Author: Patricia Briggs
Series: Book Three in the Alpha & Omega Series
Published By: Ace (March 6, 2012)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars
Patricia Briggs, the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Mercy Thompson novels, "always enchants her readers." (Lynn Viehl, "New York Times" bestselling author) Now her Alpha and Omega series-set in a world of shifting shapes, loyalty, and passion- brings werewolves out of the darkness and into a society where fear and prejudice could make the hunters prey...
They say opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son-and enforcer-of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant alpha. While Anna, an omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.
Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can't afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father's dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.
Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston, when the FBI requests the pack's help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves-all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer's sights...
I know I have said this before but it bares repeating because it is just so true, I read this series because of Anna and Charles. Their relationship is just one I am so drawn to. I love how they fix each other, better each other and they do it in the simplest ways.
Even though they both are protective of each other they aren't all alpha butt head about it. Instead it's in a very loving and respectful way. Endearing. Loving.
And because I read this series strictly for these two, and okay, for the amazing writing that Briggs is so known for, I admit, I was a little sad to see Anna and Charles on the rocks a bit. I didn’t want anything to hurt their relationship, after all, they have both come so far. I didn’t want it to be a one step forward two steps back kind of thing. I guess more than anything, when it came to their relationship, I didn't want drama.
Thankfully I knew I could trust Briggs to somehow make them stronger, even during their struggles and once again, she didn't let me down.
She did make them stronger. It was nice to see big strong Charles be the one with fears and doubts this time and Anna to be the one that took control. The one to help him instead of him always needing to help her. No, that isn't quite right either, they always help each other, but this time, it was Anna that was tough when someone needed to be when it came to their relationship and their personal lives.
I love that with each new book, Anna grows stronger and more confident in being an Omega and in being and finding who it means to be Anna. To be herself.
Charles doesn't make her who she is, he makes her stronger, more confident. More the person she was always meant to be and that is what makes this series so amazing. Yes is has witches and vamps and fae and weres but more than that, it has a really strong sense of family. Of relationships and love, and that is why more than anything else, I love it so much.
All the mystery, action and adventure is just an added bonus. I did love though, that all of that, was amped up in this third installment as well. There was more danger, more darkness and evil. It made for quite the page turner and one I couldn't get enough of.
I also loved some of the new characters that were introduced, Isaac was a great addition to the series and one that I hope we will see more of and considering the ending of this, I hope we get to see a certain fae more as well. I couldn't help but feel for him in the end and with the justice that he brought about those that deserved it.
I look forward to the next adventure.