Title: Alpha Blaze
Series: Phoenyx Pack: Book One
Author: Quinn Michaels
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 277 Pages
Category: Paranormal, Mpreg
At a Glance: I loved the pacing of this story and couldn’t get to the next page quick enough. The plot was different, and I loved how the main antagonist affected the pair’s relationship, both throwing them together and separating them.
Reviewed By: Jenn
Blurb: Both will betray the pack. Can they save each other?
In the Louisiana bayou, the bond between alpha and omega burns hot and dangerous.
Kevin was a beautiful contradiction of vulnerability and fury wrapped in pure sex appeal.
It was all I could do to hold my wolf in check. If I pushed too hard, I’d lose. I couldn’t afford to lose Kevin. Already, this omega had become precious. I hadn’t come here to find a mate. That didn’t matter. The omega was mine and I was his, whether we liked it or not.
His name was Blaze, and Kevin was playing with fire.
Our eyes met. It was just dinner. Blaze kept to the boundaries of our agreement, but I wanted more. I’d never felt this way about an alpha. Blaze was everything I wanted and everything I couldn’t have.
Warning: this book contains a tough-as-nails omega struggling to overcome a painful past (incl. rape trauma and miscarriage) and a strong, sensitive alpha who will do anything to win his omega’s heart.
Review: I really wasn’t sure about this book at the start, but the more I read, the harder it was to put down. The growing complication that a relationship between Blaze and Kevin would make in both characters’ lives proved to be less important than the connection between them. The pack they both belong to is part drug gang, part biker group, and all wrong. Blaze is just there to protect his brother and his birth pack, while Kevin is trapped by ties of blood to the Alpha, and wants to leave.
Blaze’s character was a little hard to understand from the start, as we just see someone who is acting as a spy for his brother and another pack, but as I read deeper, the layers of his personality were peeled back expertly the further you got into the story. Because of this I would say all of the story is from Kevin’s side, even though there are several points of view from Blaze. Blaze’s personality is only revealed to the reader from his thoughts and interactions with Kevin. In contrast, Kevin is more vulnerable and open to the reader from the start, though there is mystery in his backstory that has shaped where he is now; that gets slowly revealed to us.
I loved the pacing of this story and couldn’t get to the next page quick enough. The plot was different, and I loved how the main antagonist affected the pair’s relationship, both throwing them together and separating them. Blaze’s loyalty, trust, and respect for his mate is what really makes this story and the relationship work as well as it does, given the time frame that is given from when they first meet to the end of the book. In other stories it may have seem a case of instant love, and possibly given all of Kyle’s hang-ups there is still an element of that, but the care and the author’s handling of the relationship lends it credibility.
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