Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Professor Vale Aman has crafted a good life for himself. An unbonded omega in his mid-thirties, he’s long since given up hope that he’ll meet a compatible alpha, let alone his destined mate. He’s fulfilled by his career, his poetry, his cat, and his friends.
When Jason Sabel, a much younger alpha, imprints on Vale in a shocking and public way, longings are ignited that can’t be ignored. Fighting their strong sexual urges, Jason and Vale must agree to contract with each other before they can consummate their passion.
But for Vale, being with Jason means giving up his independence and placing his future in the hands of an untested alpha–as well as facing the scars of his own tumultuous past. He isn’t sure it’s worth it. But Jason isn’t giving up his destined mate without a fight.
This was a wonderfully crafted world and story. Jason has just started university and isn’t supposed to find his mate yet. Vale had resigned himself long ago to ever finding his destined mate when Jason walks in.
It was easy to connect with these characters and feel their emotions. The world in which these characters live puts much more importance on having children than the safety of their carriers and that mindset causes Vale to push Jason away. I could easily see how it was hard for these characters to follow the proper protocols and find their own happiness for the future. I had some trouble with Vale continuing to have the same worry no matter how often he was told or shown there was no need.
Michael Ferraiuolo did a great job narrating this story. I was easily able to connect with the characters feel their emotions as he used different voices for the characters. While I enjoyed his reading of the story his speech pattern was quite slow and I had to increase the speed of the book more than I ever have before.
Cover art by Dar Albert is great and I loved the visual of the characters together.
Sales Link: Audible
Audiobook, 14 hrs 7 min
Published: May 7, 2018 by Leta Blake
Edition Language: English
Series: Heat of Love #1