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What we’re reading — Fair Game – Patricia Briggs

Hi everyone –

I’m very excited to be diving back in to the Alpha & Omega series!  Have you read Patricia Briggs yet?  If not you’re missing out!



They say 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.

Now that the werewolves have revealed themselves to humans, they can’t afford any bad publicity. Infractions that could have been overlooked in the past must now be punished, and the strain of doing his father’s dirty work is taking a toll on Charles.

Nevertheless, Charles and Anna are sent to Boston, when the FBI requests the pack’s help on a local serial killer case. They quickly realize that not only the last two victims were werewolves-all of them were. Someone is targeting their kind. And now Anna and Charles have put themselves right in the killer’s sights…


What I love most about this series vs. her Mercy Thompson series is the relationship between Charles and Anna.  Sometimes Anna comes off as soft, but when the tough moments come for Charles, she’s got strength enough for both of them. He’s the enforcer for America’s alpha. He’s got lots of pressure and he can’t let any of it show, but Anna knows and she fights to protect him.

For a werewolf she’s not super kick ass, but that makes her more real to me and it also makes those moments when she steps up to back up Charles when no one else will POP for the reader. You know how much she loves him because she’s miles out of her comfort zone. It’s also a nice change of pace for our genre where many heroines are over the top kickass… 🙂

Long story short, I’m having a great time sinking back into her world…  It’s a huge pleasure!

Is there a shifter novel or series you’re looking forward to?  Share… 🙂


17 thoughts on “What we’re reading — Fair Game – Patricia Briggs

  1. I’ve not read this series yet. I’ll have to check it out!
    I really like Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series. IF you haven’t read them, you should! My favs are Dragos and Pia who started out the series… . Ok… I’m going to check out Patrica Briggs.

    • Blondie, I adore the Elder Race series. If you like Thea Harrison, I think you’ll also like Patricia Briggs. Their styles are a little different, but they have the same attention to character. Pia! Oh, how I loved that book. 🙂

    • Okay you guys have sold me, I’m going to have to try a Thea Harrison book! 🙂

      And Linda I think you’ll love Patricia Briggs! Both the Alpha & Omega series and the Mercy THompson series are excellent! 🙂

      Thanks for coming by and commenting!

      Lisa 🙂

  2. I love both the Mercy Thompson and the Alpha and Omega series. Patricia Briggs does a wonderful job with the relationships between Adam and Mercy and Charles and Anna. I also recommend The Elder Races by Thea Harrison. And for a good laugh, the Pride series by Shelly Laurenston who also writes a hilarious dragon series as G.A.Aiken. And of course, The Breed series by Lora Leigh is seriously hot!

    • Thanks for all the recommendations Liz!!! I need another werewolf series now that Kelly Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series is over… *sniffle*

      Lisa 🙂

    • “Quiet strength” is a perfect way to put it!!! 🙂 To me that makes her stand out in the paranormal fiction world. She doesn’t have to be kickass to be strong… 🙂

      Thanks for commenting AJ!


  3. I love Patricia Briggs’ shifter books (haven’t read her epic fantasy books), and that Charles and Anna’s story is set in the same “world” as the Mercy Thompson books and yet are so different. I still love Mercy and Adam, though!

    • I love Mercy and Adam too, but Anna and Charles push my buttons… They’re almost more romantic is a weird way… Love both series though! 🙂

      Thanks for commenting Suzanne!


  4. I do love Patricia Briggs books as well Lisa 🙂 I want to recommend Jennifer Ashley and her alter ego to you. Those are among my favourite shifter books. And of course Nalini Singh.

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