Now Deirdre is considered an omega, the weakest shapeshifter in the pack--a vulnerable position when Everton Stark demands tribute from Rylie. He wants to be the dominant Alpha. The only Alpha. And he plans to make her pack submit whether they want to or not. Stark can make every shapeshifter obey him by force of will alone.
Every shapeshifter except Deirdre.
The shifter who can't shift is the only hope for Rylie to win the war against Stark. It will take everything Deirdre has to survive undercover in his den. But can an omega's will be stronger than that of a charismatic, deadly Alpha like Everton Stark?
Deirdre is one of the reborn humans who are now something Other. In Deirdre’s case, she's a shifter but for some strange reason she is unable to achieve her animal form and is unsure exactly just what it is. She has long been vilified by other Shifters and tries to keep her head down whilst surviving in the new inhospitable world, but her life takes a huge turn when it's discovered she is immune to compulsion. Forced to make a stand, Deirdre finds herself falling deeper into a situation beyond her control and before she can catch her breath finds herself branded a terrorist!
Now I will admit Ms Reine has built this out of the ashes of a previous series that she wrote. Although I've read some of her works, I personally haven't read the Seasons of the Moon series which seems to be the precursor to War of the Alphas but I found the heroine to be engaging and it has a quickly developing plot that caught and held my attention. I found Deirdre to be quite a tough cookie with a surprising amount of mental strength. Yes, she has faced many challenges but she is still fighting and is most definitely not down for the count. Considered a lowly Omega by many, her true ability lies in what she is not rather than what she is. If not just a blind follower, than just what is Deirdre capable of? There are some answers given here but there is still an awful lot left to uncover as this series continues.
Not strictly a romance, although there are moments when the reader might think perhaps that is in the cards but this author enjoys surprising her readers and this book is no exception.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.