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Monday, May 23, 2011

The Duty of a Beta by Kim Dare

The Duty of a Beta by Kim Dare
Publisher: Total-E-Bound
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (100 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play, Mild BDSM
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Coreopsis

Caught between duty and sweet temptation, what's a wolf to do?

Gunnar has a job to do. He was brought into the pack to be mated to Alfred and that's what he's going to do. Beta's have always been charged with taking control of the trouble makers in their packs, and Gunnar is going to do his duty by his new pack if it kills him.

Just because his eyes constantly stray towards another wolf, that's no reason to alter his plans. His alphas might believe in love matches, but Gunnar believes in duty - no matter how sweet the temptation to let his thoughts wander to a very different wolf might be.

This is a story that starts off with a sensual bang between two unlikely werewolves. The Duty of a Beta will definitely keep you turning the pages until the very end just to see what will happen.

Gunner and Talbot are complete opposites. This is a story that runs along the lines of Romeo and Juliet. Two people in love yet circumstances and rankings in life keep them apart. The pull between these two men is so evident that the scenes they share are just jumping with erotic energy.

Gunner, being a beta wolf, was brought to the pack to mate with a gamma wolf. Little did he know the omega of the pack was what he really wanted. At first glance Gunner comes off extremely stubborn, controlling, and lacking basic human emotions. We soon find out that it’s in a beta wolf's instincts to take control.

Talbot is an omega wolf. This basically means he's super submissive. He’s young and inexperienced and the type of character you want to keep safe from the big bad wolves of the world. He’s been treated like a weakling all his life due to his small stature. His life is turned upside down when Gunner joins his pack. The overbearing nature of Gunner attracts Talbot in ways he can’t explain but he knows he wants to explore.

The controlling nature of Gunner complemented the submissive nature of Talbot. This is a story that will have you guessing. Will they or won’t they? Will honor and duty override love? Or will love conquer all in the end?

This book had a different take on the omega wolf that I really liked. In most books the omega wolf is treated very poorly but not in Kim Dare’s werewolf world. Talbot was treated with respect and loved by all others. The one thing I wished there was more of in this story was more dialogue between Gunner and Talbot. In the story we get more of what they were thinking and feeling versus what they said to one another. Overall, though, this was an excellent read. I highly recommend it.

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