4.5 stars Angst Level Bi-Sexual Book Contemporary Exploration Fated Mates Gay Heat Index Homophobia m/m Mid level angst Mid level steam/heat mpreg Music/Rock Star New Adult Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Opposites attract Paranormal Part of a Series Purchased Shifter Virgin

Rock Star Baby (Bad Oak Boys #1) by Erin M Leaf

rock star babyBlurb

Ryan Oakley, lead singer of Bad Oak and heartthrob extraordinaire, isn’t looking for a girlfriend. He’s definitely not looking for a boyfriend, but after the explosive encounter he has with a guy he meets backstage, he realizes he’s more flexisexual than he’d thought. Of course, suddenly being able to shift into a wolf is an unexpected side effect he didn’t expect and can barely control.

Bardulf Forst is Alpha-Heir to his pack, but he can’t resist his little sister when she begs him to meet Ryan Oakley. When he realizes the sexy singer is his mate, he can’t deny instinct. He claims the famous rock star even though he knows his father won’t approve: heirs are supposed to have children and two males can’t reproduce.

Little do they know that they’re about to experience an ancient shifter biological imperative: when two male Alphas mate, unexpected miracles sometimes happen.


Ryan is the hot lead singer for a rock band. The PR folks come up with a contest where some lucky girl can win a kiss from him. Unfortunately, the lucky winner can’t make it, so she sends her brother, Bardulf, in for a photo-op instead.

Not to be out-challenged, Ryan goes ahead and kisses the guy and sets off a string of events neither man could have predicted.

Turns out that though Ryan identifies as straight, Bardulf – who identifies as gay – realizes that Ryan is his Mate. Which can’t be, because Bardulf needs an heir and … well – ya know how that works, right?
But… there are some twists and turns to follow. How can a famous rock star keep secret that he will now turn into a wolf sometimes? How can these mates stay healthy when they must be separated for so long with their respective “jobs”? What about that heir? What about being gay? What about.. and so on.

In the end – with a few new truths dug up from the ancient records – we find our answers and then some!- and get our HEA.


I just fell in love with this book. It was funny, moved along a good clip, had ROCKERS in it and it’s mpreg (no spoiler – it tells you that right away in the blurb). Sure, I got frustrated by the separation and I wanted them together for more page time. I also felt like we got some world-buidling stuff kind of dumped on us at times. But for the most part this was a great shifter book with the added bonus of mpreg and humor.

4.5 of 5 stars


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2 replies on “Rock Star Baby (Bad Oak Boys #1) by Erin M Leaf”

Ooh, I like the premise of this book. And it really seems right up my alley. I like the twist that one of the love interests is a rock star, and is in the public eye. Which probably adds more conflict to the story. The one thing that really made side eye the author was the name Bardulf, because it was so unusual. Other than that, I think I’m going to go ahead and add it to my shopping cart.

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