A young insecure alpha, an older omega determined to keep his freedom, and the injustice neither of them can permit to go on.
Lyall Williamson is failing at alphahood like a pro—he’s presented, but he’s still too skinny and too short, and nowhere near aggressive enough to put off his packmates’ constant reminders that he looks a lot like an omega.
Then his parents book Doctor Tristan Sanders to come lecture in their territory—virgin and untouched by humans in the middle of the Australian wilderness—and he discovers his budding interest in biology can be useful for more than cataloguing all the ways in which he is not enough of an alpha.
Tristan Sanders is not living up to the expectations for omegas, a real achievement when his body insists submission and children are the way to go. But Tristan doesn’t want an alpha, he wants to give other omegas a chance at the freedom he’s carved out for himself as a researcher into sexuality and relationships.
He’s figured out enough loopholes to keep himself unbonded and free to do it, but he’s still only one person and there are a lot of people who need to hear what he is teaching. When he meets Lyall and they get talking, he realises the young alpha would make an ideal assistant, even if his pack have convinced him he is good for nothing but odd jobs no else wants.
Their meeting is brief, but their connection is undeniable and as they work together with an ocean between them, it gets harder and harder to deny their own lives had been changed forever... By each other.
A coming of age romance between a young alpha and the older omega who teaches him to believe in himself and learns to believe in them both in the process.
Warnings/Enticements: A/B/O, age gap & other power unbalances between the couple, werewolves, half epistolary, bullying.