Erryn reviews ‘Save Me (Rutledge Brothers Book 2)’ by Piper Scott. Self-published on September 13, 2019, 86 pgs. Released on June 3, 2020, the audio is 2 hrs & 13 mins. Narrated by Dennis Adams.
Why I listened to this audio: I enjoy Piper Scott books.
Serve your purpose. It’s the code by which Elijah McMillan lives and breathes. There is no alternative. He was born to service other men, and he does so with pride.
At least until his irresistible brainiac of a counselor Silas Rutledge comes along and tells him he can’t.
That it’s wrong.
That he’s “worth more.”
Only the more Silas talks, the more Elijah starts to think that it might be true – that he’s someone of value instead of a toy made for better men.
That maybe he can be saved.
Elijah McMillan doesn’t want to be fixed, but his case is one Silas Rutledge refuses to give up. With his sharp mind, quick wit, and stunning good looks, he has the potential to do anything.
If only he’d let Silas help.
For every step forward, Elijah bounds three paces back, and one of these days when he jumps, Silas is sure he’ll come tumbling into his arms. All he can do is hope that when it happens, he’ll have the strength to turn him down.
He can’t fall for his patient.
Not now. Not ever.
No matter how badly he wants to.
Elijah has had a rough life. He’s gone from living on the streets to living in a brothel. But that’s fine. He knows who he is and what his purpose is. Omegas are only good for one thing, and he tries to be the best. Then a bust leaves him in the care of social services and specifically with a counselor determined to help him see his worth.
Silas has worked with many abused omegas in his time. He’s a sensitive alpha who uses his wits to coax his patients into seeing they are worthy of having a good life. Elijah is probably the toughest client he’s had so far and that’s saying something. Oh, and he’s attracted to the guy.
I normally love Piper Scott books and although I enjoyed this one, I’m not raving about it. It was good, don’t get me wrong, just felt incomplete. I knew it was short and have enjoyed novellas before but this one felt rushed. I never felt like I was fully immersed in the characters. That being said, I think the subjects of abuse and victimization were handled really well and I liked how the characters developed and how the story unfolded. There are more books in the series and I will be picking them up.
Dennis Adams is a new narrator to me and I think he did a good job. I enjoyed this book and will seek out more.
8.5/10 Pots of Gold (85% Recommended) – Compares to 4.25/5 Stars
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.