Omega Lost (The Rogue Pack 7) by Samantha Cayto

Title: Omega Lost Word Count:246 pgs
Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance/ Mpreg

Blurb:Bard didn’t hesitate to run from his old pack when his best friend needed him. His feral years were hard and even a tough gamma would rather live in a pack—so long as it is a good one led by an honorable alpha. The Rogue Pack proves to be the perfect new home for him to make his life. The only thing he lacks is a mate, and he has fought his attraction to the exquisite omega, Loki, for a while. When he is charged with Loki’s care, he is both elated and frustrated. He doubts the brat will ever see him as anything other than a captor.

Loki doesn’t understand why his brother forced him to leave their birth pack. No one who knows the answer is willing to tell him. That includes Bard, the annoyingly bossy and always right gamma who has dominion over him. Thwarted from returning to his arctic home, Loki takes his misery out on Bard in the form of bratty behavior. The sad thing is that he wants nothing more than to be happily mated and raising a family with a virile male like Bard. He simply can’t let go of his resentment toward those who keep him essentially a prisoner in the Rogue Pack.

The test of wills between Bard and Loki is coming to a head. Loki is no longer a pup. He’s becoming a mature omega and his heat is imminent. Bard will do anything to keep the boy safe, but when Loki refuses to be bred, Bard faces a terrible decision. The course he chooses may forever doom his growing love for the omega.

My Review: Ever since Loki has joined the pack with the ferals, he has always been viewed in a slightly negative light. At first, he was seen as a spoiled pup who has been overindulged by his brother Destin and the two Gammas Carr and Bard. As he flounders into adulthood, he is seen as a promiscuous, somewhat selfish, standoffish Omega. He is always seen as shirking his Omega duties and nature. He is always getting into some kind of trouble and running away from his protectors Gammas Carr and now Bard. Loki is aware of how he is viewed and it hurts him deeply, but he hides it through his defiance. There is an undercurrent of vulnerability that comes through in his unguarded moments. Loki feels cheated and he misses his home in the Arctic. He doesn’t understand why he was forced to flee with his brother in the dead of night.

The answer to that is held by the men who have been protecting him. They’ve all made a pact to keep this secret from Loki. Bard has started questioning this decision and slowly seeing the error of their ways. Bard has been with Loki since he was a pup. Unlike the others, watching the Omega grow into adulthood has fostered different feelings within him. Bard desires Loki and his wolf craves him to distraction. Above all else, he cares for Loki and would give him anything possible in his power. Now that Loki’s heat is imminent a decision has to be made quick or the Omega will die. Loki is in severe pain and his cries have put some of the other members of the pack in distress. It has forced Reed into early labour and Daniel is bristling with anger out of fear for his mate and unborn pup. Tensions are definitely high amongst the dominants.

Bard will mount and breed the Omega with or without his consent, he cannot watch Loki die. He knows it comes with a high price, Loki will certainly hate him once the deed is done. To him, this is the only recourse. He is in a really hard spot, no pun intended. On one hand he begs for Loki’s forgiveness for what he is about to do. On the other hand , his Gamma wolf is riding him doggedly, pushing him to take and breed his Omega finally. He tries to be as gentle as possible, but with Loki fighting diligently, it’s a slippery slope. Bard resists mating Loki as he knows this is a lifelong bond that cannot be broken. As much as he is willing to knot Loki to save his life ,he is unwilling to take away all of his choices. Even as strenuously as Loki fought, he can’t help but see the gentle caring that Bard gives him when his heat abates. Loki’s heat ends successfully in a pregnancy.

Most of Loki’s resentment stems from the fact that he is always kept in the dark. He feels like no one ever includes him in any decision making, it’s frustrating. He has no agency whatsoever and to him that’s the worst. He decides to step up and change things when the Omegas mention that the dominants are building a home so they can all live together. Loki storms out to Bard and lets his displeasure be heard about not being included in the plans. Bard apologizes for his lack of foresight, but Loki’s brother Destin doesn’t see why he is upset. Loki is learning how to navigate the pack as an adult and he is surprised when Bard defends him and seems to understand his position. The lines of communication are now open between Bard and Loki and they speak freely about what their feelings are towards each other. Bard now knows after talking to Loki that he doesn’t hate him, he just resented his high handed ways. Bard no longer feels totally hopeless about their future together when Loki asks him for time to sort out his feelings.

Loki’s reputation of a spoiled brat will be hard to evade, unless he proves himself. He courts danger unknowingly when they go on a moonlight pack run. Loki gets separated from the group and is charged by a black bear. Bard and another Beta Griffin comes to his rescue, but they are both hurt. Griffin is severely injured and unconscious and this causes a few people to be furious with Loki when they think he willfully ran away. Loki’s brother Destin is very upset and harsh words are exchanged between the two. The powder keg of emotions that they have been sitting on finally explodes. Loki goads Destin into revealing the secrets he has tried to protect him from since they ran from their pack. Loki is appalled and shattered to find out that his own father planned to rape and breed him in order to sire an alpha pup. Loki is even more upset and guilty when he thinks of all that he put Bard through, a Gamma who has sacrificed so much to protect him. He is overwhelmed with his newfound knowledge, but he thanks his brother for his sacrifice.

Loki is exhausted with the rollercoaster his feelings have been on. Finally, he acknowledges that Bard is the only mate he wants. He sees all of the sacrifices that Bard has made for him and his wellbeing. Loki is definitely on the road to adulthood and he is ditching all his brattiness. Until Bard lets it slip , that he likes a bit of bratty with his omega. These two are certainly in it for the long haul, it was a long road and a lot of uphill battles, but true love won the day. I give this my ratings of 4- lose the underwear.

Advertisements

Taming the Omega ( The Rogue Pack 4) by Samantha Cayto

Title: Taming the Omega Word Count: 158 pgs
Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance/ Mpreg

Blurb:New Rogue Pack gamma Caleb has finally found a decent alpha to follow and a group of shifters he is proud to protect. Having seen how losing his mother during whelping shattered his sire, he is determined to live his life only in service to others. He has no intention of giving his heart to a mate and pups. But his life is turned upside down when he spies a feral omega running loose on the pack lands.

Seth is a desperate omega struggling to survive. Puphood in his old pack taught him that his destiny was miserable servitude to whatever higher-ranking shifter ultimately claimed him. Running away seemed the better choice, except omegas are not meant to live on their own. A year of aimless wandering has left his life hanging by a thread.

Fate throws Caleb and Seth together. While they both try to cling to the lives they have embraced, they are about to learn that sometimes your path is chosen for you. Time is running out, and an old enemy may alter their futures forever.

My Review: Caleb is the newest gamma in the Rogue Pack. Gammas as are known for their strength and aggression. They are usual big and most are defenders and fighters of their pack. Caleb has been recently recruited from a Canadian Pack and he is ready to prove his worth and loyalty to satisfy his probationary period in his new pack. Caleb is loving his new pack and in his short time he has come to respect his Alpha Lorcan. Lorcan is a very virile, dominant male, but he is fair and doesn’t feel the need to throw his dominance around. Overall, this new pack of cast off shifters is very relaxed.

It is while patrolling their borders that Caleb first sets eye on an Omega. The Omega seems very scrawny and almost feral. It is clear that this Omega has been on his own for sometime and unprotected. Before Caleb can get too close, the Omega becomes spooked and runs off into a rivaling pack territory. Going into Haldon’s territory is something Caleb can’t afford to risk. He gives up the chase and goes home. He is still troubled about the Omega and mentions it to the alpha. Alpha Lorcan gives Caleb permission to find the Omega and bring him back to their pack. Lorcan believes that Omegas are very valuable and he can’t resist protecting one in need.

When Caleb finds the Omega he is injured after having had a run in with some of Haldon’s Gammas. The Omega Seth is very wary of the Gamma who introduces himself as Caleb, but he can’t resist the command in the Gamma’s voice. However, it is clear that although Caleb is dominant , he is not cruel. Caleb does his best to nurse him back to health and feeds him. Caleb is shocked when he wakes up to a warm wet mouth pleasuring him and it doesn’t take long to finish him off. Caleb is torn, because as much as the act was pleasurable, he doesn’t want Seth to feel pressured to repay him in this way. Caleb outlines this to Seth who finds this contrary to the experience he had in his old pack where being an Omega meant being used and abused.

After a few days of healing, Caleb speaks to Seth about heading back to the pack.Seth is hesitant and given his experience which Caleb suspects has been harsh, he gently coax him. When Seth meets alpha Lorcan for the first time, he is genuinely terrified. This has Caleb’s wolf baring his teeth, preparing to protect his Omega at all cost.Caleb is confused at the feelings this Omega evokes as he is not looking for a mate. Caleb has issues with mating and having pups since he saw how distraught his father became after losing his mate, Caleb’s mother. Seth is still unsure about settling with this pack, even though they have been nothing but kind to him. The decision is soon taken out of his hands when trouble comes knocking.

The rival pack comes demanding restitution from Alpha Lorcan for the breach in their territory. The Alpha assumes responsibility for Seth and pays them with goods. Seth feels horrible that this pack is paying for his mistake. Seth knows he can’t leave now as he feels indebted to the pack. After having weighed the pros and cons , he decides it is definitely not a bad idea. He is tired of running and he knows he can’t survive on his own. One of the cons is that he knows being around such a virile Alpha will bring on his heat. When Omegas are in heat, they turn into mindless beings until the time they become impregnated. Seth decides to control this eventuality, by requesting Caleb’s stud service in advance. The idea leaves Caleb very much on board and aroused, but he thinks of the future knowing he will not be able to just ‘hit it and quit it’ with this Omega. Caleb offers the solution of becoming Seth’s mate instead and Seth humbly accepts.

They are both thrown into Seth’s heat and the intensity of the cravings take over. Seth is mindless and can’t seem to get enough of Caleb. Caleb does his best to take care of his Omega and is victorious when Seth’s heat ends suddenly with a pregnancy. Seth comes out from the fog of his heat with ambivalent feelings. He is grateful to the Gamma, his mate, but he also feels cheated by his Omega body. He is incensed at his body’s natural betrayal and feels like there is a yoke around his neck being mated. Caleb realizes that his mate needs some space, but he is confident that being mated took care of all their problems.

Duty calls and Caleb has to leave for awhile to recruit some feral shifters from Canada. He leaves his mate in good hands and set off on his journey to increase the pack numbers. Surprisingly, Caleb finds himself missing his Omega mate and can’t wait to get back to him to solidify the budding romance. It takes longer than Caleb expects to gain the group’s trust- a Beta, two Gammas and an Omega. Caleb has to act fast when he hears his Omega’s distress call through their bond. He acts fast, knowing he needs to get back to his mate. He gets the Ferals to go home with him and is greeted by Seth who is happy to see him, but clearly in poor health. Seth almost had a miscarriage and has been put on bed rest. This scares Caleb into acknowledging the love he feels for his mate.

They both realize how much they mean to each other. Even though they have been apart, they are ready to embrace what they are feeling and strengthen their mate bond. Not only has Caleb proven himself as a mate, he has gained additions to the pack in the form of the feral shifters. I give this my ratings of 4- lose the underwear.