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Family Ties Title Family TiesSeries The Family Novak Book 1Author Susi Hawke Mafia Romance Shifter Omegaverse Urban Fantasy Paranormal MpregListening Length 4hrs 24minSteaMMy Swordplay 3 out of 5 Sharonica Stars 4.5Audible AVG 4.6 MMy Thoughts and Review I was honestly a wee smidge confused at the beginning There was a teensy back Title Family TiesSeries The Family Novak Book 1Author Susi Hawke Crista CrownNarrator Kurt GravesPublisher Hawke Crown LLCFormat Unabridged AudioRelease Date 1 02 2020Genre Trope s MM Contemporary Mafia Romance Shifter Omegaverse Urban Fantasy Paranormal MpregListening Length 4hrs 24minSteaMMy Swordplay 3 out of 5 Sharonica Stars 4.5Audible AVG 4.6 MMy Thoughts and Review I was honestly a wee smidge confused at the beginning There was a teensy backstory I am assuming from the alpha bits I haven t read the series yet, don t let Susi or Crista know,I will get to it eventually.Anyway, after that initial bit of confusion things began to meld together In true Hawke and Crown fashion this is an awesome rabbit hole to fall down As the reader tumbles and finally lands there are so many different things going on at once the reader becomes a bit giddy, like a kid in a sugar high With child abductions, feuding mafia families, omegas who refuse to mate with their fated, snarky banter, HAWT sMMexy times, it s like walking through Wonka s candy factory for those who live for these types of series.It is filled with action, bear shifters who are also a prominent mafia family, one cat shifter omega fated to one of the bears who just happens to be a deadly enforcer, and one sweet little shifter caught in the middle of it all A war could be on the horizon, if a truce isn t had and little Petey found Heck a war might happen just for funzies with this crowd This was great fun to listen to, and narrator did an exceptional job on the narration His Russian and Ukrainian accents were great But, River s voice sigh That was totally swoon worthy The Story 4.00 The Narration 5.00 Sharonica Stars 4.50 I received an ARC audio version of this book from LesCourt The thoughts and opinions expressed belong solely to the reviewer Great start to a new series an audio review I m not a huge mafia fan and some books go too far but this is not one of those books In the last Alphabits book, Petey was rescued by River and his group The little boy fell in love with River s kitty shape shifter and a bond was formed Later it was determined that Vasily Novak was Petey s biological father Petey was placed in Vasily s care and everyone moved on Well, everyone except River He d scented Vasily and realized the mafia Don was his Great start to a new series an audio review I m not a huge mafia fan and some books go too far but this is not one of those books In the last Alphabits book, Petey was rescued by River and his group The little boy fell in love with River s kitty shape shifter and a bond was formed Later it was determined that Vasily Novak was Petey s biological father Petey was placed in Vasily s care and everyone moved on Well, everyone except River He d scented Vasily and realized the mafia Don was his true mate He s spent months on the run, so to speak, taking plenty of jobs that keep him out of town and away from Vasily In a moment of weakness, River returns to town to see his brother and this time Vasily scents him as well From that moment on, the men are fated.One problem River values his independence He s worked hard to earn a place on the team and doesn t want his omega status to hold him back He s watched all the omegas he knows meet their mates and become fathers River has no interest in settling down, nesting, and bearing children Vasily wants River to be happy and so is willing to have a discussion about what their relationship will be Then Petey gets kidnapped and all bets are off.I liked that Vasily respected River s value asthan just his omega The men were able to have an open and honest discussion Then things went sideways and everything changed I don t want to give away too much, but part of me was surprised the twist the story took and part of me saw it coming I loved the ending, though, so everything worked out.Kirt Graves narrates this series and I adore him He s consistent with Vasily s accent and does a great job with little Petey This is the beginning of a new series and I m excited to see where it goes next In A World Where The Rules Are Gray And The Don S Word Is A Law Unto Itself, Only One Thing Is Sacred Family A Team A.L.P.H.A And Alphabits Spin Off SeriesRiver Erikson Is A Man On The Run After Scenting His True Mate, He S Done Everything In His Power To Escape Just Because He Was Born An Omega Doesn T Mean He Needs To Answer Fate S Call And Drop To His Knees For Some Alpha Especially Not A Smug Mafioso Who Thinks Way Too Much Of Himself Luckily, His Job At STAHP The Vicious Vigilante Organization That Works To Police Shifters When Law Enforcement Can T Keeps Him Busy Enough That He Can Try To Forget How His Traitorous Body Reacts Whenever A Certain Muscled Russian Is Around Vasily Novak Is Stunned When He Scents His Mate, But Powerless To Chase Him When He Flees How Can He His Focus Is Entirely Centered On The Precocious Five Year Old He Recently Learned Was His Child All He Can Do Is Trust The Fates To Bring His Mate Back When The Time Is Right Vasily Is Confident That River Will Be His Eventually He Just Needs To Be Patient When Vasily S Son Is Taken, River Comes To Help Retrieve The Boy Who Melted His Heart The First Time Petey Called Him Pretty Kitty As The Pair Leave A Bloody Trail Through The City On Their Search, Will The Fates Give Them A Second Chance At Finding A Forever In Each Other This Is The First Book In A New Mpreg Mafia Series Get Ready For A World Ruled By The Don S Iron Fist, Unique Interrogation Tactics, And A Family That Stands Together No Matter What You Can Expect To Find Naughty, Knotty Scenes Of Steamy Passion, Along With A Lot Of Potty Mouth Language And Violence Than You Re Used To From Us But At Its Heart, You Ll Still Find All The Fluffy Mpreg Feels And Crazy Antics You D Look For From Susi Hawke And Crista Crown. 4.25 starsNice opening for this new series It had the fated mates, danger and crazy humor Looking forward to what s next. GREAT start to a new series spin off I loved the Novak family as soon as we met them in the previous series and was hoping to seeof them River and Vasily are a perfect pair to start off with to show us this mob like family dynamic River is a tough, sassy and deadly omega who isn t going to become like his brother and loose himself because he s mated and with a baby He s fighting Vas at every turn and he knows his time for running is coming to a end Vasily isn t only surprised with a k GREAT start to a new series spin off I loved the Novak family as soon as we met them in the previous series and was hoping to seeof them River and Vasily are a perfect pair to start off with to show us this mob like family dynamic River is a tough, sassy and deadly omega who isn t going to become like his brother and loose himself because he s mated and with a baby He s fighting Vas at every turn and he knows his time for running is coming to a end Vasily isn t only surprised with a kid he didn t know about and try to figure out how to be a father but a mate who discovered they were mates and ran away without telling him Vas has a lot of new things coming at him but when his son is taken and his runaway mate is tasked to help him he knows that he s going to fight to show River there is no where else he should be These two together is sexy, passionate and consuming I loved how each supported each other and Vas was a alpha not afraid that his mate is a badass Each learn how to be a mate but not lose themselves Great side characters and a adorable kid round out this book in the best way I can t wait to see whatcan come from this series I liked this book ok It had such great reviews that I had high expectations and was somewhat disappointed This was the first book I read about the Novak s so maybe there was background information I was missing.I have to say I loved River and Valise River the independent and extremely capable omega and Valise the Alpha who isn t afraid to show his loving nature Great characters. Loved itI knew River and Vasily would be a fun couple and Susi didnt disappoint Per her brand this one was still sweet and fluffy with a pinch of angst and the usual action scenes But as a change up for her brand of fluffy these boys were anything but law abiding The Novak family are gonna be a wild ride I laughed alot and at one point was simultaneously horrified and laughing out loud Susi is a master of her craft and delivered an amazing start to this new series I would absolutely recomm Loved itI knew River and Vasily would be a fun couple and Susi didnt disappoint Per her brand this one was still sweet and fluffy with a pinch of angst and the usual action scenes But as a change up for her brand of fluffy these boys were anything but law abiding The Novak family are gonna be a wild ride I laughed alot and at one point was simultaneously horrified and laughing out loud Susi is a master of her craft and delivered an amazing start to this new series I would absolutely recommend it and anything else by this author I have been wanting to hear River s story, and this is it This is the first book to the second spin off series from Team Alpha, and I can t wait for.This is not your typical fated mates story, which is part of the reason why I really enjoyed it River caught a whiff of Vasily, part of the Russian mob and his brother s new in laws, and ran He doesn t want a mate he doesn t even seem to want to be an Omega But, he sure does love little Petey, the young boy they saved and found out was Vas I have been wanting to hear River s story, and this is it This is the first book to the second spin off series from Team Alpha, and I can t wait for.This is not your typical fated mates story, which is part of the reason why I really enjoyed it River caught a whiff of Vasily, part of the Russian mob and his brother s new in laws, and ran He doesn t want a mate he doesn t even seem to want to be an Omega But, he sure does love little Petey, the young boy they saved and found out was Vasily s son enough to let him get away with calling him pretty kitty Vasily doesn t know about having a mate until an unexpected meeting when River is working for STAUP, and Vasily is at the party with Petey River runs away, but Vasily will be patient for a while When Petey is taken, River shows up to help with the search That s when things get fun.Vasily and River make an incredible team, and as neither are necessarily the good guys, they use whatever means necessary to get the information they need to find Petey Their interrogation methods are unique, but they flow so smoothy that it seems that they have been working together for years, not a day or so I personally enjoyed the questioning of the Butcher I don t know exactly what that says about me LOL.After taking the crime world apart like a tornado, the Don and the family have to get involved to avoid a full blown war River is in a bit of a situation by this point, but he s still feisty as ever But, everything works out in the end, and at least for now, River and his new family have their happily ever after.I really enjoyed Kirt Graves narration I recently listened to a fluke, where I had a hard time getting into his voicing But, he portrays a wonderful Russian accent and kept the story going at just the right pace His character differentiation was perfect, even if characters from the other series didn t sound exactly the same His performance was spot on I ve enjoyed each and every one of these stories the originals and the spin offs, and I hope they just keep coming and coming Creative stories and interesting characters, and watching Susi Hawke and Crista Crown continue to dream up thee pairings, well it never gets old to me Just plain fun.This is the second one in the A.L.P.H.A Alphabits universe narrated by Kirt Graves and I think he s doing a marvelous job His range of Russian y accents is impressive and he brings out the humor, as we I ve enjoyed each and every one of these stories the originals and the spin offs, and I hope they just keep coming and coming Creative stories and interesting characters, and watching Susi Hawke and Crista Crown continue to dream up thee pairings, well it never gets old to me Just plain fun.This is the second one in the A.L.P.H.A Alphabits universe narrated by Kirt Graves and I think he s doing a marvelous job His range of Russian y accents is impressive and he brings out the humor, as well as the seriousness, and keeps it all rolling along smoothly.You might be able to read these as standalones, but I d recommend doing the series in order an audiobook copy of Family Ties was provided to me for the purpose of my honest review 4.5 Stars I would suggest reading the Alphabits series, especially the last two books 6 7 before starting this series They re interconnected and a lot of characters from the previous books appear in this one I wasn t too sure I was going to like Vasily at first, but he certainly was a different kind of Alpha than what I expected and I just loved that he was so patient with River and didn t try to smother his independence, on the contrary, he seemed to revel on River being part of STOHP I 4.5 Stars I would suggest reading the Alphabits series, especially the last two books 6 7 before starting this series They re interconnected and a lot of characters from the previous books appear in this one I wasn t too sure I was going to like Vasily at first, but he certainly was a different kind of Alpha than what I expected and I just loved that he was so patient with River and didn t try to smother his independence, on the contrary, he seemed to revel on River being part of STOHP I liked River, but I was a bit fed up with his ideas of what the relationship between Alphas and Omegas really were He did get better as he finally realized he d been wrong, so there s that Vasily and River had great chemistry and I loved seeing them work together and how great they were with Petey.The case was interesting and I was captivated by the story Kirt Graves is doing a great job with the characters, and his performance was nearly flawless, especially considering how many characters there are in the book, many with Russian accents Very recommendable


About the Author: Susi Hawke

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 I will try to update here when I m doing promotional parties chats I usually do those on Facebook If you haven t already signed up for my newsletter, you should totally do it I only send out NL s to announce new releases or important announcements I also like to note in my NL what I m currently reading along with a cover shot and the link for anyone who is interested I look forward to interacting with everyone here


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