Dan White is trying to acclimate to civilian life after a long career in the military with multiple combat deployments.
Now he’s home in the Austin area, living with his brother Dixon, Dixon’s husband, Audie, and their two nine-year-olds. During the New Year celebration, Dan meets Abraham Weldon, and the connection is instant.
There’s a kiss. There’s a dance. There’s a proposition.
Then Dan finds out Weldon is bisexual.
And a dad.
With five kids. Five kids, one of whom is a blind fifteen-year-old.
Weldon has been in love twice in his life—with his high school best friend, Blake, and with his wife, Krista, who he met in a Dairy Queen as she was crying over a positive pregnancy test. Love number three hits Weldon like a hammer when he meets Dan.
But since Dan isn’t interested in a guy with kids, they might only get one night together.
Dan White has retired from the military and decides to visit his brother Dixon and his family in Texas for a while. Out for New Years Eve with Dixon and his husband Audie, Dan meets Weldon and the two are instantly smitten. A kiss on the dance floor leads to an intense one night stand that leaves a mark on both men. Knowing that he doesn't want a family, Dan is honest with Weldon from the start. The two men can't seem to pull away from each other though. It takes some trial and error, but soon enough, Dan learns that what he thought he knew was wrong and sometimes, what we think we don't want is precisely what we need.
I am completely enamored with this series and the White brothers. Dixon, Audie and the kids were a welcome sidekick to Dan and Weldon's story. It's always a joy to get to see where other characters in a series have gone. And while I really enjoyed the chemistry between Dan and Weldon, the five kids kinda stole the show for me. Perhaps it's because I have three kids and can vividly remember many situations dealt with in this book so I could relate. Such fun to read it happening to someone else.
Back to the chemistry, wow. These two were like magnets, drawn into each other's orbit constantly. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Dan struggle with his attraction to Weldon while trying to convince himself it couldn't work because of the kids. I think the tipping point when he finally realized it was a done deal was right after he stuck his foot in his mouth and got the explosive end of a pissed off Weldon.
My only hiccup with the story was the writing style in this book. I realize the backdrop is Texas, I'm a Texan myself, and we are about as country as country can get. But at times I had to read a sentence or paragraph multiple times to grasp what was being said. Aside from that, I really enjoyed the story. If you like sexy Cowboys with an electric connection, stories that include nuclear families and romances you have to fight for and earn... you'll like this one I'm sure. But that's just my two cents.
Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her partner, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.
Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but is feeling the Colorado mountains calling. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head. Visit BA's website to stay up to date on series and new releases:http://www.batortuga.com/
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