Review: The Omega Nanny by Penelope Peters


Single dad Thomas Whittaker loves work, his daughter, and coffee – not always in that order. Romance hasn’t been on his mind since his mate died six years ago. When his sister hires the cute busboy from Thomas’s favorite coffee shop as the new nanny, he’s just amused.

Until he finds out that the busboy is an omega.


Kieran Corvey is newly single, almost homeless – and determined to pay back every cent his parents spent on an engagement that went nowhere. Kieran needs money more than he needs a love life. Being hired to take care of a six-year-old girl is much better than shilling coffee to thirsty and lusty customers all day.

Until he finds out his new employer is an alpha.

Sometimes you find exactly what you need when you’re not looking for it at all.

The Omega Nanny is a standalone Omegaverse non-shifter story with a HEA and mpreg (male pregnancy) ending.

Welcome to the Omegaverse!

It was my first visit, and I had no idea what I was in for.

If you're like me and you've never been, here's a little breakdown to make things easier:

Omegaverse is basically all that wolfy behaviour and hierarchy that you'd expect with a shifter book, without any of the fur. But if you really want to get a grasp of what the Omegaverse is


Everyone in this universe is either an alpha, a beta, or an omega, but their roles are slightly different than they would be in a shifter universe. Here, betas are kind of relegated to the back burner, with their main role being the built-in babysitter for when the alphas and omegas can't do it themselves. They've just recently been granted the ability to marry, and the viewpoint on that is akin to gay marriage in today's society. Mainly there's a lot of betaphobia directed towards anyone unfortunate to be born beta. I'm sorry, did I say unfortunate? I meant I'd pray to every God in existence, and even make up a few in the process, just to beg to never be born beta. They seem to like the role of glorified babysitter, but me? Yeah, not so much. I don't get why one third of the population is totes okay with being relegated to only this role, but it probably has a lot to do with the fact that they can't bond like alpha/omega couples, and have a difficult time conceiving children.

Alphas have all that growly possessive, protective behaviour of shifter books.

And omegas?
Omegas were meant to put alphas at ease; it was to do with the pheromones they secreted. It was what made alphas protective and careful of them, drew them closer and closer, and then the extra kick of pheromones during an omega's heat would push the alpha into claiming them as their own. That was how biology worked.

It really doesn't matter if the omega is male or female. It's the bond that matters, and either can carry children.

And for the few of you who've just put two and two together and perked up in your seat, that means MPREG, and for the fun of it, KNOTTING.

(I know a few unicorns that just DIED reading that line.)

So, let's get down to the story.


Thomas is haunted by the ghost of his dead mate. Not quite literally, but he does have conversations with her memory throughout the day, and he feels her gentle prodding to move on and find a new mate. He's not ready to let go, but fate might have a different opinion, when Thomas's sister, Nora (that beta built-in babysitter I was talking about earlier) becomes engaged to be married and has plans of moving to Germany. Now they're scrambling to find a caregiver for his six year old daughter before Nora leaves, and none of the candidates feel right.

Until Kieran.

Kieran is the perfect fit for their family, but he's not a beta; he's an omega, and that is going to prove interesting for Thomas.

There's no denying there is an attraction building between Thoman and Kieran, but it's not one either can easily trust. Kieran doesn't know if his feelings are genuine or if they're all due to pesky biology, and Thomas initially fights it because he wasn't looking for a mate. To be honest, it did feel a little like there was more biology at work than the emotional connection forming between them, but there are these moments where things just click with them, and in the end, it doesn't really matter. It makes for a slow burn read that, regardless of how they end up in bed, ended up sexy as hell.

And speaking of ending up in bed, the story is focused on these two men getting together, so don't expect sex to come into play until near the end. I personally liked the wait, and we get a sweet little Epilogue nine months down the road as a result.

We also get a well written story with lot of great secondary characters that could easily star in a book of their own, and a very adorable little girl who has everyone wrapped around her little finger.

So, while I might not have liked the way betas were treated, the rest of this story is sweet with a little sexy, and definitely worth the read.

Recommended to those who like slow burn with a bit of sexual tension, and who want to try a different take on the shifter universe.

... Have I mentioned there's knotting?


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