Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press 3rd edition
Release Date: February 1, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, short story, loss, heartache, new look on life
Page Count: 87 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Cash McCord’s life is pretty much perfect. He owns the family ranch, loves his work, and invites the occasional cowboy into his bed. But everything is turned upside down when his brother Jack and Jack’s wife Val are killed in a car crash, leaving behind six kids.
Cash is made guardian of the children, along with Val’s brother, Brad Rafferty—a man who couldn’t be more different from Cash if he tried. A Yankee, Brad is a video-game developer who works twelve-to-fourteen-hour days at his desk. They lock horns as soon as they set eyes on each other. Neither man is happy to have the other around, but neither is willing to give up custody of his nieces and nephews.
It’s up to these two polar opposites to keep the kids together and give them a family again. But first they’ll have to keep from killing each other.
First Edition published as Inheritance in Family Matters by Torquere Press, 2008.
Second Edition published by Torquere Press, 2013.
What a great story about survival after a tragic event. Sometimes we lose those that are closest too us but we have no choice but to pick up and move on with life the best that we can. That is exactly what happened with Cash and Brad.
Cash and Brad are brother in laws with six nieces and nephews from their brother Jack and sister Val. One night out of the blue Jack and Cal dies tragically in an auto accident. To their brothers they entrusted their most loved pocessions, their children. Both Cash and Brad was left equal guardianship to raise the children together.
This seemed such an impossible and stressful situation for both men because they are two very different people that live in two completely opposite ends of the US.
What started out looking as an impossible situation turned out to be so much more for both men. The more they got to know each other and the more they got into a routine of things with the kids the more everything started to come together all the way around. Both men started to fall for the other and took this impossible situation and turned it into a very realistic life for them and created a family for not only them but for the kids.
The only obstacle that was standing in their way was Brad and Val’s mother who could not except not being in control. Soon both men would come to find out how out of control Brad’s mother could become and both men do what they have to do in order to protect their new family.
This is a sad read but a happy read at the same time. Sometimes when you lose something or someone close to you, you gain something else in its path. For these two men they gained a loving relationship and six wonderful children that they love very much. It was like Val and Jack knew these two men was meant for each other and had a hand in bringing them together to create another family for their children in their absence. Very heart felt story very well written.
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