Review: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

18941694 I love the Alpha & Omega series and this book definitely didn’t disappoint! This may even be my favorite in the series so far. Charles and Anna are able to take a vacation to visit an old friend of Charles at the same time as they are going to look at a horse for Anna. But when they get there they discover that a dangerous Fae is kidnapping children and leaving an imitation in its place. So of course the hunt for the culprit is on.

What was so great about this book was all the interesting side characters. Joseph is the old friend they go to visit and I thought the friendship between them was fascinating to see. Joseph’s family makes up the rest of the most interesting side characters. I like this series even more than the Mercy Thompson series actually. Charles and Anna are just different than most of the couples in paranormal romances. While I love badass females, I read a lot of them and Anna is a badass but one that is just quietly like that in her own way. Her relationship with Charles is incredibly sweet to see. Charles is a very alpha male and the two of them together have one of the best relationships there is in romance books.

The plot in this book, as in all of Patricia Briggs books, is quick to pick up and very fast paced. Due to that I had a hard time putting it down and I wanted to finish it in one sitting pretty much. Other things I like about this book is that there wasn’t so much emphasis on Charles’ enforcer status role in the pack. It was definitely mentioned but his pack wasn’t really even a character in this book, which is another thing I like about this series – it’s able to be about the actual couple as opposed to the Mercy books which are about the whole pack. I also enjoy seeing Charles’ softer side, which we always get with Anna but we also get with Joseph and his grandchildren here. I love seeing Alpha men being tender and almost nice.

If you haven’t read the other books in the series you really need to because this won’t make much sense without those. This book is being released March 3rd.

ARC received via Netgalley on behalf of the publisher in return for an honest review.

5 Stars

~Melinda

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