Not actually 1st in the series?

Cry Wolf (Alpha & Omega, #1) - Patricia Briggs, Holter Graham

I attempted to listen to this audio, which I thought was first in the series when I picked it up, and felt as if I were thrown smack into the middle of a story, minus an info dump. Or my brain was just too full to comprehend it.

 

Turns out there was a novella that, I'm guessing, explains away all of my confusion called Alpha & Omega and marked on GR as 0.5 in the series. Grrrr.

 

I am so tired of this happening :(  Woe is me. 

 

 

 

Should I put this aside and track down the 0.5 novella or should I plunder on?