Cuddle up with one of my favorite bloggers as they share with you
their favorite Book Couple and their book.
The Couple and The Book…
When Michelle asked me to do this post I thought, “Sure! No problem! Picking a favorite Urban Fantasy couple to squee over will be a breeze!” Turns out it really isn’t so easy.
The thing about Urban Fantasy couples that I love so much is that it usually takes a LOOONG time for their coupledom to really turn into a thing. Because their romance isn’t THE POINT. It’s a side note in the book. Sure, an important side note, but a tangent just the same. At least that’s how it usually is, which would mean the couple getting together is like a spoiler for the whole series. But then I realized that the best couple have actually been together since book 1. Since the prequel Novella. Their relationship is still growing and changing in awesome ways, but they are solid. And I love them to death. And I can talk about them without any spoilers. Win! Win! Win!
My favorite Urban Fantasy Couple: Charles and Anna Cornick
This series, Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs, is actually a spinoff from the series that started my love for the genre, The Mercy Thompson series. I sometimes feel guilty reading these books, like I’m cheating on Mercy because if I’m honest I like Anna better. Shhhh! Don’t tell Mercy, I still adore her. I think a big part of what I love about Anna is the way she relates with Charles though – her relationship is her strength, in a way that Mercy’s really isn’t (I do still love you too Adam!).
The Alpha and Omega series is about two wolves who are exactly that – Alpha and Omega. Charles Cornick is SO VERY VERY alpha. Charles is the enforcer for his father, the Marrok (aka head of all North American Wolves). You don’t get much more dominant than Charles. And then, to make him all the more complex, he’s got magic from his mother that most wolves don’t have. And his job – which often requires him to kill – hasn’t exactly made him a people person. He’s like the definition of a grumpy old man – honery and yet oh so loveable once you get to the soft underbelly. Just good luck getting past that vicious jaw on the way.
That’s no problem for Anna, who’s an Omega. Often mistaken for being uber-submissive, Omega’s are actually outside of the park hierarchy altogether. She seem submissive because her strength is quiet and much more nurturing, but she has as much strength as any Alpha you’ll meet. She just also has a much more pleasant, less irritable personality too.
Put these two incredibly strong wolves together and you quite literally have magic. I have loved every second of watching them transform each other. When we first meet Anna she’s spent months being abused but her wolf pack and she doesn’t have any clue of what she is or her own strength. And if you’ve been reading the Mercy Thompson series, at this point in the Alpha and Omega series you already know Charles, but he is just standoffish and honery. You’re curious about him but you don’t know what’s beyond that cold exterior. Together they’ve been gradually transforming and I just can’t wait to see where Patricia Briggs will take them!
I highly recommend this series, but I also highly recommend reading it in conjunction with the Mercy Thompson series, because in the last few books we’ve started to see some real crossover and the two storylines are much richer for it.
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Berls is a blogger at Fantasy is More Fun
Berls, Avid Reader & Book Reviewer, Blogger, and aspiring writer. Read a book over watching tv any day. Step-parent. 5k addict.
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