The Strength of a Gamma

The Strength of a Gamma Book two in the Pack Discipline SeriesGamma wolf Steffan may have been in love with his best friend for years but he knows that s not enough Francis deserves a dominant mate and Steffan intends to m

  • Title: The Strength of a Gamma
  • Author: Kim Dare
  • ISBN: 9780857153289
  • Page: 123
  • Format: ebook
  • Book two in the Pack Discipline SeriesGamma wolf Steffan may have been in love with his best friend for years, but he knows that s not enough Francis deserves a dominant mate, and Steffan intends to make sure he gets one.Steffan has been best friends with Francis ever since the younger wolf joined the pack after his own parents died He s been in love with him for juBook two in the Pack Discipline SeriesGamma wolf Steffan may have been in love with his best friend for years, but he knows that s not enough Francis deserves a dominant mate, and Steffan intends to make sure he gets one.Steffan has been best friends with Francis ever since the younger wolf joined the pack after his own parents died He s been in love with him for just as long But when a new beta joins their pack, he knows it s time to step aside and let Francis form a bond with a dominant wolf.Francis has no idea why Steffan s been acting so strangely since the new wolves joined their pack When he discovers the truth, he starts to question things he d never thought to doubt before What if he has no interest in a dominant mate What if he could find the perfect partner far closer to home Everything is about to change for Francis and Steffan The only question is are the gammas strong enough to cope Reader Advisory This book is best read in sequence as part of a series

    One thought on “The Strength of a Gamma”

    1. This series is so good! This is how I like my BDSM the most.These books focus more on the power play and how these wolves accept being dominant or submissive despite of their place in the pack.This is also the case with Steffan. Steffan is a gamma, but because he is very big and muscled he has been treated as a beta his entire life. He doesn’t want to be a beta with all the responsibilities, but not a lot of wolves see that.His best friend Francis does see this. Both gammas, neither wolf is mo [...]

    2. This was a little bit of mindless fun, very werewolf porn-y, but a pale compairison to the first book in the Pack Disipline series The Mark of an Alpha.

    3. What I liked:- the idea that Dare was trying to flip the script on typical bdsm stories, where the bigger, stronger character is the dominant and the little dude is the submissive- that the main characters were just discovering their dominant/submissive sides together for the first time. There's something about the experimentation of it all that I found endearingWhat didn't work for me:- overuse of the descriptors "the older wolf" and "the younger wolf" instead of the main characters' names; I e [...]

    4. At first I wasn't quite sure about this book, I think perhaps that it was because the Mark of an Alpha (Pack Discipline#1) was about two strong Alphas trying to accept their roles not only in a mating but in their D/s relationship. However this book (as described in the title) centers around two Gammas, already having submissive roles within the pack, finding the strength to love each other as well as dealing with and discovering their roles in a D/s relationship.Steffan is a softhearted gentle [...]

    5. 4 1/2 Stars.This was a lovely addition to the Pack series and a very unexpected approach to a D/s relationship. I say unexpected because I would not have guessed the characters that were put into the two different aspects of the bdsm relationship, but it totally worked for me. Steffan is the sweetest character ever, especially for a big, strong, totally misunderstood wolf; he's caring and emotional and loyal to a fault - I liked him a lot. Francis is a strong character in his own way as well, I [...]

    6. A great wolf shifters story! It's the 2nd instalment, after The Mark of an Alpha and it's just as good!Again, it has someBDSM elements - rope play, yay!!! :DBut I'm also a sucker forgentle giants who bottom to their smaller topsand that's why for me this part was perhaps even slightly better than book 1 ofPack Discipline. Submission “You’re not big, right now,” Francis told him, very softly. “You’re not strong. You’re just you. And I’m just me. And things are exactly the way they s [...]

    7. *sigh* I love this book. I have a soft spot for insecure big men and Steffan definitely falls under that category. I loved the fact the dom was the smaller wolf and the sub was the larger one. I think it gives the book more character especially when one of them always has to hold back on his strength. I felt both Steffan’s and Francis’ emotions while reading and that makes a great book to me.I think there’s only two things I regret. I wished we could have seen the guys in their shifted for [...]

    8. Steffan and Francis are gamma wolves in their pack. Not alpha. Not even beta. Gamma and content to be gamma, the both of them. So right there, you should know that this is a BDSM shifter story that's outside the typical shifter tropes, but it gets even better. Steffan is enormous, so much so that he feels he has to be oh so very careful not to hurt anyone due to his size and strength. Guess who's the bottom of the two? Oh yeah. Kim Dare shows us how a physically strong man, the one the world wou [...]

    9. I wanted a smexy floofy novella for the end of a very long day, and usually Kim Dare hits the spot, but sadly this one just didn't do it for me. The plot was fine, but I didn't click with the MCs. Steffan seemed whiny and verging on TSTL. Francis I liked more, but his character didn't get the chance to develop. Gunnar needs a cookie and a paddling.I liked #1 in the series a lot more, and I'm still gonna get #3 because I have a soft spot for Talbot

    10. This story fascinated me. It shows what damage can be done if two people each make assumptions about what the other person needs, without checking whether what they think is true. In this case the situation was especially damaging because the two main characters had known each other for years, yet had missed essential clues about the other’s development and changing circumstances/needs. A string of resulting misunderstandings is woven into a tale of friendship and love that made me want to sha [...]

    11. Very good kinky paranormal m/m romance about two gamma wolves who are best friends with deeper feelings for each other, but one of them doesn't believe that he's good enough to be the other's mate.

    12. This was okay? I really liked the friends-to-lovers story and the way the story flips what you might expect from the characters. Both Steffan and Francis are gamma wolves, and Steffan is bigger, stronger, and a potential candidate to be the pack's beta. However, when two brothers join the the pack, one a beta named Gunner, and a younger brother named Caden, Steffan grows more distinct.As far as novellas goes, I suppose character-wise, this is a strong story. But I do miss that we get very little [...]

    13. All of the stories in this series are about reconciling one's place within the pack vs. one's place with one's mate. Though there are certain pack traditions, "love matches" are also acceptable, particularly within this pack. Gammas make up the majority of a pack's members, betas are strength and discipline (like my assistant principles in school). So Steffan perceives that the newly acquired beta would be a better match for his gamma best friend, Francis, whom he's in love with and has been for [...]

    14. A good entry - perhaps not the strongest in terms of character development. I liked both guys but somehow their past never fully was realized for me to understand why they were like they were. Lots of tell - little to no showing of it. Devoted but not so much with the uncontrollable lust feeling (more what I'm used to with shifters which is "Me", "Mine", etc.) A slow burn realized more than a zap of electricity. I did like the alpha's continued presence which was actually almost as hot as the tw [...]

    15. Kim once again takes us into the world of the wolf, and although I didn't enjoy this story as much as the first one, I think that's just because I have a love for Alpha's because this was still a good story. Kim also once again throws off the blankets of stereotypes and shows us physical form and societies position is no limitation when you finally find that one person and that one place in the world you are meant to be. Nx

    16. If this was a real book, a good book, there would have been more to the interactions between Gunner and Steffan. But as it stands, it was all just an excuse for BDSM sex. I was hoping for more exploration of sex roles and sexuality, but no such luck. I have GOT to stop reading these bondage books. They are all the same and I'm just not going to like them.

    17. What I liked about this story is that the younger, smaller man is the dominant partner, and the older, bigger man is more submissive. It was also BDSM light, with only some bondage.

    18. The Strength of a Gamma is the second book in the Pack Discipline series and is told in third person through the eyes of two gamma werewolves, Steffan and Francis.(view spoiler)[Francis and Steffan have been friends since Francis was a pup. Steffan has been in love with Francis as long as he can remember. This story is how the two navigate the waters of a friendship turned to lovers. It’s also how the two find their way into a BDSM lifestyle.I was disappointed with this story. I’ve read othe [...]

    19. Good. Oh, so good. I cherish a book that I am ending on a smile (and not one of relief that it’s over).Yeah, there were copy-editing issues. Quite a few. Even more remarkable that they did not detract much from the story.I really liked watching those two, who had no idea of that kind of game or dynamics, feel their way into it. Well, Francis did, dragging Steffan along. It’s refreshing to watch this play out without preconceived notions getting in the way. Other than the basic ones that prov [...]

    20. The Pack Discipline series revolves around the solid idea of the pack mentality among wolf-shifters which outlines a clear idea of who is dominant and who is submissive. The series then takes 8 members of this pack and follows through with what happens when their own personalities and attractions conflict with that pack mentality. In this world there's a solid hierarchy that all wolves in a pack follow and that's outlined simply as: Alphas > Betas > Gammas > Omegas.This is the second bo [...]

    21. This was kind of a "kinky for you" story - a literal Better Living Through Bondage romance. I loves me some little toppy guys with big subby guys's such an intriguing way to explore the ways that D/s dynamics allow both partners to express desires and let go of fears that are getting in their way. Steffan and Francis were made of adorable. And a pet peeve of mine is series where the couples from the first books totally vanish in subsequent books - I loved the fact that understanding where Bennet [...]

    22. I only recently heard the acronym BLTB (Better Living Through Bondage), and that applies to this book beautifully. I very nearly changed my mind about reading this when I saw it was on the list "Best Gay Romance with Physically Smaller Tops," because the books I've read on that list have not appealed to me.I'm so glad I decided to read it anyway! I adored both Steffan and Francis, they were both delightful characters, and I found myself rooting for them right from the start. I loved how well the [...]

    23. Kim Dare loves to take a cliché and turn it around on the reader, and boy, does she do her stuff with The Strength of a Gamma, book two of the Pack Discipline series. Think you can look at the physical attributes of two men and know which one is the dominant partner and which is the submissive? Sometimes those characters make the same assumptions you do, and when that happens you’ve got one or two damaged people, or in this case, wolves.I love a story that brings two people together when they [...]

    24. The Strength of a Gamma is a great second entry in the Pack Discipline series. While it doesn't quite achieve the fantastic combination of plot, character development and emotional impact of Mark of the Alpha. It does a good job of furthering the series while providing a solid romance between two familiar, dare I say beloved, characters. The bondage theme is very well executed and utterly erotic. The character's personalities and their long standing friendship lead to awesome chemistry that is a [...]

    25. I've always loved the smaller top with the larger bottom. There is just an even bigger change of dynamic when it also includes wolf shifters. Francis is a smaller Gamma wolf who's best friend and "protector" is Steffan a LARGE Gamma wolf. Steffan has always been taught to "be careful" with other wolves because of his size. Everyone has always expected Steffan to be a "top" because of his size. With these two contradictions in his mind it's no wonder he doesn't think Francis should be his. Franci [...]

    26. This is the second in this series and I have to say I'm enjoying it very much. We are focusing on Francis and Steffan. On is large and strong, the other is small but not a 'chick with a dick'. Kim Dare writes with a clean simple style that suits her characters. Yes, we glosses over a lot of questions about the nature of the world these shifters live in but she has that rainy day curl up with a good book thing going on. I enjoyed watching Francis find the love path these two lovers were going to [...]

    27. I'm rating it with three stars even though it was only okay for me. The characters were somewhat interesting, but nothing mind-blowing despite the cute role reversal. I stopped reading somewhere in the middle because it was pretty confusing and honestly, boring. But today I grabbed it up again and finished. The second half of the book is better. Something actually happens and the sex keeps you there. But overall it's just not up there with the rest of Kim Dare's books. Certainly not on the same [...]

    28. This was a lovely book. I enjoyed everything about it, including seeing how Marsdon and Bennet are doing. Despite the fact that it is fairly short, I don't think the author should change a word. For me, a story is all about the characters and Steffan and Francis are amazingly well written. I felt like I made new friends instead of reading a new book. I am hoping that there will be stores about CAden and Talbot, Alfred, and Gunnar at the very least in the future.

    29. I really enjoy books where the Dom is smaller than the sub and yet is obviously the one who is in control. This is another entertaining twist on that premise with Francis having to convince Steffan that he not only loves Steffan but that he understands what Steffan needs (to have someone else in control) and that he (Francis) wants to be the one to take control away from Steffan.I look forward to reading the next story in this series.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *