Title: Open Omega and His Bitter Bear
Series: Pariah Pack #4
Author: Susan Laine
Length: Novella (126 Pages)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (September 7, 2016)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: As an omega, Woody Fry balances the unity of his wolf pack and serves as a gardener and healer. He’s an outspoken and optimistic twink who always supports his family and is ever ready to take a leap of faith. An unexpected intrusion into the wolf territory on an autumn’s day brings Woody face to face with a sullen, young coywolf and an equally morose, hostile bear in his prime.
Brown bear Lyss Arthur doesn’t trust anyone, preferring to keep to himself and radiating an air of rage. When the two opposites realize they’re mates, all bets are off. But Lyss isn’t on the market for a mate, so Woody has his work cut out.
Soon the wolf pack learns that the bear and coywolf are on the lam. They’re pursued by a lethal enemy who’ll stop at nothing to get them back. Protecting the bear and his teenage ward might prove deadly for everyone concerned.
Review: Each book in the Pariah Pack collection features a different romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.
This story was very surprising but for some reason it was off to me, although it didn’t take away from the story at all. I came across this author when she put the first book out in this series and was fascinated with the tale she gives you. It has a serious tone to it, but there is just enough humor in it that surprises me.
Woody’s pack is unusual with different shifters gathered as family. Woody is the omega but one would not think so after watching him. He watches those around him with their mates, and wants one for himself. He just had not expected a very grouchy bear shifter.
Lyss screwed up and got mixed in with the wrong group. After their plan to murder a innocent young man, he ran and took the young man with him. Now they were on the run from both the pack and Lyss’s bear group. They made their way to a land that is ran by Woody’s pack, and was surprised to find out that Woody was his mate. Too bad he couldn’t have a mate with what he had done in the past. However Woody is not going to let it slide.
Now with this the way they acted was just a bit strange to me. Lyss was more than a grouch to Woody, and if it were me I would have told him to hit the road. Then the added two at the end who gave out punishment were just wrong altogether. Randy was a hit with me though, after finding out what had happened to him, I can’t wait to read his story.
Overall I did enjoy this story and look forward to many more from this author.