Reviewed by Becca
TITLE: Full Night’s Sleep
SERIES: The Omega of His Dreams #2
AUTHOR: Kiki Burrelli
LENGTH: 146 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 26, 2017
Grayson Davenwood is an alpha who has spent his life in the field of omega medical research and despite the numerous drugs his company as created that have made omega life easier, it is never enough to erase the guilt he feels for failing to protect his best friend and true mate almost twenty years ago.
With the prospect of starting a family stolen from him, Grayson cares only about his business. He’s an alpha with a one track mind until Lochlan Varner, an omega in trouble, pushes him off the rails.
Lochlan knows what it is like to be helpless and has sworn to never return to that state. Raising his son alone, while taking in wayward omegas and acting as president of the covert organization, the Alliance for Omega Equality, he knows what it is like to end each day exhausted. Taking on a potentially dangerous mission to bring down the country’s largest drug company is simply another step he must take to ensure that one day, omegas will be treated with respect. When Lochlan meets Grayson, he wants to believe he’s just another overbearing alpha that thinks his gender entitles him to respect and obedience.
It doesn’t take long for Lochlan to realize Grayson is different from any other alpha he has met, especially his abusive ex whom Lochlan has not seen in five years but who still searches for him and his son.
Grayson can’t deny his attraction to the omega. His chance at giving his mate his knot may be gone, but that doesn’t mean Grayson can’t protect Lochlan. Except, as they spend time together, Grayson begins to realize that they have a bond that is beyond friendship. Lochlan is his and Grayson will move mountains to convince him.
WARNING: POSSIBLE TRIGGERS AS IT DISCUSSES AND SHOWS ABUSE IN BOOK. IF YOU HAVE A TRIGGER TO THIS PLEASE DO NOT READ.
When I read book 1, I was really hoping that book 2 would be about Grayson and I was right. And it made me so happy. This book was so good, but it had some very hard moments. So be careful if you read it. I loved how it made the story. In life, things aren’t always hunky dory and some people happen to have to go through hell. But it’s the love and support of loved ones that often get you through.
When Grayson lost the love of his life 20 years ago, he gave up on ever finding love again. He focused solely on building up his company to make sure omegas were taken care of in ways they needed. It’s taken a lot of years but he feels he is finally on the right track. Until 5 years ago, when another helpless and very pregnant omega comes to him for help, but runs away before Grayson can get him the help he needs. Grayson spent years trying to find him, but the information on the sheet he filled out was wrong. Grayson feels like he has failed another omega and vows to do all he can so that doesn’t happen again. But when Lochlan shows up for a job, Grayson is almost positive it’s the same omega from 5 years before. Getting up close and seeing confirms it is, and he knows he’s going to have to be careful and go slow because Lochlan has secrets and is telling lies. For what he isn’t sure yet. Lochlan just wants to take down another pharmaceuticals company that is helping to destroy omegas instead of helping. But what Lochlan doesn’t know is Grayson has a secret of his own that is supposed to be helping omegas, not harming them. Through weeks of getting to know each other and seeing the other for what they truly are, they both learn that things aren’t as they thought and that they have a connection neither of them expected.
I had a feeling in book 1, that there was more to Grayson than meets the eye. There was just something about him. He was a strong alpha with a very keen sense of perception and I was hoping he had someone that he could love and protect the way he needed to. So when I saw in this book what was really going on with him, my heart broke. I know I’m one of those that is usually for the omegas, and don’t get me wrong I adore Lochlan, but something about Grayson just touched me. He was so broken when he lost his love and who he thought was his true mate. He gave up on everything as far as love was concerned. He knew he could have sex, but it never fulfilled him the way he needed. He dug himself into his work trying to come up with something that would help omegas so they wouldn’t ever have to go through what his love did. As far as anything else, it didn’t matter. He wanted to do anything he could to make it up for his love. He never expected to be impacted by a sweet, scared little pregnant omega. But one look at that face and those eyes and seeing how much he needed help, something in Grayson’s heart cracked. He wanted to help in some way. He knew he needed to protect him. Lochlan at the time was on the run and having such a hard time. Running from an abusive relationship, he just wanted to have his son and be somewhere where he could care for him and protect him and then show people that omegas weren’t the weaklings they were made out to be. They had a voice. They were people too. My heart broke for Lochlan just as much as Grayson in this book. Having survived abuse, being a single parent knowing if he wasn’t careful he could lose his son, and trying so hard to prove he was more that enough and just as good as an alpha. Surviving abuse alone is enough to make anyone crumble. Sadly a lot don’t survive at all. And I love that even when Grayson found out that Lochlan still had his son, he did everything to protect and care for him. Not that Lochlan couldn’t do it or that he was weak, but that Grayson knew Lochlan needed help and wanted to shoulder his burden for him. These two needed each other. They needed to heal and grow in ways they couldn’t without each other. And even though life still has ups and downs, they had each other to get through it with.
Unless you have triggers, I really recommend this book. It’s heart wrenching in ways, but the love to me makes up for it. I know life doesn’t always give us happy endings and that so many don’t get the love and support they need, but sometimes we need to see that there are times when it happens. Even if it is fiction. A very good book.