Book Review: Orion’s Circle by Victoria Sue

Reviewed by JustJen

1Title: Orion’s Circle
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Sirius Wolves #1
Heroes: Aden/Blaze/Conner/Darric
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 156 Pages
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  According to legend, when humankind is at its most desperate, the goddess Sirius will send three of the most powerful werewolf shifters ever created to save mankind. However, because they are so powerful, they will need a fourth to complete them, to calm them and help them reach their full potential.

Aden, a young were, has been his pack’s omega ever since, at the age of fifteen, he didn’t shift like everyone else. Caught, reviled, and tortured because of his empathic abilities, he knew on the night he was told to run as sport for the pack hunters that it would end in his death. What he didn’t know, however, was that on the same night he’d also meet the love of his life and a pathway to answers, because Aden is far more than just a pack omega.

What begins as a hunt soon becomes a new adventure as Aden discovers that he has not only one, but three destined mates, and his role as lover is far more than trivial. The fate of all humankind rests upon it.

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Review: This was a really sweet shifter mates story. Blaze, Conner and Darric are the three most powerful alpha wolves in existence, thanks to the Goddess Sirius. They each have their own abilities, but they require a fourth mate, an omega, to complete the legend of Orion’s Circle. This omega is very important, as he is also a Psi which enables him to aid the other three in various ways. For example, Conner is an empath which can be overwhelming at times. The omega helps take some of that and is able to calm Conner, thus strengthening him in the process.  He functions in the same way with Blaze and Darric.

The guys find their omega in poor Aden, an omega wolf who has been used and abused by his pack. It is during one of their sporting events where they hunt down the injured and tormented Aden that Conner finds and rescues him. Aden has been through a lot at the hands of his pack leaders, none of it pretty.  It takes a little bit of convincing for the guys to make Aden believe he is really safe, let alone that he is their mate. His entire life, Aden was led to believe omegas never mated, were not worthy and whose only purpose was to be a punching bag for the pack.

There is a bigger mission at play here than just finding their mate. Completing the circle will strengthen them and bring together a force hoping to ease the burdens and troubles of mankind. They hope to bring the humans and shifters together as never before to live side by side peacefully, helping each other, instead of harming. But things get in the way of this, not the least of which is Aden’s pack wanting him back.

There is a bit of mystery involved as to who the bad guys really are and how it will all play out. I really enjoyed this story. It didn’t take me long to really like and care about this Foursome. The characters are all very distinct, with different personalities and issues/needs, but all of them center around caring for and cherishing Aden, who sorely needs it. One thing I didn’t see coming which might be a tiny spoiler, was the introduction of mpreg into the story. I’m not a fan in general, but it was done in a way that I ended up not minding it at all, though that may change when things get a little farther along. As of now, it easily fits with the story line and should make things even more interesting in the coming story.

All in all, I really liked this one. It was really cute and sweet, but not overly so. It moves along at a nice pace and ended with me wanting to jump right into the next one. I’m really looking forward to seeing how these guys make out.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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