Title: Today (Single Dads Book 2)
Author: RJ Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd
Release Date: August 23rd, 2019
Page Count: 197
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
When the world labels a man and judges them blindly, is it possible to ever find love?
Firefighter Eric is on the front line, battling the threat of nature’s destruction in the California grasslands alongside his CalFire team. Focused and calm, even in the direst of situations, he has a strong affection for his fire truck, loves his career, and has best friends he can rely on. All he needs now is love, but that seems to be impossible to find. At his friend’s wedding. Eric falls in lust at first sight with the shy, slim and sexy Brady, even if Brady isn’t the type of guy he usually goes for. What Eric longs for is an equal in his bed, not a smaller guy who might want Eric to role-play big strong firefighter every time they have sex. He wants to find someone he can be vulnerable with, someone who will love him for his soft heart and quiet ways.
Brady’s life plans grind to a halt when his niece and nephew lose their parents in a tragic accident, and he becomes a dad overnight. His Developmental Coordination Disorder rules his life, but he fights both DCD and the fears that chase him every day, to give Maddie and Lucas a home. Agreeing to go to a friend’s wedding is a decision he regrets long before he even gets there. But, he refuses to give in to his fear, even if he might do something that makes him a target for people’s comments and laughter. Meeting Eric, a huge man with a gentle voice and a flair for chivalry, he falls hard. Now, if only he can let himself get past his panic that Eric would never want someone like him, then maybe he could fall in love for real.
I’d wanted Eric’s story so badly after reading Single and was thrilled to get to learn more about Brady, the mysterious friend of Ash’s.
Big, hulking firefighter Eric was kindly asked by Ash to watch over Brady at the wedding, simply because he didn’t get out much and was worried for his friend. But as soon as Eric saw him, that instant connection sparked and neither could stay away.
I loved this story. I loved how quickly Eric and Brady fell for each other, like their lives just sort of clicked into place, but I wished their was more development in their relationship. I wanted a bit more background into why Eric was so worried about looking/seeming overbearing and why Brady lost all of his insecurities when it came to Eric.
The children that Brady adopted were a rather large part of the story, which I loved. Through their relationship, I got a better sense of Brady’s story, and was able to see Eric seamlessly accepted into their family.
Overall, this was a great story and is gearing up to be a wonderful series, not just with romance, but with children and families.