Second Chance Omegas by Will Okati - Review, Excerpt and Giveaway

Second Chance Omegas is a book collection with strong omegas and the Alpha's that fall for them. Will Okati can write emotional stories with likable characters that the reader will quickly root for them and their HEA.

From the blurb:

Second Chance -- a small town where anything can happen -- and it usually does.

Only You: Once upon a time a teenaged Alpha fell in love with a pretty Omega from the wrong side of the tracks. Zachary was everything Alex wanted -- sweet, sassy, and sexy as hell. Alex would have married that boy if Zachary hadn’t run. When the secrets they’ve been keeping come to light, will they shatter their bond for keeps, or bring them together in a forever kind of love?

Yes, You Are: Everyone assumed petite Darian would be an Omega, and big, athletic Coby would be an Alpha. When they met as teenagers, they had no reason to doubt that was who they’d be. But everyone was wrong. Opposites attract like lightning and steel rods when they meet again in Second Chance, but do they have what it takes to overcome the unexpected for the long haul?

Come for You: 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 for a fairy-tale Prince Charming. Meet captivating quarryman Alpha Wynn. For them, it’s love at first sight. But the happy ending is harder to come by. Who will rescue who?

Take You There: Ethan teaches music at the university. He’s not looking for Mr. Right, just Mr. Right Now. A quick, dirty alley encounter should have satisfied him. But now Ethan can’t get Blue out of his mind. The smoldering musician who caught Blue’s eye and what they did in the alley, should have been enough. Until Ethan finds him. And then, everything changes. Again.

SNik's Review:

Collection of the Second Chance Omegas series (#1-4). Alpha/omega. Mpreg. Second chances in a town called Second Chance. Mostly single POV. Four quick reads that included strong omegas and the cinnamon roll Alphas that love them. 

Only You - has two teenagers in love when Zach leaves Alex hoping he will have a successful future without him, and when they reunite realizing that their love is still strong and he is unable to leave Alex a second time. 

Yes, You Are - when Darian and Coby first meet they haven’t presented their gender yet, but five years later when they meet again they are different than expected, but Coby is an omega looking for guidance and small fierce Alpha Darian can’t deny him. 

Come For You - is filled with pieces from the past and present for established couple Wynn and Gabriel, who married young, having instantly fallen in love, and are now awaiting the birth of their baby. 

Take You There - A one night stand that results in instalove and an unexpected pregnancy if Ethan can woo Carter who has been hurt before. 

Will Okati is able to write strong emotions and likable characters in very short format and these stories all have steamy interactions as well as swoony feelings. I especially enjoy that the omegas in this universe are not pushovers, are strong willed and independent and that once the Alpha’s commit to them there is nothing else as important for them. Don’t ask me to pick a favorite from the four stories!

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Angel's Review:

Only You is book one in this box set full of Alpha's and omegas. Zach broke his alpha's heart many years ago, they were young and hadn't had any life experience yet. Zach wanted Alex to be able to live first, without him being what held him back. Zach never considered he and Alex could push each other further, together. 

I enjoyed this story, I've never read any of this author's books before, and I'm glad I'm reading some of them now. It was on the shorter side but it was a good story for the length of it. The characters had a past together that got talked about more in the present tense. Along with them trying to work out how to be together after Zach left. I really liked Alex's pets, I'm glad they led Zach back to Alex.  

My rating; 3.5.

Yes, You Are was the second book in this box set. And I know it's only the second one but it's my favorite. Darian and Coby were breaking out of the social constructs people tried to put them in, and they did it with their heads held high. Most of the time. I really enjoyed the flip on the characters designations, that was really interesting to read. Not to mention these two were great together, they complimented each other really well. This started as a friend's with benefits situation that slowly morphed into more. Overall I really enjoyed it, and I hope Oscar gets his own story.

"Every warrior needed someone at his back. Darian had found his." 

My rating; 4.5 

Come For You, my rating: 4.5

There were some discrepancies in Come For You, when the book first started it said that Wynn was twenty, then when it was in the past it mentioned that Wynn and Gabriel were close to the same age, yet the description of the book said that Gabriel was twenty five? So that was a bit confusing but the story and the characters overshadowed the confusion. Wynn was misunderstood and judged his whole life, but Gabriel didn't judge him, Gabriel fell in love with him the way he was. This book and these characters made me smile, and cry, it took me on a rollercoaster. Which I enjoyed, I love when a book can make me feel something, and this book definitely did that. Wynn and Gabriel are so great together, such sweethearts, and I really enjoyed the flashbacks to the past. We got to know the journey they went on and that was really great. And I loved the ending, it was so precious! 

Take you there was about Ethan who's a music teacher at the college, and Carter who owns a antique store. These two are like fire and water, they don't mix that well together, but eventually after they talked with each other they were able to find a way to be together. A hookup changed their lives in a way they never expected, and never knew they needed. 

This story wasn't my favorite out of all of these books, I liked that we got to see more of Oscar, and there was a cameo of Wynn and Gabriel which I enjoyed. But these characters just didn't... Sit right with me, their relationship was more about sleeping with each other than emotion or having a connection, which I think is way I didn't enjoy this one as much. It was still good in its own way, just wasn't my favorite. 

I was really hoping Oscar would get his own story in this set, but he didn't, hopefully in the future he will. 

Rating: 3 

Overall this is a lovely collection of books about Alpha's and Omegas finding their person, and making a family. This is such a unique box of stories, the fact that these characters have animal bloodline was such a unique spin that I've never read about before. They don't shift, but they have some animal traits, and I loved that. 

All in all, a really fantastic collection of books! I'm looking forward to reading more. 

Rating: 5 Stars

Second Chance Omegas is available to buy in ebook and paperback formats

Title:  Second Chance Omegas

Author: Will Okati

Publisher: Changeling Press

Release Date: March 24

Heat Level: 4 - Lots of Sex

Pairing: Male/Male

Length: 394 pages

Genre: Romance, New Adult, Action Adventure, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Gay, Second Chances, Sex/Gender Shifters & MPreg

Add to Goodreads


Copyright ©2023 Will Okati 
Excerpt from Only You 

“Coffee, sir?”

“As much of it as you can fit in a cup. No cream but double the sugar. Please.”

The train attendant shook his head, but with a smile and a finger briefly pressed to his lips as he passed over not one but two Styrofoam cups filled to the brim. He was an Omega too, in his mid-thirties by the look of him, and he wore a black jet widower’s ring instead of a wedding band. Things weren’t much easier for the widowed than the unmated or separated. He understood.

Zach took a grateful gulp, not caring that the coffee was hot enough to scald his throat, and asked, “How far behind schedule are we?” Stretching his legs at the next station would do him good; they ached when he stayed still for too long.

“About half an hour, at this point."

Wishing wouldn’t make the wheels turn faster, but with nothing to look at outside in the dark, Zach adjusted his position so he could get a better view of the passengers in his car. Like most Omegas, he wasn’t very tall. Some new folks had gotten on and others disembarked while he’d dozed, and he liked wondering what their stories were. Two young Alphas who acted like frat bros; interesting, they weren’t the usual size for Alphas, but small and compact and they weren’t at each other’s throats but laughed and joked like best friends. A couple that had to be recently married from the way they could barely resist climbing all over each other; an Omega with a contented smile, probably on his way back home, and --


Oh, God.

Zach’s heart jumped into his throat and wedged stuck there even around the burn of his beverage. Three rows ahead, dark wheat-blond hair and a profile almost as familiar as his own turned to smile at the attendant as he refused their offer of coffee. It couldn’t be, it couldn’t be, he hadn’t seen that profile since he was eighteen, but --
He’d changed -- well, he’d grown up, the way everyone did, the bones of his face maturing from soft boyish cuteness to strong, masculine definition. A short beard, trimmed and shaped, that suited his strong, stubborn jaw. The kind of casual suit that would have cost the equivalent of a month’s rent in Manhattan. Elegant hands with sturdy knuckles and deft fingers, and a smile that lit up the train.

He did and didn’t look a thing like the boy Zach remembered but it was, it was, it was him.


Zach would have known him anywhere, even if he’d shaved his head and started scowling instead of smiling. If he closed his eyes, he could feel those hands on the bare skin of memory. After all, you never forgot your first.

I love you. And I know you love me too.”

He should stop staring. Alex would sense it any second now, and he might look around, and --

His gaze drifted back up, drawn like a moth to a flame.

Alex. Oh, Alex.

Zach’s body twitched with the first pangs of arousal, wanting what he’d had once upon a time. He remembered it all, and he remembered it perfectly. He dreamed about it, when he slept. The taste of Alex’s skin, the softness and hardness of his mouth and how his eagerness had nearly rubbed the insides of Zach’s thighs raw. The fullness, almost too much and too tight, when he slid inside Zach.

“I love you. And I know you love me too.”

Anger slowly took alarm and unhappiness’s place – anger, and frustration with himself. Zach should have sensed this train was to be avoided. Dodged. Something! And Alex, sitting there as if he didn’t have a care in the world – it was everything Zach had wanted for him, the entire reason he’d left Alex in the first place, but seeing it in the flesh opened all those old wounds back up and made them bleed afresh. The pain from that moment of saying no to what Alex had offered with all his big, warm heart cut sharper than any knife – but he’d had to. You didn’t do that to your first boyfriend, did you? Take him up on a marriage proprosal and tie him down to a shitty life based on a few promises made in the afterglow?

He’d done the right thing by saying no, leaving, and giving Alex his freedom. Zach knew that. Was sure of it. Even if none of that had ever made him feel any better about it.

They must have been traveling farther and faster than Zach had realized, or he was more out of it than he’d known. Between one blink and the next the train’s PA system crackled to far-too-loud life again, announcing they’d reach their next station at Second Chance in ten minutes. Second Chance? What kind of name was that for a town?

Alex looked up at the speaker, nodded in an absent sort of way, and stood to open the overhead compartment. He took out a bulging messenger bag and slung it over his shoulder and stuffed a pair of thick gloves and a warm knit hat in the pockets of his coat. This would be his stop.

Zach caught his lip between his teeth, torn between – it was pure foolishness, the idea of going to him -- and sanity, staying right where he was.

Let it go.

Zach would have, really he would. But as Alex walked past him – always so eager to do things, that one; he would start heading for the exits before the train had even come to a halt -- he only made it two steps past Zach’s seat before he stopped. As Zach’s heart sank down past the pit of his stomach he saw Alex pause, then turn to look back.

He stopped, just like Zach had, blank with surprise. “Do I know you?”

Zach held his breath. Could he lie? Yes, but this new, matured Alex would have the life experience not to believe him, and he hadn’t changed nearly as much as Alex had. He opened his mouth, but nothing came out.

“I do know you. I know your face,” Alex said. His voice had matured with the rest of him as he aged, going from sweet to firm with a raspy vocal fry on the edges. “Zach?”


Changeling Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes

Meet the Author

Will Okati (formerly known as Willa) has lived through a few Interesting Times, but come out the other side a little grayer, a little wiser, and ready to get writing. Still as passionate about coffee, cats, and crafts as ever, but knowing that to your own self you must be true. Also still one of the quiet ones to watch out for, but life -- like storytelling -- is always a work in progress.


One lucky winner will receive a $10.00 Changeling Press Gift Code! 

Blog Button 2