Title: Lawyer’s Secret Omega (Dewey Cheetum & Howe Law #1)
Author: Bella Bennet
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 14, 2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, Non-Shifter Mpreg
Length: 64,000 words
Reviewed by: Jia
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
When paralegal omega Ryan is moved onto his crush’s team, it was only a matter of time before the law office rule of no employee dating was broken.
Now, as Ryan’s boss, wealthy alpha law firm partner Marcus has a secret pregnancy and relationship with Ryan to hide or they’ll both lose their jobs.
But the secret pregnancy is the least of their problems when Ryan’s ultra conservative parents find out…
Workplace unresolved tension. A forbidden romance. An unplanned pregnancy. Can a commitment-phobic alpha and a reluctant omega seize their chance at happiness?
Ryan loves wworking as a paralegal, but his coworkers not as much. He’s the only omega at the law firm and feels that his team doesn’t take him seriously. He’s tired of dating alphas who think he should be more omega-like. The only perfect alpha out there, is Marcus Sutton whom he can’t date because of the workplace rule of no dating allowed between co-workers.
Then one day something changes, making it impossible to avoid Marcus and he ends up pregnant.
I liked the characters. I thought it amusing how Marcus reacted in the end – because it was cute and sweet – to his new situation, however I definitely wouldn’t call Marcus commitment-phobic. His upbringing left him fearful of ending up like his father but he adapted fast enough to a relationship with Ryan.
There are details in the story and the characters’ actions which aren’t very logical or realistic, for example – after about two weeks of pregnancy one doesn’t get fat enough not to be able to wear one’s trousers. And how did Ryan, a male, give birth? To be honest, because of the lack of world-building I felt this could have been just like an office romance between a male and a female.
Lawyer’s secret omega is in first person perspective, alternating between Ryan’s and Marcus’ point of view. The language weren’t very descriptive, and at times rather choppy with short sentences. The story could’ve used a more in-depth proof-reading. I also felt like I was told rather than shown the story. The changes between Ryan’s and Marcus’ perspectives happened often and fast enough to disturb the flow of the story for me.
Despite all my issues though, the story still captivated me enough to really want to know how it ended. I can recommend this book to those who don’t mind quick changes between 1st person perspective from both protagonists and don’t mind the above mentioned issues.