November 4, 2018 by TinyNavajo
The Omega Objection by G.L. Carriger
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*Published November 4, 2018*
*Thank you to the author for the advanced copy, all opinions are my own*
*Content/Trigger warnings: M/M, sexual themes, mild themes of dominance and submission*
This is the second book in the San Andreas Shifters series and I’m loving this adorable, quirky, queer pack of werewolves that now live in the San Fransisco Bay area. In this is book, we get to learn a little bit more about Tank, one of the “grunts” of the Shifters pack, a bisexual man who would love to just have someone to love and protect. We also learn a little more about werewolf lore and the placement and rank in packs as we learn more about Isaac, a man who is on the run both from his past and from someone.
Tank is working as a bouncer at a new club that has shifter-mingle night, due to the fact that more and more shifters are coming to this particular club. Isaac is our resident bartender/pseudo-psychologist, working to make the problems of San Fransisco’s shifters less. When Tank and Isaac meet, something sparks between them and Isaac starts to worry. He is odorless and meeting a werewolf pack in Frisco was not in his plans. As he struggles to figure out what to do, Tank does what he can to show Isaac that not all werewolves are the same.
The more time these two spend together, the more Isaac’s past seems to rush towards him and he decides that loving Tank is not worth what troubles it will bring. Tank is able to prove him wrong though, and with his pack, Tank is able to show Isaac that there is more than meets the eye to him and his family.
I love the characterization of this particular book because it’s about listening; not only to who you are, but who your partner is as well. It’s about finding your boundaries in a relationship and staying within those boundaries. It’s about knowing when to run and when to stay, and it’s about showing that you are able to listen to when someone says “no” and being able to stop. It’s also about knowing that you have a place in your family or friends, else they wouldn’t love you as much as they do, and knowing that your place is important.
Tank and Isaac help each other figure all of these out. Tank shows Isaac that he and his pack can listen and not sway opinion and are willing to let Isaac leave if that is what he wants. Isaac shows Tank that there is more to him than just being a “grunt” and that he is the foundation of the pack. They both help each see each other for what they truly are and what it means to be family.
I love it when books are able to do this and especially love it G.L. Carriger does it, because they do it in such a way as to open your eyes to all forms of love and acceptance. The way our world is becoming we need more books and characters that not only look different than us but love and act differently than us. What books about characters not like yourselves have you read recently? What did you like about them? Comment below and let me know!