Author: RD Hero
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 06/20/2016
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal
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.
Wet Heat brought a new and refreshing aspect to the world of shifter’s and as a bit of a self-confessed shifter junkie I was very excited.
Lee Aung is quite a feisty character and is determined to live his life as he wants rather than how is expected and to this end he has become an expert in avoiding the whole mated with pups scenario. The only problem he has is at just past forty he no longer gives off the enticing omega pheromones that call to the Alpha’s so his casual one night stands require more work. Luckily for him there is a synthetic version known as wet heat on the market and Lee will go to all sorts of devious and not strictly legal ways to get his hands on it.
As much as Lee isn’t a regular omega Cain isn’t a regular alpha. He’s over thirty and still not mated and up until now has felt no compunction to do so. What Cain is though is responsible for supplying wet heat to Lee and he’s not as oblivious to the omegas lies as Lee would like to think. In fact Cain is onto Lee and has his own agenda.
Both these characters were interesting. The storyline as I’ve said was fresh but I was left feeling like I hadn’t had enough. The details, the whys and the how’s just weren’t explained or made clear enough and I came away feeling like I had read a preface to a really good story but not the story itself.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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