Note: This was originally released in 2018 under Blake’s pen name, Halsey Harlow. It has been reissued but my understanding is the content has not changed.
Can an Alpha find his dream Omega on reality TV?
Alpha Hank Morrow is a police officer and Alpha bear shifter who has never found the right Omega. Without the steadying influence of a bond with his Omega, Hank’s powerful Alpha senses are beginning to overwhelm and endanger not only him, but his fellow police officers and the entire city of White Edge. The chief of police and the governor sign Hank up for a reality TV show to help unmatched Alphas find their dream Omega.
Omega Mine: Search for a Soulmate certainly isn’t Hank’s idea of a great plan, but he’s not given a choice. Now he’s off to a tropical island to meet over one hundred potential Omegas in a televised version of hell.
Or is it?
Evan Vaughn is an unmatched Omega. He and Hank have actually met once before at an Alpha-Omega mixer, but apparently he didn’t make much of an impression at the time. Will that change on the set of Omega Mine? And can anything real come out of a reality TV dating show? Hank and Evan are about to find out…
The Bachelor meets Alpha-Omega romance!
This book is nearly 40,000 words of an oblivious bear shifter finally meeting his soul bonded match and a happy ending you’ll love! Warning: There is no mfm in this book. There is no ménage in this book. There is no cheating in this book. There is an attraction to someone that is not the other MC but it does not come to fruition.
Point of view:
3rd person. Mostly from Hank’s perspective but there were two small sections from his police captain’s perspective.
Confession time – I do not like reality TV shows. Look, I’m old enough to remember watching the very first season of Real World on MTV when I was in high school and the current iterations are beyond ridiculous to me. That said, for some bizarre reason – I really like books that use them as a backdrop. I guess because authors, unlike actual show producers, are looking for a happily ever after.
I spotted Omega Mine on Leta Blake’s twitter and jumped on it. She unabashedly advertises this as a fluffy romance with an oblivious bear shifter and that’s what it is. This stand alone was an easy read with two completely opposite characters (another favorite trope of mine). The shifter aspect is used to set up the story and the reason for participating in the show – but I didn’t feel it was actually a huge part of the story. I’m fine either way and it didn’t detract for me.
Hank is a grumpy older bear shifter who needs to find a mate to calm his Alpha-senses so that he doesn’t become a danger to others. Evan is a free-spirited professor who responds to all the show contrived chaos with equanimity. There’s an age gap of Hank being in his 40’s and Evan in his 30’s, and while both are bisexual everything is M/M (no ménage or cheating). There’s a lot of laughs, a tiny bit of drama, and a strong friends-to-lovers feel to it despite the short amount of time the MC’s know each other. Overall a wonderful curl up on the couch weekend read for me.
About the author:
Leta Blake: Author of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season, Leta Blake’s educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively. However, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made up people. At home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her day job, her writing, and her family.
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My Favorite Quotes
Hank sounded so lifeless and boring, so uncommitted. What television viewer, much less prospective Omega, was going to be lured in by that? – Omega Mine by @LetaBlake #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #Shifters #RealityTV #AlphaOmegaTweet
I know you didn’t choose me for any reason other than that you don’t want to punch me—very much. – Omega Mine by @LetaBlake #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #Shifters #RealityTV #AlphaOmegaTweet
It looks like you’ve got a wolf in your room, Captain. – Omega Mine by @LetaBlake #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #Shifters #RealityTV #AlphaOmegaTweet
They curled into each other and said nothing more until sleep claimed them both. – Omega Mine by @LetaBlake #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #Shifters #RealityTV #AlphaOmegaTweet
I’m happy. Are you happy? I’m really happy. Um, so…what do we do now? – Omega Mine by @LetaBlake #MM #Romance #OppositesAttract #Shifters #RealityTV #AlphaOmegaTweet