Gunnar swore to serve and protect, but he couldn’t save the omega he loved. Will a sick kitten give him a second chance at love?

Police Detective and single dad, Gunnar Justice swore an oath to serve and protect, but he couldn’t save the omega closest to him. Now he’s raising his 8-year-old daughter alone. But when his daughter adopts a sick kitten, will a hot veterinarian with his own secrets offer a second chance at love?

Pursued by a relentless stalker, omega veterinarian, Liam Chandler, packs up his entire life and moves across the country to start over. He has lost faith in romance and instead devotes his time to saving his animal patients. But when a handsome alpha detective and his daughter come into Liam’s exam room with a kitten who needs a miracle, will Liam give romance a second chance?

Can these two men overcome their pasts to make a family together? Even as a final threat from Liam’s past threatens not only their relationship but their lives.

To Love and Protect His Omega is a single dad Omegaverse romance with mystery, action and all of the feels.

Review

This is a bit of a departure from the author’s usual, in that it’s not about shifters. It is, however, set in an omega universe, that is there are alpha’s, beta’s and omega’s. I’m not sure, to be honest, whether this applies to everyone, or only to a select few. In any event, Gunnar is an alpha and Liam an omega.

Right from the very start, the characters’ personalities are established and the scene is set. The very first person we’re introduced to is Olivia, Gunnar’s daughter. She is absolutely precious and one of the best child characters I’ve read in ages. Her kitten, Puff, is what first brings them into contact with Liam, the new vet.

I love the way the author keeps Liam and Gunnar’s voices very different. I also like that Liam is no weak and useless omega. He’s strong and courageous in his own right. He doesn’t need Gunnar to take care of him. Whether he needs Gunnar to protect him is another thing, but Gunnar’s going to do that anyway, and boy does Liam need protecting.

Liam is running from an abusive boyfriend, whose psycho behaviour had him running across country to escape. It very gradually becomes clear about how much of a psycho he is and there is an explosive ending when he comes back into Liam’s life in a not entirely unexpected way. There are some very nice twists and turns, and plenty of little details that make up a very rich tapestry of the lives of three people – Liam, Gunnar and Olivia, as well as their menagerie of animals that are just as quirky as the people.

I think this is the author’s best book yet. Although I enjoy his shifter books very much, this one seemed to have more depth, more layers and the characters were just that bit more complex and developed.

One small thing I did notice, and it may have been corrected by now, is that twice the author refers to a television program without explicitly telling us what the program is. The first reference is to (I think) Law and Order: S.V.U and the other to Empire which I had never even heard of until I looked it up.

Apart from that, and the occasional slip which have probably been corrected at proofing, the book was well written and entertaining. It’s a “cosy corner” book, which I have established as my shorthand for the kind of book you curl up in a cosy corner with a coffee or wine on a cold winter night and read, possibly not cover to cover in one go, but certainly in nice sized chunks. It’s neither a “fluffy” book, nor a particularly dark one, although as there are some gruesome murders I guess there are pockets of dark, but it’s definitely a book to get your teeth into.

Author Information

Quinn Michaels is a Pennsylvania native who loves cats, karaoke, sci-fi, anime, and of course m/m mpreg (reading and writing!)

In her own words: My goal is to write action-packed adventures of romance, self-discovery and second chances, all served up with a hefty helping of sweet, sexy Omegas and hot, determined Alphas who will do anything to cherish, love, and protect them.

It’s so exciting to be able to share my characters and worlds with you, and I hope you enjoy them (and the sexytimes!)

Her books are available on Kindle and via Gumroad directly.

She will soon be publishing on Nook, iBooks, Kobo & Google Play.