Omega on the Loose ( The Rogue Pack 6) by Samantha Cayto

Title: Omega on the Loose Word Count:195 pgs
Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance/ Mpreg

Blurb:For a shifter, and an omega at that, Reed has never fit into pack life. Popping out pups and keeping house for a bossy male isn’t in his plans. He dreams of exploring a wider world and experiencing all the interesting things that humans have devised. Too bad his sire has other ideas, and Reed’s wishful thinking turns into a desperate bid for freedom. When a foreign beta picks him up on the road, he fears his future is doomed.
Daniel is the rare shifter who has transitioned out of pack life and into the hustle and bustle of human society. His carefully crafted life was already turned upside down once by rescuing an abused omega. Now he’s racing to save Reed from a similar fate. Pure luck, or maybe the will of the Gods, have brought him to the boy before his sire sells him off to the highest bidder. His only problem is in convincing Reed to trust him.
Time is not on Daniel’s side and when Reed’s pack catches up with them, there is only one option on the table. He can only hope that the omega forgives him for taking it. When duty turns unexpectedly into desire, he sets about wooing the pretty boy. Mistrustful and defiant, Reed resists until Daniel’s plan of seduction proves too tempting. But there is a secret between them and revealing it could doom their growing affection.

My Review: Reed has always hated every aspect of his omega nature. Watching his mother being at his father’s beck and call, her only purpose being to breed more pups year after year. Seeing his older Omega brother Ben traded to a Gamma for an old beat up barely running truck. Reed knows it’s his turn and his fate is no different. He has been promised to another pack’s Gamma Clayton for a truck as well. Clayton is cruel and has promised untold horrors of the mated bed. Reed decides to run away and take his chances in the human world.

Ben has been worried about his younger Omega brother for some time. After hearing the story of how Ben left his pack and ended up in the city, Daniel, the Beta who saved Ben decides to alleviate some of his mental stress. Daniel volunteers to find Ben’s brother and bring him to the Rogue Pack. When Daniel sees an Omega walking at a brisk pace trying to leave pack lands, he immediately knows that it’s Reed. Reed doesn’t trust the stranger who offers him a ride, but he knows the possible pain of rejecting a Beta’s offer. The Beta Daniel seems somehow different than the members of his pack, but he knows he can’t trust in that.

It is when Daniel mentions Ben and starts reassuring Reed that he is ok, that Reed feels a ray of hope. That hope is soon squashed when his pack catches up to them within the night. Desperate times calls for drastic measures, Reed offers up his virginity to the Beta, hoping that the pack will no longer want him. Daniel understands that this is their only way out, just a tiny problem, they have only minutes to get the deed done. Daniel mounts Reed and breaches him dry, he feels bad for hurting the poor Omega , but there is no time for finesse. Reed’s alpha father breaks down the door and he’s furious at what he sees.

Daniel has to put on a facade and act like he doesn’t care about the Omega in order to strike a bargain with the avaricious alpha. Daniel is not a typical Beta who is embroiled in pack life. He enjoys his freedom and has assimilated to the creature comforts of the human world. He uses his street smarts to strike a deal. He offers the alpha the internet as a way of bringing his pack into the 21st century. Most packs live a very basic life and the alpha sees this as a way of feeling like a bigshot alpha over other dominants. The alpha accepts , but decides to keep them on a tight leash.

Daniel understands that this pack is way different from his birth pack or the Rogue pack. Omegas have no rights here and are treated as merely slaves. Outdated traditions stands firm and punishment is meted out for the slightest infractions. Having run away, Reed is sentenced by his father to be whipped. As much as he hates to see this, Daniel knows the only way is to placate the alpha and try to control the situation by handling the punishment himself. Reed is used to being whipped and he can obviously tell the difference, he realizes that the Beta is pulling up on the down stroke to lessen the impact of the blows. Reed makes it look good , caterwauling for the dominants’ masochistic voyeurism.

Daniel soothes the Omega in the privacy of their quarters. He knows their only chance is to keep up the facade of him being an almost cruel Beta. The men in this pack equates strength and dominance to cruelty and brutality. To show any kindness to an Omega is akin to weakness. Reed senses the kindness within the Beta and it confuses him. He is constantly at war with his nature. He finds himself wanting to please the Beta and this sticks in his craw as it goes against everything he believes in. Another thing that puzzles Reed is his body’s reactions to Daniel giving him pleasure. He comes from a world where Omegas are there for the dominants’ taking and receive nothing in return. Their road is definitely not an easy one , but by the time they leave pack lands , they’ve formed a modicum of trust.

On the way to the Rogue Pack , Daniel allows Reed the pleasures of the human world. Reed gets to experience the ocean and eating in restaurants. It’s all he has ever imagined, but Daniel remains firm that it’s certainly not a place for an Omega. Daniel’s view on pack life has not changed, it is not for him and he just can’t see an Omega living outside of a pack. He feels a pull towards Reed, but he knows the Omega is not for him. Reed still doesn’t want a mate, but he wishes he could enjoy this new world with Daniel and this new sense of freedom.

Even though the Rogue Pack is different in so many ways and its foundation is steeped in love. Reed feels encumbered by pack life as soon as he steps foot on their land. Keeping Reed away from Lorcan the virile Rogue Pack Alpha is paramount to holding off Reed’s heat. Daniel is worried that it will be similar to Ben’s. Speaking of Ben, Reed is very happy to see his brother again, but that happiness comes crashing down soon. Reed has only just found out that Daniel also serviced his brother during his heat. He feels hurt and betrayed that his Beta has been with his brother sexually. Insecurities rare its head and Reed worries that he was only second best after all.

Finally, Daniel knows it’s time to step up and own his feelings to allay the fears up his Omega. He professes his love for Reed and encourages him to be honest about what he wants. Reed also knows it’s time to start acting like an adult and like a forward thinking human. Reed tells him how much he loves him and would like to be not only his mate, but also his husband in the human tradition. They come up with a plan to get through Reed’s heat which is fast approaching , then they can set out to live their lives in the city. Luckily, it’s winter time and Reed uses his jackets to hide his ever growing baby bump. He is happy exploring his newfound freedom with a husband who allows him to be the Omega he was always meant to be. They keep in touch with the Rogue Pack with the technology that Daniel has provided for them. Reed is overjoyed when he receives a picture message of Ben’s newborn baby who turns out to be a white wolf like Carr. This goes a long way in strengthening the bond between Carr ,Ben, Daniel and now Reed. Reed is certainly happy that his husband is not the father of his brother’s baby and looks forward to having his own pup soon. I give this my ratings of 4- lose the underwear.

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Omega in the Middle ( The Rogue Pack 5) by Samantha Cayto

Title: Omega in the Middle Word Count: 176 pgs
Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance/ Mpreg

Blurb: Sold by his sire, Ben is an abused omega forced to sell his body for money. His rescuer comes in the unlikely form of a beta living among humans by choice, and who has no intention of exploiting Ben. Now the beta has brought him to the Rogue Pack for adoption. While Ben is happy to be safely tucked within a protective pack, it means facing his destiny as a breeding shifter.

Daniel loves the life he’s carved out in the human world. He doesn’t want to go back to living in a pack, but recognizes that he has to take care of the vulnerable omega he’s rescued. The plan is to find the mysterious Rogue Pack that he’s heard of, leave Ben in their capable hands, and return to his comfortable life. That was the plan, but something about the fetching Ben is causing him to drag his feet.

Carr is tired of living the life of a feral shifter. He followed his friends without hesitation into the wild, but now he has a chance to become part of a new pack. The arrival of a sweet and available omega gives him a reason for joining the Rogues for good. The only problem is the irritating beta who doesn’t seem inclined to give Carr a clear path to claiming Ben.

With everything he’s endured, Ben isn’t sure about taking a mate. Although he knows he can’t stop his heat, he’s determined to breed first and worry about mating later. Make that never. Except his nature has other ideas. His heat is coming fast and hard, not giving him the time to decide which of the two dominant shifters he wants to breed him.

Daniel, Carr and Ben are three shifters thrown together in a primal dance that’s designed for two. They are going to have to find a way to work together, or risk Ben’s very life.

My Review: Shifters prefer to ignore the trappings of human society for the most part. Daniel is very different in that respect. He is inundated in the human world where he owns his own small business and apartment. Being a Beta , he could have been on the council to his Alpha father’s pack. However, he has chosen to give it all up and make his own way. He is surprised when he stumbles on an Omega being abused by a Gamma in the city one night. The scene paints a clear picture and his wolf lets him know that they are not mated. Daniel comes to the rescue of Ben the Omega and takes him home with him.

Ben is an Omega who has been taught that his worth is in spreading his legs for a more dominant shifter. He was traded to the Gamma for an old truck by his Alpha father. All he has known in his life so far is abuse and neglect. He is scared to be going home with this strong Beta and he doesn’t expect much better from this new situation. Ben is shocked when Daniel offers him the use of his shower and makes him dinner. After eating his fill, he awaits the terrifying experience that he thinks will come. He is baffled when the Beta doesn’t demand payment in the form of his body. Ben is poised on a knife’s edge even into the next day.

Daniel is certainly not blind and he is even enticed by the Omega’s body. However, he resists temptation as he knows he is not willing to change his living situation. He does his research and finds a viable pack he believes will work for the Omega. He is pleasantly surprised to see that the Rogue pack actually exists. Daniel is received by a force to be reckoned with in the form of a Gamma who is chasing a wayward Omega. Being the saviour that he is , Daniel faces off with Carr , the Gamma who he believes to be torturing an Omega. He is soon set straight by an even more formidable force Alpha Lorcan.

Daniel and Ben are welcomed in the pack when the Alpha realized that Daniel was only protecting the mischievous Omega Loki even though he doesn’t know him. Alpha Lorcan respects that and suspects that Daniel is an upstanding Beta.The Omegas welcome Ben with open arms while Daniel and Alpha Lorcan discuss how to take care of Ben’s upcoming heat. It soon becomes clear that Carr would be a very willing volunteer in mounting the sweet Omega. There is something about the Omega Ben that makes Carr want to shrug off the last of his feral status and embrace pack life. Daniel and Carr are definitely combative towards each other especially when they both realize they are vying for the same position of breeding Ben. Ben enjoys being fawned over by these two virile men who shows him how much they care at every opportunity.

There is certainly a conundrum here: (1) Daniel is interested, but he knows he can’t withstand the trappings of pack life (2) Carr is even more interested, but he is not yet a part of the pack (3) the biggest problem of all is Ben, he has been used and abused and never been afforded agency over his own body. He knows for sure he doesn’t want a mate, but his heat is fast approaching and it’s inevitable. He needs to be mounted and bred or he could die, that’s the curse of the Omega. When his heat hits, Carr and Daniel are left with the decision of what to do for the desperate Omega. They find themselves working together as a unit with only one goal in mind, being there for Ben and taking care of his every need. They both realize at the same time that Ben’s heat is somehow abnormal as he is in pain and craving more than the normal Omega. Desperate times call for desperate measures, it takes both of them to satisfy the needy Omega in an unconventional three way. It takes days for Ben’s heat to end in pregnancy. They are not sure who is the sire of the unborn pup, but they all agree that the important thing is that both Ben and the pup will be well loved.

When trouble comes knocking, all the dominants step up to fight the rival pack. Even the Omegas get in on the action. They’ve won this battle, but Carr is severely injured. Daniel helps out with a blood transfusion and prays that the Gamma will recover. Its at that moment that the Beta realize that they have a bond forged in taking care of their Omega. Also, it is that moment that Ben comes to the realization that he can’t live without Carr and he now wished that they were mated. He loves them both, but he knows his heart only belongs to Carr. Daniel wakes up first only to hear Ben’s declaration of love for Carr. Daniel assures Ben that he is not hurt and only wants what’s best for the Omega.

Finally, Carr is awake and healing nicely. He is ecstatic when the Omega professes his love and the need to be mated. There is a small niggling doubt though that he might be second best, only because Daniel is going back to the city. Carr’s fear is laid to rest when they come together in their mated bed. The way the Omega responds to him and craves his touch could hardly be faked. Ben is ready to be possessed by this dominant shifter. Their bond is certainly unique ad in the background of their minds they can both sense Daniel due to the blood transfusion. The Omega’s tears flow freely when Daniel goes back home, but he knows he is only a phone call away. Moreover, he has the undying love of his Gamma Carr who has promised to love and cherish him. I give this my ratings of 4- lose the underwear.