Review by Christie
AUTHOR: Sean Michael
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 80 Pages
RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2017
Cash McCord’s life is pretty much perfect. He owns the family ranch, loves his work, and invites the occasional cowboy into his bed. But everything is turned upside down when his brother Jack and Jack’s wife Val are killed in a car crash, leaving behind six kids.
Cash is made guardian of the children, along with Val’s brother, Brad Rafferty—a man who couldn’t be more different from Cash if he tried. A Yankee, Brad is a video-game developer who works twelve-to-fourteen-hour days at his desk. They lock horns as soon as they set eyes on each other. Neither man is happy to have the other around, but neither is willing to give up custody of his nieces and nephews.
It’s up to these two polar opposites to keep the kids together and give them a family again. But first they’ll have to keep from killing each other.
First Edition published as Inheritance in Family Matters by Torquere Press, 2008.
Second Edition published by Torquere Press, 2013.
Who doesn’t like a good enemies-to-lovers story? Okay, many people don’t, but I definitely do. So, since the blurb for Inheritance looked promising, I decided to take a chance on it. Sadly, it was not my cup of tea.
Brad Rafferty and Cash McCord have all of a sudden found themselves the guardians of six children aged 13 and younger, due to a car wreck that killed the kid’s parents (Brad’s sister and Cash’s brother). Cash, a cowboy, owns a ranch down south. And Brad is a game developer who spends most of his time indoors, behind a desk. Each man has their own ideas on how and where the children should be brought up, and it is the polar opposite from the other’s vision. Which causes quite a bit of strife between the two. In fact, their first night in the children’s home ends in a physical fight. Then, all of a sudden they end up sleeping with each other and things are instantly less contentious. Add in Brad’s mom randomly meddling in their lives because she apparently doesn’t approve of two gay men raising children, and things are a bit confusing.
I had a hard time getting into this very short story. In fact, I put it down several times in favor of reading something else. Unfortunately, it ended up not being to my interests. But, you can’t like everything you read, right?