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.

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