Book Reviews

Omega Born (Scent of a Mate 6) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 06-December-2015

Book Blurb

For six years, Sawney Marshall was unable to claim his mate due to political maneuvering and pride boundaries. He bided his time, plotting and planning. When the call comes that Ricky is in trouble, Sawney races to save him despite the consequences.

Ricardo de Luca had all but given up. It seemed like his life had been a series of heartaches, from being subjected to abuse by his pride mates to not being able to be claimed by his mate. When his father’s protection is removed and the abuse he has suffered for years escalates, Ricky despairs of ever seeing his mate again.

When Sawney claims Ricky, he sets into motion a series of events that will test their bond as well as those between prides. Can he depend on his brothers to help him rescue Ricky or will he be alone as he goes after his omega born mate?


Book Review

This sixth book in the ‘Scent of a Mate’ series is just as intense as the previous one. While the villain is different from Alpha Aldo (since that bast*rd has now finally been dealt with), he is a worthy successor – if there is such a thing for a villain. He could well be related, but the interesting thing about this series is that all of Aldo’s sons are extremely decent people. One of them, Sawney, is a main character in this story and his ability to claim his mate has been impacted by all the evil machinations going on and the tensions between various prides. The other man is Ricky, and he has suffered tremendously from both the six-year separation and the abuse he has been subjected to by various people. As a consequence, this story is very emotional to the point of being heartbreaking, suspenseful, and dramatic.

Sawney is a pack enforcer, a strong beta, and has known who his mate is for six years. But Ricky lives in a different pride, one that is much more traditional and does not “allow” same-sex matings. Sawney has been biding his time, and with Alpha Aldo out of the way, he is making plans to have his mate join him. When he gets a call from Ricky’s sister about exactly how untenable the situation has become for Ricky in the last six months, Sawney refuses to wait any longer and makes the trip to free Rickey. But things do not go as expected, and Sawney is soon in more trouble than he can deal with.

Ricky’s life has been hell for years, ever since his mother died. His father pushed him away into a separate house; he was allowed to work, but nothing much else. Six months ago that changed when his father withdrew his protection, and everyone was suddenly allowed to beat him up outside his home.  Ricky was no longer able to leave without risking serious injury, and would not have survived if his twin sister hadn’t taken care of the basics like groceries. He dreams of Sawney coming to claim him, and when it happens, Ricky couldn’t be happier. Except his father won’t accept him leaving, and Ricky is soon in more trouble than ever before. Having been claimed by Sawyer makes a big difference though, and Ricky slowly comes out of his shell.

If you like to see the underdog gain self-confidence and learn to stand up for himself, if you’re up for quite a few twists and revelations, and if you’re looking for an emotionally intense read that is as suspenseful as it is hot, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 117 pages/32400 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 19-February-2015
Price $4.50 ebook
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