Single dads are some of my favorite romance heroes … but new single dads might just be the best of them all.
Single Dads #1
by RJ Scott
Length: 54,000 words approx.
Cover Design: RJ Scott
Reeling from the painful rejection of a man he thought he loved, Asher is left holding the baby.
Ash wants a family, and is determined to continue with a surrogacy he’d begun with his ex. Bringing baby Mia home, he vows that he will be the best father he can be. Nothing in this world matters more to him than caring for his daughter, not even accidentally falling in lust with the doctor next door. Challenged by his growing attraction to Sean, and confronted by painful memories of his family, Ash has to learn that love is all that matters.
When ER doctor Sean moves in with his friends next door to sexy single father Ash, he falls so quickly it takes his breath away. The sex they have is hot, but Ash is adamant his heart is too full with love for his daughter to let anyone else in. Why is Sean the only one who sees how scared Ash is, and how can he prove to his new lover that he desperately wants the three of them to become a family?
Poor, sleep-deprived, anxious Asher. He’s so absolutely adorable in his love for Mia and how terrified he is that he’s going to fail her. It’s totally two steps forward and one back for him as he starts learning to be a dad. Finding himself attracted to the hottie (and compassionate) doctor next door just makes things even more complicated, which is the last thing he thinks he needs.
Sean is amazingly patient with Ash and does everything he can to woo his neighbor slowly. He’s there to support when needed and give a little push when that’s needed too. He’s the same with his friends and I think that is just as appealing as his boyfriend potential. (Those three guys are fun, in a juvenile way, and fit together well as their own made up family unit. I’m looking forward to seeing more of the others in future stories.)
While I loved these characters, I felt like we were missing a little bit in the story line. Part of it was that we got the lead up to, but not the actual, falling in love portion. I missed seeing the relationship build into that HEA. And there were so many other things that I think needed to be addressed a little more – Asher’s reluctance to get involved again, his worry over being a good dad, his history with his mom, Sean’s lack of previous commitment.
While we got plenty of feels, awesome primary AND secondary characters, and a tease about what’s coming next that has me soooo ready for book 2, I feel like we needed just a bit more to make this one truly awesome instead of very good.
I’ll happily take very good though and anxiously wait to see where we got next.
USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.
RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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