Title: Daddy Needs A Date
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 18, 2017
Genre(s): Gay Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 208 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3.8 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
With four girls, single dad Ryan Withers has his hands too full to look for romance. He’s not complaining—he loves his daughter and the three nieces he adopted when their parents died, and he would do anything for them. He’s caught off guard when his mother and daughter decide to play matchmaker.
Alex Bernot works in disaster relief, his job taking him all over the world, helping others, for extended periods of time. He’s staying with his aunt while he’s home, and she sets him up on a blind date. Finding a special someone isn’t really on his mind, but he goes to make his aunt happy.
Ryan and Alex enjoy each other’s company more than either of them expected, and they soon make a second date. Their lives are complicated, though, in very different ways, and soon family needs and their jobs conspire to pull them apart. They’ll need to figure out how to work through the things keeping them apart, but first they’ll have to decide if they even want to….
I have to be completely honest when I say that I did really love this book. It is realistic in some ways so that made it that much better.
Ryan is a single dad of four daughters. It is shocking to most that he has four girls but his oldest he had at 15 years old and the three younger ones were his sister’s children and when she passed away along with her husband Ryan could not think of anything else other thsn taking those precious girls in and raising them as his own. It was an adjustment for all of them, especially Mel, his oldest, but they did and things are amazing. They have a perfect for them family with the exception of the fact that Ryan has not been on a date in 8 years and now his mother and daughter believe it is time for him to go on one. A blind date at that.
Alex does work for the Red Cross. He is constantly traveling from one disaster to the other so when he is in town on a short break, his aunt has decided he needs to go on a date and meet someone not related to his job. So that is how Alex and Ryan find themselves on a blind date together.
It becomes evident the fact that Ryan is a father of four girls was left out of the talk when his aunt told Alex about him. And even though normally he would have ended the date right then, there is just something about Ryan that makes Alex want to get to know him better.
Ryan is so interested in Alex. Ryan realizes that no one told Alex about the girls and since Alex did not take the out on ending the date early, that makes Ryan that much more interesting.
Things go so good between the two that they make plans for a second date. This is where Ryan has a fight family emergency and Alex shows Ryan the type of man he truly is. Which is incredible. Alex is right there with Ryan every step of the way. Never once trying to leave or acting put out.
The only problem between these two is Alex’s job still takes him out of the country at the drop of a hat and Ryan has four girls to consider when it comes to that type of disruption. Can Alex and Ryan figure out how to make things work or is it going to end between them before they can really get started?
This was such a good read. I really enjoyed reading how Ryan and Alex navigated everything from the girls to Alex’s job. This is a book that could have been real so that makes it so much better. I love reading a realistic read. It makes the read so much better and that much easier to be able to picture what is going on. Sean Michael did an incredible job on this book that is for sure.
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