Kanade and Munechika have been friends for their entire life. Kanade has feelings for Munechika that he'll never express because Chika is an Alpha, and Kanade is a Beta. In this world of the Omegaverse, Alphas and Omegas most often become mates for the procreation of the human race, but it's very rare an Alpha and a Beta would. One day, Kanade becomes suddenly very ill with a fever, fatigue, and weakness. A trip to the doctor's office reveals he's in heat - he's actually an omega! The doctor gives him some suppressants, but the only thing that can truly make him feel better is by coupling with an Alpha, and Chika is there to support his friend. The two move in together and their moms hope they become mates, but neither can bring himself to admin their true feelings for fear of trapping the other into a mated couple they don't wish to be part of.
I'd never heard of the Omegaverse before, but this story is part of it. This alternate reality separates humans into Alphas, Betas, and Omegas, and AΩ pairings can be any combo of sexes. The bulk of the content of this story is centered around mating and intercourse in order to help Kanade deal with the physical pain and stress of his body being in heat. There are some pretty risqué moments between the two, but the tone and frequency of mating is similar to Sarah J. Mass’s A Court of Thorns and Roses or Throne of Glass series. The two are supposed to be attending school, but most of their time is not spent in class. Boys Love readers will probably enjoy this story, whether they know about the Omegaverse or not, as it does have some of the major tropes of BL stories that readers enjoy, including a plot almost entirely perpetrated because the two leads can't be fully honest with each other.
The art is very sparsely detailed like many romance titles are, but the character's faces are often flat and have even fewer details than the rest of the panels.
Sara's Rating: 6/10
Suitability Level: Grades 11-Adult
Publisher: Yen Press
Publication Date: December 21, 2021
ISBN: 9781975337407 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 6/10, Suitability: High School, Suitability: Adult, Manga, Romance, School Life
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