Riley Thomas has made some mistakes in life. She took a few wrong turns and has no idea what to do next. There’s a blizzard bearing down on the island and Riley is alone with two kids under the age of four. She’s out of options, exhausted, and overwhelmed.
An omega on her own always has to be on guard, but with her two daughters counting on her to keep them safe, there’s no time for a pity party. Seeing no other choice, Riley accepts an invitation to ride out the storm with one of the locals.
Little does Riley know, everything is about to change.
This is a contemporary reverse harem omegaverse with four growly protective alphas, one unexpected snow storm, an omega who has been through a lot, but isn’t bitter, and two adorable girls who could melt the heart of even the most hardened alpha.
You’ll find lots of tender moments, humor, & knotty goodness! It’s low angst & high on cuteness.
Point of view:
1st person. Alternating between Riley, Cannon, Finn, Killian, & Jasper’s perspectives.
While this is a spin-off of Jillian West’s Ruined Records duet – I haven’t read that and did just fine. But, of course, now I’m going to go read those. 12/31/2022 Note: I read the Ruined Records duet, then read this again. I do think there’s some people & events that make even more sense having that as a foundation. (The epilogues specifically pack a bigger punch) However, I still feel this stands well completely on it’s own.
This is an absolutely delightful book. I love single parent books and the guys swooping right in to adore on not only Riley, but her daughters, was swoon worthy. Holiday theme spanning Thanksgiving & Christmas, bit of forced proximity, fun banter, cute kid, sexy times (one-on-one and a few MFM scenes). While there’s a little angst, it’s mostly from the situation surrounding Riley’s ex. For the most part – Cannon, Finn, Killian, & eventually Jasper get to know Riley and evolve into their own pack.
West did a terrific job of creating distinct & consistent characters. I always knew whose perspective it was which made it so easy to fall into this story. Epilogues! Plural! I love them and West delivered.
West has a comprehensive list at the beginning of the book. Be sure to check that out. While overall the book was fairly light, there were some heavy subjects touched on.
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My Favorite Quotes
“I feel safe for the first time in… possibly ever.”
“Okay, kiddo. What’s your style? Mountain dew and french fries?”
“He’s joking right?”
“I’ve never seen a man look at me that way in my entire life. It sends a shiver down my spine.”
“I’ve never had a real nest before,” she whispers.
“My dads used to tell me and my brothers that you’ll know you’ve found the one when their happiness becomes more important than your own.”