Tentacle Wonderland by Reese Morrison

Reggie would like nothing more than to get his housemate to spend some of the holidays with him, but Dante is aloof and closed off which makes it that much harder. Dante has trust issues, but he can't seem to deny Reggie's hopeful attempts to get closer. And when Reggie finds that he doesn't mind taking orders from Dante have they found a special connection where they can love each other no matter what society thinks?  Check out Tentacle Wonderland to find out.

From the blurb:

Dante's going to prove himself to the world. Society might see the short progenitrix feelers along his sides and expect him to get married and give up his career to start popping out babies, but he's just as smart and tenacious as any viratrix. His scholarships prove it; even if they mean he has to live with a bunch of viratrix jocks. And if he's been spending too much time noticing his housemate, Reggie, the easygoing football tackle with the attractive turquoise tentacles who loves to bake cute little muffins. But with his disabilities, Dante been burned too many times to ever consider dating. It's terrifying.

Reggie knows he's nothing special. Forgettable, really. Just another mediocre college athlete who tries to get good grades, block some passes, and maybe bring others a little joy in their lives. No one ever has to know that he waits breathlessly each day for encounters with his snarky, enigmatic housemate, Dante—who barely seems to remember he exists. Now he just has to work up the courage to ask him out. Or, you know, have a real conversation.

But when they're the only housemates without holiday plans over winter break, and Dante invites Reggie to share his heat,
Reggie discovers a whole new side of himself. The side that likes being on his knees and wants Dante's commands more than his own pleasure. With all of Reggie's fantasies coming true, now he just needs to convince the elusive progenitrix to spend Christmas with him... and make it into something more.

Tentacle Wonderland is set in The Change world along with Rut. It is also part of the Tinsel and Tentacles multi-author collaboration and a complete standalone. Expect to find a scrappy progenetrix (like an omega) who likes being in charge, a hopeful viratrix (like an alpha) who’s hopelessly in love with him, an unusual Christmas tree, and an HEA. Want more tantalizingly tentacular winter holiday romances? Grab the whole series!

SNik's Review:

Part of a multi-author series (Tinsel and Tentacles) and set in the author’s The Change universe, but can be read as a standalone. Science fiction. Alpha/omega dynamics. Housemates to lovers. Light BDSM. POC and disability representation. Dual POV. 

Reggie has a crush on his smart, sexy, and confident housemate Dante, and during the upcoming holidays they will be alone in the house, so now maybe is his chance to get to know him better. Dante only pretends to be confident, he has been hurt by people before, because of the way he dresses or his disability, and he has made sure to build walls because he can’t trust anyone. Both Dante and Reggie feel their connection strongly, and stumble through starting a relationship that fulfills both their needs and wants, sometimes making mistakes but forging ahead in order to try and be together. Reggie is sweet and giving, while Dante is career-driven and determined, and as they both bend the gender norms of their society expectations, none of that matters as they have found their special person that loves and appreciates them for who they are.

Tentacle Wonderland is currently available as an e-book and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subcription