Series: Into the New World
Author: Frey Ortega
Genre: MM, paranormal, contemporary
Word Count : 58,890
Buy Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/rude-awakening
Publisher’s BlurbEthan Thackeray is a 21-year-old who has his share of problems, like the fact that he gets attacked by a group of vicious gay-bashers coming out of a club. Enter Adam James, a werewolf alpha who just happened to be at the right place at the right time. After a night in the hospital, Ethan wakes to an introduction to his savior, and sparks fly.
Adam feels something strong, pulling him towards Ethan in a way he can’t describe. The catch, however, is that humanity doesn’t know about the existence of supernatural beings, and after an eventual romantic tryst, Adam becomes 100% sure Ethan is his true mate: the mate fate intertwined into his life.
With rogue shifters in his pack’s periphery and having to be honest to the person who completes him, Adam is distraught. Will Adam and Ethan find their happily ever after, or will Ethan have a rude awakening to the world of the supernatural?
This is my first time reading author Frey Ortega, I really like the style of writing. It is fast paced, action packed, and full of romance. Into the New World series starts out with Rude Awakening. Here you meet Adam James, he is an alpha werewolf. I liked his protective, caring nature. He is alpha but not so alpha you dislike him. He has the right amount of loving spirit and true alpha qualities.
His mate Ethan is a human. Usually shifters and humans are not mates. But Adam will do anything to be with his mate. Even if his mate is human. Ethan is very sweet, and almost naïve in some of his ways. I liked that about him. I can see him needing Adam in his life. Ethan’s strength is in his capacity to love unconditionally and that is something Adam needs desperately.
I liked the world building in this story. There is just enough to keep me wanting more but not so much to overwhelm me. That is a hard thing to do when you are establishing a new world. I am looking forward to reading more in this series. I want to know what happens next and who finds a mate.
Four Twinkling Stars