August 20, 2020

Slow Heat

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

Slow HeatSlow Heat by Leta Blake
Series: Heat of Love #1
Publication Date: May 16, 2017
Publisher: Leta Blake Books
Genre: LGBTQ+, M M Romance, Omegaverse, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 408
Links: Buy On Amazon

A lustful young alpha meets his match in an older omega with a past.

Professor Vale Aman has crafted a good life for himself. An unbonded omega in his mid-thirties, he's long since given up hope that he'll meet a compatible alpha, let alone his destined mate. He's fulfilled by his career, his poetry, his cat, and his friends.

When Jason Sabel, a much younger alpha, imprints on Vale in a shocking and public way, longings are ignited that can't be ignored. Fighting their strong sexual urges, Jason and Vale must agree to contract with each other before they can consummate their passion.

But for Vale, being with Jason means giving up his independence and placing his future in the hands of an untested alpha--as well as facing the scars of his own tumultuous past. He isn't sure it's worth it. But Jason isn't giving up his destined mate without a fight.

This is a stand alone gay romance novel, 118,000 words, with a strong HFN ending, as well as a well-crafted, non-shifter omegaverse, with alphas, betas, omegas, male pregnancy, heat, and knotting. Content warning for pregnancy loss and aftermath.

So I have to admit that I first became interested in the alpha/omega genre through fanfiction. So of course I began looking for books like it. That’s when I can across Slow Heat. I sure was no disappointed!

Just like any love and relationship, there is a past, before they met. It just happens to be that Vale’s past is a lot more complicated and vast. Considering the age gap between him and Jason.

Finding your mate was not supposed to happen like this. But can you really tell fate otherwise? Every twist and turn made Slow Heat ever more enjoyable. Between Vale and Jason, then the drama with Jason’s parents, and not to mention Xan!

The book had it all; love, secrets, and steamy romance. There is was never a dull moment the entire time I was reading. I was so engulfed I kept wanting more and more! I could not put this book down once I get past chapter two or three.

I loved the universe that Blake created and the best part is there are more books in the series. While reading Slow Heat I felt like I was right there where everything was happening. It really captured my imagination and kept me entertained.

If you enjoy LGBTQ+ paranormal romance books, then Slow Heat is for you! You won’t be disappointed if you pick it up and give it a read. I know I can not wait to read the next book in the series.

One Comment on “Slow Heat

Alpha Heat - Charles Reads
September 11, 2020 at 8:14 am

[…] Heat had me wanting more even from the first page. I was happy to see that Jason and Vale from Slow Heat made a lot of appearances in this book as well. The book continues four years after Slow Heat, and […]


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