Reviewed by: Diane
Print Length: 117 pages
Posting: Contemporary gay romance, romantic comedy, [charming rugrat]
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (November 18, 2014)
Book Provided by: Publisher
Author: Daisy Harris
Posting Date: November 18, 2014
This is one of those feel good romances where you know from the get-go the two men are destined to be together. David is the bi-sexual widower with a career as a General Practitioner and full-time single parent for an adorable three-year-old girl. Craig is a college student, part-time Zumba instructor and “go-go-male dancer” at a club where David happens to be on a blind date meet with a fellow from an online dating service.
It’s been a while for David. He’s been out of that particular pool for way too long. To impress potential dates on the service, he takes a selfie, from a very revealing angle, like you do. When
David eyeballs the hookup, he panics, bolts, and leaves his phone with that naughty photo still there.
Craig finds it, then he finds David, and as they say, the rest is history. Except for a few little hiccoughs along the way.
David’s main problem is his adorable munchkin Maia who is in the clingy threes which leaves him little time for much of anything. Craig’s got a bit more on his plate with a roommate who makes Herman Gering sound like BFF material. Craig also has a history of being tossed through the system as a teen when his parents disown him when he comes out and in addition he is reluctant to confess he is a go-go-boy (the I’m not good enough for him syndrome).
The two men manage to have a few encounters, and much of the charm of this book is watching them jump through hoops trying to fit in a little passion on the clock – in fact a couple of those are laugh out loud funny.
I don’t usually get all weak and gooey over rugrats in books (or movies for that fact) as they usually overpower a story by virtue of their precocious preciousness. The author did a nice job of toning that down and fitting Maia into the dilemma of dad getting laid.
Craig, as a character is nicely drawn although his wimpiness vis-a-vis the roomie is toothachingly annoying and a hair unbelievable.
David’s character, or rather how the author goes about fitting the man into a career track, really blew the credibility to smithereens. Craig gets ill, and the best a General MD can do is find Tylenol—there are no stethoscopes, no thermometers, no taking the pulse or sticking things in various orifices. You know, like real doctors do. His available time seems constrained by Maia rather the real time commitments of an MD. Craig’s Zumba moves obviously had been more thoroughly researched than David’s practice.
Is that a deal-breaker when it’s so cute and sigh-worthy and then there’s the ten years later?
Yeah. It knocks it down a star. This is a solid four star read that will leave you with a smile.
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