Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Alpha’s Law
Authors: Sara York and H.L. Holston
Series: Mountain Wolves #1
Heroes: Max Gaines/Jameson “Jamie” Matthews
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 208 Pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 10, 2017
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Max Gaines has known one thing all his life: he loves Jamie Matthews. Best friends since childhood, Max and Jamie are inseparable until the day of Max’s sixteenth birthday when he presents as an Alpha instead of an Omega. With Jamie being an Alpha too, they cannot bond and all their dreams of a future together are dashed.
Jameson “Jamie” Matthews has only ever wanted one man, his best friend Max. He doesn’t care when Max turns out to be an Alpha just like him, Jamie is willing to disregard society’s rules and mate with Max anyway. But when Jamie’s rut comes, all their hopes of bonding are in ashes. Jamie joins the Army to hide his pain and to hide from Max.
Left behind, Max is determined to find a way for them to be together. But time is running out as Jamie’s unit is captured by the anti-shifter group The Amity Brethren. Can Max save Jamie in time, or does fate has something different in mind for them?
Well, this one diverted way off from where I was expecting it to go. As I read the blurb, got to know Max and Jamie, and watched the storyline play out, I knew what was going to happen…but I could not have been more wrong. I was so completely off from my initial assessment. So, moral of the story? Let it play out and don’t assume.
At first, I was not sure I liked the new direction, but there were little clues along the way, and eventually it made sense. It just took awhile for my mind to wrap around their roles. And then the military thing just seemed to come out of left field, and I knew I had no choice but to stop trying to figure things out and just enjoy the ride.
Max and Jamie were destined for each other, and no matter how convoluted the path was for them to get to the end game, they do get there. And I kinda liked that Jamie never lost his alpha tendencies and Max forced his wolf to accept Jamie as is. It was an eye-opening story, with a subplot of omegas being seen as less than, laws against alphas mating another alpha, and during all of this, the military and experiments aspects keep the reader guessing.
It was good, and made for an enjoyable read. I wish that it was a little more developed. Especially the rescue scene which seemed to come out of left field without any build up, but regardless, it is still recommended.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the authors in return for a fair and honest review.*