Breathe by Piper Scott

#MMRomance #Bookreview: Breathe by Piper Scott

Breathe by Piper Scott Title: Breathe
Author: Piper Scott
Genre: MM Omegaverse, BDSM
Print Length: 230 pages
Publisher: Lovelight Press
Publication Date: December 7, 2017
Miss Primm’s Rating: 5
Heat Level: 5 of 5 flames
Hanky Rating: 0 out of 5 handkerchiefs
Content rating: (M) Explicit content. For mature readers only. Light BDSM.

Atop an empire of his own design lives an alpha waiting to die.

CEO Marshall Alcrest has the financial world at his feet, but it’s been years since he’s made an omega kneel… and he’s come to terms that it’s too late to ever see it happen again. A grim prognosis will cut his days short if he doesn’t take action soon, and Marshall is ready to say goodbye to his hollow, lonely life… at least, until he crosses digital paths with an omega who makes him feel alive again.

Trapped in a world that doesn’t see his value exists an omega dying to live.

Oli McKellar is stuck. He’s educated and ready to work, but his chosen field is alpha-dominated, and no marketing department is looking to hire a pretty omega with a sarcastic mouth. The bills are stacking up, his temp jobs barely cover rent, and he’s begun to think that life will never get better. The only thing that keeps him going is his online relationship with a man he only knows as Alcrest—an older, dominant alpha with a silver tongue who makes him feel like not all hope is lost.

When a chance encounter turns Oli and Marshall’s virtual relationship real, their chemistry is off the charts, and things quickly heat up. But Marshall is keeping a secret… and when Oli finds out that a hot night together isn’t all he has to remember Marshall by, they’ll need to figure out if the weight of their obstacles will choke them into submission, or if theirs is the kind of love that will conquer all and leave them both breathless.

Breathe is a 63,000-word BDSM-flavored mpreg novel set following the events of Obey, Beg, Stay, and Heal. This conclusion to the series is best enjoyed as a sequel but can be read on its own. No matter which way you read it, there will still be copious amounts of maybe-babies, a spaghetti graveyard, sexts so filthy that someone legitimately passes out, and a shower scene that will leave you gasping.

Review: I’ve read other books in this series. The author outdid herself with this one. it is so beautifully written you don’t notice the predictable track this story runs on. Don’t get me wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The opening scene was very hot, and a good set-up for this Omegaverse universe. The dirty talk is entertaining. Oli is stubbornly independent in a world where Alpha males hold all the cookies. He is also, regrettably impulsive and causes some of his own problems. The connection between the down-and-out Omega Oli and the terminally ill Alpha Marshall is believable and palatable. If rich and powerful Marshall wasn’t so sick, they wouldn’t have met like they did. But Marshall’s money smoothed out other events because a middle-class couple would have more (story rich) difficulties. The story’s own Cinderella set-up made it difficult for the story to progress meaningfully past a certain point. The Mpreg storyline devolves into a denouement rather than evolve as a significant plot point. But this a common problem for Mpreg stories. You have to write about the birth because the readers expect the baby payoff, but the outcome is a foregone conclusion.

Even though the characters are interconnected from other books in the series, it reads as a standalone just fine.

A recommended read if you enjoy Omegaverse stories and MM stories in general.

I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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