This is the fourth book in the series but is actually a follow up to the couple in book one. Rey and Samuel have been together for over a year now and are doing well as a couple. Samuel continues to work as a police officer and Rey has started a catering company which is becoming successful. Right before Christmas they get a shocking call that Rey's ex-mother-in-law has died and his daughter needs to come live with him. Both men are over-joyed but the reality of becoming fathers over night is a little harder than they imagined.
I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a good continuation of Rey and Samuel's story. I felt the author did a good job showing the trials of trying to work, be parents and still maintain a relationship. Things did not always go smoothly for the two men as they tried to blend their family. They struggled with numerous issues and often took their frustrations out on each other. It read as very realistic to me though and I could see it all happening that way in real life. Fortunately the guys work through it and get to their happily ever after. I loved the ending. It was exactly what I wanted for these two. While you do not need to read books two and three in the series to read this story this isn't a stand alone. You do need to read the first book, Cost of Repairs, before reading this.
Love can be built on a broken past…but not on broken trust.
Rey King has settled into his new life with Samuel Briggs, and his catering business has taken off to the point he’s brought a business partner on board. Yet something is missing. He’s still haunted by the pain of losing his daughter, Faith, in a custody battle six years ago.
Then, one month before Christmas, Faith’s grandmother passes away, and Rey gets a shocking offer he never saw coming.
Samuel knew loving Rey wouldn’t be easy, but then again he’s no walk in the park either. Still, for eighteen months they’ve thrived as a couple…until a shy seven-year-old girl shakes his belief that he and Rey can overcome anything.
Settling Faith into their chaotic lives would be a welcome challenge, if things weren’t complicated by Rey’s too-cute, overly attentive new business partner. As misunderstandings, miscommunications, and unresolved tensions escalate, Rey begins to wonder if the best Christmas gift of his life could cost him the man he loves.
Warning: Product contains one overprotective (and slightly jealous) police officer, an angsty chef whose heart is in the right place (even when his actions backfire), and an adorable little girl who turns their lives upside down. Added bonus—hot man-on-man action and the inappropriate use of a washing machine.