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  • Alpha's Midlife Baby: The Fated Over Forty Prequel

  • Shifter Nation: Fated Over Forty
  • By: Meg Ripley
  • Narrated by: D.C. Cole
  • Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Alpha's Midlife Baby: The Fated Over Forty Prequel

By: Meg Ripley
Narrated by: D.C. Cole
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I’m fated to the Alpha, but I can’t give him the one thing he needs:
An heir.


They say life begins at 40....

But when infertility led to my divorce, it seemed more like the end.

When I’d rather be at home in my sweats binging '80s movies, my dad begs me to go to Carlton with him for moral support as he presents my much younger sister to their unmated Alpha.

We end up barging into his clan meeting—completely awkward, to say the least.

But not as awkward as when I realize he’s my fated mate.

When he tells me his bear knows we’re destined to be together,w e can’t help but give in to the fire between us.

But he deserves to know the truth: I can never give him an heir, so it will never work.

Until, weeks later, I see the impossible: A pregnancy test with two lines.

Alpha’s Midlife Baby is the prequel novella to the Fated Over Forty series. Steamy shifter love scenes and an HEA inside! No cheating or cliffhanger in this standalone romance. Listeners 18+.

©2022 Meg Ripley (P)2023 Meg Ripley

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To have a child was not in her cards and so she refused his advances

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Alpha's Midlife Baby!

This is a prequel and good start to the Shifter Nation "Fated Over Forty" series. What would you do if you found out your sisters intended is actually your fated mate? This is a good read/listen. The narrator did a good job bringing this story and the characters to life. The story is about alpha Chris who is being pushed into a marriage with a girl he has nothing for. Brandy, a divorce, is intending to be there for he sisters engagement. When Chris and Brandy meet they know they are fated mates. She knows it cannot happen because she can't have children. Her time wife her ex proved that; or did it? This is a good story. I love Chris and Brandy together!!

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Fated Mates

I read the "Alpha's Midlife Baby" previously. This time around I listened to the audio version and I so enjoyed hearing the characters talking. Chris is a 43-year-old alpha bear shifter in need of a mate and an heir. His mom invites the Grays over for Chris to meet their youngest daughter Nicole and merge the two clans. When Chris sees the older daughter Brandy she is the one that his bear is drawn to. Brandy is Chris’ fated mate. Brandy thinks that she cannot give Chris an heir but things quickly change when a pregnancy test reveal two lines.
This is an easy quick read, entertaining, funny situations, some drama, romance and awesome plot.

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Enthralling!!

This paranormal romance is page-turning with exceptional characters and world-building. Their journey is enthralling with the alpha's midlife baby after 40, an explicit mature romance that is engulfed by lust, desire, steamy passion, and fiery spice with all the feelings, shifter romance- bear shifters, an unexpected pregnancy, heartfelt emotions, drama, adventure, action, and more. I recommend listening to this book by an extraordinary author who knows how to captivate her reader's hearts and attention with the alpha's midlife baby and an explicit romance that will have readers begging for more.

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Finding their soul mate

I read the book listening to the story. It is a short listen and good read. Narrator pretty good. Chris, the Alpha is being matched by his mother and a her friend's younger daughter. Considering she is a good bit younger than him, there is noooooo spark. Brandy aka the older sister is brought to help give moral support to Nicole. Bear recognizes his mate. Oh Sugar on a stick! Nebby Mom and step-Mom are in a coo for the match. Storyline is so smack your forehead because you did wrong it is good. Finding love? check. Go clubbing? ahh nope. likes bugs and run in bear form? not in these heels. is that a topper bug in my hair?!!! funny yet a hot mess for a HEA. loved it.

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Sweet

This is a sweet prequel to Fated Over Forty series. It is well written and gives depth to the characters. Brandy and Chris have a few ups and downs getting to their HEA. It overall was a beautiful story and start to this series. I enjoyed the narration and how it brought this story further to life. The narrator had distinct voices and made for an enjoyable listen.

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I Enjoyed It

I enjoyed this book. It was a fun, quick story. Chris is alpha of his clan and would rather be left to it, but his parents are pushing to find him a mate and set him up to meet a prospective bride and her family. They have good hearted intentions and want their son to be happy. Brandy is going with her sister for moral support to meet the alpha their father and stepmother want her to marry. Brandy is more of a mother to Nicole and wants the best for her. Their stepmother just wants Nicole mated and out of her house and the status of her being mated to a clan alpha. Nicole and Chris have nothing in common, and though polite to each other, neither is interested. But Chris and Brandy click right away and feel they are fated. But as alpha, Chris would need an heir and Brandy and her husband got a divorce after she couldn't have children.

This was an interesting story, with likable (and some unlikable) characters. I listened to it as an audiobook narrated by D.C. Cole. He did a good job and spoke clearly and fluidly. He has a nice deep voice, not quite light enough for the female voices, but it didn't bother me. I would be happy to listen to him again.

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Chris

There is nothing so tiresome as a mama playing matchmaker to her grown child (ie: adult). Even worse, when the match is with the wrong sister. Chris is drawn to the older divorced sister Brandy.
As Alpha Chris must carry on the blood lines. Is that possible with Brandy? It is well written, and entertaining. The narration was well done.

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