Kimberly Reviews: His Wildest Dream by Xander Collins

Title: A Portville Mpreg Romance, Book 3: His Wildest Dream

Author: Xander Collins

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages: 177

Characters: Daniel, Cameron, Maggie

POV: 3rd

Sub-Genre: Male Pregnancy

Kisses: 3 

Blurb:

Dreams really do come true …

When Daniel goes into a debilitating super-heat while delivering a package to the office of one of the wealthiest men in town, he is horrified. It’s not like any other heat he’s had before, and he finds out it could have been caused by some very compatible pheromones.

Those of billionaire Cameron Styles.

He can’t fathom that Cameron could be interested in a poor, young omega like him, but when he’s asked to move into Cameron’s penthouse condo, he can’t turn down the chance to live out some of his dreams.

Cameron has hidden himself away in his penthouse ever since his omega partner was killed in an accident. He has made sure to not come into contact with anyone who might set off his powerful alpha hormones, or touch his heart.

Until Daniel walks into his office, that is.

After Cameron inhales Daniel’s scent and sees the sweetness in his eyes, he can’t get him out of his mind. But he’s afraid of love and pain, and most of all, of scaring an innocent omega with his depraved desires.

Can two people from different backgrounds let go of the pain in their pasts and come together to find the love they’re searching for?

Review:

As a fan of male pregnancy stories, I was hopeful that His Wildest Dream would hit all my buttons in delivering a nice romance where boy meets boy and make a baby. And, while the novel did hit the right notes in certain areas, there were some elements that were either only lightly touched upon or ignored entirely.

The premise is that Daniel, a virgin omega who has had a hard time in life thus far, is working as a bike messenger. On his daily run one morning, he is tasked to hand-deliver an envelope to Cameron Styles, of Styles Investments, in the penthouse of The Marguerite. That kicks off the inevitable meeting between Daniel and his destined alpha, Cameron. Their relationship seems ruled by biology more than shared interests, but it is something that neither can deny. They must be together and there’s no way around it. And what develops is a happily-ever-after story where Cameron rescues Daniel from a bad living situation, sets him up as a live-in nanny for his daughter, Maggie, and they inevitably fall in love, get married, and have a baby together.

While the story itself is sweet and follows a relationship that is mostly untroubled, it did feel like more of a surface level story than one where the author wanted to go in-depth into the characters. We know that Cameron feels guilty for the death of his former omega, Gregory, and that Daniel comes from a broken home, with the intent to help others who might be in his same situation, but the exploration of these repercussions of past history was missing. Maggie doesn’t seem affected by her dead father, Daniel seems to take to his destined pairing without reservation, and Cameron’s money solves pretty much any issue that might come up in their lives. Also, there were a few editing issues in terms of word choice, spelling, and punctuation that highlights how the book could have benefited from an editor.

One area to keep in mind when picking up His Wildest Dream, if you are looking for a focus on the pregnancy aspect, is that it takes up very little of the book. We have a lot of build-up in solidifying the relationship between Daniel and Cameron, which takes place in quite a whirlwind of two weeks from meeting to marriage, but the pregnancy itself was almost a side note of what must happen next before we move to the subsequent step in their lives. I also remain confused as to the biological construct of this alpha/omega world in terms of pregnancy length, which is shortened in comparison to human gestation since Daniel was only pregnant for five months total. Further information to help the reader understand both this and the societal construct of alpha/beta/omega status would have been helpful.

Despite these issues, however, the novel is a happy love story and one that holds the potential for more exploration. If you’re looking for a fast read with a male pregnancy pay-off, His Wildest Dream is definitely worth picking up. And I do look forward to seeing what the author could do with the male pregnancy concept in other novels. It’s one of my favorite genres, and one that doesn’t get a lot of coverage in quality LGBT fiction, so I support any author who wants to explore it! 

Reviewed By: Kimberly

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Book Title: His Wildest Dream: A Portville Mpreg Romance

Author: Xander Collins

Publisher: Self Published

Genre/s: Mpreg, Non-shifter Omegaverse,

Length: 46,300 words

It is a standalone with a HEA in a series.

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Blurb

Dreams really do come true …

When Daniel goes into a debilitating super-heat while delivering a package to the office of one of the wealthiest men in town, he is horrified. It’s not like any other heat he’s had before, and he finds out it could have been caused by some very compatible pheromones.

Those of billionaire Cameron Styles.

He can’t fathom that Cameron could be interested in a young, poor omega like him, but when he’s asked to move into Cameron’s penthouse condo, he can’t turn down the chance to live out some of his dreams.

Cameron has hidden himself away in his penthouse ever since his omega partner was killed in an accident. He has made sure to not come into contact with anyone who might set off his powerful alpha hormones, or touch his heart.

Until Daniel walks into his office, that is.

After Cameron inhales Daniel’s scent and sees the sweetness in his eyes, he can’t get him out of his mind. But he’s afraid of love and pain, and most of all, of scaring an innocent omega with his depraved desires.

Can two people from different backgrounds let go of the pain in their pasts and come together to find the love they’re searching for?

His Wildest Dream is a Cinderfella-style romance of 46k words. It includes a May/December relationship between a sweet, virgin omega from a poor part of town and a reclusive billionaire single dad, and is served up with a big side of kink.

It is a very sweet, incredibly hot mpreg romance with kids, babies, a lavish wedding, and a super-HEA that will have you smiling from ear to ear.

Excerpt

Suddenly, that distinctive scent that was in the air when I walked into the office completely surrounded me like a warm, fuzzy blanket. The deep, rich woodsy scent with the touch of sweetness and coziness felt like it was closing in on me and whisking me away. I could feel the scent swirling around me, as if it were something real that I could touch. The scent tickled my skin and moved against it softly, causing every hair on my body to stand on end.

But that wasn’t all that was standing on end. I was suddenly rock hard as that incredible scent entered me. It was so overwhelming and distracting that I couldn’t remember where I was or what I was doing there. I could barely stand up straight, so I moved over to the glass desk to steady myself.

I’d never experienced anything like it in my life. I felt hypnotized, not only by the overpowering scent of the man who had just entered the room, but by his piercing eyes. It was as if I’d fallen into darkness and the light in his sea blue eyes was the only thing I could see at the end of a tunnel. An incredibly strong feeling of longing inside me tugged at my heart, urging be toward the light in those eyes.

It felt like we’d both been standing there staring at each other for hours, but really it was probably just a few seconds. I saw the alpha’s mouth moving but I couldn’t make out what he was saying. His eyes were the only thing I could focus on. They were so bright and sharp, and I wanted to do anything and everything they told me to do. And I swear, the alpha’s eyes were telling me to come to him.

I kept thinking, Just take me now. Please, take me now. I couldn’t move my mouth to form the words, so I just pleaded with my eyes. I begged him to take me right there and then. But he didn’t. My brain screamed NO! when he turned and walked back through the door.

In my haze I heard the woman say, “Yes, Mr. Styles,” then felt I hands squeeze both of my arms.

That was Cameron Styles? The alpha that had just left me in this state? I repeated his name over and over in my head, and each time I said the words, a wave of tingles flooded through me. I finally realized the woman was still gripping my arms and it took every ounce of strength I had to look away from the closed door where he had disappeared.

“Are you okay?” the woman asked. “Do you need a glass of water?”

When my eyes finally moved so that they were looking at hers, I snapped back to reality—or as close to reality as I could be in that moment. I suddenly realized there was sweat pouring down my face and back and my mouth had gone completely dry.

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Xander Collins write super sexy, romantic omegaverse stories with the warm fuzzies, hot dudes, and cuddly babies we all crave.

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