Tagline: Abused human omega bought and mated by caring Alpha
Title: Soul Mate for Sale
Author: Kian Rhodes
Genre: M/M Paranormal Erotic Romance
Format: Novella (75 pages)
Series: The Omega Auction #1
Publisher: NDP Publications (March 2016)
Bonus: Kindle Unlimited title
Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
This was a straight-forward, male/male romance story of an abused human omega sold and rescued by an attentive, caring Alpha werewolf. It’s set in a twist on an “omegaverse” universe where male Alphas knot and impregnate Omegas. The plot was simple, following the omega from abuse to life and love in a new pack. The theme of rescue was fine, but the characters were a bit flat. While the chemistry between them had some sizzle overall it wasn’t particularly enticing to me.
In many ways, this reminded me of a “Stormy Glenn”/Siren Erotic Romance type of erotic story, which usually focus on plenty of explicit heat and conflict with quick moving plots, rapidly developing relationships and simplistic dialog. This book has better dialog but much less drama, plot, and relationship conflict. Overall, it was a pleasantly diverting novella, providing a bit of knotting and potential Mpreg (male pregnancy) in a sweet, short Alpha and Omega story. The sizzle was present but relatively tame, punctuating an enjoyable if not overly heated quick and comforting read.
Heat: Plenty of physical tension and explicit scenes building from quick releases to full knotting