Title: The Mating Game (The Omega Auction #3)
Author: Kian Rhodes
Publisher: NDP Publications, LLC
Release Date: June 28th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Erotic Romance
Page Count: 224 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
In this place, the Omega Auction House, I was nothing but a commodity. A far cry from when I had just turned eighteen and after intense vetting and negotiations, my father had proudly announced that he’d placed me with the Whiskey River pack. No one could dispute that it had been a good placement, as I’d spent the next four years being spoiled and cosseted by my Alpha. Four years of sharing his life, whimpering under his touch, and raising the pups that we had created together only to find myself here. Pregnant and alone, abandoned by the Alpha who’d sworn to make me his own.
Hell and damnation! My opportunity to make a good first impression on my new Omega and damned if my grand entrance hadn’t gone unnoticed. Both Omegas present were intently focused on the dragon in the room. Not only that, but the bastard had a firm grip on the neck of the sweet little redhead I had just purchased. I wasn’t one to cling to the old adage that wolves and dragons had to be enemies, but seriously. Damn dragon.
One unwanted Omega plus one eager Alpha, it should be simple, right? When Kenny’s former Alpha attempts to re-stake his claim, the complications mount with Kenny the grand prize in The Mating Game.
Once again, I’m just going to set the multiple editing errors (names mixed up, missing punctuation, grammar issues) aside.
I enjoyed some of this story. Especially how wonderful Drey was, Colin and Kenny’s relationship in total, getting to see the birth, and that some of the dangling threads of the series have been closed off.
The major negative for me (besides the aforementioned editing) was the timeline. Maybe if I hadn’t just read book one or two I wouldn’t have noticed, but this was extremely confusing because in this book it’s about two days after the end of the Omega auction and yet the omega from book one (Trevor) is months along in his pregnancy and it’s more than a month after the omega from book 2 (Colby) got bought at the same auction. It just made no sense to me whatsoever.
Also, I have to admit the plethora of POV changes for this drove me nearly insane.
However, there’s something about this series that keeps me coming back for more. I’m really looking forward to a story featuring Drey finding his own mate, to getting Cian and Trevahn Falk’s story, and seeing what the fall out is, if any, from Althea’s pack.
On to the next story!