Erryn reviews ‘The Solution (Single Dad Support Group Book 3)’ by Piper Scott. Self-published on June 25, 2018, 328 pgs. Released on June 29, 2020, the audio is 9 hrs & 30 mins. Narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo.
Why I listened to this audio: I am loving this group of single dads.
Vincent’s past threatens to overthrow his future. The solution? He’s about to find it in the storage closet at his friend’s wedding.
All single dad Vincent is expecting from his friend’s wedding is a good time…not an irresistible older omega named Mal who slips into his heart as quickly as he slips into his bed. With a job relocation to the city on the horizon, a relationship isn’t off the table, but there’s a catch.
There’s something about Vincent’s past his prospective lover needs to know – something he’d rather leave behind.
All chronically single Mal wants is to have a family. The solution? Take matters into his own hands….
At fifty years old, Mal has come to accept he’ll never find a partner, but won’t back down from starting a family of his own. Desperate to get pregnant, he enrolls in a clinical trial for a fertility drug with promising results….
….only to find himself under the care of an all too familiar face, Dr. Vincent Rhyne.
The Solution is a 90,000 word contemporary omegaverse MPREG novel featuring a quirky group of single dads, fabulous revenge, an ice-cold shower that’ll have you overheating, and a unique take on love perfect for two men who don’t quite fit the mold.
I have been following this group of single dads and loving every minute of it. The messages between the five of them are hilarious and it’s been fun to watch each fall in love. This book begins with the wedding of single dad Laurence to the love of his life Alex, but the actual start of the book is with more of a bang.
Mal is an omega desperate to start a family of his own. At fifty his chances of conceiving are small but he’s going through IVF treatments with the hopes of a pregnancy. It’s complicated, but having so many treatments back to back means his heats are stronger and harder to control. Hence he’s in a broom closet with a vibrator at the wedding. Vincent is looking for the bathroom. What he discovers is an omega in need of help. Being a helpful guy, Vincent steps up and helps Mal. I mean, what’s an alpha to do when he sees an omega in need of a literal hand.
Vincent joins the single dads for a glitter bomb and despairs of ever seeing Mal again when Mal propositions him. Uh, okay. Never one to turn down an opportunity to connect with someone, Vincent takes Mal up on the offer. Little do they know that even after Mal has left the hotel room and taken his pumpkin home (ala Cinderella) that their paths will cross again and the stakes will be so much higher.
Ex-Veriti (Vincent) hasn’t told the single dads what he does for a living, so asking their advice is difficult. His move to Aurora is for work, but the possibility of building something with Mal holds appeal. His priority has to be his precocious five-year-old daughter Nicki. Vincent is also holding a secret close to his chest, not knowing how Mal will react. I have to admit his secret was a huge surprise for me. I don’t read many omega/alpha books and I’m always learning something new as each author creates their own worlds. I’m very much enjoying Ms. Scott’s world. There are several more books in the series and I’m looking forward to them as well. For each father’s happy ending, of course, but also because I’ll get to see Mal and Vincent again as they build a joyous life for themselves as a solid couple.
Michael Ferraiuolo is the perfect narrator for this series. He just hits every note and has distinct voices for each character. His delivery of the messages is always spot-on, making the book even funnier. So onward we go. I can’t wait for the next one.
9.5/10 Pots of Gold (95% Recommended) – Compares to 4.75/5 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.