4 STARS – ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Please sir, may I have some more?
I’m half omegaverse whore, half omegaverse snob. That is to say I’ll metaphorically drop my knickers if the book has omegaverse in the blurb but I’ll quickly pull them back up and walk away if the writing isn’t up to par. Happily Primal Possession is a super hot, darkness tinged, well written story. It has an excellent plot, some very good world building and two finely crafted main characters.
The setting of the story held all the ‘key’ features I have come to expect from an omegaverse book whilst also having a sense of individuality. There were lots of hints of life outside the palace walls that have me intrigued and wondering where the next Alphas of Sandor book will take us. This was further enhanced by the quality of secondary characters, most of whom added substance to the story rather than just merely being present.
I loved how Ms Black took me from disliking the hero, Arius, at the start of the book to ultimately being a little in love with him by the end. He was a very imperfect hero, unafraid to admit when he had made mistakes, yet still very dominant and alpha throughout. We really got to know the man that at first seemed a monster, kudos to some amazing writing by the author to maintain his core personality whilst allowing him to mature and grow.
Saskia was a wonderful heroine, who also developed through the story. She picked her battles wisely and thankfully wasn’t prone to impulsive behaviour – I can’t abide a TSTL character. There were several moments where both characters had ‘come to Jesus’ moments, I didn’t agree with Saskia at first, on one of them, but by the end she had totally convinced me of her decision!
It just remains to say that this is omegaverse, if you hadn’t noticed, and that means lots of very hot and heavy sexual encounters with copious amounts of slick and several alpha knots. Phewy I either had several menopausal hot flushes or this book was seriously steamy, yet the scenes were neither gratuitous nor excessive.
In summary I feel this is a perfect book for dipping your toes into if you’re new to the genre, it’s also a great read for those well entrenched in the alpha/beta/omega dynamic. I also think those who love darker reads, sci-fi or even contemporary and want to find something new would all very much enjoy this.
I never really thought I’d be captured…
Despite being born an Omega, I refused to spend my life in a facility, waiting for a suitable Alpha to claim me as his. Instead, with the help of my family, I broke the law, hiding among the Betas, trying to live a normal life. I enjoyed five years of freedom…
…then they caught me.
Now I’ve been chosen by Arius, the second most powerful Alpha in Sandor. The moment my scent reached him, overcome by the rut, he had to take me. As his mate, I can have anything my heart desires – anything he has the power to give.
The only thing I don’t have is a choice.
Publisher’s Note: This dark MF Omegaverse romance contains elements of power exchange and explicit scenes which may trigger some readers.