Different Dynamics by Tamir Drake 3*
BLURB: 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.
My Review: I was gifted this book for reviewing purposes. At only 63 pages I wasn't expecting a lot and what I got was a lot of hot sexy scenes and an abrupt ending. Not quite a cliffhanger but certainly an ending that felt unfinished to me. I liked the three characters but wish the author had put a little extra background into why Richard felt he only had worth as a hockey player. Also a little more on the other two and their friendship would have been nice too. I felt that the author used the early heat to excuse a story full of sex with very little substance to sustain it, which might explain that abrupt ending!