Title: One Small Thing
Author: Piper Vaughn
Genre: Same Sex Contemporary Romance.
Part of a series: No.
Length: 214 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 4th 2012
Where I got this book: Free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
"Daddy" is not a title Rue Murray wanted, but he never thought he'd have sex with a woman either. Now he's the unwitting father of a newborn named Alice. Between bartending and cosmetology school, Rue doesn't have time for babies, but he can't give her up. What Rue needs is a babysitter, and he's running out of options. He's on the verge of quitting school to watch Alice himself when he remembers his reclusive new neighbor, Erik. Erik Van Nuys is a sci-fi novelist with anxiety issues to spare. He doesn't like people in general, and he likes babies even less. Still, with his royalties dwindling, he could use the extra cash. Reluctantly, he takes on the role of manny-and even more reluctantly, he finds himself falling for Alice and her flamboyant father. Rue and Erik are as different as two people can be, and Alice is the unlikeliest of babies, but Rue has never been happier than when Alice and Erik are by his side. At least, not until he receives an offer that puts all his dreams within reach and he's forced to choose: the future he's always wanted, or the family he thought he never did.
My ReviewI have mixed feeling about this book, on the one hand it is a sweet story about 3 men trying to make ends meet and trying to live their dreams and on the other it was snails pace slow.
Erik was the hardest to get behind, mainly because I struggled to believe his character. He adapted too quickly to Alice and with no panicked phone calls to either Rue or his mother, that just didn't ring true. Now I know he did loads of internet research before he took Alice but still, the reality of a screaming baby is very different from watching a video about it. It was Rue and Dusty that kept me reading, they were fascinating in their inclusion of Erik. How he went from weird guy to friend and then more was just a delight to watch. These 3 men became a family and even with my misgivings about Erik it really was beautiful. it was not an earth shattering read but it was a pleasant one. This is a feel good book and it did make me smile and it did make me sad but it didn't rock my world, but it did brighten it a little so I am glad I read it.
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