2019 Round Up-Top Omegaverse Books

We’re back to my year-end round up from last year. Today is going to be my best Omegaverse books. I’m not sure how long this list is going to be, because some of the books I would put on this list I listed elsewhere, so… We’ll just have to see, won’t we?

Tabitha Black-Primal Mate

OK, I’m not just putting Primal Mate on here because the main character is named after me, really I’m not. The reason I am putting it on here is because I really liked the way that Clara interacted with the world. She is an Omega and knows that she’s an Omega, but she tried really hard to act like an Alpha. She trained herself to do it. She learned how to walk, talk, dress, and behave like she was an Alpha, until she couldn’t. I really liked watching her character and how she reacted once she went into heat and things changed. And hey, the fact that Tabby likes me enough to put my name on one of her characters is just really fucking cool.

Anna Wineheart-Gareth’s Boy

Anna released a few books this year, and I tend to reread her books too. I like the characters in them. They give me all the feelz. I’ve already had one of her books on my Top 10 list, and here’s another with Gareth’s Boy. This book is the second one in a spinoff series from the Men of Meadowfall books. This one goes on this list because of how Gareth changes his mind about Flores and how he wants to protect him. When you read this one, watch out for the carrots, snakes, and honey. Oh my. Do be aware that you will have all the feelz.

Leann Ryans-Hired for Heat

Leann took the Omegaverse and flipped it upside down. In Hired for Heat, instead of the Omegas having to be segregated, it’s the Alphas. Once a man presents as Alpha he is put into a camp and either has to work or, if he’s lucky, become a stud who helps Omega women through their heats. It is a fascinating idea and a very new way of looking at the O-verse. Leann has another book in this world, and I’m living for the series.

L.V. Lane-Taking Control

L.V. Lane’s Taking Control is another great take on the O-verse. In her world, there are more than Alphas, Betas, and Omegas, and they all have their own jobs. There are also people who don’t present at all. The reason that there are any Alphas et al in this world is because there was a virus that was released, and now everyone is at war. I am a couple of books behind in this series. I have all the books, I just need to sit down and read them. I just find this to be a really unique take on the O-verse.

Sara Fields-The Omegaborn Trilogy

I can’t really separate out Sara’s Omegaverse books out. That’s because the Omegaborn Trilogy has to be taken together, I think, as one big unit. Even though each book follows a different grouping of one Omega and several Alphas, it has a much larger story arc, and you need to read all of the books together to get the full impact of what is going on. We don’t often see a lot of Betas in the O-verse books, and I really liked what Sara did with it.

OK, that’s all my books for today. I have one more round up list coming, so stay tuned!

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2019 Round Up-Top Ugly Cry Books

I don’t know if there are going to be 10 or not, so this is probably just going to be a 1 part post. For me, an ugly cry book is different from a book that makes me cry. There are some books that will give me tears because there is something sad going on, a break up, a death, so on and so forth. Generally, they last for a couple of minutes, and they are just tears running down my face. An ugly cry is just that, really ugly. Full on tears, snot running out of my nose, sobs, the whole 9 yards. These are the reads that make my husband ask me if I’m OK. He’s learned to accept the answer that it’s just an ugly cry book. So, here are some of the books that made me ugly cry this year. There are some that I’ve already mentioned on other lists that gave me ugly cries, Nicky James’ Long Way Home and Eva Dresden’s Broken, so they are just getting Honorable Mentions here. So, let’s get on with the ones that made it, shall we?

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Nicolina Martin-Redemption

Redemption is part of Nicolina’s Russo Saga, and is its own Duet with Absolution. (Expect to see that one show up tomorrow or Wednesday.) Anyway, no matter what the title says, there isn’t a lot of redemption going on in this book. This is the story of Christian and Kerry. Kerry is just a nice, sweet woman who happened to be working at a childcare center where a mobster’s son went. When she asked him a question, he sent Christian after her. When we first met Christian, in an earlier book, I really liked him. I didn’t by the end of this book. In fact, I downright fucking hated him. When Nicolina read my GR review on in, she asked me what my ugly cry moments were, and there were moments, not just a moment. Because it is a duet, it is a cliffhanger, but the second one is already out, so there’s that.

Addison Cain-Ravaged Captive

Ravaged Captive is the 4th book in Addison’s Wren’s Song books. They are Omegaverse and RH. All of the books have made me cry, but this one really made me cry because everything started to really fall apart. Caspian, Toby, and Kieran are at each other’s throat, Wren has been tossed out and thought dead, and the doll is in the way. I think that it was the addition of the doll that really got to me. I expect that the next one will also give me an ugly cry. Sooooooon.

Anna Wineheart-The Pretense

Anna is one of my favorite MM Omegaverse authors, and I’m lucky enough to be able to ARC her books. All of her books have some strong emotions in them, but The Pretense was just loaded with it. It’s a second chance, pretend boyfriend kind of story. It can be read as a standalone, but if you read all the Men of Meadowfall books in order, you’ll enjoy it more. They are all interconnected. There is one very particular moment that gave me a seriously ugly cry. There are some other spaces where I got teary, but this one particular scene was so hard, so heartbreaking that it really stuck with me, and made me ugly cry hard.

India R. Adams-Blue Waters

Blue Waters wasn’t published this year, but this was the year that I read it, so it counts to me, and since it’s my blog, that’s all that matters. This is the first of the Tainted Waters series that feature Whitney, Link, and Crash. All of the books in the series have made me full on ugly cry, but I’m just going to go with the first one here. It’s not a very long book, but it is very intense. Everything builds on the things before, but you do get a second to catch your breath in between. The entire series is worth reading. I don’t know that I would recommend reading them back-to-back, because of the intensity, but I would definitely recommend reading them.

B.B. Blaque-FTW

FTW doesn’t mean for the win here. It’s outlaw MC slang that means Fuck the World, and that is pretty much what happens here. This is the 3rd book in BB’s Masters MC series, and it is dark. I fell in love with Colt, Tuesday, Kash, and Barely when I read their books the first time, and I was really looking forward to this one. Let’s just say that it wasn’t a happy book. There were terrible, terrible things that happened, and I was devastated. BB will have GFY, Go Fuck Yourself, out soon, and I can’t wait.

OK, there they are, the Top 5 ugly cry books from this year.

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Anna Wineheart-Burning For My Prince

While I’ve talked about MM Omegaverse on here before, I don’t think that I’ve really featured one. Well, I figured that it was just about time to rectify that issue, and I’m starting with Anna Wineheart, Burning For My Prince, and the Men of Meadowfall. Anna is one of my top three MM Omegaverse authors. Piper Scott’s His Command books were the first MM O-verse books I read, then I got into Susi Hawke, who has shifter and non-shifter books. There are a whole lot of others that I like to read, but Anna, Piper, and Susi are my holy trinity, if you will.

So, Anna’s Men of Meadowfall books. The series is made up of a bunch of interconnected novels. They all take place in the same town, and you run into the same people over and over, but each story is a standalone, and if you haven’t read the ones before, you aren’t going to be lost. Anna guarantees an HEA. She doesn’t guarantee an easy journey to get there though. Her stories have a lot of love and passion, but there is also angst and sadness. But, all of that has a place in the story. She’s not just putting you through it to put you through it, you know? Her books cover a lot of the tropes, so whether you like step-brothers, second chances, age gaps, or teacher and student, you can find it in there.

Burning For My Prince takes place in Meadowfall, but it’s technically a spinoff from the Men of Meadowfall main series and the first book in the Meadowfall Firefighters series. So, yeah, there are going to be smexy firefighters.

Burning has a secret baby as well as a kinda second chance, and an age gap going on. It seems like that would be a whole lot, but it’s really not, and it all fits so well.

Perry has a beautiful 4 year old son named Caleb. His Alpha father knows nothing about him though, because Perry is several years older than him, and the one night that they were together, Perry wore a mask over his face, so the man he was with doesn’t even know who he was. All the Alpha knew was that they had been talking online for a long time, developed a relationship, and that Perry, known as FrogPrince, offered to share his heat. That was 5 long years ago, and Perry still wants York, the man who fathered his child, but doesn’t even know who Perry or their child are.

York has been nursing a broken heart for years. He loved FrogPrince, but after one magical night together, Prince disappeared from his life. They didn’t talk online anymore, nothing. In fact, at the end of each of his videos, York asked for FrogPrince to get in touch with him, until he did and he told York that he was fine and to just leave him alone. Since then, York has closed himself off to love, and he’s never going to have anything to do with any Omega ever again. But, of course, the best laid plans of mice and men…

In this case, the best laid plans were knocked awry by a fuckmachine called The Boyfriend and a falling bathtub. Perry created The Boyfriend and was testing it in the bathtub, when it fell into the apartment below him, which just happened to be the apartment where York just moved to. Yup. Knocked seriously fucking awry.

I love the way that York and Perry connect in this story. We know all the things, but neither York nor Perry do, so we get to see them discover those things. I love watching their relationship form and grow, and mature into what it ends up as.

There is a lot of humor in here, and I will never ever look at snakes and honey the same way again. EVER.

All of the Men of Meadowfall books are in KU, so you can go read them all pretty easily.

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Oh, the vibrator. Oh my stars and garters, the vibrator. I don’t know whether to be jealous or sorry for them, but damn, it’s so fucking hot.

OK, that’s all for this one. Happy reading!