Title: Three Hearts
Authors: Grace R. Duncan
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 3, 2017
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 213
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Liam Scott is sick. That’s not supposed to be possible. As a wolf shifter, he’s supposed to be able to heal. The omega gene he was born with means he’s capable of carrying shifter young and Liam is worried that whatever is wrong will mean his one-day hope of having pups will be dashed. But despite the fears keeping him away from the doctor until now, he knows he needs to go.
It turns out the sickness is temporary, but the treatment causes a whole other problem.
Mason’s alpha gene means he’s one of very few wolves who can impregnate an omega male. For two years, he’d been watching Liam, but things kept getting in the way. When Liam shows up in heat, Mason recognizes the opportunity he needs and doesn’t hesitate make to Liam his mate and the father of his pups.
But Liam has old wounds and fears to work through which the pregnancy is only making worse, and Mason isn’t sure how to get past them to show he’s serious about making a life together as loving mates. It’s not until a female wolf decides Mason should be hers that Liam makes his biggest worry known—and Mason can finally put the fears to rest.
This story will not wow you or change your life. This is a book you read when you want sweetness with easy resolve. Therefore, if you are in the market for a Shifter book involving Mpreg with low angst/conflict (aka a comfort read to me) then this is the book for you.
In this story there are a few things that differ from the norm Shifter/Mpreg storyline. Here the Alpha/Omega pair get to pick their mates, and it seems if they want to break their bond they can with no repercussions. So, don’t expect a mating pull or fated mates, because you will not find that here. Thus, it goes without saying you do not want to be an Omega in heat near an Alpha bombarding them with pheromones. Because that will get you only one result, and you know what I am getting at.
Liam and Mason’s story consists mostly of internal conflict; mainly on Liam’s part. Something from his past keeps him from dropping his guard and finding happiness. However, there is a bit of external conflict that comes into play towards the beginning of the story and then again shows its face near the end. While it does add a bit of drama into the fold, IMO it felt thrown in, rushed and easily resolved.
Overall, I did enjoy the flow of the book and how Liam’s pregnancy wasn’t glazed over. It was nice reading the physical as well as emotional changes that he underwent. However, one thing that did annoy me a bit was that it seemed if an Omega were to have a child, they would need to be extremely prosperous. Ergo, finances seemed a big part of the story; yet weirdly enough never caused any real conflict between Liam and Mason. All in all, I thought Mason’s actions towards Liam were very thoughtful and he meant well.
In the end, you are left with happiness with both MC’s getting their HEA. So, if you are in need of a pick me up, come and get it 🙂