Gabe thinks he’ll never have a bond of his own. He’s bond-cut, which means his scent gland is so scarred, he can’t bond to anyone—not even his best friend, Marcus, who he’s been in love with for six years.
Gabe spends every waking moment with Marcus. They co-own a tattoo parlor and share an apartment. It was Gabe who gave Marcus the vibrant bird tattoos all over his body. But Gabe never plans to tell Marcus about his feelings. Marcus deserves a bond.
Marcus may be huge, even for an alpha, but everyone knows he’s a marshmallow at heart. He’s not going to pressure his bond-cut best friend into a romantic relationship he may not want. Until Gabe’s heat starts early, and a series of accidents lead to a dangerous pregnancy that exposes their true feelings for one another and rocks the foundation of their friendship.
In a world where bonds are everything, can love be enough on its own?
The Bond-Cut Omega is a 35,000-word best-friends-to-lovers romance with knotting, MPreg, manties, and hurt/comfort. It’s a companion book for the Nerds Who Knot Series, but it stands alone.
Rating: 5 cups
Amy offered me a chance at an ARC copy of this book and I jumped on it! I immediately got to reading.
Gabe is a broken from the unresolved issues of his past. He's desperately in love with Marcus and is determined to never tell him.
Marcus is desperately in love with Gabe but thinks because he's bond-cut that means Gabe wouldn't want him.
If only it was so scary to tell someone how you feel, right?
Gabe's heat exposes their feelings for each other and for a night everything is perfect. They're pregnant and together. Insecurities are a bitch though and they reek havoc on their relationship.
Amy brings on the angst. I've said it before, I am an angst wuss. Amy told me she was thinking of me while writing the angst (she knows I'm an angst wuss). I think she was worried it'd be too much for this wuss. Thankfully, I endured! I definitely admit to crying at least once in sadness. My heart was breaking along with Marcus's when Gabe broke up with him. It hurts to think of it now.
What I like is the angst is meaningful and doesn't last forever. I listened to In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish on Audible. It's a great book but it drowned me in angst. By the end, my heart was battered and it was too much for me. Amy keeps staying within my angst limit, kudos!
I loved how the story progressed. Neither was whole until they came together. They were living half a life but their love made them whole. I won't go into details, I don't want to give it away but the ending was very satisfying. I cried happy tears!
What are you waiting for, read and enjoy!
Hi. My name is Jordan K Prince. I live and breathe MM fiction. I am particularly fond of mpreg; I can never get enough. I'm in the process of writing my first MM novel, mpreg, of course.