#Omegaverse #Dystopian #Fantasy #Romance
Omega Awakening, a dark Cinderella Omegaverse romance…
All things must end.
I learned that lesson the day my mother died.
My step-mother was wicked.
My step-sister, spiteful.
It was a relief when I revealed as an Omega because it was a chance to escape.
But it wasn’t the end of my troubles.
What happens to Omegas is a secret.
And my troubles had just begun.
“I can save you from one monster, Verity,” Lilly had said when she accepted me into the program. “But I cannot save you from them all.”
True to her word, she saved me from my step-mother.
Then Woodrow entered my life.
And I realized he was the other monster Lilly had warned me about.
My Review – 5 stars
Loved this read so much!
I absolutely LOVED this book, my first foray into the work of L.V. Lane. A prequel to the author’s Controllers series, it is a twist on the Cinderella trope but set in a dystopian Omegaverse, where the anti-hero Woodrow bears little resemblance to a Disney Prince! This alpha male is one who is utterly single-handed in his pursuit of the heroine Verity – he will make her his whatever it takes and he does not play fair. Having served his time in the military, he is now a Special Ops Director, who wants an Omega of his own and Verity becomes his obsession.
Verity is an innocent who has been physically and emotionally abused by her stepmother and stepsister, her father having become increasingly withdrawn since her mother’s death. She welcomes entering the Omega program as she views it as an escape from her unhappy home life. There she enters her training, overseen by Lilly, a fellow Omega. I enjoyed how the author introduced Verity and the reader to the politics and lives of Alphas, Omegas and the other dynamics in the universe she has created.
Verity, an empath, is sensitive and her time in the facility is not always an easy one. Once Woodrow enters her life her world once again spirals out of control as he strives to continue her training to prepare her for their future mating bond. There are numerous scenes of uber-smexy dominance and submission, where Woodrow exerts his control, tolerating no nonsense from his young Omega; control which she cannot prevent her body from craving. Verity is conflicted. Can her fragile heart come to love and trust this older dominant man who she knows so very little about?
This is a must read if you like sizzling reads, featuring strong alpha males and gifted but fragile females who are destined for each other. I am a huge fan of Omegaverse themed books and I found this to be a fresh and exciting take on the genre and I am looking forward to reading other books in the series.
Reviewed by Tina Williams
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.