When He’s Dark (The Olympus Pride Series #1) by Suzanne Wright
Cat shifter Bree Dwyer doesn’t fear much. Ironically, what she fears most is the person who was put on the Earth just for her. Your true mate wasn’t supposed to be cruel and twisted; wasn’t supposed to be someone who’d never love or want to claim you. The rumors that her true mate is dead bring her only relief. Bree’s intent on moving forward with her life and building a future with someone else. Sadly, the male she wants most is one she can never have—a hot-as-sin wolverine shifter who happens to be her boss … and the cousin of her predestined mate.
Aleksandr “Alex” Devereaux detests being bullshitted, but he’s been lying to himself for years—pretending he thinks of Bree as extended family; that he doesn’t want her so bad he aches with it; that he can’t feel himself weakening against her pull. The night they spend together changes everything. He’s done fighting himself on what he wants. Someone isn’t happy about that. Possibly the same ‘someone’ who’s playing mind games with Bree, trying to scare her. They’re succeeding, because too many leads point to the possibility that the culprit could be the one person that she’s determined to believe is dead.
If you’ve read the Phoenix Pack or Mercury Pack series, you may be familiar with the Olympus Pride. They featured briefly in ECHOES OF FIRE (Madisyn and Bracken’s story) and then again in UNTAMED DELIGHTS (Mila and Dominic’s story). Mila has a twin brother, Alex, from the Olympus Pride. WHEN HE’S DARK is Alex’s story
I love the world that Suzanne Wright creates and I enjoy her books. The only thing that bugs me is that I enjoy books written more in 1st person than the 3rd, but when I listen them in audiobook, I found out that it’s easier.
Bree Dwyer is a cat shifter and she is the mate of a man that doesn’t deserve her and also rejected mating with her.
The trope for this book is rejected mates and it’s a change which I encourage, because her series have it all.
Bree is an Omega with powers and managed to stay strong even though some of her pride judges her based on her fated mate. Paxton is dark while she’s light and he is someone she’s afraid of. But once she publically reclaims her freedom, Alex is fair game. For years they have wanted each other, but none made any moves until now. Alex is a wolverine and a nice change for the wolves we’ve come to love.
A plus is the fact that we see some of the shifters from other series and damn, it’s fun to see their children here and there. I can’t wait to read them all. 3rd person or not, Suzanne Wright is a go-to author for me.