Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Saddled with debt and a crippling self-esteem, Professor Ian McMillan has struggled for decades with his demons. But that isn’t his biggest secret–seven years ago, he spent his heat with an alpha he shouldn’t have… his student.
Nothing should’ve come out of it. Except Ian conceived, and his baby’s father… is also the department head’s son. Under the threat of losing his job, Ian made a choice: keep his child, and sever all contact with Brad.
With no inkling of the baby he left, Brad Saxon graduated from college and joined the Meadowfall fire department, making mistakes along the way. Lives have been lost at his hands, and the guilt he carries is suffocating. How can he protect an omega, when he’s failed others before?
But Brad can’t forget about the omega from years ago–Ian, with his soft smiles and yearning eyes. When Brad enrolls in a Master’s course hoping to see his professor again, he finds something he doesn’t expect: Ian’s in heat. This time, there’s a child with him… a little girl with Brad’s eyes.
When Brad reaches out and Ian conceives again, the embers between them kindle back to life. Brad makes the decision to stay. As the sparks between them grow, will Ian and Brad heal each other, or will their pasts come to tear them apart?
This was another great book in this series. Ian has been running himself ragged keeping up with his job and taking care of his daughter and her health problems. Brad has never moved on from the one older Omega from years earlier and when he finds him again he finds even more reasons to stay.
Both of these guys have crappy family lives. Brad’s dad is a jerk and is the one who kept these two apart and pushes them apart again. Ian’s mom essentially hated him while doting on his brothers, I just has trouble understanding how they and his dad allowed him to be treated that way though it doesn’t seem he has any relationship with any of them.
I felt for both of them and neither seemed to really have any support, a friend or two but nothing to keep them going. I loved Gwen and how dedicated they are to her. I loved watching Brad work hard to show Ian how wonderful he is.
I love the cover art, how well it works for the story and the visuals of the characters.
Sales Links: Amazon
ebook, 402 pages
Publication: October 30, 2018
Edition Language: English
Series: Men of Meadowfall #5