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When a human is chosen to lead the pack instead of him, Beta Dan Keller struggles to find his footing in a rapidly changing environment. Committed to his pack and not one to turn away from a challenge, Dan follows his Alpha’s request and works with Nathan Ross, the new pack Omega. Though he is initially concerned that Nathan’s weakness will harm the pack, Dan learns thereWhen a human is chosen to lead the pack instead of him, Beta Dan Keller struggles to find his footing in a rapidly changing environment. Committed to his pack and not one to turn away from a challenge, Dan follows his Alpha’s request and works with Nathan Ross, the new pack Omega. Though he is initially concerned that Nathan’s weakness will harm the pack, Dan learns there is more to the shy wolf than meets the eye.As Dan struggles to balance his growing feelings for the young wolf with his responsibilities to his pack, new threats emerge and Nathan’s loyalty is questioned. Not understanding the basics of being a wolf leaves Nathan vulnerable and the pack at risk. Can Dan embrace the true role of a beta so he can protect the man he has grown to love and save his pack?...

Title : Belligerent Beta
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ISBN : 9781925031008
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Number of Pages : 97 Pages
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Belligerent Beta Reviews

  • Rosa, really
    2019-04-04 06:45

    Reasons Why I Read This Book by Rosa, Really (No, REALLY)1. VIRGIN ALERT!!!!2. The use of the word "belligerent." I know, I know, you're shocked, but I have often been accused of being "belligerent" or "bellicose." I find I enjoy it in my waning years. So fuck you people. (Well, not you people, but, you know, other people. You know what? Let's forget I said that. Just because I'm belligerent doesn't mean I'm not scared of confrontation. Yup.) 3. The dude on the cover. Seriously, how often do you see a slightly "older man" who's bald, with a beard and has total man nips sticking out of his hairy, hairy chest? NOT OFTEN. I also like that whoever designed the cover actually found someone or did computery things that made the model actually look like one of the MCs. BRAVO!4. Uh....The buy button was, like, right there.5. Tattoos. Tattoos are, like, TOTALLY AWESOME. 'Nuff said.6. Age difference. Dan is 15 years older than Nathan. I find that haaaawt.Ok, other than that good stuff, I really liked the pairing of Dan & Nathan. They seem like total opposites, but they're both lonely and feel unable to find their place in the pack.Alone. I'm alone, Nathan. and I don't want to be, but I've not found anyone I wanted around long enough to change that. Then you curled up against me, trusted me, and well...I'm in.Aw....C'mon! You are killing me with all that fluffy shit! I love it so much! *sniff*Ok, I will admit to some...shall we call it impatience? At the lack of sweet lovin' or hard fuckin'. But it would have been totally unrealistic (if you want to call a shifter novel "realistic," but whatever) for these two to stick it to each other any earlier. However, for those of you who want some deep dickin' the sooner the better, it does come very late in the book. But it is hot & sweet when it does happen!I liked the first book in this series, Accidental Alpha, well enough, but not enough to be tripping over myself to buy the sequel. However, I'm glad I did and I can't wait to see what alliterative title she has for us next. Cocky Cody? Killian's Kock? Nah...that's a K. Huh.

  • Heller
    2019-04-02 04:47

    This story skewed heavily to pack feels over the romance. It was a nice read with great callbacks to the characters from the first book with an emphasize on them building a stronger pack. We did get to learn a bit more about Nathan and although his backstory was explained and his story wrapped up I didn't quite feel a strong romantic connection between him and Dan, the pack's beta. Still, it was a sweet read and if you liked the first story this is a nice extension of that one. I'm not sure if there will be more in the series but I could read more of them.

  • Gina
    2019-04-20 05:51

    Another short shifter story I loved! gimme more of this series!

  • Sofia
    2019-04-10 00:08

    3.5 starsLiked this one even better than the first. A good way to spend a couple of angst free, relaxing hours. Enjoyed the pack care and the development of all the characters.

  • V
    2019-04-11 04:07

    I was looking forward to read more about this series.Don't get me wrong, it was very lovely, however, in my opinion it wasn't as good as book 1.I still enjoyed the story, I loved the way this pack interact, quite different from the other shifter's stories that I have read.

  • Meep
    2019-03-27 23:45

    A light quick read, nothing heavy and no dominant alpha calling the shots - he's far more likely to squish you in a hug. Quite sweet with all the puppy piles and snuggles.The cover - yes I bought it for the cover, I can admit too that. Man on the cover breaks general bare-headless-torso shots mould; he's older, bald (no lushious blond waves!) hairy, heavily inked. I don't know what voodoo magic Ms Dennison wove but he actually matches Dan, the Beta character of the title! How often does that happen? Keep an eye on this author - she haz powers, craZy covert cover choosing powers!And Amusing Alliteration, Absolutely Adore it. LOL, it tends to amuse me. What's the next book going to be? Georgeous Gamma, Greying Gamma, GINORMOUS Gamma? followed by Doggy Delta, it has to be!Dan is older, I like reading older characters. Inked, if only I were brave... and not as belligerent as he'd like to believe, despite his careful image he's actually a big softie - shhh don't tell ;)Supportive of his Alpha when he could be a rival, supportive of Nathan.I liked that it took Nathan to point this out to him.Nathan, sweet Omega wolf. Just wanted to snuggle him. There was a lot of snuggling in this book, where do I sign up to be a pack member?(snuggle-party pics are strange so here's a pic of leaping into one - use your imagination!) It's a big snuggle party! Oh and jealous pithy Nathan made me grin.It was about both of them finding their place and each other. Always better when both characters have some waking up to do not just the one.Plot is very basic, this is a simple romance with no major tensions. It doesn't particularly stand out, but it's a pleasant undemanding read and exactly what I was in the mood for. Makes for good bedtime reading. I might pick up more by this author.

  • Christy
    2019-04-24 06:49

    I'm pretty sure that Poppy Dennison could hear my screams when I found out about 'Belligerent Beta', book two in her 'Pack Partners' series. I absolutely fell in love with the first book and have been eagerly anticipating this installment. Why? Oh, come on now, what do I love more than anything in the world? Shifters. Shifters. Shifters. And more shifters. And, you can take this to the bank: Poppy Dennison knows how to write good shifters!"Head cleanly shaved, beard full and thick - it enhanced his scowl and hid his dimples. Humans were never scared of dimples.He'd gleaned the entire look carefully from years of experience. What look scared the shit out of most humans? Scary tattoo-covered biker guy. Tatted up and bulked out was a universal trigger that moved people to the opposite side of the street. Whatever worked to give him more space and less hassle."I think this might be the first time I've ever fallen in love with a character based on seven sentences. I couldn't help it. I wanted to be Dan, in that moment, because I could totally empathize with wanting to keep people out of my space. As I got to know him more, though, I found the justification for my feelings. A big, strong, loner, stay-away-from-me attitude, and a soft, loving center. What else could it be for the beta of a wolf pack? They are born to protect and to cherish all the pack members. This even includes the omega, Nathan, the weakest in their pack, even after three months with a dedicated alpha. Ah, Nathan. How could I not love him? I wanted to protect him, too, to just wrap him up and hold him close. But, there's more than meets the eye about Nathan, and I sure loved discovering it.Oh, I loved this book! I loved Dan. I loved Nathan. I loved watching Dan fall in love with Nathan. I loved seeing Dan unravel the mystery that is Nathan. And, most of all, I loved being able to see Nathan get stronger, more sure of himself, and definitely more in tune with his wolf. Nathan was so broken in the beginning and being able to watch him start to heal was a breath of fresh air. Truly. Thank you, Poppy, for a beautiful story. Now, how long are you going to make me wait for the next one?NOTE: This book was provided by Wilde City Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  • Elspeth
    2019-04-04 23:11

    I enjoyed this one more than the first. It was fleshed out a bit more, and the story was a bit richer.

  • Beth doesn't writeenough reviews
    2019-04-13 04:59

    Yes! This is what I expect from this author! I fell in love with Nathan in Accidental Alpha he just seemed to really need the pack and love and well, Nathan just needed and he got it here. This was a really nice, low angst sweet story with some nice heat. Yes, only one sexy scene but it couldn't have come earlier, Nathan wasn't ready. Dan might have thought he himself was earlier but mentally Dan needed to learn more about Nathan and himself. The pack is more cohesive here and they are all finding their place alongside each other. The ending was brilliant with me feeling happy and content that Nathan was well and happy!

  • Finnegan
    2019-04-04 23:47

    I liked this book moore than the first book in the series, Dan is such an interesting, complex character and I enjoyed reading about his growing relationship with Nathan

  • Lilia Ford
    2019-03-28 00:53

    Wonderful. If anything I liked this even more than Accidental Alpha. Either way, it's got more of the same: life in a pack, where when someone needs cheering up, everyone leaps on the (G-rated) puppy pile. I especially loved how Dennison built her love story out of little details like the heroes going to the grocery store or trying out a new recipe from the Barefoot Contessa. She makes a believably dramatic event out of Nathan calling Dan after a fender-bender. No silver bullets, evil scientists, or apocalyptic shifter prophesies needed. Also a plus: no insta-love, mating instinct, or growly alpha domination. Bottom Line: Good-natured but not sugary, this is the most adorable healing story imaginable. Perfect feel-good, weekend read.

  • Donna
    2019-04-09 01:08

    I tend to go through phases of what books I prefer to read and for the last few months I’ve developed a previously unexplored obsession with shifter stories. Usually werewolves, of course. As luck would have it I only read Accidental Alpha, the first book in this series, a couple of weeks ago and so I was rather excited when Belligerent Beta popped up on the upcoming release list.This is Dan and Nathan’s story, two characters introduced in the first book. If you haven’t read Accidental Alpha I’d definitely recommend you do so before starting this story.My full review of Belligerent Beta can be found at Love Bytes

  • Hc Lynn
    2019-04-22 22:53

    I wish we had gotten more an explanation for how nathan is the way he is. Dan stepping up to the plate and actually learning and finding his 'one' turned out to be an interesting read. I am NOT a fan of a big age gap and even though I liked it did not change my opinion on that subject. I am left wondering...who's next?

  • Candice
    2019-03-30 02:00

    I enjoyed the second book in this series, not as much as the first one, but still overall a good read. I liked both Dan and Nathan from the first book and I think they belonged together, but while this was a sorta romance story with these two, it was missing something for me.

  • Sandra
    2019-03-28 03:43

    4.5 stars, rounded down bc Goodreads. Full review:

  • K
    2019-04-16 00:12

    First read - 25.5.14Re-read August 20153.5 starsThis is the second book in the series and focuses on Dan, the pack's beta - who thought he should have become alpha after the death of the previous one - and Nathan, the lowest member of the pack - who has been designated omega. Nathan is scared of his own shadow an doesn't really fit into the pack, Dan feels he's a liability to the pack, but also finds himself starting to look out for him. This story is a lot about the building trust between the two men and Nathan's acceptance into the pack. I am not a big fan of designating a Greek letter to a characteristic in shifter books - but here it works, because they are not labelled for life and are expected to move up through the pack. I liked both Dan and Nathan, and it is good to see the other pack members (which thankfully includes females). I am hopeful there will be more of this series.

  • Dee Wy
    2019-04-14 01:13

    After loving book one in the series, this one left me feeling sort of meh. The plot revolves around a beta who never really put his heart into the job and a young wolf who the pack adopted in book one, but seems to be broken and doesn't feel like he really belongs. That could have worked really well if it had been developed more, but it just felt a bit rushed, not fully explained and well, fluffy. Hugs, kisses and puppy piles just can't make up for lack of depth to the story or answer my questions about the lone wolf that was the bad guy in this one. I really didn't get that part - it needed a lot more story to make it work. It just felt kind of thrown in there. My disappointment in this one has a lot to do with knowing just how good the author can be at writing paranormal romance. This just wasn't her best effort. The cover is stunning, though, so kudos to the cover artist.

  • Lauren
    2019-04-10 05:52

    4.5 stars - This was so wonderful! I'm really glad this series was recommended to me. It's fun and entertaining, with some awesome characters and a story that held my attention and left me wanting more! There are great secondary characters here, too. That's always really important to me. But I really did fall in love with Nathan. I'd love to have learnt more about him and about his past, and I'd love a sequel to see the progression of his relationship with Dan. Overall a fab read that I'll definitely revisit :)

  • Valerie ❈M/M Romance Junkie❈
    2019-03-31 06:00

    Let me start by saying if you only read to get to the sexy times, this is not the book for you. This was a very enjoyable book. This book was really about the slow build of trust between Nathan and Dan and Nathan with the pack. Sex between the two MC at any point before it happened would have felt rushed and out of place. I really enjoy the way the author treats the closeness of the pack (puppy piles come to mind). I hope that there is more to the series (even if it has to jump some years for it to be baby Aiden).

  • Shelby P
    2019-04-24 01:44

    Another hit out the ballpark. I liked this one as much as the first in the series. I like how the guys being gay is a non-issue. I also like that we get the story first and then toward the last chapter or so, then we get the sex. I was glued to the pages wanting to know who this rogue wolf was and I like how that turned out. I really like Bishop and it would be nice to get his side story along with the main character in the next book. I truly hope there is another book!

  • Janette
    2019-04-20 01:10

    4.5 starsA fantastic sequel to Accidental Alpha which made me love this series even more. Poppy Dennison has written an exciting story of trust and acceptance that's full of surprises. I really enjoyed watching Dan and Nathan as they struggled to find their way and how they ultimately helped each other achieve it.

  • DaisyGirl
    2019-04-21 04:05

    2.5 StarsThis one was just okay. Dan is struggling to accept being passed over as alpha. Nathan is still struggling with pack life and being an omega. Their chemistry isn't sizzling hot ... more lukewarm. And, the storyline is getting a little formulaic. That said, I enjoyed revisiting with this pack.Bottom line: Just alright.

  • Jenni Lea
    2019-04-01 22:51

    3.5 stars

  • Lorien
    2019-04-18 06:45

    Great readAwe this series is just the sweetest! Just the right balance of plot and romance. It is the little touches between characters that make it so real.

  • Rochelle
    2019-04-12 01:49

    Love this seriesDifferent. Refreshing. Makes me want my own cuddles. Wonderful story of the weak pack member finding his place. Highly recommend this series.

  • Ramsi
    2019-04-04 01:03

    3,5 stars

  • Penumbra
    2019-04-17 02:48

    Belligerent Beta is the second book in the ‘Pack Partners’ werewolf series. The story is told through the eyes of Dan Keller, the Beta of the pack.(view spoiler)[Dan Keller expected to be chosen as the Alpha to his pack when the Alpha died. Instead, the previous Alpha’s toddler son choses a human, Lex Tompkins, across the street to become Alpha of the pack. The new Alpha’s adjustment in turning into a werewolf and learning about werewolf life, is covered in the first story, Accidental Alpha, which I’ve read but have yet to review.Unhappy with not being picked to lead the pack, Dan is anything but helpful towards Lex until Lex gives Dan the job of looking after Nathan Ross the Omega of the pack who has some major insecurity issues plus other troubles following him. In fact, Nathan may not be an Omega after all. If he’s not, then what is he?There’s a mystery in the story that surrounds Nathan. He thinks he’ll have to leave this pack like he’s had to do with all the others. No pack wants him to hang around. But Dan’s job is to find out what makes Nathan tick and what is after Nathan.I’m going to reread the first book, but from what I remember of it, I think I like this book better. It didn’t feel as rushed and the two MC’s felt more fleshed out than in the first story.The one part I had a problem with is the ending, when Dan and Lex urge Nathan to resist the call of the shift. There’s more of an explanation in the first book, but I don’t feel like it was well explained in this book. It wasn’t clear why Nathan had to resist the shift if he was supposed to be okay with shifting. Was it because he wasn’t an Omega and the Alpha and Beta wanted Nathan to show he was strong enough to resist the pull? In that way would it build his self-confidence? I wish this part was better explained because I think it relied too much on the previous story for the explanation.I would've loved to find out about the 'mystery person' and how he became the way he was, but it was never explained. I want to know what happened to him after. I'm hoping the author will write another story to this series and maybe work this character in it again to explain what's happening since it feels a bit like a lose thread.It seemed like the theme to this story was about finding your place and belonging. Dan was a loner, he hadn’t accepted his position as the Beta and needed to connect with the rest of the pack. And Nathan, didn’t feel like he belonged anywhere and no one would ever want him. I liked that despite Nathan isolating himself and hovering around on the outside like a wallflower, the others in the pack pulled him in, comforted him and made him feel like a part of the group. It’s similar to people and how they make cliques and how those groups stick to themselves and don’t let others in, while other groups will be inclusive. With Dan interacting with Nathan and standing by him, we find Nathan growing stronger, more confident, and more supportive, reaching out to Dan when Dan needs him. In the end, Dan and Nathan find their HEA.Belligerent Beta is a short, fast read and I’d read them over again and I don’t often read books over. I give the story 4 Stars. (hide spoiler)]

  • Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
    2019-04-13 01:51

    This review can be found at The Blogger Girls review site.4.5 starsWhen Dan gets a call from Nathan, the omega of the pack, who’s freaked out and doesn’t know what to do, Dan expects the worst and immediately jumps to Nathan’s aid, surprised that the timid omega is asking for his help. Thankfully, it’s not as dire a situation as he was expecting but what he realizes is that Nathan is much more broken than anyone ever believed. With the urge to not only heal Nathan but to protect him, Dan makes it his mission to give the little omega some TLC. Unfortunately, things are a little more difficult than that when a new threat comes to town that’s looking to hit them where they’re most vulnerable… with Nathan. Can Dan give Nathan what he needs and save him from his past or will trying to save Nathan prove to be a useless attempt?This book just about broke my heart! I loved the way that it showed how Dan was a little miffed about not being picked as alpha but that we also got to experience why he was never selected as alpha and his understanding that he was never ready for that. I also loved seeing the change in Dan from the aloof beta to a more caring and reliable beta. Nathan was such a damaged character and he really made my heart clench with why he was so damaged but it was adorable the way he wormed his way into Dan’s heart. The relationship between them starts off tense, especially when you consider how Nathan was in Accidental Alpha and Dan’s opinion of him but then it slowly turns into one where they’re not only comfortable with one another but they crave to be around each other and reach for the other when the situation calls for it. I just adored them together.My only little niggle with this one was that it was too short! I really wished it had been longer because I’d love to have seen more of Nathan and Dan actually together as mates and to experience more of that connection that they were developing. Beyond that, I would have loved to see more of Nathan learning and exploring what it means to be a wolf and how Dan helps him with that.All in all, this was a fabulous addition to the Pack Partners series. I can’t wait to read more in this series but I definitely don’t want it to end! I’m loving the world and the characters but Dan and Nathan might just be my favorite so far. If you liked Accidental Alpha, then you’ll definitely enjoy this one. If you haven’t read it yet, then what are you waiting for?! Pick it up and read it!!

  • D.G. Taylor
    2019-04-03 05:45

    Only 2.5 stars even though I liked the book, it lacked in so many departments. Spoiler alert...I read book 1 and 2 on the same day. When I started book 2 Belligerent Beta, I was hoping the author had taken heed of some of the constructive comments in her reviews for book 1 but alas no such luck. This one was even more underdeveloped than book 1. We meet Dan, the pack's beta and Nathan the pack's omega from book 1. We are given a little insight into why Dan is the way he is, aloof and very self-sufficient but with Nathan we are left in the dark. His character is inconsistent to a point of being unbelievable in certain scenes. Throughout the story, he is timid and practically scared of his own shadow. He has no skills or real instincts of a wolf and we are only told snippets of why this is so. So many questions about him left unanswered: why can he not recall his childhood? who looked after him as a baby? how did he end up at age 24 without knowing how to take care of himself? His character is portrayed as being almost asexual, with no sexual response or interaction with Dan or anyone else, yet just a few scenes later, he is willing and eager to jump Dan and give up his virginity! No gradual sexual awakening for development. He hardly has any interaction with other pack members he is not familiar with because he is too insecure and does not know his place in the pack, yet he verbally takes on a near stranger as he tries to defend 2 of the strongest members of the pack? Had the author shown us that he was slowly but surely coming out of his insecure shell and was becoming the man and wolf he was meant to be, then maybe that scene would have been believable but yet again there was no development at all. There's an element of angst when a rogue wolf comes into their territory and smells like Nathan and we get to think ok maybe a link to his unexplained past but this is resolved in such an anti-climatic way when we are shown who the rogue is. This series could be so good if the author would give her characters and plot the attention they deserve. I like the fact that all pack members are so closely linked and can feel when someone in the pack was in trouble or unhappy. Even though I had many frustrations about this book, I would still buy book 3 and hope that the series improves with each book.

  • Hearts On Fire Reviews
    2019-04-23 23:05

    Reviewer: VictoriaGenre: M/M Paranormal4 HeartsSee Review Here: Hearts On Fire ReviewsFacebook link: Keller is the beta of the local werewolf pack. He is still recovering from having a human chosen to lead his pack over him. Dan is at a loss at the changing environment within his pack and how to cope with it. Dan comes across as level headed and dependable as well as smart.Nathan Ross is the newest member of the pack and an Omega. He is scared of everyone around him only relaxing with his Alpha and Dan. Nathan brings out the protective instincts in both Dan and the Alpha. Nathan comes across as a man you want to protect.The chemistry between Nathan and Dan is blistering. I loved that Dan seemed more dedicated to helping Nathan rather than get him into bed. It was nice to Dan and Nathan build a foundation for a relationship rather than reading about them hoping in and out of bed.Belligerent Beta is the second book in the Pack Partners series by Poppy Dennison. While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. I found this book well written. The main and secondary characters were interesting and appealing. This novel was only 97 pages, but it felt much longer with a well-defined beginning, middle and ending. Overall, this was a great book. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.