For What It's Worth by Josephine Light

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Koda Tucker is lying. Or at least she’s not telling the whole truth. Despite what the tests say, she’s not a beta, she’s an omega—one that doesn’t even perfume properly. For years she’s managed to hide her scent, but it becomes increasingly difficult after she catches the attention of an alpha pack.

Jenson is her professor. He makes her feel like the most important person in the world. Aidan is the gorgeous male who isn’t as self-assured as he appears. And Lorenzo is the quiet alpha who makes her feel safest when she’s in his arms. All three are pursuing her, but what happens when they find out she isn’t a beta?

What happens when the academy finds out?

Be Warned: reverse harem romance (MFMM), anal sex, triple penetration, public exhibition

 

Excerpt:

I crossed my legs under the textbook and pretended to skim the pages like I was looking for something. Yes, I got the irony of not actually doing work but honestly, who could study when someone was staring at them?

A feeling of closeness had me looking up to Aidan suddenly much closer. Apparently, the chairs weren’t studded down because Aidan scooted his so the fabric of our chairs’ arms were touching. I glared at the offending fabric, refusing to lose my temper and snap at him. Not even for doing anything wrong but for making me want him so much. The urge to throw off everything on my lap and jump into his was stronger than I expected, and my inner omega was beating against my beta instincts.

I took a deep breath to calm myself and immediately regretted it. His beautiful alpha scent, like a perfect rainstorm, was tainted with the female beta scent of Laura. My inner omega growled at the territorial gesture from the other female even as my logical side argued he wasn’t mine.

Aidan’s eyes widened, and I cut the sound off. It was a little like choking to hold back my instincts, but it was all about protecting my future.

“What do you want?” I snapped at him, yanking both earbuds out. I hoped the growl came off as annoyance and not aggressive jealousy.

“You’re pretty riled up for a Friday night.”

“What is everyone’s obsession with the date? I get it, it’s Friday and I’m lame because I’m studying. There’s really no need to point it out, and on top of that, you’re in the same place as me, so it’s pretty hypocritical.”

I didn’t make a joke, so I was pretty shocked when Aidan started laughing. “Jenson was right. You are feisty.”

I couldn’t say I didn’t get excited about the idea of Jenson talking about me with his pack. At least, my heart thought it was sweet and my pussy definitely thought it got a compliment, but my brain reminded me any attention was bad attention. And while flirting with an insanely hot male would be rewarding in its own way—something to remember when I took a vibrator into my makeshift nest—I couldn’t risk my future on something so meaningless.

“Look, I’m not trying to be rude, but I really need to work on this project, and I don’t know you.”

I moved to put my headphones back on when he said, “Well, good thing I have time tonight. We can do two positions before I let you come.”

I stared at Aidan. Truly trying to figure out what the hell he just said. In fact, I stared for so long he started laughing and clutching his stomach. I thought he might have just had a mini stroke, but his laugh sure did make my voice catch in my throat, stopping any questions or concerns from coming out.

“I’ll let you off the hook this once, but if we’re going to be spending time getting to know each other, then you better learn to figure these out yourself. Two positions before coming. It’s like killing two birds with one stone but with less murder and more sex.” Aidan wiggled his eyebrows in a way that was too sexy for such a funny gesture.

“And what two things do you supposedly think you’re going to be doing?”

“Introducing myself and helping you with your project, of course. I’m sure my brothers will help too once they’re done outside.”

I glanced over to where Aidan gestured to his packmates. Both Jenson and Lorenzo were still dealing with the females, and it seemed like they were disputing the breakup. If my inner omega wasn’t on the verge of walking over there and claiming two males she didn’t know, I would have continued watching the whole thing like a comically bad show.

“I’m Aidan, by the way. And you are?”

“Oh, so Jenson can tell you I’m feisty but not my name?” I ignored the thrill that went down my spine at using my professor’s name so casually.

“You’re Koda Tucker. Probably twenty-one years old, depending on when your birthday is. Maybe twenty-two.” Aidan paused, looking around like he was about to deliver a secret before he leaned in and whispered, “And I would bet after a couple orgasms, you’d easily take my knot.”

Could hearts beat triple time? Because mine was pounding so fast, I could not only hear it, but it was making me light-headed. I’d literally been struck speechless, without a drop of moisture in my mouth to make any sort of rebuttal. Maybe because my body had sent all my blood and moisture to my pussy as it leaked and cried for attention. For the promise of this alpha’s knot.

I imagined getting on my knees for Aidan while completely naked. He’d be fully dressed and barely lower his pants and underwear before pulling his cock out. He’d tell me to open my mouth and stick my tongue out. Slowly sliding his cock on my tongue, gripping my hair on the back of my head to hold me still so I couldn’t move. Finally, he’d shove his cock all the way into my mouth, hitting the back of my throat while I fought the urge not to gag. And then he’d say the words I’d been looking for as he forced me to stay on his cock until I stopped gagging—good girl.

Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 11 ratings)
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5/5
Spicy
Written by PatsyM on 27th Jan 2023

Loved it. Found myself wondering, worrying, then rooting for Koda. I was sad when the book ended but hopefully that mean there's a sequel coming.

5/5
Worth it!
Written by Keaton W on 14th Jan 2023

Tbh, I kept putting this book off because the title wasn’t calling to me. Now it’s going in my favorites collection on my kindle! I cannot believe I put off reading this for so long

5/5
Steamy and erotic
Written by Contessa T on 14th Jan 2023

This is one of the best omega and reverse harem romances I have read it has the hot factor but also the core romance genre. Koda is not perfect but I would love to have her as a friend. I love how relatable the characters are. Koda is a 20 something omega living as a beta she has possible mutations that make her seem to be a beta. She has worked and went an done the impossible in a society where if you are omega you go to a compound till you are mated. Koda is 3 semesters away from finishing college and transferred to a former all alpha university that has accepted betas. Her love interest is a professor an his pack and the book has no cliff hanger but has left it open for a second one an I have to say I am eagerly awaiting it or the authors next book. It is steamy and erotic but well written and enough of a slow burn to make me want a pack of my own. The world she has created is believable and usually it takes me a bit to write a review but i was impressed and am definitely letting my friends and other readers know to look for this book.

4/5
Good omega verse story
Written by Another world awaits on 14th Jan 2023

Good omega verse story, the characters are lovely and well written the story really pulls you in. Good read

5/5
Brilliant story
Written by FiDevil on 14th Jan 2023

This story was very engaging. There was action and drama from the start of the story until the very end. This story is about Koda Tucker, who is an omega but has the scent of a beta when she is not aroused, and her pack containing Aidan Braker, who is a descendant from the Braker Academy’s founder, the Quantum Mechanics Professor Jenson Fields, and Lorenzo De Luca. The whole pack are determined to ensure that Koda can finish her education at the alpha academy which has only just opened up its doors to betas.

4/5
HOTNESS fills this book
Written by Courtney T on 14th Jan 2023

HOTNESS fills this book

4/5
Different but good
Written by Miliharper on 14th Jan 2023

I enjoyed the new aspects thrown in that aren’t usually seen in these types of books but there were a lot of grammar mistakes, and a few misplaced names, and I was disappointed it was only a single POV it would of tremendously made a difference for me if it had dual pov

5/5
What a hot read!
Written by Regina K on 1st Jan 2023

WoW, what a hot read! Definitely not for anyone under 21! Koda finds herself trying to get her college degree. The problem is, the college she’s chosen only accepts alphas and betas. This shouldn’t be a problem for her, until she runs into 3 hot alphas that bring out her omega! I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own

4/5
Fighting for their dreams
Written by Kati81 on 1st Jan 2023

I am a fan of alpha and omega both shapeshifters and humans with these traits, and I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. The author created an interesting world with non-shapeshifter characters with alpha, omega and beta traits, whose group affiliation was defined by a pheromone test. As always, the alphas stood at the top of the social ladder, making the laws. Omegas, on the one hand, were cherised and pampered by alphas, but on the other hand, they had no rights. They couldn't go to the school they wanted or work the job they dreamed of. They couldn't even get around the city on their own. The only school they were sent to was Omega Compound, where they learned how to take care of the home and children and how to please their alphas. Even when they had mates, one alpha from their pack had to accompany them everywhere. The betas were seen as a social group that should not associate with either the alphas or the omegas. On the one hand, they were suitable for an alpha as a one-night stand or a short fling, but on the other hand, they were considered to have no place in the pack. And although theoretically they could go to any school or work in any profession, they were considered a second class group. Koda is considered a beta from the test results. Thanks to this, she gets a chance to study at a prestigious school. The problem is that our heroine also has omega traits that are revealed whenever she is aroused. When at the university she meets three hot as sin alphas who arouse her interest, she is aware that she cannot give in to her desire. A moment of passion isn't worth divulging her secret and sending her to the Omega Compound. Things get complicated when Jenson, Aidan and Lorenzo decide to make her theirs. I really liked Koda. Even though she doesn't really know if she's some kind of hybrid or a broken omega, she chooses to fight her instincts by figuring as beta. Thanks to this, she can realize her dreams and gain knowledge to which she would not have the right as an omega. I liked how her character developed throughout the book. Initially living alone on the sidelines, she realizes that if she dares to trust someone, she has a chance to find friends and love. And while she acted like Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, because the rational beta had completely different needs than the emotional omega, it was this personality contradiction that made this character extremely interesting. The male characters are also well drawn. Jenson is a young professor at the university. He is also the leader of his pack. Aidan is seemingly the most laid-back of the group. However, in fact, he is the most vulnerable and lonely character. And, of course, Lorenzo - the personification of peace and family warmth. They are the object of desire of practically every female student. Every beta, except Koda, yearns for one of them to pay attention to her. And while they've dated different betas so far, they all want to find one woman they can share, who will complete their pack, who they can love and be loved by. Koda can be such a person for them. However, in this world, it's not so easy to claim her as part of their pack. If she will be accepted as beta, she will be exposed to the hostility of all groups of society. And if it is revealed that she is an omega, it will mean the crushing of her dreams. As befits this genre, the book features many hot scenes in various configurations. And although we don't have a fight with a typical villain here, but with a class system, the story is conducted in such a way that I read it with interest until the last page. The only thing I missed was an epilogue that would cross the t's and dot the i's on this story.

5/5
For What It's Worth by Josephine Light
Written by mickala r on 19th Dec 2022

A SHORT STORY BUT PACKS A LOT IN GREAT STORY AND CHARACHTERS I COULD NOT PUT DOWN I WOULD LOVE A FOLLOW UP BOOK LOVED IT

4/5
Fighting for their dreams
Written by Kati81 on 19th Dec 2022

I am a fan of alpha and omega both shapeshifters and humans with these traits, and I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. The author created an interesting world with non-shapeshifter characters with alpha, omega and beta traits, whose group affiliation was defined by a pheromone test. As always, the alphas stood at the top of the social ladder, making the laws. Omegas, on the one hand, were cherised and pampered by alphas, but on the other hand, they had no rights. They couldn't go to the school they wanted or work the job they dreamed of. They couldn't even get around the city on their own. The only school they were sent to was Omega Compound, where they learned how to take care of the home and children and how to please their alphas. Even when they had mates, one alpha from their pack had to accompany them everywhere. The betas were seen as a social group that should not associate with either the alphas or the omegas. On the one hand, they were suitable for an alpha as a one-night stand or a short fling, but on the other hand, they were considered to have no place in the pack. And although theoretically they could go to any school or work in any profession, they were considered a second class group. Koda is considered a beta from the test results. Thanks to this, she gets a chance to study at a prestigious school. The problem is that our heroine also has omega traits that are revealed whenever she is aroused. When at the university she meets three hot as sin alphas who arouse her interest, she is aware that she cannot give in to her desire. A moment of passion isn't worth divulging her secret and sending her to the Omega Compound. Things get complicated when Jenson, Aidan and Lorenzo decide to make her theirs. I really liked Koda. Even though she doesn't really know if she's some kind of hybrid or a broken omega, she chooses to fight her instincts by figuring as beta. Thanks to this, she can realize her dreams and gain knowledge to which she would not have the right as an omega. I liked how her character developed throughout the book. Initially living alone on the sidelines, she realizes that if she dares to trust someone, she has a chance to find friends and love. And while she acted like Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, because the rational beta had completely different needs than the emotional omega, it was this personality contradiction that made this character extremely interesting. The male characters are also well drawn. Jenson is a young professor at the university. He is also the leader of his pack. Aidan is seemingly the most laid-back of the group. However, in fact, he is the most vulnerable and lonely character. And, of course, Lorenzo - the personification of peace and family warmth. They are the object of desire of practically every female student. Every beta, except Koda, yearns for one of them to pay attention to her. And while they've dated different betas so far, they all want to find one woman they can share, who will complete their pack, who they can love and be loved by. Koda can be such a person for them. However, in this world, it's not so easy to claim her as part of their pack. If she will be accepted as beta, she will be exposed to the hostility of all groups of society. And if it is revealed that she is an omega, it will mean the crushing of her dreams. As befits this genre, the book features many hot scenes in various configurations. And although we don't have a fight with a typical villain here, but with a class system, the story is conducted in such a way that I read it with interest until the last page. The only thing I missed was an epilogue that would cross the t's and dot the i's on this story.