Expected publication: June 20th 2016 by Riptide Publishing
Available on ebook
Book Genres: MM Romance, Paranormal
Most omega werewolves want a mate and pups, but Lee Aung prefers an unconventional party-boy lifestyle. Yet at forty-two, he’s stopped going into heat, which means he’s expired goods—no longer a fertile, young omega that alpha wolves drool over. So Lee uses Wet Heat, a synthetic pheromone, to reel in the alpha hookups.
After losing his job at the bank, Lee can’t afford to keep up his Wet Heat habit. His solution: scam free samples by pretending to be a happily mated test subject at Wet Heat headquarters. There, Lee spends two years being interviewed by the reserved alpha scientist, Cain, who at thirty-two is unmated and—up until this point—content with that.
Cain never really felt his alpha instincts, nor took part in the usual alpha/beta/omega social dynamics. But after discovering that Lee has been lying about his unmated status for two years, Cain finally admits that for the first time, he wants to court an omega. Unfortunately, he’s picked the one omega who doesn’t want to be courted.
I’m lost for words. I really am. Not sure how to rate the book. It wasn’t bad, actually it has some very good aspects, Lee and Cain being two of them. Two well written characters, with personalities not exacting matching their roles, and the inevitable attraction without the insta-lust we see in PNR when mating couples are involved.
However, I wish that instead a novella it was a full-grown book. It has so much potential unexplored. I would like to see the alpha-beta-omega rules explained in more depth. How the mating-pups comes to male/male couples. The roles. The circles. The hunt. Also, the idealists, and their role. All those little aspects could be explored.
I enjoyed the book. A quick read, with some funny and endearing moments, that left me craving pancakes.
I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review