Rainbow Reading is our weekly series focusing on book reviews with a geeky/sci-fi/fantasy/supernatural flair with LGBTQ characters. Today I review the Cloverleah Pack series by Lisa Oliver.
Lisa Oliver’s Cloverleah Pack series is fantastic. I recently read book six in the series Fae for All. I’m a little ashamed to say it wasn’t until this book that I realized that each book is a puzzle piece leading to something much bigger. I got a hint of it in book five Getting Close to the Omega, but it really slapped me in the face with book six. After I read book six, I went back and re-read the entire series, and I started seeing hints of things to come in earlier books. The author has really thought this out. Even though each book can technically be read on its own, I got so much more out of the story by reading them in order.
Premise of the series is that Kane Mathews started the Cloverleah pack because he got kicked out of his pack due to his sexual orientation. Kane has been told all of his life there are no mates for gay men. The Cloverleah Pack starts off very small, but essentially becomes a haven for those wolves/shifters that are gay. The reading order for the books are below:
Book 1 - The Reluctant Wolf - Kane Mathews and Shawn Bailey’s story
Book 2 - The Runaway Cat - Griff Mathews and Derrick Franklin’s story
Book 3 - When No Doesn’t Cut It - Scott Peterson and Damien’s story
Book 3.5 - Never Go Back - novella about Scott going home and Malachi and Elijah’s story
Book 4 – Calming the Enforcer - Troy Peterson and Anton Sage’s story
Book 5 - Getting Close to the Omega - Dean Weir and Mathew Carmichael’s story
Book 6 - Fae for All - Jax Cooper and Aelfric and Fafnir’s story
With each new book, we see the Cloverleah Pack becoming more and more powerful. The pack keeps growing, adapting and changing which is making others jealous and envious. As other groups work together to try to destroy the Cloverleah Pack, the reader is given slight hints as to why this pack is growing so powerful, but we are also left with lots of questions. I can’t wait until the next book!