Title: One Small Thing (One Thing #1)
Author: Piper Vaughn, M.J. O’Shea and Finn Sterling (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: April 6th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 6 hrs 56 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.08 stars out of 5
One Thing: Book One
“Daddy” is not a title Rue Murray wanted, but he never thought he’d have sex with a woman either. Now he’s the unwitting father of a newborn named Alice. Between bartending and cosmetology school, Rue doesn’t have time for babies, but he can’t give her up. What Rue needs is a babysitter, and he’s running out of options. He’s on the verge of quitting school to watch Alice himself when he remembers his reclusive new neighbor, Erik.
Erik Van Nuys is a sci-fi novelist with anxiety issues to spare. He doesn’t like people in general, and he likes babies even less. Still, with his royalties dwindling, he could use the extra cash. Reluctantly, he takes on the role of manny—and even more reluctantly, he finds himself falling for Alice and her flamboyant father.
Rue and Erik are as different as two people can be, and Alice is the unlikeliest of babies, but Rue has never been happier than when Alice and Erik are by his side. At least, not until he receives an offer that puts all his dreams within reach and he’s forced to choose: the future he’s always wanted, or the family he thought he never did.
I thoroughly enjoyed Finn Sterling’s narration. Though, personally, I would’ve switched the voices he does for Rue and Erik, but that’s totally on me. I found it easy to slip into the story and he kept me engaged throughout.
Storywise, I liked the plot and loved the characters. Though it isn’t said, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out Erik is on the spectrum. He definitely seems like he has more than a touch of autism. I felt like the surprise of Rue finding out he’s going to be a father was handled really well, and I enjoyed getting to know the characters slowly.
I really liked that Vaughn and O’Shea don’t make this an insta-love romance or fix all the character flaws once the boys get together. The sexy times are hot, and the drama isn’t too much. All in all I enjoyed it and wouldn’t mind revisiting the boys for another listen again soon.