Sadie Lancaster can’t catch a break.
Her first heat is coming and the pressure is on to find an acceptable pack that will satisfy her wealthy socialite parents. Just as she vows to give her parents’ choice — the smug businessmen of The King Pack — a real chance she happens upon a letter from an aunt she has never met and embarks on a journey to the sleepy southern town of Knotty Pines to get answers. There, she stumbles into a pack that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her family, pack dynamics, and what it means to be an omega. Will she throw out her parents’ checklist for life and trust her heart? Is she brave enough to rely on a pack to catch her when she falls?
The Jackson Pack has sworn off omegas.
Hunter Jackson is done with bratty omegas and the trouble they cause. As prime alpha he’s sworn to protect his pack, especially from sassy, rich omegas looking for summer fun at their expense. What he doesn’t count on? Logan, Graham, and Elliot inviting Sadie into their town, their home, and their pack. But Hunter knows the problem isn’t catching the eye of an omega, it’s keeping it.
A small town pack and a big city girl, worlds away from each other. Can they put everything on the line for love?
Point of view:
1st person. Alternating between Sadie, Logan, Elliot, Hunter, Graham, and Tristan’s perspectives.
Cute, sexy, sweet, and emotional Omegaverse. Sadie is drowning under the pressure and expectations of her parents who seek to match her with a pack for their own gain instead of her happiness. Learning of an Aunt she never knew existed, she escapes to the small town of Knotty Pines.
I liked that Sadie met most of the guys separately and it was a lot of fun when they realized they were talking about the same woman. Unfortunately, they’ve been burned before and some are more reluctant than others to accept an omega for their pack. Combined with Sadie’s fear of leaving the only life & structure she’s known behind. Song weaves this through nicely to add tension, but without it being overly angsty.
I like the world building Song does for both the city and Knotty Pines. I wish the guys had more page time from their POV (Sadie gets twice as many chapters as the five men combined) and would have loved a little more depth to their backstories and how the pack formed before Sadie’s arrival. I did enjoy that there were two distinct MM relationships within the Pack and that Sadie immediately recognized and embraced those pairings.
They get a lovely HFN in the epilogue and I’m looking forward to more updates on them as the series continues.
I also enjoyed the secondary characters, specifically Lizzy. As soon as I “met” her I thought, “She needs a book!” and I was excited to see her book is up next.
Content Warnings (possible spoilers):
Song has a comprehensive CW at the beginning of the book.
I received an advance copy of this book from the author and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
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My Favorite Quotes
“Hope whispers in my ear, what if an omega could accept us, all of us?”
“If this is what it feels like to finally get in touch with my omega, I’ll pass. That bitch is ridiculous.”
“I’m afraid of making this choice. Of following my heart and risking everything I’ve ever known.”
“The passion between them is so raw and full of love, seeing it this close is overwhelming.”