Come For You by Willa Okati

Come For You by Willa Okati
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQ, Erotic Romance, Paranormal
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Gabriel, a dreamer and a librarian, is so shy and introverted that he’s still a virgin Omega at twenty-five — but he can’t help wishing fairy-tale Prince Charmings were real and that one would find him. One does, a rough-hewn but outgoing, captivating quarryman Alpha called Wynn. For them, it’s love at first sight. Gabriel doesn’t care if they’re an odd couple, no matter what others and his Beta co-librarian Cameron thinks about it.

But the happy ending is harder to come by. When Gabriel’s almost full term with their first child, there’s an accidental explosion at the quarry that leaves Wynn trapped behind a wall of rubble. Waiting for news – any news – and hoping against hope, all Gabriel has to comfort himself with is the memory of his fairytale of a love story. He’s so lost in dreaming he doesn’t realize he’s in labor and needs to get to a doctor.

Who will rescue who?

Gabriel is a dreamer and determined to wait for his Prince Charming. After a long wait he finally finds it in solid quarryman Wynn. Can these two find their happily ever after?

This story jumps a fair bit from a past series of events and the present time. While I understood the author was trying to tell two sections of Wynn and Gabriel’s story at the same time, I really felt this frequent jumping back and forth was pretty confusing and I tended to muddle the stories up when I was trying to recall the sequence later on. Everything sort of meshed together in my mind and I found this quite difficult to sort out so I’m not sure this style of story-telling really works for me and I’m not sure I’d want to read another story set out like this again.

That said, I did really enjoy both Wynn and Gabriel’s characters. I felt their connection and clear love and attraction was a lovely romance for the story and I absolutely wanted to see their happy ever after. I also enjoyed the plotline of the explosion at the quarry, but felt a lot of the drama and enjoyment of this plot was hampered by the fact the constant back and forth between present and past really lowered my enjoyment of the story as a whole.

Readers looking for a lovely romance story between a shy librarian and a dedicated hard worker should find plenty in this story that appeals to them. While I’m not sold on the back and forth in the timeline of telling the two main aspects of the story I think this is a different enough style that readers looking for something a little outside the box might find this refreshingly different.

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