Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Daddy, Daddy and Me

Title: Daddy, Daddy and Me
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Press
Publisher URL: www.torquerepress.com
ISBN: 978-1-61040-726-7
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

When his best friend Beth asked him to donate sperm so she could be a mother, Jeff never imagined how it would change his life. When disaster strikes, leaving him the sole parent of a newborn and three year-old, his world is thrown into chaos. His lover bales, the house isn’t set up for kids and the owner of the restaurant where he’s the chef is tired of giving him time off. 

Donny is crazy about kids and has his degree in early childhood education but he hasn’t been able to find a job as a nanny. That changes when he arrives at Jeff’s to the sound of breaking glass and screaming children and his interview turns into a trial by fire. He gets the nanny job and loves it…and it’s just what Jeff and the kids needs…but with all the changes in their lives, are they ready to think of making a family together? 

Daddy, Daddy and Me is a fun, sweet and entertaining release by Sean Michael. I love the opening. After a brief introduction to Donny, the story jumps right into the craziness of Jeff’s new life with the kids…think bleeding dad, screaming infant and a toddler running around naked, covered with marker. It made me chuckle and the vivid imagery is just one example of how the author brought the story to life. The children, adorable Robbie and baby Kimberly, are great little scene stealers and I really appreciate that they stayed a vital part of the plot instead of being relegated to the background.  

Then there’s Donny and Jeff. These two are great, likeable characters. Donny is loving, cute and is nuts about kids, and then there’s Jeff, a talented chef who’s determined to take care of his babies while reeling from the defection of his lover. The two make a wonderful couple and while they might get together a little quickly, it makes sense as plotted and is handled realistically. Be aware that unlike many of Sean Michael’s books, there are a limited number of sex scenes, instead concentrating on the emotional side of their relationship, and turning the four of them into a family. 

It’s heartwarming, tender and just made me feel good. Yes, it’s sweet, and Jeff’s ex-Mitch might have been a little over the top as a bad guy but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it. In fact, I’ll be reading Daddy, Daddy and Me again sometime in the future. Good going, Sean Michael.

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