elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Gabe's Alpha (Dark Hollow Wolfpack 4) by Shannon West

At first, Gabe’s Alpha seemed yet another topping from the bottom, omega versus Alpha plot. The main difference was the viciousness that was Gabe’s turning into a shifter, being raped and witnessing his mother’s murder. But as soon as Gabe met Zack, there was the comfort feeling of knowing what was happening, omega meets Alpha and they live happily ever after. Only that, instead of doing it out of love, to Gabe was more a way to avoid yet another painful shifting into a feral half man-half wolf, a creature he is not able to control. Accepting Zack’s rule and the pack’s life is not something that comes easy to Gabe and he will fight Zack over every simple decision.

There were many common elements to the usual topping from the bottom plot, but the author managed to make them being right for Gabe’s character, an independent man but also easy to lighten up like a little firecracker, to a point he sometime is able to recognize he went to much over to a point where is too late to come back, like the night his mother was killed, when he was sulking over some stupid argument.

Actually I think Gabe is still really young, not yet fully formed into a grown man; Gabe will change in the future, maybe becoming more settled and aware of the implications of his own actions, but I think he will also preserve this independent streak that will always cause Zack is headaches. But I also think Zack is welcoming them for the chance to have Gabe in his life.

Series: Dark Hollow Wolf Pack Series
Paperback: 134 pages
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing (September 27, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1618859102
ISBN-13: 978-1618859105
Amazon: Gabe's Alpha (Dark Hollow Wolf Pack 4)
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Series: Dark Hollow Wolf Pack
1) The Alpha's Pet: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1628201.html
2) Cry Wolf: reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4388297.html
3) Logan's Choice: reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4189018.html
4) Gabe's Alpha

More Reviews by Author at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Reviews

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Tags: author: shannon west, genre: paranormal, length: novel, review, theme: alpha males, theme: shapeshifters

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