Title: First Omega
Series: River Wolf Pack 01
Author: Rebecca James
Genre: Paranormal, MPreg
Length: Novella (151 Pages)
Publisher: Rebecca James (18th July 2018)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: This is a second edition. All rights to the book have been returned to the author who has made minor edits.
Nothing can prepare Josiah Kimbrel for what he finds when he enters the compound of the River Wolf Pack. As an ambassador of the human-werewolf congress, Josiah is keen to build bridges between the two species. Josiah is surprised to see how ‘normal’ things look in the compound; the wolves, all of whom are gay, live in family units, complete with children, in houses built from local materials. He is even more surprised when he goes into what in the shifter world is called “heat” and is claimed by River, the alpha of the pack.
Review: Rebecca James is a new author for me and I have to say that I have mixed feelings at least about this story. It is a fascinating tale with a new twist to it. The characters are fun to read about and very interesting to learn more about them. It is a very steamy shifter romance with knotting and male pregnancy which was a fun fact for me. I always did love a good mpreg story. I had a few problems with this story though. It comes off a bit stiff and not as fluid as it should have.
River is not only a strong leader of his pack but he is loyal to a fault. He is also a bit strange to me, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that the man was sexy as hell. He has this power that makes an omega just roll over and beg for it. In the past and present humans and werewolves do not get along and River has decided it is time for peace. So he had agreed for a human to visit their pack. He had not expected the human to be a half werewolf and half human, and an omega to top it off. Damn he wanted the man.
Congress has decided to forge a peace between the humans and the werewolves, however it would seem they have an agenda of their own. They have sent a human to learn more about them, and Josiah was perfect for that. However it would seem that Josiah’s uncle has not told him that he was half werewolf. So when he goes into heat he is in for one hell of a surprise. It would seem he is in heat and an omega. That and the alpha River is his mate.
Now there is a lot of distrust going on in this pact. Josiah and his loss a friend due to a werewolf attack. The werewolf just happens to be Rivers second in command and Josiah doesn’t trust the man. However there are more secrets going on and the danger is heating up.
The way Josiah was with River just seemed unneeded. However it doesn’t really take away from the story too much. The story is very entertaining and actually fun to read. I wasn’t really sure if I liked the way they were in the beginning with Josiah refusing River, but it turns out to be pretty damn hot in the end. I didn’t much care to be told each chapter about who it is about but other than that I had a lot of fun reading this story and can’t wait to see what the next book is about.