Author(s): Roe Horvat
Heat: 3 Flames
Rating: 1 Heart
Synopsis via Goodreads:
When a homeless young omega comes by Burke’s pub asking for work, Burke doesn’t have the heart to send him away. He lets the boy help with some chores in exchange for food, and soon, Emerson’s visits become regular. Then one frosty December night, the boy keeps his head down, hiding in a corner until closing time and looking like he wants to disappear into the ground. Emerson is about to go into heat, and he has nowhere to hide.
People say Burke is ugly and scary, but Emerson has never been afraid of the burly pub owner. The big alpha has scars down the side of his face, but so what? He must have been in a lot of pain once, poor man. When snow covers Dalton City, and Emerson realizes he’s only days away from his first heat, his feet carry him to the pub by themselves. Burke is the only alpha Emerson trusts not to hurt him. And given the choice between freezing to death or getting abused, Emerson would much rather offer himself to Burke.
Except Burke is probably the nicest man in the entire city. Stunned, Emerson finds himself safe and warm during the snowstorm, without having to sacrifice anything. Maybe he’s even a little bit in love with his rescuer.
So, being new to the omegaverse, I thought I’d try reading one. A/B/O is generally a genre I don’t read. I have read a few that have been good, but I find that there are certain topics I tend to run into that ruin the books for me. I love werewolves, which is probably why I try it from time to time, but I don’t know that I’ll read ABO again. Parts of it were sweet. Parts were scorching. Parts were a whole lot of nope for me.
There is very little to this story, the synopsis is pretty much the book in a nutshell so there really isn’t much to review here. There is nary a plot in sight in this one. It is basically all porn. 188 pages of porn. Given that it’s still winter here in the US, this little book may be just what you need to keep warm.
Spoiler: This story contains mpreg, which I am not a fan. YMMV. No kink shaming, it’s just not my thing. In this story, it was a surprise. Had I known, I wouldn’t have read it, hence my low rating as it really caught me off guard and not in a good way. I had a hard time continuing it and skipped the epilogue entirely. That said, it was written well and had some sweet moments in it, so take the rating with a grain of salt. It’s only a personal preference not a reflection of the author or the writing.
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