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Father Figure: An Mpreg Romance

Never Too Late Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Liam Carlsen
Series: Never Too Late Series, Book 4
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Oliver has worked in the lab for three years, and he’s been in love with detective Sam Nenci for almost every second of those three years. When Nenci’s boss pairs them up on a complicated case, he finally has a chance to get closer to the alpha of his dreams. When the dream and the reality fail to match up, will there be anything left for either of them to cling to?

Oliver Wesson is a hotshot analyst with the state police crime lab. He believes in two things in this world: Science, and saving himself for his alpha. Getting paired up on a case with detective Nenci is both a dream and a nightmare for him - he has a chance to show off his skills, but Nenci’s aversion to omegas in the field is well known. When he finds himself unable to resist his attraction for the older detective, his entire sense of self comes into question.

Sam Nenci is the official troll of the cold case squad. He’s had some rough experiences in life, and they’ve left him a little bitter. The one thing he’s not bitter about, though, is Oliver Wesson. He’s stayed away from the beautiful and brilliant omega, however, because he believes he’s too old for Oliver. 

Sam soon finds that keeping a professional distance between them isn’t as easy as it sounds. Every time he thinks he has a chance to make things right with Oliver, he finds himself making a worse mess of things than he had before. Can Sam stop himself from destroying a relationship three years in the making? 

This stand-alone gay romance audiobook contains sexually explicit content and not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. This book is approximately 80,000 words, has a happy ending, contains mpreg (male pregnancy), and does not end in a cliffhanger.

©2017 Shehan Peiris (P)2018 Shehan Peiris

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Great story

The story was great. As to be expected from Aiden Bates. The narration was also good.

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Okay, Narrator saved it

Have to be honest, I was really looking forward to this book. Broody alpha, nerdy omega, age gap. All things I enjoy very much. And overall it was okay. My big issue was Oliver and his unwillingness to listen. He's turns out to be a very negative character, in my opinion, that it's hard for me to listen to him. His tyrants he goes on about different faults and actions of Sam.
Now, of course Sam, the Alpha, is no prize but he is trying to understand and grow throughout the story.
I did enjoy very much the base line of the story the case they shared. Finding the clues and solving the puzzle.
And the narrator to me did an amazing job, kept everything flowing.

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as good as the ebook

The story is always 4 or 5 stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. It took me a little bit, to come into the narrator, but at the end, it worked. I only have to take a few breaks between. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening, but not more then twice a year.
it's like a B

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Good mystery

It’s a great story for a change mixing mystery with romance. Staying in the surrounding areas of Boston was a treat!

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Love Doesn't Come Easy

Father Figure contains more angst than other volumes in the series. I needed tissues ocassionally.

A lot of the story is from the perspective of an older alpha fighting his attraction to a younger omaga. Sometimes those protective instincts get in the way.

Alpha Sam works in the police department cold case unit. Omega Oliver works in the lab. They are both working on a 60 year old arson case that is proving to be quite a mystery.

While they work together well as colleagues, their romance stalls as Sam feels a younger alpha would be a better fit for Oliver.

There is a happily ever after, thank goodness, but our characters struggle to reach it. The bonus scene is sweet, and made me smile.

Narrator Liam Carlsen did an excellent job with the older, more mature voice of Alpha Sam. It's not always easy to get the roughening timbre of mid-life masculinity. Omega Oliver has a good, firm pitch, one we would expect of a twenty-something senior lab tech. An easy to follow story. If you're tenderhearted, have tissues handy!

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Yay!! Oliver and Nenci!!

I love Oliver’s attitude throughout this series. He just really loves Nenci and is finally able to get Nenci to realize he wants Oliver as much as Oliver wants him too. So so good!!!!!

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Age Doesn't Matter

Who ever said you have to be the same age don't know what they are talking about. True love wins in the end but Oh what a ride this book takes you on. I really enjoyed this book and how Family works to get back together. Feeling are hard to put into words but they need to come out and be spoken. Don't be afraid to speak for what really matters.
Thought Liam Carlsen did an excellent job.

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It's Nency turn...

and I'm sad to say I didn't enjoy it as much as I have expected. Mostly, because a last-moment realization that he, Sam Nancey, is a jerk, doesn't negate all that happened before. And the worst of it is that I loved Oliver and the fact that he finally had sent Sam away make me really happy, as did to know that he was ready to get on with his life. Having Oliver taking Sam back after all the abuse he put him through was a real disappointment. Sam change of mind wasn't believable, I'm sorry. I know that the series is 'Never too Late', but, some times, it really, really is.

And the case, which usually saves the book for me when the romance doesn't work, was glossed over by all the drama between... everybody, really.

Liam Carlsen did a great job with the narration.

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Great Book

I love how this book gives a second point of view of the main characters. The narrator did an amazing job with the characters and the book.

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Fabulous book!

I loved this book. It broke my heart at times because I felt so strongly for the characters. The narration is superb, and I would definitely recommend.

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  • Rebekah
  • 08-08-19

Absolutely Brilliant

This is an absolutely brilliant book to listen to as we follow Sam as he works through his problems even though he wants Oliver but decides there are reasons for not being together which hurts Oliver but eventually realises that he can be with Oliver.

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  • AliE
  • 08-06-19

May/December

This is another story that I had been looking forward to since listening to Book 1 in the Never too Late series. Unfortunately, it missed out on 5 stars for me. I've always loved Oliver and Sam (Nenci) when they've appeared in the other books and thought they would make a wonderful May/December pairing once they worked out their differences. They fell short until the end. This was down to "let's repeat the same thing again and again" Sam Nenci who just couldn't get his act together. I adored Oliver and I loved his strength and determination to be the very best Crime Lab Analyst that he could be despite his broken heart. This fact, and the well-researched and plotted background story, saved this from being 3 stars. I honestly think this book could have been several thousand words shorter.

Liam Carlsen read the story well. I particularly liked the bonus scene at the end where his voice totally suited the romance of the occasion.

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  • Starwarslover
  • 08-06-19

good

good series and narration.. action packed and sweet.. it made me smile in many places and the narrator sucked me in.good story