Reviewed by JustJen
Title: The Dilemma
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Sirius Wolves #5
Genre: MMMM Paranormal
Length: 220 Pages
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Release Date: April 7, 2016
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Marcus has just become the only human ever to be Alpha of a werewolf pack and thwarted the plans of Anubis to destroy the goddess Sirius’ creation – the werewolves.
Now, Anubis has decided to focus his efforts instead on Marcus and his new pack, to try and destroy the pack from within. In order to do this, Anubis seeks the one thing Marcus wants above all else and when he finds it, will use that to get him to walk away from his mates and the pack.
Unaware of the evil god’s plans, Marcus works together with Kellan and Ricoh, not only trying to help Nate recover from the vicious torture he has undergone at the hands of the terrorist group, The Winter Circle, but to also come to terms with leading a pack of over two thousand wolves.
Marcus soon will be faced with a dilemma, but will he give everything up for his mates and the pack or will the temptation Anubis offers him be too much for one human to refuse? Will Marcus put his wolves before himself or will he be tricked into leaving them behind forever?
Review: This wonderful story continues from the previous book, with the focus being on Marcus and his mates. The foursome has a lot of healing to do as they all, as well as the rest of the wolves, try to find ways to help Nate recover from his ordeal.
After the brainwashing Nate went through, it is easy to see why he is so afraid of his wolf. Unfortunately, this is causing big problems with his healing abilities, not to mention his mental state. But everyone is doing what they can and baby steps are being made.
In the middle of this, Marcus must also think about his new role and responsibilities as pack leader, which he still finds hard to believe is even the case. Marcus is a natural though, and it shows every time he must face a new challenge, no matter the size. Marcus is one of my favorite characters. He’s human, but has become such a huge part of the wolves’ lives, finding he has not one, but three mates, who are all wolves, now the leader of the entire pack, and that doesn’t even take into account his own physical and mental issues surrounding his disability. When an opportunity arises for him to get some relief from the pain his amputated leg causes him, his is eager and hopeful. But it means leaving the pack and his mates for 6 months, which is poor timing, to put it mildly. But, his mates and the wolves stand behind him wanting the best for him. There are some major twists where this is concerned, but needless to say, it brought forth a lot of feelings and emotions from all sides.
There is never too much focus on any one area, but just enough to keep you sated. There is a lot going on, with the mates, with the new pack and with the original four Sirius wolves, and the outside interferences that have plagued them from the beginning. They are still dealing with the aftermath of the events from previous stories, but there are some new dangers as well.
I love this series. It always manages to stay fresh with new aspects while maintaining the old ones that work and that I’ve come to love and enjoy the most. There still seems to be much more to tell in this world, and I’m as excited as ever to see where it all goes.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*