Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Blue Mountain by @CardenoC #REVIEW
Exiled by his pack as a teen, Omega wolf Simon Moorehead learns to bury his gentle nature in the interest of survival. When a hulking, rough-faced Alpha catches Simon on pack territory, he tries to escape what he’s sure will be imminent death. But instead of killing him, the Alpha takes Simon home.
A man of action, Mitch Grant uproots his life to support his brother in leading the Blue Mountain pack. Mitch lives on the periphery, quietly protecting everyone, but always alone. A mate is a dream come true for Mitch, and he won’t let little things like Simon’s rejections, attacks, and insults get in their way. With patience, seduction, and genuine care, Mitch will ride out the storm while Simon slays his own ghosts and Mitch’s loneliness.
This is the first book in a new series from Cardeno and it's off to a great beginning.
Simon is exiled from his pack at 13 for being different. He is a male Omega and therefore deemed unworthy. His mother chose to go into exile with him rather than abandon him and their life is not easy. They return to Blue Mountain because Simon's mother is sick and wants to see her home one last time. The greeting that Simon gets is not a welcoming one.
Mitch is the enforcer of the pack. While strong enough to be an Alpha himself he would rather support his brother than lead. When members of the pack show up at the Alpha's house with blood on them speaking of a strange wolf on pack lands Mitch gets the first whiff of the wolf that will change his life.
Having been abused most of his life Simon has learned to fight first and listen later. Accepting the fact that the Alpha wolf that has come to find him is going to kill him Simon is surprised to later wake in a bed with no clothes on. That is the beginning of the misunderstandings between the two men.
If the two can learn to communicate and Simon can learn to trust they might just have a chance.
This book like all of the stories from this author was an easy enjoyable read. The abuse that Simon suffers was difficult to read. But the dynamic between the two MC's was quite comical at times and help to lighten what could have been a very sad book. I am interested to see the direction this series takes and if there are more male Omega's out there in hiding.
If you are looking for a shifter book with love laughter and acceptance then look no further than Blue Mountain.
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.