Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Broken Circle
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Sirius Wolves #2
Genre: MMMM Paranormal
Length: 136 Pages
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Release Date: July 31, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Blaze, the most powerful werewolf on the planet has found his omega, Aden. Together with Conner and Darric they finally become true mates, fulfilling an ancient prophecy by the goddess Sirius and forming Orion’s Circle. The battle against the terrorist group, the Winter Circle, has begun.
Blaze, however, is fighting his own battle. Aden is due to birth a child, and despite Blaze’s six hundred years of being an Alpha, nothing has prepared him for his hardest challenge yet — how to become a father. His struggles are hurting the people he loves the most and threatening their bond.
The madman who kidnapped and tortured Aden still hasn’t been caught, and when the worst happens and their circle is broken, Blaze has to fight his biggest threat yet – his own inner weakness – an enemy against which his Alpha strength will be useless. Blaze has to learn that true strength is only found in forgiveness, and sometimes the most powerful weapon is love.
Review: This story picks up where the last one left off. Aden is in labor and the alphas are all trying to get through it in their own ways. Unfortunately, Blaze is having a bit of a difficult time still, especially once the baby arrives. Seems this is something out of his control that he is frantic about his ability to protect, etc. So, there is quite a bit of tension among the foursome even during this joyous time.
Even more unfortunate is how distracted Blaze with everything going on. And with the mad scientist still on the loose, things go bad rather quickly. Madden is now obsessed with male pregnancy and sees dollar signs if he can recreate the ability in humans. He, of course, must get the secret from Blaze, whom he believes is the key element to making it happen. He uses horrific methods in attempting to gain such information, and it is mostly Blaze who suffers at his hands this time around.
At the same time, there is also an outside group claiming responsibility for attacks that is putting the plan of integrating the wolves and humans at great risk. So, there are quite a few twists in this story as well.
But, the main focus is, of course, on the mates, Orion’s Circle. I won’t give away the biggest twist of all here, but suffice to say, it’s a heartbreaker I did not see coming. I was pretty upset about it, but I really like how Ms. Sue played everything out in the end.
This is a really enjoyable shifter series that is refreshingly different and interesting. There are a number of dynamics that are not the same old, same old which really makes this story unique. I love these characters and am really looking forward to seeing what more is in store for them as they work to accomplish the goals they were put together to reach.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*