Friday, August 4, 2017

Burning for His Omega by Harper B. Cole

Title: Burning for His Omega
Author: Harper B. Cole
My Rating: B+

Genre: Paranormal Romance (m/m)
Series: Cafe Om #4
Main Characters: Rafe and Dash
Release Date: July 2017
Publisher: Frost & Hazel
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Dash was surprised to find out he was an omega.
At first, he was angry. It certainly changed his trajectory in life. And he's lived his life determined not to be constrained by his status. Sadly, the thing that keeping him from what he really wants isn't even that, it's the fact that he's a guy, and his best friend only dates women.

Rafe was ecstatic when Dash turned out to be an omega.
In moments, he'd built up a dream castle of what their life would be together, only to have it smashed in moments as Dash raged against being an omega and all that it stood for. It didn't help that he didn't even know if his friend liked guys. But he's told himself he can be content with life as long as he has Dash by his side.

They've been roommates for years, blind to what is right in front of them.
Everyone else can see what's between them as clear as day. They've spent so long being willfully blind, what will it take to make them see the truth? They already flirt like crazy. They already work together as firefighters. They already live together. And now, suddenly, they have a cat together. Secrets are hard to keep, though, especially when they're secrets you want to share.

Burning For His Omega is a 67,000 word novel with friends-to-lovers firefighters, a cat named Sunshine, a dog named Darkness, a vivacious girl on a mission to save every last homeless animal in the world, and a hot and bothered session of gaming.

My Review:
I have to admit that I enjoy a good mpreg story every once in a while. This one fit the bill. On top of that, this is a friends to lovers story, which automatically marks it higher in my estimation. I'm a real sucker for friends to lovers.

This book starts the day the two friends find out their designation...alpha, omega, or beta. Dash is devastated to find out he's an omega....and that affects everything about how Rafe deals with him. That's what Rafe had been hoping and to see Dash's disappointment just proved to Rafe that Dash never felt the the same way about him. 

From there the guys move on into adulthood where the two remain best friends. They've never explored anything more. In fact, neither even realizes the other is gay (which was the one thing that felt really "off" about this story...but it's a minor point in the conflict). But because of something Rafe did early in life, he doesn't have a sense of smell, so he has no idea that Dash is his mate. And that's the basic premise of the story. 

Overall, it was a fun book and an easy read. I enjoyed the world and the group of friends. Both the guys are firefighters and there was an animal shelter sub-plot that worked really well for the book. I'm going to have to remember this author's name for the next time I get the craving for an mpreg because this one was good.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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