Title: The Dilemma
Series: Sirius Wolves: Book Five
Author: Victoria Sue
Length: 220 Pages
Category: Paranormal, Shifters
At a Glance: I absolutely loved this story and once again, Victoria Sue threw in a twist and a villain in places I was not expecting them.
Reviewed By: Jennifer
Blurb: Marcus has just become the only human ever to be Alpha of a werewolf pack and thwarted the plans of Anubis to destroy the goddess Sirius’ creation – the werewolves.
Now, Anubis has decided to focus his efforts instead on Marcus and his new pack, to try and destroy the pack from within. In order to do this, Anubis seeks the one thing Marcus wants above all else and when he finds it, will use that to get him to walk away from his mates and the pack.
Unaware of the evil god’s plans, Marcus works together with Kellan and Ricoh, not only trying to help Nate recover from the vicious torture he has undergone at the hands of the terrorist group, The Winter Circle, but to also come to terms with leading a pack of over two thousand wolves.
Marcus soon will be faced with a dilemma, but will he give everything up for his mates and the pack or will the temptation Anubis offers him be too much for one human to refuse? Will Marcus put his wolves before himself or will he be tricked into leaving them behind forever?
Review: If the last book was good, this book is even better. While The Promise sets up the stories for Marcus, Ricoh, Nate, and Kellan, and brings them together, The Dilemma thrusts them even further into the spotlight. Their fledgling relationship is put to the test in many different ways. I absolutely loved this story and once again, Victoria Sue threw in a twist and a villain in places I was not expecting them.
As the new Alpha of Jefferson Pack, and a human at that, Marcus is unsure of his position. He still has difficulty accepting his new position not only because he isn’t a wolf but because he feels less than whole. When a new trial program that would give him his legs and allow him to run again comes up, he wants it more than anything. It would let him feel whole again and give him a chance to really be with his wolves. But there are issues. Can he leave the pack for six months when he’s just earned their trust? Not only that but there’s Nate. Nate is still struggling with accepting his wolf after being abducted by the pastor and tortured for months. He needs Marcus around him all the time, and Kellan and Ricoh have trouble connecting to him.
And now something is wrong with Kellan. He’s getting sick, and shifting isn’t healing whatever it is.
I loved seeing the four mates come together and help each other move beyond their pasts and grow. Their scenes together were tender and emotional, and the way they worked around Marcus’s physical limitations was wonderful. I loved the way those scenes were written. Everyone grows so much in this book, and while the plot itself wasn’t overly complex, the character development was rich. I enjoyed every moment of it.
Of course, things aren’t perfect. Marcus still needs to make his decision, and when strange events occur, and contradictory information is revealed, he knows the lives of his mates are in danger, and he’ll do anything to protect them.
Bonus in this book? Readers get to see even more of Chris, the white wolf. I love his character and really hope he makes an even bigger appearance in the next book.
This book does involve mpreg, sort of, at the very end, so fans of that will enjoy this series. If you’ve read the previous books, you must continue with this one! There are some minor plot points that seemed to get lost and not tied up, but I am hoping they will be discussed in future books.
In order to read this book, you must read the previous four books in the series as they are all directly connected, and the books follow each other in a close timeline.
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