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Laurence’s new lover is half his age. The problem? His relationship is about to make his life a lot more complicated....

Successful, sensible, and settled in his ways, single dad Laurence isn’t looking for love when he runs into the young man who sweeps him off his feet...and onto his knees. With an upcoming raise on the line and a son to care for, he can’t let an unconventional relationship jeopardize the future of his family. He’s a parent first and a lover second, and that’s the way it has to be.

Right?

The only thing Alex loves more than older men is being filthy with them. The problem? Sometimes, it backfires in the worst ways.

Up-and-coming painter Alex is broken in ways others can’t see, and he copes with the pain by drowning himself in experience - especially experienced men. But when he crosses paths with Laurence, he finds himself drawn down an avenue of life he’s sworn he’ll never visit again.

Men are meant to be disposable, and Laurence is only supposed to be a hookup...so why does Alex feel so safe whenever he’s around?

When a matter of concealed identity threatens Laurence and Alex’s bond, they have a choice - rise above the forces that seek to divide them and find happiness with each other, or let their problems grow too great to conquer.

The Problem is an 81,000-word contemporary omegaverse mpreg novel featuring a quirky group of single dads, the naughtiest lace panties you’ll ever hear about, and the gradual development of a relationship between a Daddy and his boy.

©2018 Piper Scott (P)2020 Piper Scott

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aww such a sweet story

I love Piper Scott especially Michael F. he can make a story seem so real. He just has that voice-every time I see his name next to a book I get it

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Greatness at its best!

If you don't know The Single Dads Support Group, The Problem is the first chapter in the lives of a bunch of guys you Will never forget. The level, intensity, and variety of emotions Piper Scott delivered will levar you giddy, giggly, angry, and raw. This is one of her greatest jobs, and Michael Ferraiuolo is perfect, as always. I recommend this audiobook, and the complete series.

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I’m thinking this is a story I would’ve done better with as an ebook instead of the audiobook. All the things that bothered me about it came down to how it was presented to me and that hints at me needing to actually be able to see the words on the page and hear the words in my head in my own voice rather than the narrator’s. There were a few things that got confusing and hard to distinguish between which characters were speaking or feeling and I longed to be able to look and verify who it was.

The bedroom scenes were hot and dirty for those readers who are looking for steamy. As for the relationship, however, it was at times a little hard to believe in. I didn’t feel that deep connection I want from my MC’s but it could be due to the way I felt toward Alex more than anything else. I really liked Laurence, he was funny and a tad quirky which I am a huge fan of.

So having said that I’m definitely going to go back and actually read it. I liked the overall story and I love the idea of the premise so I have a feeling I’m going to really enjoy it that way.

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Problems abound

What a feeling of elation and overwhelming joy I experienced at the end of listening to this . Some very happy tears too. I enjoyed the growth and changes in the relationship between Matthew , Alex and Gwinn. The resolution of the Jason situation was awesome. I can't wait to continue with the next book. I've already read this series but listening to it makes it all shiny and new again. I love it. 💘 The narrator did a brilliant job bringing the characters and story to life.

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I've listened to this book many times before, but for some reason I be er wrote a review for it. This would be the second time I've read and listened to this book at the same time in it's entirety. I don't think I have a whole lot to say about this book, but it is a good book if people are looking for low angst Alpha/omega mpreg that has a happy ending.

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For me this was an enjoyable and okay book. It's not one of my favorites but it is a good book when you want something low angst and with intimate/rather kinky moments. There were a few that had me laughing, such as the Single Dad's chat group conversations. They were a highlight in the book for me and I'm looking forwards to seeing/getting to know the other characters behind the screen names. For some reason, I thought there was another person in the group who had been absent for a while and was rather scholarly, but only xVerity, KnotMyProblem, TeenDad2 (Gage), LoveHarly ( I think that's his screen name), were in the chat box conversations alongside Laurence who is Gwynning (not sure why he chose that as his screen name or why Alex found both Gage and Laurence's screen names to be hilarious, but I honestly hope we can get a bit more of an idea of how each character chose their screen name and the reason behind it). I also hope everyone will be able to meet each other in person at some point
I thought all of the characters were pretty good. I didn't like one character more than the other. I'm not sure exactly if I'm looking forwards to reading Gage's book with all of the miscommunication and secrets that seem to be going on between him, his family, and Aaron. But I plan on reading the entire series. I honestly didn't find Knot to be annoying at all, I found he spiced things up a bit in the conversations and was rather hilarious as well. Laurence was definitely a good fit with Alex, despite the huge age gap and everything. I think the relationship might have gotten steamy a bit too quickly, but that is just my opinion and I'm not complaining. I was surprised about how kinky Alex could be (and about his fetish) and how willing Laurence was to join in. When Laurence mentioned holding himself back, did he mean he wanted a Daddy/Boy sort of relationship or was he talking about how he was possibly more interested in men than women, but wanted a child of his own despite all of that? That whole thing with what he had been talking about with holding himself back was a bit confusing. Also, how did he even meet his ex-wife? What about Laurence's parents, where were they in the picture? Does he not have a good relationship with them? Is he an orphan or did they pass away when he was young? It seemed like he took care of Matthew all by himself with no help from anyone in his family. There was actually no mention at all about who Laurence's family is or if he had any siblings or was an only child. No matter what age he is (42) you'd think he would have mentioned something about his family or have pictures around his house. Why did Laurence want a child so bad? Does he just like taking care of other people? Or does it have something to do with his childhood/life with his family?
Alex was an interesting character. I would have liked him to have asked more questions about Laurence, instead of Laurence being the one asking and getting to know Alex's character traits. I also have no idea what Matthew and Alex were talking about with the Dad jokes. Honestly, they weren't that bad and it was more like Laurence was playing/joking around than stating a Dad joke, so I think they might have been a bit too hard on him during that scene.
I don't exactly get why both Matthew and Alex got kind of murderous/threatening during the scenes they were both in labor. When I first read/listened to this book, I was a but bothered by the fact that Alex started blaming all the pain he was going through on Laurence and finding Laurence annoying with him being all cheerful - which I think he was just trying to

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Family

I loved the build up of the relationship between Alex and Laurence. It was interesting as well to see were their lives and been moving almost beside each other. The building of family felt special. Great beginning to a new series.

The narration was also well done.

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[His partner. His ..... His everything. - Alex]

• Would I listen to it again: yes
• Did the story keep me engaged: yes
• Was I invested in the characters: yes

• Story comment: good pace, interesting group of characters and a charming story.
I very much enjoyed Lawrence and Alex's story, the relationship felt real, has it's issues and isn't all roses and rainbows, but the foundation feels real enough that the story works.

Piper Scott is a master at writing subtle mpreg stories - It doesn't feel weird that the male is able to fall pregnant at all. This is a good introduction to a group of characters that should be yet another delightful series.

I enjoyed Michael Ferraiuolo's narration. I had no problem distinguishing characters, felt the emotion and chemistry between the characters and he bought the book to life.

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Great start to a great series

Wow. I was pleasantly surprised by this book, and enjoyed listening to it.

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I loved this story and the way Lawrence and Alex found each other. The way they connected and interacted was great, but they also had their issues. I have to say, there were a few times when I shook my head, but I loved them together and the ending was perfect.

Narration: 4.5 stars
Michael Ferraiuolo did a great job of bringing these characters to life, but there are a couple of times when it all seems to blend together. Those moments are very few and far between. He was able to get in touch with the characters and breathe life into a fantastic story.

Overall: 4.5 stars
Great book, great story, loved the plot and characters, with a great narration. I highly recommend this audiobook. 4.5 stars overall.

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Cute mpreg with awesome narration

I'm so happy that I finally was able to read/listen to this book, because I wanted to know Laurence and Alex's story since I read The Answer (Knot alias Damien and Matthew's book). Go me, start the series with the last one lol. But here I am, at the beginning of the SDSG♥

Michael is my all time favorite narrator, so it wasn't a question that this book will be awesome too. He did so good with the voices, I loved hearing Laurence and Alex and it was so real like. I listened to it with a big smile on my face and I was so lost in the story, I don't even realize the lenght of the audio. It was easy to listen to and lost in it too.

The story was great, I missed reading mpreg so it was really good for me right now. I love Piper's writing style and how he writes her characters. All of them are easy to love and connect to. Loved the daddy kink and all the pregnancies. Loved Alex's personality and that neither one of the characters were perfect. Laurence was a good father to his son, and an amazing lover to Alex. Loved the connection between Laurence and his son and loved the relationship and building of love beteween Laurence and Alex too.

The Single Dad chat group was hilarious, those were my favorites. Especially Knot♥ :D But Gage was a plus too, he was a cutie pie - can't wait to listen to the next book!

The romance was really good and the erotic scenes were suuuuuper HOT. Really, really loved listening to this book and I can't wait to listen to the other books in the series too!

Michael and Piper is a great combination if it comes to audiobook. ♥

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Lovely single dad love story

The Single Dad Support Group series is one of my favorites and Alex and Laurence are one of my favorite couples. Sassy Alex finds bookish Laurence and they quickly realize they need each other. Unplanned pregnancies, teen dads, and horrible ex's litter the book as these two grow in their relationship. The narrator has a pleasant voice and his storytelling kept me engaged.

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  • Laora
  • 06-17-21

Introduction of a great SDSG series

This is the start of a great series with a humorous, snarky and supportive group of dads.
Alex seduces Laurence and from there the situation snowballs. Both men find in each other what they need. And we get to know Matrhew, Gace/ TD and Beau for a bit. I really like this omegaverse mpreg series. The narration is sympathetically done 4,5 stars in total

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  • Mrs Stephanie Hopton
  • 01-25-21

Dull dull dull

really long, everything taking ages, poor narration - a real suprise based on other books I have - I really struggled. Alex was really flat, i think Matthew was probably the most interesting & he was barely in it. Ah well. Each to their own. I'm off back to my dragons...

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  • Gwen
  • 06-29-20

Awesome start to the series! Single Dad Support

When art meets science. Lovely start of a sweet and sexy single dad series. Laurence is a scientist working on the pharmaceutical world. He meets a very young artist at his gallery. Alex is a talented guy with a very special gift. He is an omega, a very sexually aggressive one. Laurence can’t keep his hands off him eventhough their age difference ... they click. It was fun to listen to the single dads chat and how supportive they are of each other. Alex and Laurence are the epitome of opposites attract. I would like to know more about TD :-) he’s so cute!
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  • Mari Cardenas
  • 06-21-20

Loved the start of the series!

4.5 Stars Overall

I've been on a Michael Ferraiuolo kick lately, and I've enjoyed the Piper Scott books I've read/listened to and I got book 2 in the series to review, so seeing that I had already bought book 1, I decided to start with it and I'm very happy I did.

Laurence and Alex were so much fun and damn, if they weren't explosive together *fans self*. Laurence was older than Alex and had a teenage son, he was serious and mature and completely devoted to his son, but he became putty in Alex's hands when they met. They were super hot together and despite the age difference, Alex was pretty mature himself and they just worked well together. 

I loved the idea of this Single Dads Support Group, their chats were hilarious, but at the same time, it was amazing to see how supportive they were of each other. I'm already looking forward to the next books in the series after meeting the guys here. 

I liked Laurence's son, Matthew, and while it was a bit creepy that Alex's ex was Matthew's ex, too, it gave them both some perspective and closure and a way to bond with each other and become a family easier.

Michael Ferraiuolo has such a wide range of voices and he can narrate the angsty, hot, or humorous scenes with such great timing that it just makes every book he narrates better. Super recommendable! 

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  • Shannon
  • 06-05-20

So fun

The Problem is one has everything!!! The idea of a support group of single dads, all at different points in their life, is outstanding. We not only get the relationship between the main characters, but also between all the guys of the group and of course with the kid! I found myself laughing out loud several times with this read .... usually when the group is chatting, but it more than just the humor. The narration really brought out every emotion Scott wanted you to feel as you listened to this book! Michael Ferraiuolo really nailed this one! I can’t wait for the rest of the series!

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  • Belinda Zamora
  • 05-31-20

Amazing beginning to the series

I have been an ardent fan of Piper Scott for years and this is one of my favorite of her series.
I absolutely love the angst, humor and intense romantic scenes.
The way she brings these characters together and how they have formed such unbreakable bonds as found family is simply magic.
Michael Ferrieulio has of course once again added his own magical touch and brought these characters so vividly and vibrantly to life.

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  • Kat
  • 05-30-20

How Funny!

I was waiting for this audiobook, and it definitely delivered. I read these books all when they first came out, and really enjoyed them. having listened to all of the Forbidden Bonds series narrated by Michaels Ferraiuolo, I knew this series would also be great.
The story itself is really enjoyable. The romance between the MCs is hot, and there is tons of humour. I think my favourite thing about these books is the connection between all of the single dads, and their online chats are fantastic. The humour of their chars was definitely amplified by Ferraiuolo's narration, and I am in sheer AWE of him being able to create so many voices, especially considering how many more characters are to come.
very enjoyable!

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  • Allison's Book Corner
  • 05-30-20

Awesome

I really enjoyed this audiobook.
It was a great start to a fun new series.
I can’t wait to listen to more of this series on audiobook.

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  • Headinabook
  • 05-30-20

One Hot Problem

Laurence has been a single dad for 16 years concentrating on family and career the idea of romance falling by the wayside, that is until he meets Alex who is a young artist, hurt by a past that means he doesn't do relationships but together they take the chance on something. They have hiccups, misunderstandings, and obstruction along the the way.
This book is scorching and draws you in from the beginning. The only problem I can see with this book is wanting more and wanting it now. The chemistry between Alex and Laurence is electric and filthy talk is hot. I loved reading and listening to this book, if you like a hot read with daddy kink and lace included this is the book series for you, can't wait for what is next.

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  • Joanne1988
  • 05-30-20

Really enjoyable listen

Listening to this story been brought alive as amazing. I loved this series when it came out and now I can listen to it aswell. the narrator did a fantastic job with the characters voices, it brought more emotion to the story aswell

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  • Wide Eyes, Big Ears!
  • 04-19-21

Some humour and sweetness

Alex is an up-and-coming artist with synesthesia, he experiences emotions as colours. When he meets single dad, Lawrence, at a gallery they hit it off. This had the usual Piper Scott humour and sweetness but didn’t enthral me as much as her Forbidden Desires series, despite being narrated by the always fun Michael Ferraiuolo. There were some nice characters, strong secondary storylines and a double dose of MPREG which didn’t overpower the other storylines - maybe it will take a few books for the series to grow on me.