Series: Alpha & Omega #3
Author: Patricia Briggs
Pages: 304 (Kindle)
Publisher: Ace Books
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Purchase: Amazon•TBD (affiliate link)
It is said that opposites attract. And in the case of werewolves Anna Latham and Charles Cornick, they mate. The son—and enforcer—of the leader of the North American werewolves, Charles is a dominant Alpha, while Anna, an Omega, has the rare ability to calm others of her kind.
When the FBI requests the pack’s help on a local serial-killer case, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston to join the investigation. It soon becomes clear that someone is targeting the preternatural. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer’s sights. . . .
Fair Game was quite disappointing for me. It took me four days to get through, because I simply wasn’t motivated to read it. Anna and Charles are asked to help the FBI with a serial killer case. The killer has been targeting fae for several years, but they haven’t been able to catch them. Of course, having other supernaturals work on the case could be very beneficial. On top of that, the wolves could also use a positive image in the media.
I found the beginning (and middle) of Fair Game to be very slow and boring. I really didn’t care about the serial killer, and Anna’s and Charles’ involvement felt random and forced. The story just felt distant to me. Not to mention that their relationship was also distant and strained because Charles is continuing to shut her out because of reasons. We know the reason now, but it didn’t tug at my emotions like I expect that it was suppose to. Charles came across as a typical brooding alpha male, which I guess he technically is, but it was dull. At least there’s one good scene of Anna and Charles in the middle of the woods…
However, the ending of Fair Game was awesome! I’ve been looking forward to seeing more of the fae and that ending certainly gave it to me! I can’t say what happened, but just know that the fae are tired of playing nice with humans who don’t want to treat them fairly. I nearly cheered! So even though the book as a whole left me underwhelmed, that final chapter has me eager to see what happens next!