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The Problem

(Single Dad Support Group #1)

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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  941 ratings  ·  150 reviews
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 unconventio
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Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 298 pages
Published April 8th 2018 by Lovelight Press
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Susan
Apr 11, 2018 marked it as dnf
Right, so.. I’m giving up. DNF at 6%

This book was trying way too hard. I could not connect with the lyrical writing at all. I’m also never a fan of the MCs hooking up on page 2.

Just some examples why the writing didn’t work for me:

The pressure exploded as color behind his eyes—purple, primarily, but then blues and greens that exploded like fireworks against the darkness and fizzled into nothing.

Alex held himself taut and let the sensation of his slacks loosening paint a new picture in his
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
The writing style was ... odd, rather formal and stilted, like the author was patting herself on the back for the pseudo fancy language (see Susan's review for examples of the prose). I had a hard time engaging with the story and characters, and skimmed quite a bit, as a result.

There was an extensive setup for other books in the series. One of the MCs has a group of single dads he chats with, and there was a big focus on them.

This is an mpreg story, which I usually don't mind, but the birthing s
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SoCalBookReviews
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! Ok. This book was super Hot. And I didn’t want to put it down at all.
This is the start of an omegaverse. Single dad, and Hot older alpha Laurence meets omega Alex by chance an an art exhibit. Alex is a young and up and coming painter half Laurence’s Age. But that does not stop Alex from seducing Laurence into a one night stand. But of course that one night turns to more. Hot Daddies. Panties. Dirty Talking. Sweet & Sexy younger men. Their one time encounter connects them a lot more than E
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Debra
3.5 stars

This was a quick, pretty light, enjoyable read with a bit of a different omegaverse than I've read before. Laurence is a scientist and single dad to a 16 year old boy. Alex is an up and coming artist who is living life his way, including using men for one night of inspiration and no repeats. All this changes when his seduction of Laurence at his art show creates colors he can't deny. Alex has synesthesia and really can't hide from his emotions.

I have to say that for the first quarter o
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Rachel Emily
This story was CRAZY hot. Laurence and Alex together were just SMOKING, they had lots of great scenes together. The Problem also hit a LOT of checkboxes for me - age gap, mpreg (this is non-shifter ABO mpreg, folks!), crazy good chemistry, LACE panties, and Daddy!Kink! I thought the Daddykink was handled well, it was just a light tough of it really, and that was the perfect amount for me.

I also enjoyed the family relationships in this - Laurence with his son, Matthew, is going through his own p
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Chris
May 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Not what I was expecting- all kinds of strange ... a little too fantasy for me. I am definitely not into mpreg at all - just not my scene 😐
haletostilinski
I really enjoyed this one, it was a page turner for me. Definitely will want to read more of this author in the future, for sure.

This is omega!verse with mpreg, so if that ain't your thing, then go ahead and skip this one.

Alex is a 21-year-old artist, and Laurence is a 42-year-old father of a 16-year-old boy, who goes to one of Alex's art shows because it was suggested that he go by one of his colleagues, so he goes and then he meets Alex, who has a thing for older men.

And so pretty soon afte
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Trio
The first book in Piper Scott’s Single Dad Support Group, The Problem sets up what promises to be a fantastic series! Filled with creative characters, lots of Alpha/omega action, and baby birthin’, I can’t wait to see what the next book brings.

Nicely low on the angst level, there are still some interesting conflicts in The Problem. Teen pregnancy, abusive older Alpha lovers, and intriguing family dynamics, Piper Scott weaves her magic to keep my attention the whole way through.

Of course I’m doin
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SMC
Apr 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
I have a few favorite MM authors. They are absolutely amazing. One was having Piper Scott do a takeover in her group not too long ago. She posted a little teaser of this book and I thought wow, that sounds kind of hot. Since it was KU I figured why not ? Let's just say I'm glad I didn't pay for this book full price.

I'm going to drop some spoilers so maybe skip this if you want to be surprised ...
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Ok that should be sufficient warning. Oh boy, where to start ... Alex suffered from Synesthesia
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Karen
If ever a story is going to be so far outside of my wheelhouse this one is it...

it’s pretty much got everything I was never interested in reading. This one’s got an age gap of 20+ years, there’s MPreg, there’s knotting, there’s daddy kink with some very dirty daddy kink talk happening and on the upside there’re lace panties, steamy sex, one of my absolute favorite narrators and an interesting storyline and as an added bonus I have to admit I enjoyed the random conversations of the ‘Single Da
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Nora Phoenix
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-romances, mpreg
This delicious MM romance hit all my buttons. It was super sexy with some lovely kinks, it was sweet and tender at the same time, the chemistry was off the charts, and it was beautifully written. The dynamic between Laurence and Alex was beautiful from the start, and I loved the kindness Laurence showed again and again. He was such a perfect fit for Alex. There was enough tension and drama to keep me hooked, but it never got too much. I loved the secondary characters, from Laurence's quirky sing ...more
Ricardo
Oct 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF

Absolutely and totally my fault that I did not finish this book. I should pay more attention to blurbs and educate myself better on terms I’m not familiar with. For example, I had no idea that “omegaverse” meant some fictional city instead of a real place. I am also not too keen on guys who wear female lingerie and one of the main characters is into that. Add to that the whole “daddy” issues and it just got to be a bit too much for me. I’m sure this must have been a hit for people into this s
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Lelyana
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it

This is a fun, seductive and enjoyable. Just what I needed when I had a full plate of 'life' goes on.
Alex and Laurence hit it off from the first time they met in the gallery, and they're down 'dirty' with a little Daddy kink and some fetish I would't dare to mention here :)
It was love at first sight, though they didn't mentioned it, but the 'aura' was there.
I didn't mind, since this is a omegaverse world, and you know how omegas works.
There's a little angst with one super mean ex-boyfriend (who
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namericanwordcat
Hmmmm.

I read this book in my try again with omega stuff. It is a well loved sub genre and I do so think mpreg is intersting so I keep trying to find one I will like.

So, I liked world building noted in the back of the book about basically another sex characteristic that comes on in puberty around reproduction. I especially liked that one of our heroes, Alex, has two moms and the Alpha knocked the Omega up. lol But really other than the fact that Alex is an omega and Lawrence is alpha and some d
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Ayla
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book! I really enjoy omegaverse and mpreg so I knew I would like it at least a little bit. However, the writing was great and the language used was so different than so many books. I really liked both MCs and when you meet Alex, and begin to understand his character, the language is that much more significant. The character development of Alex was great! Laurence and Alex was really sweet together and there honestly was not a time what either MC annoyed me. They were really t ...more
~nikki the recovering book addict
Aww...

This was so sweet!! I mean, after you get over the “he paints with him cum” statement. I won’t lie and say that it didn’t have me metaphorically screeching to a halt when I read it. Because I did.

It took me several weeks to finally start the next chapter. I guess it just made it sound so tacky and like a bad, cheap porn script, you know?

But so glad I found the strength to push past it because, it’s a great story!! I think the characters are wonderful. I would have loved to get a proper in
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Shannon
There were several things I like about this book and several things I absolutely did not. The sex was dirty and imo pretty hot except for one of the things that didn't work for me. The "daddy" in this story just creeped me out. It came across more as the incest daddy than the good kind of daddy. To me anyways. The progression of their relationship was super fast and didn't seem complete. Why did they love each other? I have no idea. I never warmed up to Alex like I did to Laurence. I don't know ...more
meep
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This was a very good book. Every thing i thought was missing from her past series (his command) was fixed in this book. While it was a little insta-love which i am not fond of it had a birth scene. not only the main couple but a little surprise thrown in which i enjoyed (wish we would have gotten a bit more of his story). The one thing i was not fond of was the time skips. i feel like so much more could have been added in between to show the bonding between mathew & Alex. Heck there could have b ...more
m ✦ foesandlovers
Jul 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, mpreg
3 STARS

I enjoyed the story and the characters. I also looooved the online chats throughout the book.

That being said, I wasn't a big fan of the sex scenes in this one, which is totally new for me, lol. I'm not exactly sure what happened here for me to feel this way. I guess the only way i can think of to describe my feelings was that they were too OTT for me? The whole daddy/boy thing especially felt forced in my opinion which made it kinda cringy and not hot at all. I also wasn't a fan of the f
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Mimi
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

The Problem is first book in the SDSG series. It is a great introduction to our guys.

Laurence and Alex are our first Alpha/Omega couple. The seduction Alex's whips on Laurence is sexy as hell and kinky as #%@&!!!. Can you say diiiirty.
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Amber
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great new series by Piper Scott. I loved The Problem, and I can't wait for the next book in the Single Dad Support Group series. This book had me hooked from the first line, and I couldn't put it down. Loved the Daddy Kink and what a great Alpha Lawrence is with both his omega son, Matthew and his boyfriend, Alex. The chemistry between Lawrence and Alex was hot, and there were plenty of steamy scenes in the book. Definitely lived up to the other books by Piper Scott. I definitely recommend it. I ...more
Kevin
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a phenomenal gay romance. Several characters have serious issues, perhaps too many. A father finds romance and deals with parenthood. A young man who was previously burned by love gets a second chance. A boy deals with adult problems. There's another plot about a teen dad that I found a distraction. It would have best been confined to the sequel.
Typo: misplaced comma and capital letter (Samantha Harper, The CEO of Synecta's, son).
Kirstin
The story had me, as did the relationship, but I had an issue with the writing, unfortunately. It was way too flowery, flowy, and just too many words. I felt like every 'explosion' was fireworks of different colors and they all ran together in the end. If you like flowery descriptions of prose, this is probably a good book for you!
Liza
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, audio, m-m, bingo, q4-tbr-read
I have been on a serious Omegaverse kick lately, so I have been CONSUMING Piper Scott books like crazy. This was one of the sweetest and sexiest of the bunch. An age-gap, a little kinky daddy play with a real single dad, TWO accidental pregnancies, and some really funny Single Dad Group chats. This was a great start to a series and I can't wait to read the rest of stories in the series.
Jenn (not Lily)
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ku
Wow, this was good! I know I've read things by this author before, but I was delighted at how many bombs she dropped here, and lobbed so well! I loved all the guys in the Single Dad Support Group chat, and I can't wait to read more of their stories!
Line
Feb 02, 2019 marked it as probably-not-but-freebie
Freebie if you're a recipient of the GRRC-thingy: https://theromanceauthors.com/downloa... ...more
Alexis Woods
Apr 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very good.

Be sure to read the prequel and here is zero background here in book one otherwise a very good story.

KU, omegaverse, Daddy kink, lingerie kink, family man, mpreg, artist, biostatistician, age gap
Carrie Stevens
DNF’d at 11% just couldn’t get into it
Kim
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
New to me author. This is a mm mpreg story. Lots of twists and turns and a few surprising moments. I’ll read this author again.
Kendra T
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Laurence and Alex seemed like an unlikely couple, but they were great complements to each other. Neither man was expecting something more than one night, but they were both strongly affected by the other and unable to walk away. There was some humor in the book that I hope will continue throughout the series.
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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.

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