Author: A.E. Via
Length: 237 Pages
Category: Contemporary, Action/Suspense
At a Glance: If you haven’t read this series yet, I highly recommend it.
Reviewed By: Lynn
Blurb: It’s been a couple years since Commander John Marion – the US Navy’s most decorated SEAL – hung up his dog tags, choosing his cherished Alpha over war.
Call and Alpha have settled comfortably into their carefree lives nestled in the mountains of South Carolina. No more combat for the Commander and no more ordered killings for the deadliest assassin in the world.
However, nothing stays peaceful forever.
When Alpha’s brother Omega comes to their secluded home with a distressing message from their Order, Alpha has to answer the call. But what neither of them expect is for the Order to send them a new assassin, one just as deadly as both of them, to seek their counsel and bring them back Persia.
Lion’s commanding presence was not at all what any of them anticipated. Especially Omega. Lion realizes what Omega is to him right away, but the stubborn man fights his every advance. Lion knows he and Omega have to connect if they’re going to be victorious. He was sent to bring back an army but if he can’t get his cherished to yield to him, they are sure to fail.
Call refuses to let Alpha fight a gang of rebel assassins without him. Omega will fight by his brother’s side, no matter what… and Hawk saw them coming for his help before anyone else. Together they’ll fight the toughest opponents they’ve ever faced. As always… these badass warriors are up for the challenge.
Review: Wow, just wow. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. It was definitely worth the wait. AE Via is one of my favorite authors. I love the way she writes her men. They are deadly, loyal, and at times just downright scary. What I love most about her men: the way they love. They are all fiercely dedicated to one another beyond imagine. We definitely see that all come to play in the third installment of the Blue Moon series.
After retirement, Alpha and Call are enjoying domestic bliss. It’s nice to see them in a quiet, peaceful setting without a care in the world. All that is about to change, though, when Omega, Alpha’s brother, comes to visit. All is not well inside the Order, an organization in which Alpha and Omega belonged and were trained assassins. They desperately need Alpha’s help.
And so it begins, so much for peace and quiet.
With much of this story centering around finding the traitors in the midst of the Order and bringing together several Beastmasters to help them, there is also a love story brewing. Along with Omega came a member of the Order, Lion. He comes looking for help and finds something more, something he never expected, his Omega, his cherished. Oh boy, here we go.
With Alpha retired, Omega is at a crossroads in his life. Wherever Alpha was, Omega was not too far behind. That’s how it’s always been. The perception Omega has of Alpha’s new life is one of weakness and submission; it’s not something he wishes for himself. The author gives us great insight on what he’s feeling and the fears he has. It’s a major struggle for him. On the outside, his actions look like tantrums, almost like a child who doesn’t get his way. The one person who sees through it all is Lion, and he’s determined to make Omega see things a little bit differently.
I really enjoyed Lion. He’s a character full of honor and grace, but also of patience and understanding. I loved how he took his time to show his feelings for Omega through actions and not just words. This is one of the many reasons I love this author. She writes about some of the strongest men in the genre, yet she shows us the soft and tender side of them as well. I loved the pacing of Omega and Lion’s relationship. It was a slow build up, and Omega needed a lot of direction, but in the end it was all worth it. After all that was said and done, they do get their HEA.
Of course, this story isn’t all rose petals and sugarplums. Some pretty bad things happen to our beloved characters that I hated to see happen. Taking out the bad guys was intense and gruesome, and I loved every minute of it. I also loved seeing these guys in action again—it reminded me why I love this series so much.
If you haven’t read this series yet, I highly recommend it. Call of the Alpha can be read as a standalone, but there’s so much backstory that I would suggest reading them in order. You will definitely fall in love with A. E. Via’s men. Happy reading.
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About the Author
A.E. Via is an author in the beautiful gay romance genre and also founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books. Her writing embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
When she’s not clicking away at her laptop, she devotes herself to her family—a husband and four children. Adrienne Via has tons of more stories to tell, but she really would like to hear yours. Via Star Wings Books is currently accepting submissions for established and aspiring LGBTQ authors.
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