Roe delivers another emotionally hot omegaverse romance
Levity by Roe Horvat
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is definitely the most sexual of the two books in this series but it also has an underlying message about self-worth and how to achieve it.
I will say from the start there were aspects of the kink in this narrative which aren’t my favourite, however, as ever Roe handles them with skill and creates a hugely emotional and powerfully connected couple who use said kinks to cement their bond.
Leo is a lost soul, he’s been badly treated in the past and believed he deserved it, he loves humiliation kink and servitude but it’s all tied in to his belief he’s a horrible person and worthless.
Once he meets Davidson and discovers he’s a Dragon Mate, you can see the slow dawning of trust between them growing, even while Leo struggles to come to terms with the fact that dragons are real and the dreams he’s had his whole life have been of his fated mate.
Davidson, in turn, finds it difficult to balance his need to make Leo happy with the knowledge that he has to make sure his younger mate knows he can say no and be free to make his own decisions both in and out of the bedroom.
The sex is as you’d expect from Roe, it’s insanely hot, powerfully erotic and hugely emotive, it all serves a purpose and it isn’t just thrown in for the sake of it.
I found the secondary plot in this one to be a little bit weaker than in book one, there’s still the same kind of sense of a danger lurking in the background, in this case it’s Leo’s abusive ex, who he has fled from at the beginning of the book.
For me, though, I was just lacking a bit more of a build up to the reveal which I had guessed was going to be the case a bit earlier on. Still, those moments of tension are carried out with a lot of skill and the pacing is excellent once the threat becomes known.
We get lovely guest appearances from Lawrence and Ernest, as well as the wider Bracknell clan, and there’s a beautiful Epilogue which had me smiling a lot.
This is another fab addition to Roe’s wider shifter/omegaverse and I am very much enjoying the world he’s created.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review
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