Review: Different Dynamics by Tamir Drake

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Review: Different Dynamics by Tamir Drake

Richard doesn’t mind being an omega; all he cares about is playing good hockey, even though it means ignoring the media that tries to rip him apart for it. They don’t think omegas should be allowed on the ice, but he gets along fine. He’s team captain. He can play with the best of them.

The one sticking point is his heats; Richard might be on suppressants, but he’s one of the unlucky ones who still gets a heat every four months or so. They suck to deal with, especially alone, but seeking out a heat partner isn’t an option. The PR nightmare alone keeps him from any kind of hook-up. He can’t risk it. Hockey is all he’s got.

When Richard’s heat comes early while his team is on a roadie, teammate and best friend James helps him out of a bad situation. Tired of hurting, Richard decides it’s better not to go it alone. And James is safe and warm; he’s a great alpha who knows just what Richard needs. When Richard also imprints on big, bad rival player, Dmitry Sokolov? There’s sweet comfort in a three-way with lots of knotting and dirty talk.

Richard might be on cloud nine.

Title: Different Dynamics
Author: Tamir Drake
Published by Nine Star Press
Source: Publisher
Published: June 26th 2017
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Pages: 63 pages
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: three-half-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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This was a very odd book for me.  I am confused by quite a bit.  Knowing this was a novella, I knew there would not be a lot of plot and world building, but we get absolutely minimal.  I was expecting a PNR about an Omega who plays hockey. We did get that, well sort of.

Richard plays hockey.  He’s an Omega and the team captain. That in itself is interesting, but we get no sense of world here. Omegas are tagged as not being able to hold up like the Alphas can, so Richard is bucking that stereotype by working hard and-with the help of inhibitors and drugs-keeping his heats to a minimum. Only they do not really work well and Richard goes into a heat early.

James is Richard’s Alpha best friend and when he notices Richard isn’t acting right, he finds out his secret of going into heat. He offers his help. While they are navigating Richard’s heat, he unwittingly imprints on James friend Dmitry, also an Alpha, who offers his help as well.  Richard is loving the help and attention from these two men and doesn’t want to let them go.

This story had so many possibilities and avenues to explore. But I felt this was a side novella to a bigger story-and I hadn’t read the bigger story. It was a extended mating type scene which I expected, but I would’ve liked a bit more about the world this took place in. We do get snippets of attraction between the guys and we do get that all are up for the action. But my biggest complaint is that Richard is tagged as an older gentleman.  He surely would have had some idea about how the Omegas interact with the Alphas. He was virtually clueless.

I guess Richard, James, and Dmitry are likeable characters-at least from the standpoint of dropping everything to deal with a friend’s heat. We get little else to go on. Definitely a different type of story for me.

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