*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
“How much longer is rock bottom supposed to last?”
Broke and overstressed, Orlando is doing everything he can to get his life and mental health back on track–and score a date with shy-but-sexy Geoff before the new year. But when the biggest mistake of Orlando’s life reappears on his doorstep with the daughter he never knew he had, he has to drop his plans of romance and focus on what’s important: the eight-month-old baby now depending on him.
“It’s not every day someone has to learn to be a dad literally overnight.”
But Geoff isn’t giving up on that date he was promised, baby or no baby, and his adorably dorky charm is enough to sweep Orlando off his feet. Geoff seems too good to be true–patient, generous, smart, funny…he even adores the baby who’s suddenly become the center of Orlando’s world, and his sure and steady hand helps ease the new dad through the panic-inducing trials of parenthood. All that can’t come without a catch.
“Nothing good ever happens this fast.”
Even as their lives intertwine, Orlando is convinced Geoff is way out of his league, and Geoff has his own reservations. Falling too hard, too fast is a recipe for disaster, but neither man can help getting a little carried away. If they want to truly turn their ragtag group into a family, both of them will have to face their insecurities in this sweet and steamy holiday romance.
This was one of the gay romance novel I couldn’t really assess. When I read the blurb I expect to read a sweet story and I wasn’t dissapointed.
It is totally charming to read the story about Orlando and his surprise: his daughter he doesn’t know she even existed.
Truth it is to say the story focus very much the relationship between the newly minted guy and his daughter but it is also amazing how Geoff is fitting in this concept.
If you are in search of a sweet holiday story this is one of the sweetest I’ve read so far.
The sexy, hot steam level is there, but there are also the deep emotions. Thus there is slight drama in the story and the reader is suffering with the character.
It is also interesting to see two types of guys in this story so the character development is deeper than expected.
For me this story by Casey Cameron is a debut story and I can’t say I was disappointed. Quite the contrary, this was an extraordenary read, sweet and with deep emotions, hot and sometimes steamy without being over sexualised.
I recommend this story as a holiday read, this is a reason I post this review on the Christmas day (or in Germany the first day of the christmas holidays :))
Happy holidays. ❤