Title: BLUE MOON III CALL OF THE ALPHA
M/M GAY ROMANTIC ACTION/SUSPENSE
Edited by: Tina Adamski
Cover Artist: Princess SO
Page Count: 237
Release Date: July 30, 2016
THIS IS THE THIRD INSTALLMENT IN THIS SERIES and CAN STAND ALONE.
Book 2 is recommended to read first.
The Story of ALPHA, CALL, OMEGA & LION ALONG WITH A COUPLE OTHER FAVORITES
It’s been a couple years since Commander John Marion – the US Navy’s most decorated SEAL – hung up his dog tags, choosing his cherished Alpha over war.
Call and Alpha have settled comfortably into their carefree lives nestled in the mountains of South Carolina. No more combat for the Commander and no more ordered killings for the deadliest assassin in the world.
However, nothing stays peaceful forever.
When Alpha’s brother Omega comes to their secluded home with a distressing message from their Order, Alpha has to answer the call. But what neither of them expect is for the Order to send them a new assassin, one just as deadly as both of them, to seek their counsel and bring them back Persia.
Lion’s commanding presence was not at all what any of them anticipated. Especially Omega. Lion realizes what Omega is to him right away, but the stubborn man fights his every advance. Lion knows he and Omega have to connect if they’re going to be victorious. He was sent to bring back an army but if he can’t get his cherished to yield to him, they are sure to fail.
Call refuses to let Alpha fight a gang of rebel assassins without him. Omega will fight by his brother’s side, no matter what… and Hawk saw them coming for his help before anyone else. Together they’ll fight the toughest opponents they’ve ever faced. As always… these badass warriors are up for the challenge.
4 out of 5 Stars
I was surprised and a little bit disappointed by this book. I expected it to be more about Call and Alpha as I felt their story really didn’t get a deep dive in book 2. And the title is “Call of the Alpha.” But, it really focused on Omega and Lion. While Lion and Omega had chemistry, Omega was a bit immature. His fits and pouts and moments of doubt did not fully reconcile with his badassery and ninja skills. He was built up as feared and so very powerful, but really he needed to be directed and leashed. Lion was a dominant, a leader, and balanced out Omega. He pursued Omega relentlessly.
Of the 3 books in the series, this was the best one. The author’s writing has matured…the author trusts the reader more to get the emotions and understand the conflict rather than explaining it by jumping into the characters’ heads.
The story is not a standalone in my opinion. You need to read book 2 for this book 3 to make sense. You do have to suspend belief as Omega and Alpha are part of an order of assassins. They value duty and honor and train in martial arts. There is a bit of the supernatural and references to foresight and destiny.
Overall, a good read. This author does what she always does, gives me an interesting story with lots of bites and spice. The cameos of characters from prior books kept the story moving and added depth.
A.E. Via is an author in the beautiful gay romance genre and also founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books. Her writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
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