This is a non-shifter/Alpha-Beta-Omega/m-preg lite story
Phoenix Harcourt is the CEO of a multi-million dollar empire, a single father, and also an omega. Him being an omega has caused a lot of issues in his life. His parents kicked him out of his house after they realized he was an Omega and many at work don’t like the idea of him being in charge.
He’s worked hard. From being a kid on the streets to now CEO. He started to get idle threats but didn’t take them seriously until they targeted his daughter Jasmine.
Lucius Payne is a military veteran who now runs his own security company. He’s asked to come help out a colleagues friend. The moment Lucius steps foot inside of Phoenix’s house, their eyes meet, they deeply inhale, they both know: they’re mates. Phoenix takes the news rather hard. After his disastrous relationship with Jasmine’s father Corey, his accidental mate who died in the line of duty, Phoenix is hard to win over. Plus with someone bound and determined to take everything from Phoenix both men have a lot on their hands.
Can they mate and have a happily ever after? Or will they fall victim to the taunts?
Zoe is an only child and her parent’s are now retired and constantly galavanting across the world. She’s very close to her best friend Laura and Laura’s kids, they even call her Aunt Zoe, but she’s never let herself feel apart of the family. She always holds herself back.
TJ is Laura’s brother. He had no ambition to follow in his father’s footsteps and the moment he could leave their small town and make something of himself he did just that; and more.
Zoe decides she’s ready to meet Mr. Right and joins a dating app. This is where she meets Tom. He’s smart, sophisticated, funny, and as a bonus, wealthy. They haven’t exchanged pictures of each other because they wanted to make sure their personalities worked together first.
Come the day of the big reveal Tom is in town after his sister begs him to come back for a visit. Plus now he gets to meet Zoe. Win-Win. When Zoe opens her apartment door looking all sorts of sexy she’s greeted by TJ, Laura’s obnoxious brother, not realizing that’s her Tom.
The road from there only gets more bumpy and hilarious as the two try to tread water and remember the connection they had through conversations over the app.
Something drastic occurs that must pull them together for the sake of Laura’s children. From here the true capability test begins.
Edgar is the pure definition of introvert. He wakes up, eats breakfast, showers, puts on a clean pair of pajamas, sets up his work station in the living room and gets to it. Day in and day out . He hardly leaves his NYC apartment. His guilty pleasure in life is following the handsome, funny, and talented Walter; a gamer extraordinaire.
Walter sends out a tweet asking who is going to be at the gamer convention in NYC right before Christmas and Edgar can’t help himself but to respond. Then his phone makes an unfamiliar noise and he realizes that Walter has responded to his tweet!! Soon they find themselves having daily conversations and making plans to meet up when Walter arrives in NYC.
All could come crushing down thanks to a delayed subway, lack of cell service, and Edgar behind on work.
Brad is in a holiday funk, well, maybe a life funk. Many might say he’s experiencing a mid life crisis. He’s just won a big case and leaves the law firm early to go home. Celebrating isn’t on his agenda. He’s about to pass a bar when he hears tapping on the glass and see Michael on the other side. Michael filmed a few of the video depositions for the law firm and Brad had noticed him.
Michael is in love with everything Christmas. He plans and schedules many events for himself and his housemates. Now he’s dragging Brad along with them and Brad finds himself having more fun than he’s had in years. He’s finally letting things go.
Until a big misunderstanding pulls these two apart and Brad takes the time to just look at the world he’s created for himself and see if it’s really what he wants or if he’d rather have the spice of Michael in his life too.
Grant owns a craft store and for the holidays he’s running series for the kids that sold out almost immediately. When a young girl and the hottest guy in the world come in inquiring about classes Grant doesn’t have the heart to tell them no so before his brain can stop his mouth he informs them that they do private lessons on Sunday. Grants only day off.
As time passes Grant’s friends keep telling him to roll in his feelings because he doesn’t even know how Josh, hot guy, fits into the little girls life. Grant tries, he really does, but every Sunday Josh does something that pulls at his heart.
It takes Aubrey, the girl, to meddle into their affairs before things really get going.
Former Navy Doctor Laurance Payne is on a train on his way home in December of 1946 when the train is stopped due to snow. Eventually he disembarks and heads into town to find out that the local establishment has no vacancy. So instead of waiting for a ride, he attempts an adventure, and tries to find the place on his own.
Laurence suffered a brain injury in the war and has difficulty deciphering his right from left and finds himself far from civilization and on the door step of a cabin. When a man opens the door Laurence realizes there might be someone out there more eccentric as himself. Especially when the man, Avery, begins to talk, and flick on candles by magic.
As the days go by Laurence starts to believe Avery’s tale of being centuries old and cursed by fairies. Then he wakes up on the 13th day of staying in the cabin to find himself alone and the cabin in disrepair. Did he hallucinate everything or was Avery right and now Laurence must find a way to break the curse?
Stokely absolutely loathes Christmas. He wants nothing to do with the holiday and can’t wait for the blasted thing to be over. He even has to turn his one indulgence away; listening to Asher on the radio. Asher has a beautiful voice and Stokely could listen to him ramble about nothing, except at Christmas.
Asher over books himself for all sorts of charities during the holidays to ensure that no child is left behind for the season, and for good reasons. When he meets Stokely he’s shocked someone could hate such a holiday, but as the two bond Asher realizes they have more in common and understands Stokely’s disdain, even if Asher doesn’t share the sentiment.
Jack and Caden have been together 4 years, engaged one. Jack has been so focused on getting a promotion at work everything else has slipped aside; including Caden. The more Jack works the more irritated he gets at all the little things that he used to love about his fiancee. On his way home after an impromptu party at the office Jack stops by a Christmas store to get the required Christmas Eve gift, another tradition that he seems to loathe this year. He picks a beautiful antique clock.
The clock is no ordinary clock, and Jack is warned of this. Only he’s too busy to care and pay attention. Once he gets home he unleashes his unhappiness and anger onto Caden and gets to spend the night on the couch. Right before he falls asleep he makes a wish.
When Jack awakens he’s no longer in the house him and Caden own but laying in a nice bed, in a luxurious condo, next to Logan; his once co-worker and now personal assistant. Yet he’s left with his memories of Caden. Jack now has 24 days to find, and win over, the heart of Caden once again to be free from this curse, but does he want to? He finally has all the material things he’s desired. Does he really need Caden to make his life full?
Jude and Logan were the best of friends. They might have even fallen in love with each other, but Logan couldn’t be the word his grandmother spat at him. He wouldn’t. So he did something to extract himself from the situation….permanently.
Years later Logan is now an out and proud gay man. He’s also the owner of a multi-million dollar tech company. He’s proud of who he’s become.
Jude works for Logan’s company. When Jude applied Logan saw this as his golden ticket to a second chance with his best friend.
A series of unfortunate, or fortunate, events leads Jude and Logan to be alone in a large cabin stocked with all the booze. So they drink, talk, hash out the past, and have incredible sex.