Erryn reviews ‘The Promise (Single Dad Support Group Book 5)’ by Piper Scott. Self-published on March 25, 2018, 526 pgs. Released on January 7, 2021, the audio is 15 hrs & 7 mins. Narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo.
Why I listened to this audio: I am loving this group of single dads.
When an ex-boyfriend turns Jayne’s night out into a living hell, he has no choice but to make a deal with two hot, hunky, would-be bodyguards. The promise? If they can get him out unscathed, Jayne will do anything they want…
Sarcastic, snarky, and totally fabulous, when single dad and bioethicist Jayne is cornered by his abusive ex-boyfriend on a night out, he comes up with an escape plan on the fly – find the biggest, strongest, and thirstiest man in the club, and seduce him into giving Jayne safe passage home. Easy. Over the last few years, in a bid to mask the pain of loss, Jayne’s bedded more men who fit that description than he can count, and he knows he won’t have any trouble bagging one tonight.
Until one becomes two, and suddenly, nothing’s so certain anymore.
I adored Jayne in the last Single Dad Support Group book. Snarky, defiant, glitter-obsessed. But those things hid a dark past and when Harlow suggested he join the online support group, Jayne, with a five-month-old, decided to reach out. Glitter Doctor’s arrival in the group caused quite a stir. Glit as he quickly became known, fit right in. And thus the group expanded. When his younger brother Simon moved to LA to be with Harlow, Jayne found himself reaching out to the other single dads living in Aurora to ask for help. And they stepped up. This new book is about closing some circles, so it eventually became apparent he had more connections that just the online ones.
Despite his horrible experience with his ex, Jayne still likes to lose himself in drink and random hookups. One night he’s out at a club and things go sideways. Fortunately two gorgeous men are there to rescue him. What he doesn’t know is Caleb and Everett are best friends. As they are both alphas, their attraction to each other is cute, but neither is getting all his sexual needs met. If they come across a willing omega, they’re happy to bring him home. But nothing has ever taken hold. They’ve never met a glitter-chested omega who struck their fancy.
But when things keep going wrong in Jayne’s life, the men are there to step in. At first it’s just a support system they’re offering, but soon it turns to more. Jayne is overwhelmed by his role as father to Parker and guardian to his younger brother Shep. He has an important job, and can’t afford to take time off work to handle the drama. Enter Caleb and Everett. Caleb is essentially a rootless playboy who lives off his trust fund while Everett is destined to take over the family business. They’re not hurting for money, so helping Jayne get back on his feet is a no-brainier. Oh, and the sex? HAWT.
Things come to a head and the world clarifies. Each man faces his past and charts a path into the future. A path that includes each other.
Needless to say I loved this book. I’ve loved everyone in the series and can’t wait until Knot My Problem – the last single in the Single Dad Support Group – gets his happy ending. Oh and glitter. Always more glitter. Finally I’ll mention Michael Ferraiuolo. He’s always a pleasure to listen to and between Ms. Scott’s words and his delivery, there are always laughs aplenty. So…waiting impatiently for the next book…
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.