I really enjoyed this It was set in a ABO universe but with a different take on it than I have read before Weston is an omega who has just returned home after 4 years of studying his Gift at a prestigious school of sorts He finds out that his parents received a hefty dowry for him to be married to the youngest prince, who also happens to be the leader of a band of mercenaries called The Iron Wolf Company Darnell is the youngest son to the king but has never enjoyed the rulings of the court Instead he formed a band of mercenaries that are family He finds himself having to bond with an omega who is there to help with the healing of his band I liked that even though they had to bond the same night they met, it wasn t instant love They felt the pull towards each other due to their status and bond but they got to know each other There was hesitation and doubt, but Weston and Darnell grew closer the they were together Yes they had sex and went through a heat but it was the relationship that grew and I really enjoyed that. I think I found a new favorite author and series So many characters with different personalities in this group of missionaries and I can t wait to read each ones own story. Rebelling Against His Father And His Royal Heritage, Darnell Founded The Mercenary Band The Iron Wolf Company Many Years Ago The Alpha Enjoys His Life On The Road With His Trusted Band Of Roughs, Forging Their Own Fate And Building Up Their Company S Name Until His Father, The King, Finally Makes Good On His Threat And Arranges Him An Omega Mate Weston Has Spent The Last Four Years In Another Kingdom Learning About His Healing Gift From The Prestigious Kitari Guild Of Healers He Returns Armed With Knowledge Of His Own Power, Herbs, And Medicines Only To Discover That He Won T Be Helping With His Family S Clinic Like He Always Dreamed Darnell Doesn T Want To Be Held Back By Anyone And Must Come To Terms With What Having A Mate Means, While Weston Struggles To Find His Place Amongst A Band Of Coarse Mercenaries , Words Alpha Omega Non Shifter Romance Buddyread time Weston is an Omega from a lineage of Healers He is special though because unlike his parents, he has The Gift the art of healing from within.On his return to his family after 4 years of leaning his Art of Healing, he finds out that he has been sold to the King in an Arranged Bonding to the Sovereign s youngest son, Prince Darnell Darnell is a mercenary He and his very organised, but somewhat motley crew, take care of the Crown s dirty work Can Darnell find the time and his own heart to learn this sweet healer of an Omega, whose only aim is to take away people s pain and make them well again Though not much word building, it was a sweet and enjoyable read with a sense of realism as well Weston and Darnell didn t fall in love straight away, it took time and patience Both learning things about themselves and also things from their Group as well Slowly Weston was accepted as one of them But importantly, Darnell s heart accepted that his sweet Omega wasn t just a Arranged Bonding, but a True Bond.because his heart told him so.Yes, I will be reading the next book in the Series, but I have to say that I didn t think much of his so called, loving parents At the end of the day, they sold their son for money Even though they justified it by being able to buy herbs and potions to cure the sick..it didn t make it right A few editing issues as well, so I m going with 4. 3 stars, all things consideredI love the world building I typically enjoy this kind of stories set in fictional worlds and in medieval times where one still gets around with a horse I m sure there s a legit genre name for this kind but I ve never really bothered to find out Lol..Anyways, all things considered, the story was an entertaining one But by gosh, the author really needs to hire a proofreader It s mired with spelling errors, incorrect word errors that s something you see on the very first page and heaps of grammatical errors If the story werent so entertaining, I think I d have pulled out my hair by now I had to check where the author was from And she s from a country whose first language is English I can t understand how this happens Anyhow, i want to say, for those who typically skip badly edited books, consider giving this one a chance It really is quite good if you can look past the errors. Not too bad of a AOB readOkay, so besides this book needing editing I was a tad bit disappointed with it Here are some of the reasons in no particular order 1 This story would have definitely benefited from world building 2 While we are told about this group of mercenaries, I felt that there should have been jobs or something because I didn t feel that they were what one would think of as mercenaries 3 While the story has aspects of Mpreg and Weston can get preggers, it just doesn t happen I am not upset nor do I feel cheated that it didn t happen Honestly, when his heat finally did struck it really felt anticlimactic no pun intended I am interested in Wolf s story, so I than likely will give that one a go. This book is written in a world that encompasses MPREG Had I realized that I would not have invested any time into this because I know how much I hate it I did finish it, sadly, without the heat , knotting and mpreg trope, this would have been a better book, IMO, but then again, I hate mpreg I feel that if the idea that the ultimate romance connection true love indicator has to include kids through pregnancy, no matter how absurd the idea, the ultimate romance connection true love ideal has been widely missed There is no world building around the mpreg, no explanation of how it would work, but it has the usual wet self lubing ass, magic knotting orgasm and the usual delirious heat which are so boring to me If you are so horny, that quite frankly you wouldn t really know who you are fucking, where is the erotica Glad it was KU. I would ve given 5 stars if there had been some editing done I would ve also liked world building explaining, but maybe that was part of the lure of the story. Not Bad, But I Needed More The book centers around mercenary leader Prince Darnell Cheif Antonio Salvatore Harvey the Third and Weston Angel , a Kitari healer of Guild of Healers Weston had spent 4 years learning how to use his gift of healing, only to come home to be told that he s been sold as a mate Knowing that it ll help saving many people, he agrees without any fight His mate Darnell A warrior who isn t interested in a mate, specially considering an omega isn t fit for a life on the road, on dangerous missions But as time goes, Weston and Darnell gets closer and Darnell s dream of having a base is getting closer Overall, when I first started the book, I though No, this isn t for me with all the being used, but luckily it didn t seem to last I liked the story, the friendship and the characters as individual, however, I wanted More of family bond, depth and frankly, I wanted action More fighting with swords and showing how good the company is Which we only got to see like 2 time shortly Also, not to spoil or anything, but this book didn t feel like a closure for Weston and Darnell, so I m a little bugged that next book isn t about them I m also not sure if I want to continue the series, even though this was an enjoyable read I liked it I didn t love it, but it held my attention Oh and what s the ages for the characters I should also mention that I wished Darnell was alpha I mean, he s an alpha but I wish he acted alpha in a possessive and demanding way, you know Other Characters Claud alpha , Darnell s uncle Wolf alpha , Darnell s second command Tiger alpha , Darnell s third in command Deadeye beta , Bandit beta , Sting beta , Oak alpha , Watchdog beta , Hawk beta , Pip beta , a member of the mercenary band The Iron Wolf CompanyI am of the opinion there are two types of love the feeling of love that is in the songs and dreams of youth It is passionate nights and ballads of flowery feelings It is a fleeting thing that is gone with the wind The conscious choice to love someone, to put aside their faults, to reach compromise, to stand beside them and love them through all life s hardships That is the love I wish for you both It is the love I feel for my mate, the flames in my heart strong even though she no longer walks this earth Weston stared up at the alpha, speechless The feelings he spoke of shone in his eyes for the briefest of moments and his heart ached at the flash of sadness that replaced it He had never heard of love spoken in such terms and he filed away his father in law s words for later inspection It was a perspective he would have to examine in his thoughts on his own It gave him a flash of hope though, perhaps it was not a dream that his arranged mating could end with love. Quick basic facts Genre Adult Fantasy Historical Romance M M.Series Series, Book One.Love triangle view spoiler No hide spoiler Let me preface my review by saying there are some editing issues, and wrong words used in this book Occasionally, it would pull me out of the story with a frown However, I loved the characters and the plot of this book so much, I almost didn t care We get an arranged marriage between an alpha Prince and a gifted omega Weston has been off at school for 4 years studying the healing arts His family lineage is full of gifted healers, and he seems to have the most power He s dreamed of coming home to work in his parent s clinic However, his homecoming is cut short when he s told he s been betrothed to the alpha Prince This is no ordinary Prince either He left the kingdom to start his own band of mercenaries Darnell is very stand offish because he doesn t know how to act I loved all the mercenaries with their bawdy banter, and their dream to have a home Wolf is the second, and he s a complete ass for most of this book However, he redeems himself later I m off to read his book next This author has really grown on me I think with some better editing and proofreading her books could be great.
Delmire Hart is a little ginger kiwi born in the peaceful country of New Zealand before she migrated to the wondrous crazy of Australia Starting off as an avid fantasy reader and nerd extraordinaire, she was that one weird kid carting around brick sized novels with glee This closet romantic didn t understand just what she was missing out on until she ventured into the depths of the internet seek
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