Rating: 4 stars out of 5
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 really enjoyed this story. Lee is the complete opposite of what others think an omega should be and he refuses to be shamed by this. Cain has spent the last two years wanting a mated omega and when he finds out that he isn’t actually mated he is determined to make him his.
I really liked both of these characters. Lee says he doesn’t want to be tied down but to his surprise loves Cain’s displays of alphaness and encourages it. Cain is confused with his instincts but Lee is more than willing to help him adapt. At the end they are playing a game of tag with their mating but I can picture them having a HEA.
Nick J Russo did a wonderful job narrating this story. I could just feel the characters’ emotions happy and sad while listening. I loved the different voices he used for the characters and it helped to keep track of the story.
I really like the cover art by LC Chase and it works well for this story.
Audiobook, 2 hrs 41 min
Published: January 2, 2018 (ebook first published June 20, 2016) by Riptide
Edition Language: English