“How much longer is rock bottom supposed to last?”
Broke and overstressed, Orlando is doing everything he can to get his life and mental health back on track–and score a date with shy-but-sexy Geoff before the new year. But when the biggest mistake of Orlando’s life reappears on his doorstep with the daughter he never knew he had, he has to drop his plans of romance and focus on what’s important: the eight-month-old baby now depending on him.
“It’s not every day someone has to learn to be a dad literally overnight.”
But Geoff isn’t giving up on that date he was promised, baby or no baby, and his adorably dorky charm is enough to sweep Orlando off his feet. Geoff seems too good to be true–patient, generous, smart, funny…he even adores the baby who’s suddenly become the center of Orlando’s world, and his sure and steady hand helps ease the new dad through the panic-inducing trials of parenthood. All that can’t come without a catch.
“Nothing good ever happens this fast.”
Even as their lives intertwine, Orlando is convinced Geoff is way out of his league, and Geoff has his own reservations. Falling too hard, too fast is a recipe for disaster, but neither man can help getting a little carried away. If they want to truly turn their ragtag group into a family, both of them will have to face their insecurities in this sweet and steamy holiday romance.
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This was such a good story. I adored Orlando and Geoff. Together they complemented each other and work to ensure the other is happy and has what they need. I liked how their feelings grew and evolved the longer they were together. The emotions in the story were well written and I felt them along with the characters many times. The story kept me engaged right from the beginning and I had to keep reading to find out what happened.
Orlando was a sweetheart. I felt bad for him and the crap hand he was dealt in life. However he worked hard to get ahead and stand on his own two feet. I was a little torn on how I felt about Orlando’s reaction to Geoff’s past. I agreed with Orlando’s fears to some extent. But I also agreed with what his friend said about Geoff knowing his own mind. However I really liked how that aspect of the story ended and was wrapped up. Orlando had such a pure heart. Always wanting what’s best for others and doing his best to stay afloat and give Noelle the best life he can.
Geoff was so sweet. He kept wanting to take care of Orlando which was admirable. My favorite scene of his was when he talked with Orlando about the breakup. That was such an emotion filled scene. I adored the way Geoff connected with Noelle. He was amazing with her and you could tell cared deeply for her.
Noelle was a complete sweetheart and stole the story in the most adorable of ways. She was an integral part of the story and that made me very happy. I dislike when a child is added into the story yet serves no purpose. It’s so nice to see an infant developed and thought about beforehand not just throw in a character.
The ending is such a happily ever after. I love the epilogue and how we get to see them in the future and know they’re going to make it. You’re left with that happy content feeling that everything is going to work out and well. Plus you know their love is lasting and they’re not going to be torn apart by the small stuff.
Casey Cameron lives in a rare urban center in the U.S. Midwest, where she can be found among her fellow deviants writing porn in coffee shops. She writes primarily gay romance and erotica with a twist of the paranormal, and has a real kink for sex-positive and emotionally mature characters.