Title: Father of the Groom (Love and Care #1)
Author: Silvia Violet
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Page Count: 109 pages
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Avery has a good life. He loves his job as a makeup artist, and he’s ecstatic about being Twink of Honor in his best friend’s wedding. He’s more than capable of supporting himself, but that doesn’t stop him from longing for an older man who’ll take care of him.
Graham Hillingdon has finally repaired his relationship with his son, and he’s thrilled to be part of his son’s wedding day, though he wishes he had a plus one to bring with him. Sadly, he has yet to find a man who appreciates both his dominant and nurturing sides; maybe even someone to call him Daddy.
When Avery and Graham meet at the wedding, attraction sizzles between them, and they end up spending an insanely hot night together. Graham makes sure Avery knows exactly who’s in charge in bed, but afterwards, he’s exquisitely gentle. This is just what Avery needs, and Graham is certain he’s finally found a man who desires what he has to give. Neither of them wants to part the next day, but between their age difference and their reluctance to reveal their relationship to Graham’s son, they wonder if they have any chance for a future together. But as perfect as they are for each other, shouldn’t it be worth the risk?
Silvia Violet gets kinkier and kinkier lately. I loved the author’s Lace Covered Compromise so I was pretty eager to read some daddy/boy kinkiness from her s well.
As far as the kink is concerned it was very well done. But sadly the rest of the story just didn’t work for me. My reasons:
-Insta-love, and not the believable kind. I did appreciate the instant lust and the way a daddy recognized his potential boy. Their first meeting, however, followed by their first hookup was too much too soon, or just…weird.
-Avery was this super funny, sassy twink in the beginning of the book. I thought I was going to have tons of fun with his character. Where did this all go? He turned into a stammering, fumbling teenager after meeting Graham, and ended up being a drama queen in the end. I’m sure that being daddy’s boy doesn’t mean exactly that, right?
-The angst in the end was completely fabricated and unbelievable to me, to the point of ridiculousness.
-Too much sex. Yep. The book is too short for all these feelings to develop as it is. Add all these super lengthy sex scenes, and there’s nothing left. I’d love to see the characters bond a little bit instead of going at it all the time.
I believe that the story would have benefited from a a couple more chapters. So far I’m the odd man out, so don’t take my word for it. It just didn’t work for me. Sorry:(