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Reviewed by Kat
TITLE: A Gift of Family
SERIES: Dreamspinner Press 2017 Advent Calendar collection Stocking Stuffers
AUTHOR: Tami Veldura
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 32 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2017
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2017 Advent Calendar collection Stocking Stuffers.
Scott Burke has always desired a big family, but as a divorced single dad, all he has is his young daughter, Lexi. He pours himself into raising her, half-convinced he’ll never find what he’s looking for. When Brennan Price strolls into Scott’s life, he’d better have enough patience for both Lexi and Scott if he intends to stick around.
Brennan has a huge family and a successful career, but no one to call his own. Wooing Scott and his daughter is right up his alley, though, and he steps up to the challenge to prove he’s enough for both of them. His attraction to Scott is immediate, but he recognizes a family man when he sees one and hatches a plan to win Lexi over. Her handsome father is sure to follow….
Very fast moving short story.
Scott Burke is at the park with his toddler, Lexi, when a very attractive man approaches to interact with them. He has a large dog in tow with antlers attached to its head. After a brief meeting they agree to meet up the next day for a date.
This, unfortunately, wasn’t my favorite story of the season. I’m not a fan of immediate insta-love and it went from zero to 90 in a very short time. One of my problems was that until Brennan walked up we had absolutely no clue that Scott was gay or even bi. The author went on about his relationship with his ex-wife and his celibacy since his daughter’s birth and two days later he is hot and heavy with the man while his sick baby is in the next room. But what really got to me was that this all took place in three days and they were in love and ready to settle down together. Just too much too fast.
The baby and the dog were cute and it wasn’t a badly written story, it just wasn’t the story for me. If you have a family man that has devoted his life to his infant daughter then I have a hard time reconciling the extremely abrupt change in behavior.