- The Selkie's Coat
A marshmallow alpha with more heart than sense and a stubborn human omega trying to guard his heart fall in love in this first story from the Waves of Fate omegaverse.
“Oops! You dropped your coat!” With these words, waiter Daniel Collins turns alpha selkie Gregory Samson’s life upside down. Because that coat is not some fancy heirloom fur. No, it is Gregory’s selkie pelt, which magically connects him with his seal animal inside.
When Gregory hears Daniel’ voice, he knows the rare human omega is his mate. Too bad Daniel has more than a few misgivings about trusting his heart to a selkie. Because the magical seal shifters have one of the worst player reputations of all shifter kind and Daniel fears a broken heart. How will Gregory convince Daniel to give him a chance?
It wouldn’t be so hard if Gregory’s mother and everyone else would just stop meddling!
Brought together by the magic of Gregory’s coat, can the pair weather insecurities, an interfering mother, meddling friends, and a disgruntled inner animal?
The Selkie’s Coat is a slow burn mm romance with a guaranteed HEA. It is book 1 of the Waves of Fate Omegaverse and can be read as a standalone.
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: Ageless/Immortal
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Age Difference, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Hurt / Comfort, Mpreg
Word Count: 83000
Setting: Seattle, Washington
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
I enjoyed this story for so many reasons, and I’m hoping book 2 is coming soon and it’s who I think it is about. If not, I may cry lol. But this book resonated with me on so many different levels. You all know I love paranormal stories and am an alpha/beta/omega lover. But this one is different in some ways. Yes, you have the norms in some ways but this one is different in others.
When Gregory was late for a meeting with his mother, he didn’t have time to drop off his pelt, so he took it in the restaurant with him. Being the gentleman he is, when he rose to help her in her seat, his pelt was falling to the floor, only to be caught by Daniel and returned promptly. But it was not only the significance of returning the pelt that dumbfounded Gregory, but the fact that his voice alone called to him as nothing ever has. And he knew, he had found his mate. But thanks to his mother’s interfering, he was afraid it was over before it started. But Daniel’s friend, Henri, knows what is happening and is ‘helping’ in his own way. He knows what Gregory is and what just went down and is trying to tell Daniel what is up. But the problem is, both Daniel and Gregory, are terrified. Gregory, because he doesn’t want to overwhelm his mate and let his animal take over and make Daniel feel as if he has no choice, no will in the relationship. Daniel is terrified that he will just be looked at as a baby factory and left behind once he has been used, just because he’s an omega. And neither is communicating what needs to be said or how they are really feeling. And it’s causing all kinds of turmoil. To the point that when Daniel overhears a conversation between Gregory and his mother, he misunderstands the whole thing and fears his fears have been true all along. And now Gregory has to find a way to fix this and quit fighting his selkie side as well, before he dies of heartbreak and more.
Communication, people. Communication. How many times have I said that??? Ah, but it wouldn’t be as good if there wasn’t a little angst to throw around. Part of why this story hit me so hard, was because of Gregory. Normally, in most stories, when the fated mate thing occurs, the alpha gets all…..alpha-y, and does what he can to consummate the mating without really considering the omega’s thoughts, fears, etc. Not that they aren’t caring or considerate. Don’t misunderstand me, but a lot are portrayed as they can’t get past the mating bond, before moving on to anything else. It’s just who they are. But what I love about Gregory, is a catch-22, more or less. He can’t fully accept himself as a selkie because he’s trying to woo Daniel without fully being who he is. Without fully being himself, and he is full selkie. Whether he likes it or not. They are not separate beings as Gregory so often tries to do. And because of it, he almost kills himself for not connecting with his animal. But it’s a good thing in a way as well. Not that I want Gregory hurt or to die, but he’s trying to understand things from a human side to not scare Daniel, who has no clue about any of this, in spite of being an omega and who is mother is.
And I love that about Gregory. I hate that he is at war with himself and hurting so bad, but he is so patient and considerate of Daniel, of his feelings and thoughts, doubts and fears, that he will do anything he has to in order to allay those fears. Sadly, it ends up causing more problems, but a lot of that is also due to lack of communication. And I hate what put the fear in Daniel. He’s such a sweet gentle soul. But someone hurt him and that’s part of his problem. A lot of his problem. And my heart broke for the both of them. Something they so obviously want, but so scared to try and move forward.
Communication is always key. I will never stop saying that. If you can’t communicate to your partner, then it’s going to be problematic from the start. These two had a lot to learn. And sometimes it took pretty much smacking them both in the head, per se, to get them both to wake up and see what has been in front of them all along. They had and needed each other. And they were really going to have to let go and let it all out in order for it to work. These two are so special. They really are. You can’t help but fall in love with both of them at trying to be so brave when they are so scared.
I’m hoping though, that Henri’s story is next. After hearing his story and seeing who hurt him, knowing who and what are waiting for him has me excited. But it’s going to be a hard journey for them as well, I have no doubt. I hope you guys love this story as much as I did. It’s such a good book and a start to a great series.