A pregnant omega trapped in a desperate situation, an unattached alpha with a lot to prove, and an unexpected fall into love that could save them both.
Kerry Monkburn is contracted to a violent alpha in prison for brutal crimes. Now pregnant with the alpha’s child, he lives high in the mountains, far above the city that once lured him in with promises of a better life. Enduring bitterness and fear, Kerry flirts with putting an end to his life of darkness, but fate intervenes.
Janus Heelies has made mistakes in the past. In an effort to redeem himself, integrity has become the watchword for his future. Training as a nurse under the only doctor willing to take him on, Janus is resolute in his intentions: he will live cleanly in the mountains and avoid all inappropriate affairs. But he doesn’t anticipate the pull that Kerry exercises on his heart and mind.
As the question of Kerry’s future health and safety comes to an explosive head, only the intervention of fate will see these desperate men through to a happy ending.
This gay romance novel by Leta Blake is the third in the Heat of Love universe which began with Slow Heat. It’s 111,000 words, with a strong happy ending and a critically-acclaimed, non-shifter Omegaverse. It features alphas, betas, omegas, male pregnancy, mpreg, heat, and knotting. Content warning for a violent and oppressive society regarding reproductive rights.
Length: 110,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Dar Albert @ Wicked Strange Designs
I kept hearing about Leta Blake’s Omegaverse series, and even though mpreg wasn’t my thing, I love Leta’s writing, so I jumped in with this book…and then went right back and read books 1 and 2. 🙂
Great world building in an alternate universe, so well developed. The Alpha/beta/omega dynamics really are quite different, and in this society, it is definitely the have’s versus the have not’s.
This book really took some dark turns, with Kerry really struggling with how to proceed with the situation he was in. Fortunately, he was able to be somewhere safe so that he could be away from the anger and terror he was subjected to by the person he was contracted with.
Janus, because I read this story first, I was so happy with…only when I went back and read what was more of his backstory did I really understand what he had done to get himself in such a bad place in his life. Fortunately he was already redeemed with me, so I could look on with good eyes. (These books stand alone very well).
It was a slow (as the title implies) fall in love for these two men. As it needed to be, with a very happy and unexpected ending. I would love to see more of this entire universe!
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Author of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season, Leta Blake’s educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively. However, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made up people. At home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her day job, her writing, and her family.