Book Reviews

Sampson (Resistant Omegas 10) by Joyee Flynn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Psychic Powers / Menage MMMM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 25-February-2013

Book Blurb

After being hidden away for over six years by his last Alpha, Sampson doesn’t know how to be around people. He hates to be the center of attention and mostly tries to keep away from everyone, getting lost in his writing, except for one person… Who he’s invisible to.

Slate spent most of his time as a guard at the Chicago pack denying how much he wanted Sampson because of the consequences of giving in to temptation. But everything is different now on Lilleulv, right?

Calver has wanted Gareth while in Denver, and the feeling is mutual. All they need is a blond firecracker to bring them together. Both Sampson and Calver respond to Gareth’s Alpha personality, and even Slate is a welcome addition if he could get his head on straight.

But when they try to manipulate Sampson, will he call it quits, or is it time for some revenge?

Note: This book is written in first-person point of view.

Book Review

This next installment in the Resistant Omega series picks up right where the big Valentine's extravaganza (in book 9) left off. In fact, it goes back just a bit, so it's easier to see where Sampson and the men he is interested in comes from. His story, like all the others', is one of overcoming the effects of the past. Only, in his case, he was abandoned as well as abused. Slate, Gareth, and Calver have a hard time understanding many of Sampson's issues, and that added to the general mayhem unfolding in the bigger story made for an intense read.

Sampson is a writer. It isn't clear whether he would have been one without being locked away for years, with nothing to do but think, or whether he was always meant to be a writer, and the stories in his head were what saved him from going insane in the lonely closet he lived in. It doesn’t really matter, but it does explain why he doesn’t like being the center of attention. He likes his space, and his safety, and having a room that is big enough it doesn't remind him of the prison-closet his abusive former inner circle kept him in. He is so interested in Slate he'd normally jump him, but the man doesn't seem to know Sampson exists.

When Gareth and Calver, an alpha and another beta, start paying attention to Sampson, Slate loses it completely. He makes some pretty stupid remarks, and in typical Omega fashion, Sampson fears the worst and withdraws. The men don’t make it better, and lots of drama ensues. Some of the developments in the bigger story mean they get a real choice though, and while the threat from the anti-Omega faction isn’t solved completely, the solution they develop does allow the four a real choice. And a tropical island as a place to live is not the worst possible outcome!

If you like drama and emotional outpourings, if you enjoy reading about four men trying to communicate but having to relearn the basics, and if you want to know what's next for this ever-growing group of Omegas and their loved ones, you will probably like this book.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 37026 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 21-February-2013
Price $5.50 ebook
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