Book Title: Openly Yours (Offbeat Shifters #2)
Author: Colette Davison
Publisher: Independently Published
Cover Artist: Colette Davison
Release Date: March 2, 2021
Genre: Supernatural M/M romance
Trope/s: shifters, mpreg setting but there isn’t pregnancy or childbirth in the books, age-gap, pop-stars
Themes: The price of fame, treatment of omegas in the pop industry
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Length: 68 000 words
Book 2 is a direct follow-on from book 1 and will not have the same impact without having read book 1.
Falling in love was the easy part. When we have to face more tragedy, will it bring us closer or drive us apart?
Now the tour is over, Isaac has to adapt to depending financially on someone else for the first time.
When my world gets thrown into turmoil again, I need to learn that relying emotionally on others isn’t a bad thing.
We have to face our biggest challenge together—creating a different dream from the one we had envisioned.
Openly Yours is an m/m paranormal romance with a loving tiger shifter, a sweet monkey shifter, enthusiastic family members, and lots of cuddles. Whilst it is set in an alternate universe where omegas give birth, there are no pregnancy or birth scenes in this book.
Trigger warning for scenes revolving around infertility.
Buy Links – Available in Kindle Unlimited
The continuation of the story of Jesse and Isaac.
Both men are working towards their happy ever after. Jesse has an exciting future with a new label and Isaac is getting his center for at risk youth. I though the author handled the meshing of their lives very well. The growth of the relationship, and the men themselves was well done. Even Jesse’s father (who I didn’t like in the first book) matured into a likable person.
Difficult subject matter was handled with grace. I liked that the author didn’t make the fertility problems go away. It allowed the characters to work their way closer together. A vey sweet relationship.
I enjoyed this book and author. Her books have such depth and the characters seem to weasel their way into my heart every time.
Review Copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads.
“You had news. Is it about the Arches?”
I grinned, unable to keep it from him.
“They accepted our offer?”
Jesse bounced up and down in my arms, squealing excitedly. “That’s fantastic!”
“We’ve got to get all the building and land checks done and a survey, so it’s not a done deal yet. But all being well, our youth centre is one step closer to opening.”
Jesse grasped my face and kissed me hard. “It’s exciting, isn’t it?”
His eyes widened. “You should invite your dads to come and stay so we can show them the Arches.”
“I’d been thinking about that.” I carried him over to the sofa and sat down with him on my lap. “Maybe it’s about time we moved out of this flat.”
Jesse tilted his head to the side. “Why?”
“Well, right now, if we want to invite my family down, they have to stay in a hotel.” I paused, measuring my next words carefully. “And at some point, we’re going to have a family, Jesse. There’s not going to be room for children in a one-bedroom flat.” I stroked my thumbs over his lower back. “You wanted a house filled with music and the patter of tiny feet, remember?”
Jesse nodded, but he didn’t speak. His eyes were brimming with tears, and his chin wobbled.
“And I wanted a big bath.”
That made him laugh. “We need a huge bath.”
I stared into his dark eyes. “I want to find our forever home, Jesse. And I want to get married.”
Jesse frowned. “We can’t, not until—”
I silenced him with a kiss. “We know roughly when your heats will be. We can plan around it. We’re already mated. You know I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Now I want to show everyone else that—your family and mine.”
“And the world?” Jesse asked. “Because we’re not gonna get a cosy little wedding.”
I smiled. “The whole world. I’m yours, Jesse, now, always, and openly.”
Jesse gasped. “I’ve got it!”
“The title of the song I’m going to write for you.”
I raised my eyebrows. “Will you share it with me?”
He smiled mischievously. “Nope. I think I’m gonna keep it a secret.”
I tickled him until I reduced him to a giggling, writhing wreck on my lap. Then I flipped him onto the sofa and lay over him, tickling him more until he was gasping for air.
“Now are you going to tell me?”
He put his hands around my neck as his breathing slowly returned to normal. “‘Openly Yours’.”
I nuzzled his nose with my own. “That’s beautiful.”
“So are you.”
We looked at each other, my heart filling as I saw how much love radiated from his eyes and smile. I kissed him, teasing his mouth with my tongue. “Let’s set a wedding date and start looking at houses.”
Jesse nodded. “Okay.”
Check out Secretly Mine, Book 1 in the Offbeat Shifters Series
Buy Links – Available in Kindle Unlimited
Books 3 and 4 Coming Soon
About the Author
Colette’s personal love story began at university, where she met her future husband. An evening of flirting, in the shadow of Lancaster castle, eventually led to a fairytale wedding. She’s enjoying her own ‘happy ever after’ in the north of England with her husband, two beautiful children and her writing.
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