Bethany reviews ‘Daddy Wanted’ by Susi Hawke and Piper Scott. Self-published on September 3rd, 2018, 228 pgs. Released on audio October 3rd, 2018, 4 hrs & 18 mins. Narrated by Nick J. Russo.
Why I listened to this audio: After reading the blurb for this one I was intrigued.
NOTE: We were provided a code for this audio in exchange for an honest review.
Toby Andrews is a busy, forgetful, scatterbrained musician with ADHD, a precocious dog named Ruffles, and a bad rep for partying too hard. When Toby’s actions put an all-important contract with a large label in jeopardy, his manager sarcastically suggests the omega needs a keeper who’ll redden his bottom if he steps out of line. Toby is intrigued, so when he sees an ad for a discreet company called Rent-a-Dom while scrolling his social media page, he impulsively sends a request for a Daddy Dom to help him stay on track.
Thorne Barrett is a jaded, worn-out daddy of a dom who has no desire to babysit some naughty, out-of-control celebrity brat. The alpha reluctantly takes the job, promising himself he’ll find new employment when the contract is over. He doesn’t know what his next step might be, but whatever it is, he hopes it will leave him stable enough so he can settle down and think about having a family of his own.
Neither man is precisely what the other expected. Once Thorne gets his naughty “boy” settled into a routine, Toby begins to blossom and find better ways to focus…and most importantly, stay of out trouble with the paparazzi.
Between band issues, a crazed stalker, an unexpected pregnancy, and a 30-day cross-country tour, Toby has a lot on his plate. Can he find stability for himself and Ruffles with Daddy Thorne?
When I read the blurb I though it sounding intriguing and I needed something different to listen to while on vacation. I have only read/listened to a handful of mpreg books, some I have enjoyed more than others. This was the first one that threw in the Dominant/submission trope. I was a tad worried about since I am not a huge fan of BDSM or D/s, I read so many M/F of them that I got burned out. I don’t mind them if they are well written but I don’t tend to gravitate towards them.
But this was very light on the BDSM end, more of a Alpha having a guiding hand on his Omega. This was very different from what I was expecting. There is no “fated mates” where they meet and they instantly know they belong to one another. There is also no falling for each other, more a contract of convenience turns into “I realize I don’t want this to end, I am falling in love.” There is no problem with this, it just happens at warped speed. Again not bad at all, just not what I was expecting.
Toby is kinda spastic having dealing with ADHD, and trying to sign a contract for his band. Thorne is ready to put the Dom hat up and find his happy ever after. This is your classic opposites attract. Thorne has an itch to teach bad boys who runs the show, and Toby LOVES to push Thorne’s buttons.
I have to say though, I didn’t really like the pregnancy aspect of this one, only because when and how Toby got pregnant wasn’t at ALL what I thought would happen. Yes I know this is an alternative universe and not a contemporary romance story, but it felt a little rushed to me. I would have loved to seen more of Thorne and Toby getting to know each other. But I loved the seamlessness of the story, the way these two authors write, you would never know it was two of them. It was like they were reading each other’s minds.
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Piper Scott debuted as a trio of authors looking to write together for fun. Their collaboration led to three novella-length books (Love Me, Save Me, and Keep Me,) before life sent them in different directions, leaving just one author with an omegaverse plot bunny that wouldn’t leave her alone. Obey was born several months later… but the plot bunny never left–it multiplied.
Left to her own devices, Piper Scott writes scorching but heartfelt contemporary omegaverse romance about men you can’t help but fall in love with.