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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
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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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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Nenci and his omega

Nenci is the most difficult cold case detective when it comes to omegas. Oliver has been forever in love with the broody detective, father of his best friend and coworker. It was so frustrating that Nenci wouldn’t accept his claim to the omega. He had a good reason but really! I wanted to slap him for different reasons. They do have a happy ending though which trumps all. ❤️

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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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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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good

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

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  • Claudia CG Lezar
  • 09-08-19

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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  • enjoys a great read
  • 08-08-19

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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  • F. Moon
  • 06-08-19

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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  • DarkJade
  • 23-09-19

Sam & Oliver

May - December, MM. We're back with the Cold Case Alphas. Sam's coping mechanism has been to push people away and destroy his own happiness. Unfortunately, he hurts Oliver terribly in the process. Enjoyed the narrator.

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  • MichaelTN
  • 29-08-19

I'm too old to be a father...apparently not.

Oliver is an omega crime lab analyst. Sam is an alpha cold case detective. The two have been interested in each other for two years but haven't acted on their desire. What happens when they are put together to solve a fifty year old building fire? I've enjoyed this and the previous books and the Never Too Late Series. Looking forward to number five. The narrator did an excellent job bringing the characters to life.

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  • Patricia Brost
  • 29-08-19

Two At Last

Oliver Wesson and Sam Nenci have been attracted to each other for three years. They work together, but have kept their distance from each other. Sam’s boss puts them on a cold case together. Sam is a detective and Oliver works in the lab. While on a case together, they grow very close. Sam keeps saying he is too old for Oliver. He brings Oliver close, then pushes him away. Even once a baby is involved, Sam pushes Oliver away. He says it’s for Oliver’s own good. The truth is that Sam is afraid. Afraid he will be hurt and that he will hurt Oliver. Sam wants to get past his fears and learn to let Oliver into his life. Oliver wants Sam to be his Alpha. Oliver wants his happily ever after. Will he get it? Listen to this story and find out if Sam can change and give Oliver the life he deserves. I enjoyed the narration by Liam Carlson. Aiden, a great addition to the series. Thanks so much.

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  • redbearny
  • 27-08-19

I am so glad that Sam & Oliver got their story!

Liam Carlsen's narration added so much to the over all enjoyment for this listener! I have enjoyed this series and being able to listen to this book on Audible made it seem so much more. I was so glad to see that Sam & Oliver finally got their own story. While Oliver has had a crush on Sam for a long time, Oliver is older, has a son who is best friends with Oliver and Sam has lost one husband and just does not want to get involved with someone so much younger than he is. Being brought together by the boss to work on a 50 year old cold case and working in close quarters and long hours places them in strong emotional situations where Oliver lets hits and innuendoes drop all the time while Sam either pretends not to pick up on them or just ignores them all together. But really takes them all in and is frustrated and does not know what to do or which way to turn. There were a couple of time I wished I could reach into my Kindle and smack them both up along the side of their heads and tell them to wake up and smell the roses.!!! This entire series has been a real great reading experience! I hope that you will get the opportunity to listen/read this series of great books! An avid reader in Rock Tavern, NY.

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  • witchy tay
  • 22-08-19

May/December romance

This is a good story. It can be enjoyed as a stand alone. It is set in an omegaverse, so there is obvious hot alpha /omega interaction.
I loved the way the characters found their happy ending, but sometimes I thought that the reactions didn't quite match the problems, still that kept the story interesting.

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  • C. Smith
  • 12-08-19

Great story

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

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  • Trarv211
  • 12-08-19

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.