“You have no idea how long I’ve waited to do this,” Ryan whispers, before he steps forward and pulls me into his arms. His gaze drifts to my lips before he dips his head to steal a kiss.
I feel his desire as he works my mouth open, and my nerves melt into lust and a desperate, urgent desire to beg him to claim me. My skin flushes at the thought of it.
He’ll think I’m crazy. I can’t ask for that.
We’re both Betas. He can’t claim me as his for the rest of our lives like an Alpha could an Omega.
He pulls back to look me in the eyes. His gaze is heavy with lust, but there’s something else underneath it. Something warm and inviting. Something that makes my body melt for him.
“Secret, I love you,” he murmurs. “You’re the only person I can ever imagine wanting to spend time with. I see your face when I close my eyes. I think about you all the time. You’re everything I want.”
“I love you, too,” I tell him, feeling how happy it makes him to hear it back and not believing how intensely I can feel his love.
He grins and I know this is it.
This is so right. It’s so perfect. It’s so…
“Wait. Do you smell cake?” he asks, his gaze still kind of dreamy.
I do, and that scent isn’t coming from outside of this room.
Oh my God. I’m an Omega.
That’s perfume we’re smelling. A natural scent spurred on by deep relaxation or arousal. In this case it’s mostly arousal. My panties start to dampen. It’s only going to get worse.
The door opens behind us, making us both jump.
Leanne barely glances at us. “Time for cake!”
“That must be a hell of a cake,” Ryan murmurs. “It smells incredible.”
No, that would be my perfume.
I can’t say it. I still can’t believe it just happened.
Romy Lockhart writes paranormal reverse harem and M/F contemporary romance. All of her books contain steamy scenes between consenting adults. All of her reverse harems have harem ever afters, and all of her romance novels have happy endings.
What inspired you to write this book?
I’ve been writing reverse harem shifter romance for a while now, so I was already writing about Alphas, Betas and Omegas with paranormal storylines. When I first heard about Omegaverse books, which are basically Alpha/Beta/Omega books without the paranormal setting, I was immediately intrigued and devoured a whole bunch of those books as a reader before I started to get ideas for my first Omegaverse story as a writer. Secret Omega has the same steamy, sweet romance feel to it as the books in my Hybrid Shifters world, but it has two key differences: there’s no shifting into other forms, and the male omega also has romantic relationships with his Alphas.
What can we expect from you in the future?
My main focus right now is still my Hybrid Shifters world, with second standalone novels coming this year for the harems that were formed in Vicious Love and Shifting Hearts. I also have one more Omegaverse standalone novel planned for this year so far, featuring a character who’s introduced in Secret Omega.
Where did you come up with the names in the story?
The name of the main character came to me while I was working on the plot. Secret has an unusual name for a reason, but you’ll need to read the book if you want to know why!
The guy’s names just popped into my head while I was coming up with their characters, they knew exactly what they wanted to be named. It’s not always that easy. Sometimes I’ll look up names that mean something, or names that start with a certain letter, to see if anything jumps out at me. I don’t start writing until I’ve settled on names for the main characters.
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