Review: The Omega Objection (San Andreas Shifters #2) by G.L. Carriger

Can a gentle giant with a trampled heart show a man who’s been running all his life that sometimes there are monsters worth running towards?

A werewolf walks into a bar.

Tank is working as a bouncer when he notices something odd about the new sexy-as-sin bartender. He’s odorless, he’s amazingly popular with shifters, and he’s terrified.

A man without a smell.

Isaac is trying to escape his past. He hides in San Francisco because everyone knows that there are no werewolves in the Bay Area.

Until one walks into his bar.

Can Tank figure out Isaac’s secrets in time to save him? And can Isaac forgive Tank for being a wolf in time to learn how to love?

New York Times best selling author Gail Carriger (writing as G.L. Carriger) brings you the next in her charming gay werewolves series.

The San Andreas Shifter books stand alone and do not have to be read in any particular order. But if you're a stickler this book is preceded by Bryan & Max's story, The Sumage Solution.

Delicate Sensibilities?

This book contains M/M sexy times, mild themes of dominance and submission, and horrible puns. If you get offended easily, then you probably will. San Andreas Shifter stories contain bad language, dirty deeds, and outright admiration for the San Francisco Bay Area. Not the faint of heart/mouth/tongue.

This pack's got charisma!

It took but a few short pages for me to become smitten all over again with the San Andreas pack. Carriger's way with dialogue makes these shifters unbearably charming; it's snappy, accessible and on the right side of slangy.

It's also funny.

This pack is, ostensibly, a pack full of misfits. Though I have to say, if this is what misfitdom looks like, SIGN ME UP! They all have distinct personalities that sometimes clash and they have banded together in an abandoned old mansion on the outskirts of San Francisco and are slowly expanding their family while strengthening their pack. What's more, they all seem to like each other and have fun together.

In this instance, (in case the title didn't give it away) they add an Omega: Isaac. Isaac has been on the run for a long time. His reasoning for doing so is understandable. He's taken to being a bit skittish when around wolves. Once he meets Tank everything in him tells him to skedattle but he's kind of dug in at his little bar with his friends and co-workers and Tank is such a yummy man mountain. When the baddies from his past start bearing down it's harder than ever to make himself hit the road.

I ❤️ me a size difference and I really like it when the big guy is a gentle giant and Tank is. Tank is very cognizant of his size and how intimidating it can be for others. There were so many endearing moments between he and Isaac; it's almost like they have a sixth sense about one another which worked towards convincing me their bond went beyond chemistry or kismet. Plus, Tank is adorable! When he started word vomitting about the barbecue... no way could anyone resist him.

Tank loves his pack. It's clear in his enthusiasm about them and his actions towards them. More than anything else he wants to be useful. He carries a significant amount of shame about this and persistently minimizes his worth which made me want to squeeze him even though I didn't really understand where it came from.

What I liked best about Isaac was his ability to read Tank and keeping up a fairly constant barrage of positive regard which went a long way towards showing Tank how essential he was not just to him but to his pack.

This installment ticked a lot of boxes for me: kinky, submissive big guy, big guy bottoming, possessiveness and mineing, smaller top, did I mention it was kinky? Not super #TeamPain kinky, just D/s and some orgasm denial with a smidge of begging. It'll do in a pinch.

They are into each other and quickly get on the same page. The catchphrase 'resistance is futile' ain't just for space aliens anymore, ya hear? I like a slow burn as much as the next but sometimes... why wait? They don't. And I dug it. Muchly.

The pack dynamics are hilarious with Marvin and his throw pillows, Max with his acerbic wit and Alec with his quiet strength and compassion. Isaac's friends from the bar add to the fun as well and some new and interesting shifters were introduced that I'm hoping will continue to make appearances as the series progresses.

The Omega Objection was a sweet, sexy, low angst read that's entertaining and balances the line between romance and action well about a man who finally finds his place among a bunch of so called misfits and another man who finally understands his worth among a bunch of misfits; it was exactly what the doctor ordered. Carriger has created a world that's uniquely her own in the shifter-verse that I thoroughly enjoy visiting and can't wait to see what comes next.

A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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