Justin picked up the story again, listening with half an ear for any more howls outside, but all was quiet.
He’d never been so glad to see Milo as he was when the alpha walked in the front door.
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