Wounded Ego


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“Twenty thousand dollars for every session. Have s*x with me and keep your mouth shut.”

These were the words my boss said to me when I caught him doing something shady inside his very office. Obviously, it was a bribe to prevent me from ruining his image. Even so, I still accepted his offer, for one reason…

…I was interested in knowing his true nature.

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Kirill rated it
August 29, 2019
Status: --
Although I wasn't fond of this story, it was okay for me to continue reading until the point of the story where ML went to visit MCs doctor for a talk.

This doctor literally doesn't care that the person he's talking to is a stranger to him, & just openly give all sorts of information about his patient to a stranger.

Wow so much for Doctor-Patient Privilege.

It just too unbearable for me to continue reading after this.
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Staringatastar rated it
September 24, 2019
Status: Completed
Well translated, but overly angsty characters and the omega/plot was uncomfortably hetero normative.

The stereotypes regarding pregnant behaviors, losing a job and becoming a wealthy house wife, the willing-to-put-up with humiliating abuse

But I guess that's something you have to go in expecting from an story involving omegas.
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CarinaNovel Updates
May 30, 2021
Status: Completed
Chapter 8 + Extra 2

Omega x Alpha - modern day

My summary of the whole story:


Both have a tragic past, the alpha is at first a selfish bastard, some drama, after they realise their feelings and admit that they are a fated pair they happily get together and make love... a lot (whit a knot). The Omega gets pregnant and both are happy.


This story is nice, a little melodramatic but ok.

(It's a secret, but I cried a little bit ^^;)
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izayaYY rated it
July 14, 2019
Status: --
It's ok. It's a good enough short story but it felt empty. Even if both MCs POV were provided, it still felt like the characters and dialogues were following formulaic plot points rather than acting coherently and realistically. Many minor inconsistencies throughout.
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BlueIsTianDi rated it
June 25, 2022
Status: --
tr*sh story. I wish I'd listened to the warnings in the reviews smh. Bloody hell.

Don't read it for your own sanity. Just! Don't!

The smut isn't even worth it. It's like it was written by a 12 year old edgy wattpad author who just discovered p*rn. The dialogue is tr*sh and the character building makes ZWRO SENSE. And the laws of this world are so 1800. "Omg male secretary omg how wtf only women and sissys do that" and "an omega boss?? Take away his rights and get him tf outta... more>> here how dare an omega step outta the kitchen"

And don't get me started on the relationship progression. That's not love what they have its the dumb bond and their one brain cell lagging.

I'm conclusion. Negetive stars out of 5. Worst 5minutes of my life I'll never get back <<less
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UsuiAh rated it
July 5, 2020
Status: Completed
I kinda liked it, mostly because it was straightforward. There were abrupt behavioral changes but just don’t mind them hehe.. Story moves swiftly anyway.

Changing POVs, plentiful flashbacks, con and noncon smuts. More back stories preferred, but the story ends soon before you realize there were few unanswered questions.
Happy ending is all I’m after so, all good!
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Lara Night rated it
July 18, 2021
Status: Completed
Ignore what people said, this short story is great!!

Edit (re-read) ** I hate ML with foul mouth that cursed to people they barely knows, but I take it as his way to hide his real emotions and thought, since he's an alpha and alpha tops have high ego.

It was a good reading and has a heart-warming ending 💕
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Your_mommy rated it
December 27, 2023
Status: Completed
This story had such a strong beginning.... So much potential but all ruined.

Overall not bad but the story had so much more to give.

you won't get attached to the characters nor will you feel anything for them because everything is so fast-paced.

It has pórn in it...

Past plays a big role in this story but then again everything is written so fast that it feels like a summary rather than a chapter.

the Omega felt like such a strong willed character who just turned into nothing at the end of the story.

... more>>

The alpha is just a dumb young brat who's séxist cuz his mommy (an omega) left him and his father. Womp womp so sad. This doesn't give the reason to be sexist and misogynistic when the alpha lives in a world were poor, mate less omegas are TURN INTO S*LAVES AND S*X TOYS BY FORCE. A true definition of a privileged bastard with mommy issues.

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000000c rated it
October 15, 2022
Status: extra 2
I enjoyed the story but the ML is a pain in the ass although he has his reason.... 💀 Poor my kicchan. I wanna give solid 4.5 but Idk how to edit the rating star.
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Nom de Plume
Nom de Plume rated it
July 15, 2022
Status: Completed
Ehhhhh, this story isn't winning any awards. I would recommend it only to those who enjoy seeing protagonists with bad characters reform and couplings of traumatized individuals who grow together until they achieve a happy ending.

My biggest gripes are that most of the major characters are unlikable and the (imo) rushed ending. I still gave it two stars for the direction the author was trying to take and managing to end the story on a high note despite the issues with the plot execution.

Real spoilers below. Story is very short,... more>> so might be better to read my personal thoughts on the plot after you have already completed the story.


Note: MC=Gong / ML=Shou

MC is super misogynistic, but ML falls for him anyway. He later claims his feelings are not just because they are fated, but it's obviously bullshit. They both felt the attraction and pull from pheremones from the moment they met and slept together within hours. Both justified their actions under layers of excuses. I call BS because the MC is only sympathetic if you know his past. ML caught feelings before he could find out 'the truth' and couldn't resist devoting everything to the other man even if he only saw him acting out badly with a horrible attitude. The turnaround of MC's behavior later is like a different person in comparison. I'm glad there is a redemption arc, even if I'm not satisfied with how the author rushed it.

It's also sus that they both supposedly come from powerful families, but neither of them seemed to have any concept of manners or etiquette. Their family's snobbishness seemed more like that of the nouveau rich rather than that of old families. What the ML's family showed was ignorance on top of arrogance. They treated his gender as a ticking time bomb rather than doing anything to protect him, such as preparing medication or a beta subordinate/bodyguard. Other novels would teach top omegas self defense and maybe offer them pheromone resistance therapy. Instead ML's fam recruited a super sus old alpha to be his home tutor while he was feeling abandoned and starved for love? What happened to the shou was entirely the fault of his alpha-centric family.

I think the author was trying to pull off the story of two loners who go from rejecting the path society/biology is forcing on them to becoming a happy family. The author showed how the two were broken by their respective pasts very well. The issue is that the healing and growth the protagonists experience at the end gets mere time skips in comparison. I think this story would have a stronger impact if the MC Gong brought the ML Shou to meet his grandparents or something. A positive family scene like that would give this story the wholesomeness that the graphic childbirth tried and failed to achieve. The chance to interact with a presumably healthy Alpha/Omega couple could also expand the narrow world view of the pair.


There are still two more follow up stories I have not read. The first side story seems to be an AxA pairing although that's just my guess. I must admit that I'm assuming a lot of things, including my supposition that the MC (side character of main story) will have a dramatic romance since it's part of the Wounded Ego series. There is a chance that the follow up will be really good! My only concern is that it won't fit my mood! I like happy stories so I may never read them even if they are good! Anyway, hope my review could help. <<less
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BLinMonsoon rated it
December 28, 2020
Status: Completed
The story is definitely not for the faint of hearts. It has a lot of darkness and storms. However by the end (mainly) everyone gets what they deserve. The novel is also short and so reading it was much easier than expected.

Overall a good read. Nothing too extraordinary but it’s alright. Just be cautious of trigger warnings.
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rainydayromantic rated it
October 14, 2019
Status: Completed
Pretty damn cheesy. This short story is just ok. Read for the sadistic s*x scenes, not for emotions or great character development. And the alpha is still a selfish bastard even in the extras after they get together.
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