Author: Megan Slayer
Publisher: Loose Id
At a Glance: A return story to Cedarwood that is entirely enjoyable.
Reviewed By: Angel
Blurb: Steve Moore wasn’t planning on being a dad. He envisioned a life of teaching and professional swimming. Fast forward a year and he’s the guardian of his ten-year-old sister. He wants love and passion, but who wants to date a guy with a family?
Farin Baker believed love wasn’t in his cards—until he takes his nephew to swimming lessons. One glance at the water-slicked hunk teaching the class has him thinking about jumping into the dating pool again. He’s ready for a fresh start with a hot guy for his bed.
Will they find heat between the sheets or will the guardianship situations cool their ardor?
Review: An enjoyable go-round with Megan Slayer and the gay dads of Cedarwood! I really enjoyed my return to both Cedarwood and Slayer’s work. There is still a bit of telling going on in the series, but the story doesn’t disappoint. I don’t think this is a standalone, though, because characters from the previous book factor in heavily in this installment.
I loved seeing the return of Farin and getting his story. Though I was a bit disappointed by not seeing a character introduced in the last book, Steve and his sister Imogene, were a welcome addition to Cedarwood. Once again, Slayer introduces real world problems for her characters, and deals delicately with these same issues. I love the realism in the books. All the problems the characters face are ones that have been in the headlines, and it is easy to see that the fanaticism is there, but it isn’t overdone.
Steve steps up and takes on his young sister after a tragedy and shows a maturity that rings true with the character writing. Megan Slayer’s characters react like real people and respond with real emotions. The insta-love is heavy handed, but it fits with this author’s writing style that I am coming to enjoy.
Looking forward to the next installment of Cedarwood!
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