TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - Openly Yours (Offbeat Shifters #2) by Colette Davison
Book Title: Openly Yours (Offbeat Shifters #2)
Author: Colette Davison
Publisher: Independently Published
Cover Artist: Colette Davison
Release Date: March 2, 2021
Genre: Supernatural M/M romance
Trope/s: shifters, mpreg setting but there isn’t pregnancy or childbirth in the books, age-gap, pop-stars
Themes: The price of fame, treatment of omegas in the pop industry
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Length: 68 000 words
Book 2 is a direct follow-on from book 1 and will not have the same impact without having read book 1.
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Falling in love was the easy part. When we have to face more tragedy, will it bring us closer or drive us apart?
Now the tour is over, Isaac has to adapt to depending financially on someone else for the first time.
When my world gets thrown into turmoil again, I need to learn that relying emotionally on others isn’t a bad thing.
We have to face our biggest challenge together—creating a different dream from the one we had envisioned.
Openly Yours is an m/m paranormal romance with a loving tiger shifter, a sweet monkey shifter, enthusiastic family members, and lots of cuddles. Whilst it is set in an alternate universe where omegas give birth, there are no pregnancy or birth scenes in this book.
Trigger warning for scenes revolving around infertility.
“You had news. Is it about the Arches?”
I grinned, unable to keep it from him.
“They accepted our offer?”
Jesse bounced up and down in my arms, squealing excitedly. “That’s fantastic!”
“We’ve got to get all the building and land checks done and a survey, so it’s not a done deal yet. But all being well, our youth centre is one step closer to opening.”
Jesse grasped my face and kissed me hard. “It’s exciting, isn’t it?”
His eyes widened. “You should invite your dads to come and stay so we can show them the Arches.”
“I’d been thinking about that.” I carried him over to the sofa and sat down with him on my lap. “Maybe it’s about time we moved out of this flat.”
Jesse tilted his head to the side. “Why?”
“Well, right now, if we want to invite my family down, they have to stay in a hotel.” I paused, measuring my next words carefully. “And at some point, we’re going to have a family, Jesse. There’s not going to be room for children in a one-bedroom flat.” I stroked my thumbs over his lower back. “You wanted a house filled with music and the patter of tiny feet, remember?”
Jesse nodded, but he didn’t speak. His eyes were brimming with tears, and his chin wobbled.
“And I wanted a big bath.”
That made him laugh. “We need a huge bath.”
I stared into his dark eyes. “I want to find our forever home, Jesse. And I want to get married.”
Jesse frowned. “We can’t, not until—”
I silenced him with a kiss. “We know roughly when your heats will be. We can plan around it. We’re already mated. You know I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Now I want to show everyone else that—your family and mine.”
“And the world?” Jesse asked. “Because we’re not gonna get a cosy little wedding.”
I smiled. “The whole world. I’m yours, Jesse, now, always, and openly.”
Jesse gasped. “I’ve got it!”
“The title of the song I’m going to write for you.”
I raised my eyebrows. “Will you share it with me?”
He smiled mischievously. “Nope. I think I’m gonna keep it a secret.”
I tickled him until I reduced him to a giggling, writhing wreck on my lap. Then I flipped him onto the sofa and lay over him, tickling him more until he was gasping for air.
“Now are you going to tell me?”
He put his hands around my neck as his breathing slowly returned to normal. “‘Openly Yours’.”
I nuzzled his nose with my own. “That’s beautiful.”
“So are you.”
We looked at each other, my heart filling as I saw how much love radiated from his eyes and smile. I kissed him, teasing his mouth with my tongue. “Let’s set a wedding date and start looking at houses.”
Jesse nodded. “Okay.”
4 out of 5 (very good)
OPENLY MINE is the second book in the Offbeat Shifters series, and we continue with the tiger and monkey mates. Now openly mated, Isaac and Jesse have a busy time ahead of them. Not only is there the Youth Centre to get sorted, but Jesse is recording a new album. Because these two are suckers for punishment, they also decide to move home and arrange a wedding too. Throw in some health complications, and you've got a story to lose yourself in.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. And, as wrong as this may sound, I loved the part where Isaac and Jesse are dealing with some news that has a strong impact on both of them. I found this to be sympathetically written, whilst remaining true to the story.
The pacing is smooth and the supporting characters are just as good as in book one. One thing is clear, Jesse has dreams to fulfil and Isaac will move heaven and earth to help.
A great addition to the series, and one I am happy to recommend.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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Colette’s personal love story began at university, where she met her future husband. An evening of flirting, in the shadow of Lancaster castle, eventually led to a fairytale wedding. She’s enjoying her own ‘happy ever after’ in the north of England with her husband, two beautiful children and her writing.
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