Roses for His Omega: M/M Non Shifter Alpha/Omega Mpreg (Mapleville Omegas Book 2) by Lorelei M. Hart and Ophelia Heart
Attending a Valentine’s Day wedding solo, when your “plus one” just dumped you, is about at romantic as a visit to the dentist.
Reid hesitates to accept the invitation to his college roommate—and onetime lover’s midweek wedding, but at least he has an enviable date in hotshot lawyer, Topher. Until, after Reid’s bought their plane tickets and made all the plans, Topher dumps him. Rather than stay home and mope, he chooses the possible lesser evil and heads for Mapleville. He’ll deal with his misery and the snowball of ways his life is falling apart when he gets home. One thing for sure, he’s not going to make important decisions based on the vagaries of an unreliable love life. Maybe the good things of life are just not meant for him.
Kayson lives a good life, by most accounts. He works with his aunt at her local florist shop creating beautiful arrangements and spreading sunshine through botanicals. He lives in a town he adores. He has the finances to live peacefully without financial stress. Only problem is, he is lonely. He longs for a mate, someone to spend his life with, raise a family with and in small town Mapleville, there just wasn’t anyone who fit the bill.
When Knox and his future bride, Celeste, hired Vivian’s Roses to do their wedding flowers, it appeared to be just a typical gig and then bridezilla came out. Between switching orders and outbursts there was nothing more he wanted than to have the wedding be over and done with. Until a coffee shop encounter with Reid turned his world on its axis. Instant chemistry and a connection like none he’d experienced before had him wanting time to slow giving him the opportunity to convince Reid to stay in Mapleville and be his omega, his mate.
Roses for His Omega is a Valentine’s novella filled with enough sweetness to cause cavities, a touch of knotty heat, and enough love to go around.
Reid is not feeling his best. His boyfriend and date to the wedding decides Reid is somehow a gold-digger and dumps him. Topher is an utter moron and arrogant in the way only an oblivious jerk can be. I won't waste any more time on Topher; he's a jackass, enough said. Kayson, on the other hand, has his outspoken aunt in his ear chirping rather bluntly about babies. Vivian is hilarious; dirty and blunt and like my grandma was turned up by a million. Nothing is out of bounds for her. I loved Kayson, he has some the same sass Vivian has.
The sass and sarcasm in the book was much appreciated. It didn't hurt reading the characters saying things I'd say. (Growing up with only brothers, I'm not exactly what you'd call lady-like and I'm perfectly happy that way). Dealing with Bridezilla led to some funny moments. I loved the instant connection Reid and Kayson had. They had great chemistry together!
This novella had it all for me. I loved every bit of it and will read it again.
Both will betray the pack. Can they save each other? In the Louisiana bayou, the bond between alpha and omega burns hot and dangerous.
Kevin was a beautiful contradiction of vulnerability and fury wrapped in pure sex appeal.
It was all I could do to hold my wolf in check. If I pushed too hard, I'd lose. I couldn't afford to lose Kevin. Already, this omega had become precious. I hadn’t come here to find a mate. That didn’t matter. The omega was mine and I was his, whether we liked it or not.
His name was Blaze, and Kevin was playing with fire.
Our eyes met. It was just dinner. Blaze kept to the boundaries of our agreement, but I wanted more. I’d never felt this way about an alpha. Blaze was everything I wanted and everything I couldn’t have.
Alpha Blaze is an action-packed mpreg romance novel of 64,000 words with hot werewolf bikers, bad language, smutty-times, knotting, and men who get pregnant. Warning: this book contains a tough-as-nails omega struggling to overcome a painful past (incl. rape trauma and miscarriage) and a strong, sensitive alpha who will do anything to win his omega’s heart.
If you love your mpreg romance with a dollop of angst and a healthy helping of action, start reading Alpha Blaze today!
Cups: 4.5 cups
The Scions pack is rotten thanks to their pack alpha. Pack members remain through lust for power and fear. Kevin, the alpha's nephew, is trapped. Beaten down physically and mentally, he does everything he can to remain invisible. Reading Kevin as he is in the book is sad; he is clearly traumatized from his years of abuse and the terrible things he's seen and endured. Blaze is a spy, plain and simple. He isn't the power hungry alphas that make up the Scions. The moment he meets Kevin, things change. He isn't only concerned about his former pack but about freeing Kevin.
I really enjoyed the cast of characters in this story. Kevin is a sympathetic character. He's strong but traumatized. Trusting an alpha is hard for him, no surprise there. I am truly hoping I can see glimpses of his true boldness as he grows more comfortable and trusting in future stories in the series. Blaze isn't the stereotypical alpha. For one, he bottoms! Willingly and eagerly! Go Alpha bottoms! He isn't driven by the need for power either. I liked how he wasn't entirely confident in his abilities. The other supporting characters were great as well. I am so excited for the next story!! The antagonists were written well too. I absolutely hated them, his alpha evilness and Jeremy. I may or may not have been chanting DIE every time they showed up. (I definitely was).
One tiny issue was the pregnant aspect. For those (like me) who don't really consider it a mpreg book when the pregnancy is mentioned at the end, it's not a mpreg book. However, there is a free book you can download, which has tidbits from Kevin's pregnancy and the baby. If you take the free book into consideration, it feels more like a mpreg book.
Is book two out yet? No? Well, damn.
How about now? No? *whines* But why not? I wanna read it!
Prince Killian's father, the alpha of Whitewood pack, is desperate for their royal lineage to continue. The pressure for Killian to find a mate is a heavy burden on his shoulders. It’s a burden he doesn't want - especially when his father forces him to choose an omega mate on the spot during a pack-wide televised broadcast.
Scout is a desperate omega stuck at the bottom of the social ladder. He has no money, a dead-end job, and worst of all, no mate. The only thing he has is a crazy idea. He’s only got one shot to grab Prince Killian’s attention – and no backup plan if it fails.
When their eyes meet, neither one can deny the spark between them - but is a spark enough to get them through the danger that lies ahead?
Standalone 40k mpreg story with steamy scenes, HEA, and no cliffhangers.
Rating: 3.5 cups
I found this via one of the events in the FB group. I love adding to my new authors and books to-read list! They GROW! MUHAHAHA! Yeah, I know. I'm weird but weird people are fun...soooo.
Scout is a nobody but he's brave and bold. I like boldness in an omega. He takes a huge risk with his inadvisable plan but desperation and hope drive him. Killian is a prince who isn't blind to his father's faults. He's a good man with a compassionate heart. I love Scout and Killian. Scout's bravery saves lives and makes things better for others. He is an omega to be proud of and look up to. Killian is an equal-minded alpha. He doesn't see Scout as below him, although he does have an alpha's need to protect his omega.
I didn't love the fight scenes. The Whitewood pack was easily ambushed, no matter if it was one or two or a group of them. In the ending fight scene, the author has Scout surrounded by a ton of people but the antagonist alpha somehow gets the jump on all of them. Yet sentences later, the alpha is described as being less than agile to say the least. It seemed contradictory to me that he could be incredibly quick one second and then an old, grizzled alpha slowed by laziness and age.
This is a great story if you are looking for a quick read. I read it in no time flat. I didn't lose interest, which can be a problem for me at times. Reading several books at once is not unknown to me; I do it often. This book feels like a complete story, which is important for a shorter story. No one wants to be left wanting, especially when you'll never get closure. Could it be fuller and more in depth? Absolutely but it works at the length it is. I feel like I could snap out a whole series in no time if the books are all this length. I look forward to more of the Whitewood pack series and Hawke Oakley.
Four men, brought together by fate, connected in more powerful ways than they’d ever imagined.
Lidon, the powerful alpha-cop, determined to never trust another partner—until he helps a vulnerable omega through his heat and connects with him in a way that leaves him reeling.
Enar, the alpha-doctor who dedicates his life to serving omegas who need his help. He works himself to the bone, anything to drown out his inner voices that scream at him he’s not a real alpha.
Palani, the sassy beta reporter who will do anything to save his omega lover and childhood friend, even if it means watching another man claim him.
Vieno, the omega who suffers from a medical condition that requires an alpha’s help. It was supposed to be sex, but his attraction to the alpha goes much deeper. But how can he betray his soulmate and lover Palani like this?
When Vieno’s freedom is endangered, he needs Lidon to save him. The alpha steps up, but the consequences of his choice are more far-reaching than anyone of them had foreseen.
Four men try to figure out what they are to each other amidst political unrest, investigations into corruption and fraud, a medical issue that is far bigger and more sinister than it seemed at first, and old legends that are turning out to be real.
Alpha’s Sacrifice is an MMMM mpreg gay romance and the first book in the Irresistible Omegas series. It is not a stand-alone and ends on a cliffhanger. Please note the triggers warnings in the front of the book.
Rating: 3 cups
This is the first MMMM book I've read, although I've read it in fan fiction before. I would like to reiterate from the summary, this is not a stand-alone book. The cliffhanger is more of a this is the end of part one; it's not the kind that will keep you up at night. I seem to have missed that part when I was reading the summary. Oops.
The foursome is two alphas, Lidon and Enar, a beta, Palani, and an omega, Vieno. Biology, especially omega biology, is a prominent topic in the book. Vieno's heats are killing him because Palani, as a beta, cannot satisfy him during them. That's where Enar and more importantly Lidon step in and everything gets complicated. To save Vieno, he has to mate with an alpha, which means Palani and Vieno can no longer be together.
Personally, I found Palani and Vieno's relationship baffling. For men claiming to love each other, their lack of intimacy confused me. While their behavior is explained in the book, it didn't make much difference in how I perceived their relationship. The angst of their break-up is an important theme of the book but I didn't feel any chemistry between them. Between Palani and Enar? Absolutely! Between Lidon and Vieno? Yup. But between Palani and Vieno, I was left feeling cold and confused. Their relationship is the anchor of the book and I couldn't feel it. It made the beginning of the book hard for me to get through and I didn't feel the emotions of the break-up to the degree I should have.
I enjoyed the last half of the book. I read faster and easier. Palani and Enar were my favorite to read about. Palani's got a mouth on him and Enar isn't the typical alpha. They have fantastic chemistry and the sex between them was delicious.
The investigation angle was well done. A conspiracy or two is definitely going on. Corrupt people making money via restriction of drugs for omegas for one. Secondly, who's responsible for causing the mutation and what were they trying to accomplish? A lot is left a mystery and I'm curious what will be discovered in book two.
I would not consider this a true MMMM story, more of a pre-MMMM. I suspect I will enjoy book two more than book one. I look forward to seeing how the four of them fit together and if it's as hot as Palani and Enar are in book one, I'll be a very happy woman. I hope book two comes out soon.
“No one likes having their secrets exposed, especially when they’re this hot!”
Nerdy, little omega, Dave, always told himself that he was too busy to have an alpha. He filled that hole in his life with an obsession with Chad, the star quarterback of his university’s football team. Dave anonymously shared his most lurid fantasies about Chad online; fan fiction, thirst tweets, the works. Dave never thought Chad would approach him looking for a tutor.
Chad had the hots for Dave for years. But after he accidentally caused Dave to get publicly humiliated, Chad could never work up the nerve to talk to the omega. One bad test grade gave Chad the perfect excuse to get close to the omega he’d been pining for, Dave was the best biology tutor on campus.
They both have dirty secrets they are keeping from each other. And they are both going to get exposed; one by a slip of the tongue, the other by a jealous rival. Will the truth be too much for them to handle? Or will it reveal they are a perfect match?
Rating: 3 cups
Dave lusts after Chad from afar, not realizing Chad is doing the same thing. Mutual secret lust is revealed thanks to hormones and scent after Chad gets up the courage to talk to Dave. Nerd + Jock = Steamy Love.
This book is the kind you'd grab if you are looking for a short, easy read. It felt like a guilty pleasure to me, especially for those familiar with fan fiction. It's a dream come true, fan fiction coming to life. Dave's damned pleased about it and what fan fiction writer wouldn't be?
Dave is smart and focuses on his studies when not dreaming about Chad's body. His greatest wish (aside from having Chad) seems to be going unnoticed. He is pretty invisible until a school newspaper article. Chad is the star quarterback. Very confident in his body and loves showing it off. However, he's not a cocky asshole. I liked both main characters. I've seen similar characters before but I'm not surprised, given the length of the book.
The story isn't anything unique or particularly special but I didn't need it to be. The antagonist's part in the story could have been written better at the end; the length could have been a detriment in the lack of development I felt. The negative that stands out the most is an easily fixed on. Parts of the first sex scene is repeated. As a reader, I found reading a section that is repeated disorienting. For a second, I thought maybe I'd skipped back a page or two on my kindle. I found out, I hadn't. Eliminating that repeated section would be helpful to get the momentum of the scene. It was disruptive to the flow and that tends to dig at me. The flow came back but the disruption wasn't easily forgotten. I'm a bit obsessive with flow. Sue me. (Don't really, I barely have two cents to rub together. Don't kick a girl when she's broke).
While mpreg is mentioned and does happen, it's not given a lot of plot time. This is more of an alpha/omega story than an actual mpreg story.
I enjoyed this book. It's the kind of book I'd go to when I'm tired and don't want to think a lot. It's a book to simply enjoy, not one for deep thoughts. Quick, short, sexy story. If you're looking for a book like that, this one is for you. I, personally, have my days I want a book like that. I'll be interested to see what else this author writes in the future.
Sometimes the biggest secret is the one we keep from ourselves.
Tough beta cop, Mark, wakes one morning with a hangover and some very vague memories of the previous night. One of those memories is something that Mark believes can’t be possible.
He sees a flash in his mind of his best friend, Landon, who also happens to be his partner at work. Someone he’s always had a crush on. The thing that Mark can’t believe is what Landon is doing in that memory. And why Landon doesn’t have any clothes on.
It isn’t until Landon brings up the event that Mark realizes what is happening to him. For the last forty years, young beta men have been turning into omegas. Some as late as their twenties.
Mark is filled with shame when he realizes that's what's happening. He went into heat. He threw himself at his partner. He's now an omega.
And he's carrying Landon’s baby.
Mark’s whole world comes unraveled as he struggles with the changes his body is going through, as well as the changes in his perception of the world around him. He’s no longer the tough beta cop he thought he was, but Mark starts to realize what true strength really is.
His Biggest Secret is a friends-to-lovers novella of 37k words with some bad language, hot sexy times, exciting and suspenseful moments, and a super cute baby to cuddle and tickle. It is intended for readers over the age of 18.
Rating: 4.5 cups
Mark suddenly changes from a beta to an omega and it sends him reeling. Worse yet, he goes into heat and sleeps with his best friend and partner at work, Landon. Mark fights accepting the change at every turn. He doesn't want to be an omega and feels his life will be over if it's true. Being pregnant makes it rather difficult to ignore though. Landon is in a whole different place than Mark. He is excited and happy to have Mark and a coming baby. He tries to help Mark as best he can but Mark fights him at every turn.
I enjoyed the emotional struggle of the book. Mark struggles a lot in dealing with his biological change. He is his own worst enemy and it's him that has to change how he sees himself and others. Mark has more trouble accepting who he's become than anyone else does. I liked that Mark is a strong man, omega or not. He doesn't need to be taken care, he's not helpless. Landon was great. Sweet, strong, and supportive.
The one aspect of the book I wasn't a fan of is the whole women are infertile aspect. Xander Collins isn't the first to have that explanation as part of a mpreg universe, won't be the last either. It's not my personal preference. Why? Probably the exclusion aspect, taking away an entire sex ability to procreate in any fashion is pretty exclusionary. Again, just my preference. Thankfully for me, it wasn't a major point in the book. It's mentioned but not a focus. If you're like me and don't like that part, don't worry, the book is still enjoyable!
I read this book fast (despite not being an especially speedy reader). It kept my attention all the way to the end and I enjoyed it. I'm excited to read more from Xander Collins.
An Omega on the Run…
Alec Cipher is having a bad day. The superstitious elders of his village demand a seasonal sacrifice to ward off dragon attacks. And lucky him—he’s the Chosen. Desperate to escape and forge a new life for himself, Alec stows away on a passing carriage late one night. Little does he know, the driver of the carriage is an undercover dragon!
An Outcast Alpha…
Alpha dragon Lucien wanders the wilds after a bloody mutiny stripped him of his mate, his powers, and his homeland. On one of his midnight journeys, he unknowingly picks up a stowaway—a little omega human. And he smells delicious. What starts out as annoyance transforms into something greater the longer they spend time together. With an extremist clan on the rise, can Lucien save both his people and his heart? Can Alec love a beast whose brethren have terrorized his people for centuries?
Can they find a new life together in one another’s arms?
Sometimes love is the greatest adventure...welcome to Darkvale.
The Dragon's Runaway Omega is the first book in the Darkvale Dragons series and is filled with all the things you crave: smoking-hot dragons, magic, mpreg, knotting, and of course, adorable children. The series takes place in a rich epic fantasy world torn by battle. If you're looking for a world filled with lust, danger, and spice, you've come to the right place.
Rating: 5 cups
I confess I won this book in a giveaway. (Side note: I won something, woot woot! I am notoriously bad at winning things but not this time. MUHAHAHA) Alec is a human omega and he won the lottery to be the next omega sacrifice. He's super excited (heavy sarcasm alert!). Alec isn't willing to just roll over and die because of the elder's foolish beliefs about dragons. Lucien is a dragon alpha, who lost his dragon after his mate was killed. Both men are trying to survive the crappy hand they've been dealt. Things start to change when they meet. They are drawn to each other in a way that's confusing but hard to deny.
I definitely enjoyed this one. Good flow, something I probably will always talk about in my reviews. Gia would likely love to complain about how obsessed I am with flow. I enjoyed the characters very much. Alec is spunky and brave. He has a big heart and impossible (for me at least) not to like. Lucien has had a rough time himself but he never gives up. He is tough and loving. I love them together. The book has these funny sarcastic dialogue moments and I loved them. I hope the next book has those as well. I read this book very quickly and I never felt my attention lag. It has dragons, (DRAGONS!!) enough said. Add in some drama with a villain and his escapades along with the romance and I was a happy reader.
It's a great start to the series. There's much left to happen and I look forward to see what happens next. Bring on more dragons!!!
(Loving this story makes winning all the sweeter!)
I want more than a chance. I want you. And I won't take no for an answer.
Cats are always supposed to land on their feet, but omega shifter Jesse has done everything but. After escaping the mental institute he's been held in most his life, he ends up stranded with a broken leg.
On the trail of an arsonist, alpha wolf Asher Lambert stumbles across a wounded omega guarded by a scarred grizzly shifter who says they were waiting for him. Asher takes them both home, figuring the least he can do is help Jesse get on his feet, literally and figuratively.
Can Asher break away from the known and risk starting a new pack with his mate, his ragtag group of friends, and the silent bear who just won't leave?
Freedom For His Omega is the first book in The Outcast Chronicles. It is a 39k word book containing mpreg, and knotting.
Rating: 4.5 cups
This is a great start to the series. It's a quick read and the writing has good flow. I love the characters in this story and I don't just mean the two main characters. Asher has gathered a diverse group of alphas in his pseudo-pack. Each character has a distinct personality, which should draw readers to read the rest of the series. I know I will! I need to find out all their stories! Asher's a bit grumpy and stubborn but he's got a big heart. Jesse is a bit lost, socially. He's spent years in a human mental hospital and it's made the real world one he sometimes has trouble understanding. Jesse is very lovable though. Asher's pseudo-pack of alphas all take Jesse under their wings and protection. I enjoyed the story and will be back for a re-read.
This book is definitely an introduction to the series. The story is complete but the authors gave hints of the trouble the pack will face in the future. I am excited to see what happens!
Mitchell is an alpha among alphas in the brutal Mountain Ridge Pack. He rules with equal parts fear and respect, but his pack is growing restless after decades without an heir to his proverbial throne. Only an alpha and an omega pair can sire another alpha to lead the pack, but Mitchell's not-so-secret shame is the fact that he hasn't been able to impregnate any of his female omegas.
Unlike the other weaker packs, the Mountain Ridge wolves have always kept their omegas in line and at a safe distance through the infamous yet efficient Breeding Program. On the recommendation of an old rival turned tentative friend, Mitchell decides to try his hand--among other things--in a last-ditch effort at siring an heir with a rare male omega. When a transfer request for one of the only male omegas in the pack uncovers unspeakable abuse and corruption within the Breeding Program, the very future of the pack is thrown into question.
Angel's heart has turned to stone after a lifetime of abuse at the hands of the alpha shifters who oversee the Breeding Program in his pack unit. The only love he has left belongs to the three other omegas he shares his little corner of hell with. Angel will do whatever it takes to protect them, even if it means becoming the mate of the top alpha himself.
Angel knows better than to believe the gruff Mitchell when he claims that he's not like the others. Despite his best attempts to steel himself against the strange bond that forms between them, Angel discovers that Mitchell is the most dangerous alpha of all because he wants the one thing Angel has sworn never to give--his heart.
With war looming on the horizon, a pack in chaos and two hardened hearts melted by an unlikely spark of love, only one outcome is certain. The Mountain Ridge Pack will never be the same.
216 pages Wolf Shifter Alpha/Omega
Warning: this book includes rape and sexual abuse. If this is a trigger for you, consider carefully before reading this book.
Rating: 3.5 cups of tea
The book was interesting and a good read. Good flow to the writing, always a focus for me when I'm reading. Nothing stifles my enjoyment like awkward and distracting disruptions in flow. I liked Mitchell and Angel. I didn't think I would like Mitchell, judging from the first book, but I do. He's likable despite the rough pack world he lives in. He does care about omegas and how they are treated. Once he learns of what's been happening in his territory, he does everything he can to protect the abused omegas. He has a heart and is surprisingly caring. Angel is definitely tough and endures a lot. I did find the name Angel distracting though. I kept imagining a woman. Yeah, yeah, I know there are guys named Angel but my mind seems to directly to a woman.
This book left me with conflicted feelings. I enjoyed it but there were definitely aspects that were not my cup of tea. The openness of Mitchell's relationship with Angel is not my thing. Mitchell has sex with someone other than Angel multiple times. Granted only once after they start their relationship. At least some of the sex is portrayed as an aspect of pack dynamics. I understand this is part of the world the author created. It happens to be a part I don't enjoy. I don't want to read about the main character sleeping with someone else. Finishing the book, I felt as if Mitchell had more sex with other people than his mate. I'm probably wrong but it is how I felt. I'm not into reading about casual sex in the romances I read. It's my personal preference. If you don't have a problem with the main character having sex with other people, you'll probably enjoy this story much more than I did.
If you're looking for a book where the alpha sleeps only with the omega, this book probably isn't going to be one of your favorites. I enjoyed it but it's not one I'd buy or be excited to reread. Despite my conflicted feelings, I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
When the idyllic Silver Lake pack is struck by tragedy, young omega Cameron wants nothing more than to use his healing abilities to restore peace to his home -- and his alpha. Can he convince Barnabas of what his heart has always known before he's given to another alpha?
Barnabas is a one-man kind of alpha and when his beloved mate and omega is taken from him, he's left an empty shell. Cameron's gentle strength and unfailing devotion might be what it takes to save him, but Barnabas sees claiming another omega as an act of treachery. Despite his best intentions, Barnabas' instincts as an alpha without an heir are pulling him in the direction of the young unmated omega he's sworn to protect and find a mate of his own. Giving Cameron to the alpha of a neighboring Council pack is the only way he can do right by the orphaned omega and keep the vow he made to his fallen mate so long ago, but can Barnabas' heart withstand the pain of losing yet another omega he loves?
When the elder of the Council makes a shocking decision about Cameron's destiny, the Silver Lake pack is thrown into chaos. Cameron is getting what he's always wanted, but he soon learns that being claimed by his alpha in name only is a worse fate than being held at arm's length. Only time will tell if Barnabas can shed the heavy weight of his guilt to claim the omega who belongs to him, or whether his pain will be exploited by the brutal Mountain Ridge pack that has designs on Silver Lake territory -- and its unique omega.
Grief, love and passion combine to give Cameron a crash course on what it means to be an omega. Luckily the young wolf understands better than anyone that love heals wounds that even time can't touch.
109 pages Wolf Shifter Alpha/Omega Age gap
Rating: 4 cups
This is a nice start to the series. I sped through this book until I was done. The writing has a good flow to it, which is important to me. I enjoyed the world the author created and the characters. Cameron is hard not to like and I was rooting for him all the way. He's loyal to a fault and is willing to do anything to help his alpha and pack. Barnabas is clinging to the past and the mate he lost. He doesn't want to want Cameron. Angst, drama, love, it's a good combination. Finishing this book, I was excited to read the next in the series.
Hi. My name is Jordan K Prince. I'm an avid reader of MM fiction. I am particularly fond of mpreg; I can never have enough. I'm in the process of writing my first MM novel, mpreg, of course. I live and breathe MM fiction and I enjoy every minute I can spend lost in the worlds I discover there.