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Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2022
I was enjoying the story up to the last 3rd though the tension b/t H and h could've been written better. Now, the part that made me want to throw the book at the wall -
When Bane finally realized (and I mean what took him so long??) that Willow was Omega, he decided to "punish" her (for a choice she made about her OWN BODY and BEFORE she even met him) through violence and I'm not going to politely say this was dub.con because it definitely wasn't, there was no con- in a car parked in the hospital parking garage after they just rescued her sister from kidnappers who were trying to sell her - and then told her he wasn't knotting her because she "was a untrustworthy liar" or whatever. Oh, then he leaves her there, at night, alone, knowing her status because he's so sore about being lied to? Considering all of the instances he was shown the reality of how difficult life was for non-alphas, he might as well have shined a spotlight on her walk home. That whole behavior was unforgivable in my mind. Sure he can be upset that she lied to him and that she was hiding her true self from him but based on what he had said previously, betas and alphas could have children so it's not as if he couldn't have already had a life with her, he was just so worried that he was going to somehow find his precious Omega (though kept saying that was never going to happen) and there would be all these problems etc etc etc. Then he finds out and all those worries should have gone away and instead he puts her in actual danger. What a worthless monster, truly.
To top it off, because this is a so-called HEA, Willow still wants him after the trauma he inflicted and the immediate horrendous trauma she faces after he abandons her, the author has to sell out her heroine by making this garbage alpha the only person she wants and needs. Please.
Had the author kept her h with the same character strength she'd had before being found out, willow never would've forgiven Bane. Logically, keeping in the dynamic universe, this wasn't her last only chance at a HEA because if Bane's partner hadn't been lost, they would have shared her. Stands to reason if Omegas are so rare, Willow would've had her pick of many a suitable sutor, or could've gone right back to suppressing.