Book Reviews

A Baby for the Firefighter (Oceanport Omegas 2) by Ann-Katrin Byrde

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / MPreg / Omegaverse / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 18-August-2017

Book Blurb

When childhood best friends Griff and Dean meet again, sparks fly…

In Oceanport, New England’s most gossipy small town, people wonder about Griff. Such a cute omega can’t possibly be satisfied without a proper mate they say. Yet he’ll be thirty soon and as far as they know he’s never been with anyone! The truth is that Griff has given up on finding love… that is until his childhood best friend moves back to town and sets his heart on fire.

When Dean’s firefighter career is sidetracked by a tragic accident, returning to his roots to mend seems like a good move. It gives him a chance to breathe, as well as a chance to reconnect with his oldest friend, the omega who stole his heart when they were young. For some reason though, Griff keeps shying away from him, and it takes Dean a lot of patience, and a ton of cupcakes, to lure the sugar-addict out of his shell—and into his arms. 

But Dean’s memories are still seared by the tragedy that sent him home and Griff is afraid of giving in to his omega instincts. Can they win through their personal walks of fire or is their flame bound to burn out?

Book Review

The first book in this series was my introduction to a relatively new trope called “omegaverse”. It's a world where men are either alphas or omegas… but not shifters. In fact, nothing paranormal or supernatural except that omega men can get pregnant and have babies. I found the whole concept to be very interesting. I am already a big fan of this author’s work so I was excited to read this next installment, especially since I already adored Griffin from Eli and Matt’s story.

“I could look and fantasize all day, but truth was, as soon as things got intimate between me and any alpha, the hormone rush became overwhelming and I ran.”

Griff is Eli’s younger brother, and just like Eli, he is an omega. He is also still a virgin having never “succumbed to his omega nature”, as he thinks of it in his head. His very first kiss - with a total schmuck, by the way - Griff could feel his omega side being influenced by the alpha and just wanting to submit, and give it all up. It scared him so much that he's never allowed himself to get close to anyone for fear of being taken advantage of by an alpha while so inundated by his hormones that he can't fight back. His own needs tend to swamp him as well, so his fears are certainly justified.

Griff and Dean are disgustingly adorable together. Seriously. Griff has his fears about physical intimacy and Dean has his own secret fears about his ability to still be a firefighter. Dean is so patient and wonderful with Griff that it brought a smile to my face. Everyone who has ever struggled with their virginity and having sex, should be lucky enough to have a Dean in their life. Now, if Dean can just realize that sharing his own fears with Griff will not have Griff seeing him as weak. Just because he's an alpha doesn't mean that what happened at his previous job shouldn't scare him and make him worry about whether he can still do the job.

This is a very cute installment in the series. If I had to classify the series, I think I would say it's Ann-Katrin Byrde light, as there is some drama but it's an easy read with a very definite happy ever after. This author does a great job with mpreg and I always like that! If you like sweet, loving, fun, and puppies, then you'll feel right at home with this book.





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 287 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 14-May-2017
Price $3.99 ebook, $9.99 paperback
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