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I keep running out of ways to describe how brilliantly Roe Horvat writes his beautiful erotica

58258707._SY475_Innocent by Roe Horvat

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Roe Horvat does it again.

This book is full of incredibly written sex and is elevated beyond being porn without plot by both the simplicity of the story – two men falling in love – and the emotional connectivity between Navid and Zana.

We first met this pair in their grown-up son Caleb’s book Devoted when they are dealing with the fallout of him meeting and getting involved with an older alpha photographer Nathaniel.

My review of that one is here: https://mirrigold.com/2021/02/26/another-exceptional-entry-in-this-thoroughly-entertaining-omegaverse-series/

In Innocent, Roe takes us back to the brief peek we got into Navid and Zana’s first meetings and their wedding night. It’s a tale of breathtaking beauty and incandescent heat, a study in contrasts between the naivety of a young omega protected by his conservative alpha father and a man from the same culture who has lived and travelled abroad and widened his horizons.

I loved just how deeply Zana loved Navid. He fell from the moment he saw the shy 17-year-old and his passion never fades as we see the first hesitant steps after their marriage.

In Devoted both Navid and Zana come across just as conservative and hidebound as his family do in this book, so it’s interesting to see what they were like as much younger men.

The sex, as in any Roe book, is beyond filthy in all the best ways, filled with everything you’d expect in an mPreg Omegaverse world. There’s knotting, heat breeding, fisting – so avoid if you don’t like it, there’s plenty of in world rationale for why it happens – and dirty talk.

As my lovely friend Dani says: Don’t pick this up and then whinge about too much sex because this series from Roe is all about how the physical manifestation of love between two people can reach beyond just the act itself and into an emotional tie which binds throughout the hard times.

PS: This cover is beyond beautiful!

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Another wonderful entry in this new series from Sam and Fawkes.

57824061._SY475_Harvest Moon by Sam Burns & W.M. Fawkes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This time the over-arcing plot moves along at a rapid pace, leading to something I hadn’t seen coming, but now it’s there, makes total sense (cryptic eh!)

For our romance, we get Claudia’s cousin Alexis’ story and he was a real sweetie. Very similar in temperament to his cousin, he’s another go-getter omega, even if he’s been waiting five years for Ridge to finish college and come home.

Now, one thing I will say here, I felt both characters read as older than their 23 years but, as they’re werewolves, I just put it down to them a species being generally more capable of dealing with the vagaries of life!

Through circumstances which made perfect narrative sense, both young men end up with the Grove pack and that’s where the main plot develops its – on the surface – surprising twist.

Ridge may come across as a slow thinker, but he’s actually pretty smart, especially when it comes to farming and how integral the provenance of the food shifters eat is to their way of life.

There’s a not-so-subtle message here in this book to the mass consumerism lifestyle which a lot of people have been kicking back against in recent years and one which I very much agree with. Local and unprocessed is far better than mass produced and shipped from across the world!

The romance is a mix of frustration and sweetness, as both men suffer from LackOfCommunicaton-itis which thankfully it isn’t allowed to linger for too long, and because of Ridge’s demisexuality.

However, once they have the talk, it’s straight to the barn for some extra special get to know you intimately time, very hot.

The rest of the Grove Pack pop in from time to time and there’s a few longer visits with Colt and Linden, as well as Claud and Birch, obviously.

This book also holds another surprise, which I very much appreciated, and we get a sneak into book three, which will be all about second chances and grovelling I suspect 😁

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Unashamedly erotic and packed full of powerful emotion

55753103._SY475_Precious by Roe Horvat

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Geeeeeze!

I don’t think anyone else can write a book in which there’s a sex scene on almost every page and yet still imbue the narrative with a fully fleshed out set of characters and a plotline which fits perfectly into the new world they’ve created quite like Roe Horvat can.

This book is beyond hot, it’s so hot it should carry its own fire risk warning. But, it’s so much more than just erotica.

It’s a whole new omegaverse alternate universe setting, with its own rules to be followed.

Roe always has an author’s note on the books he describes as erotica and I totally get why, but for me, they’re never just porn without plot.

Are there loads of sex scenes – yes.

Do those sex scenes blow the roof off with their insane heat? Again yes.

But, is there emotional connectivity, trust, expectation, feelings, love, desire and protectiveness as well?

You better believe it.

Roe Horvat is a master at this game and I will never not applaud him for the way he takes risks not only with the stories he writes, but with the way he chooses to market them.

This is unashamedly erotic, and I appreciated every single dirty line, every bit of heat, all the knotting and mating rituals which come with an alpha and omega, and the fire and sparks exploding in every encounter.

Thanks Roe for doing what you do so well – explore the sexual behaviours of people in a multitude of ways and do it with honesty and no shame.

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