Fraught (Team Alphabits Book 7) by Susi Hawke and Crista Crown #LGBT #Audiobook #Review #MMRomance

Erryn reviews Fraught (Team Alphabits Book 7) by Susi Hawke. The book was published August 7, 2019 and is 182 pages. The audiobook was published December 17, 2019. It is narrated by Kirt Graves and is 4 hrs and 43 mins length.  A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Lost. Stolen. Forgotten…until the Alphabits step in.

A Team A.L.P.H.A. spin-off series.

Finn O’Toole is an omega in an alpha’s world. He’s done everything he can to make sure that doesn’t interrupt his ability to get his job done, and it never has. Until him.

Antonio Montoya is the notorious leader of the vigilante group STAHP, and stands for everything Finn despises. When the powerful alpha discovers that the Alphabits’ only omega is his mate? It doesn’t matter how far Finn runs…Antonio always gets what he’s after.

Thankfully, Antonio has information that the Alphabits need, and the perfect excuse to prove to his feisty, reluctant mate that even dangerous men can have good hearts. There’s still that little argument about eating the bad guys, though….

The Alphabits aren’t vigilantes. These former soldiers and officers of the law have to do things by the book – even when it tears them apart to do so. But once all their ducks are in a row, the bad guys had better beware! You do not want this team of protective alphas on your tail.

This is the seventh in the Alphabits series, and should be heard in order for maximum enjoyment. You can expect to find naughty, knotty scenes of steamy passion, along with a lot of potty-mouth language and some violence. This audiobook contains violent vigilantes, two extremely tactile cats, and one angsty teenager who has just settled into having one dad, but now she has to deal with two? HEA definitely included, intended for 18+ listeners only. Seriously, would you expect anything less from Susi Hawke and Crista Crown?

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My review:

I’m always surprised at fated mates.  How two men can sniff each other and know they’re meant to be together forever.  Must be some strong smell.  Antonio and Finn are such mates.  Finn is an omega from the Alphabits who helps counsel young children rescued from traffickers who sell them on the black market.  Antonio is part of a vigilante group who exact revenge on the traffickers he catches.  Thus a conflict is created – both men are chasing the bad guys, but their methods of punishment are very different.  Finn works within the legal system while Antonio is extrajudicial in his sentences.

I adore Finn.  He’s an omega who has survived in a world full of Alphas.  He doesn’t rescue the children but is always there to help them adapt to being free.  He’s even fostering a young teenage girl.  He’s a good guy.  Which is why he’s so flummoxed by being mated to a man who represents everything Finn fights against.  Antonio is not constrained by laws, and does what he feels is necessary to exact revenge upon criminals.  And really, people who traffic in children are scum.

Watching the two men get together was priceless.  Finn is eminently practical while Antonio comes from money and isn’t above spending it.  Finn brings Antonio down a peg or two while Antonio opens Finn’s mind to things greater than anything he’s ever allowed himself.

This is a great little book.  I love Kirt Graves and was pleased to see him narrating the book.  He always does a superb job and this was another great one.

My rating:

9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars

Susi Hawke

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I’m a total fan of M/PREG Paranormal Romances, first and foremost as a reader. I’m excited to share my own omegaverse(s) with you. What’s not to love about adorable Omegas and the Alpha men who love them? If I’m not writing about men sporting baby bumps, I’m definitely reading about them!

I’m a native of Las Vegas, NV, so I’m pre-wired to love everything weird ~ although I don’t find any kind of love to be weird. I’m a cis woman who’s been happily married to the same lovable lug for 18 years. We have a 16yr old son, well, at least I think we do? Either that, or we have a ghost that eats all our food and uses up all wifi playing xbox while screaming into a headset.

As a new author, it’s been amazing to find the amount of support that I’ve been given from readers and my fellow authors. Feel free to message me, I love to chat with fellow readers. Am I a reader? Heck yeah! In fact, I’m never certain that I can completely trust an author who isn’t a fellow bibliophile.

Crista Crown

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