REVIEW: On the Prowl – An Alpha and Omega series novel #1 by Patricia Briggs

Although I have not read all of her books as of yet, Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite authors.

The Mercy Thompson series really appealed to me.  I love shape-shifter romance books, and I was pleasantly surprised to find the series continue the relationship between Mercy and Adam.

The Alpha and Omega series is a spin-off of the Mercy Thompson series.  This series is based on the relationship between Charles and Anna.

Charles is a very dominant werewolf.  He was born a werewolf, the only of his kind.  As son of the Marrok, Bran, he is the head hunter and wielder of justice for their kind.

Anna is an Omega werewolf.  Changed without her consent and unknowing of what she is, she endured three years of abuse and rape from her pack.  It took some time, but finally she gripped what little courage she had and contacted the Marrok to inform him of the death of the disappearance of one of the new werewolves in her pack.

As Charles was already sent to investigate the evil doings of Leo’s pack, Bran added a new order .. to protect Anna from the pack’s retaliation.

Charles’ wolf claims Anna’s wolf as his mate before either of them have time to adjust to one another.  This makes things even more explosive as he is territorial and jealous of those around her.  The knowledge of her abuse and pass around rape infuriates him.

This is a very short story that introduces this new relationship in the world of Briggs’ werewolves.  Although Anna’s character progression is at light speed, I look forward to reading more of her.

I strongly advise you to read the Mercy Thompson series first.  Without doing so, I doubt you would appreciate this book as much as I.

I recommend this book to mature adults.  Although there is no descriptive sexual content, there is a semi mild discussion of rape and abuse.  Mild to moderate violence.

If I had read this book without prior reading the Mercy Thompson series, I would have rated this with two stars.  Knowing what is to come with Crywolf and Hunting Grounds, I rated it with four stars.

~Happy reading!

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