I will admit that Omegaverse stories are kind of my guilty pleasure. I mean, sometimes you just want to read some smut and oooh, you get that in Omegaverse. Unfortunately, many Omegaverse stories follow the same storyline of Omega getting pestered by Alpha because we’re all apparently animals that can’t control ourselves, so are the Omegas REALLY in love with their Alpha? So when I picked up Unmei no Tsugai ga Omae da Nante (or I Can’t Believe You’re My Fated Partner!) by Haruta and got smacked with the Omegaverse rundown in the first few pages, I lost hope
Luckily, Haruta-sensei proved me wrong!! Also, if anyone is a fan of SasuNaru, then you might get some flashbacks to that ship because, wow, the amount of thick-headedness is hilarious
With everyone in his immediate circle finding their fated pairs and getting married, Shishikura, an omega verging on 30, is feeling pressured. He wants to meet his destined pair too! So after finally seeing so many happy couples, he caves and goes to one of those “fate hunting consultants” where they can help set you up with your Fated Pair. However, before he can hear about any potential matches, he runs into Kotani Haruto, a new employee at his company but also, as Kotani loudly proclaims, his middle school nemesis!
Kotani tells Shishikura not to talk to him unless strictly necessary but fate has a way of always making them bump heads
I had so much fun reading this manga! Kotani comes off as over the top when you find out why the two became nemeses. I mean, I guess I would also carry a 20 year grudge if anyone ever insulted my army of husbands. Totally normal. But it wouldn’t just end there because Shishikura isn’t one to just ignore someone who talks back at him. Because of this, the two end up making a great act for the readers, however, one of the things I enjoyed the most about this omegaverse, was how not delicate Shishikura was. In other stories, the Omega and Alpha’s hardly bumped heads because Omegas were the “weaker” species. Here, Shishikura gives as much as he gets but we can also see how delicate his heart can be at times
Actually, my favorite part happens when the two are invited to a mixer and this girl asks Shishikura what his presentation is. He knows immediately that even though he feels the two have been hitting it off, what he says now will make her change her mind about him. After all, who would want a male Omega as their partner? Because yeah, he doesn’t fit the mold of Omega, but technically this is still an Omegaverse story and certain prejudices still hold.
When she answers with a “that’s unfortunate” I was about ready to turn into a 2-D character and knock her out. Luckily, Kotani did that for me and my heart just burst with happiness
It’s these little moments that I especially enjoyed. Yes, it’s fun to see the two of them getting hot and bothered on the streets and in the sheets but when they really show how they feel, MMM, gets me all the time!
Some people might not like the roughness of their sexy time but I just like that their dominant personalities also carry into the bedroom. Also, I like a bottom that knows what he wants and TAKES IT. Well, tries to because Kotani doesn’t give in easily
Sadly, this title has not been licensed in English yet so I’ll be doing the next best thing – adding the Japanese volume to my February cart!
But I’m curious, has anyone read this yet? What did you think? Have you read any of Haruta’s other stories? As of writing this review I’ve read one other and just, it was not as great as this one. In fact, the other was kind of cringe, which surprises me because I felt this one was pretty good. Then again, I’ve heard I’m easy to please