Book Review: The Beginning by Victoria Sue

Reviewed by JustJen

30977587Title: The Beginning
Author: Victoria Sue
Series: Sirius Wolves #6
Heroes: Marcus/Nate/Kellan/Ricoh
Genre: MMMM Paranormal
Length: 173 Pages
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press
Release Date: July 28, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  The Winter Circle is on the rise and the most desperate hour for humankind is at hand. Working from the shadows, the dark god Anubis, jealous enemy of the goddess Sirius, is setting years’ long plans in motion, a master scheme that will strike home in the heart of Jefferson Pack.

Nate is a survivor. He survived rejection by his father and his pack when he was a child. He survived being alone, kidnapped, starved, and tortured. But the more he recovers, the more he realizes he seems to be developing abilities that surpass those of the Supreme Alphas.

More than that, though, he can’t move past the scar of knowing he was responsible for killing Darric, even though the Alpha was resurrected by Orion and Nate was forgiven; he can’t let go of his fear that there is something terrible hiding in the many holes in the memories of his childhood.

The Winter Circle strikes, and there is a traitor within the pack, one who means to see the end of all hybrids, including Nate and Kellan’s pups. But as all hell breaks loose Nate’s greatest fear is not the danger that surrounds him, it’s the danger that hides within him. When Nate’s finds out his true purpose, and terrible secrets are revealed, will love triumph over evil? Or will the secret that Nate carries just be the death of them all?

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Review: This series is a guilty pleasure for me. I do not read mpreg stories. Like ever, if I can help it. However, this is one of the few stories where I was sucked in by the story and was able to put aside my dislike for it. And, while there was some mpreg in book 1, there really hasn’t been much since then, until now. You must definitely read the previous books and read them in order to be aware of all that has happened to get to this point, although each book does a very good job at bringing you up to speed.

All is just about right at the wolf compound. Marcus has returned, his mates are all recovering from his absence, and Nate and Kellan’s pregnancies are moving right along. But there still remain some loose ends that are being worked on (i.e. Hunter, the Winter Circle, etc.). Add to that a visitor from Nate’s past, and more mystery surrounding him and his upbringing, and the story takes off from there.

This is a wonderful world that has had many ups and downs, twists and turns. It has been a lot of fun to watch the pieces all fall where they may. As has happened before, just when you think the worst, Sirius appears and more pieces are put into play as more of the story unfolds. As I said earlier, Ms. Sue does a wonderful job of reminding the reader of the important details about past events, but it doesn’t ever feel like a major info dump. Just enough to remind you of things you may have forgotten.

This is just a really cute, sweet, though sad and upsetting at times, werewolf story full of love and true mates that don’t fit the normal mode of a mated couple. As with the first grouping of the Supreme Alphas and Aden, this one just works and feels right. There is a lot of love, cuddling and care, with some smexy times here and there, but not much in the way of actual sex. Everything else about the story just takes the place of it and the story wouldn’t feel right with more of those scenes.

So, if you love shifter stories with an mpreg aspect (and even if you don’t love mpreg), I highly recommend you give this series a try.

Overall Impression: I loved it

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

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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