“Add Love and Mix” by Sean Michael provides a thought-provoking premise. I love the professions of the main characters and I ached at the upheaval that is brought into their lives but I had trouble connecting to the guys. I was frustrated that they didn’t communicate like they should have and the decisions being made weren’t balanced. I think the author did a great job of conveying the dismay and self-doubt that goes with suddenly being saddled with such an enormous responsibility and I liked seeing the way folks rallied around to form such a wonderful support group.
I wondered if this story was a sequel, since it felt like the action started abruptly, where we are told about the deep and loving relationship these two guys have and then their lives are turned upside-down. There is lovely angst and pathos, particularly in the scenes featuring the understandably distraught little girl—who definitely stole the show in a couple of places—but I would have liked a deeper glimpse into the history of the relationship between these two sexy men and to be convinced that they had such an intense connection. Despite this, I still think it is an enjoyable story and I hope these folks get another turn in the spotlight.
This m/m romance shows the changes that must be undergone when an established relationship suddenly becomes a ready-made family. EMT Scott Bronson is willing to do almost anything for lover and partner Jason Weller, but he’s going to have to take a long hard look at how to handle the upheaval that accompanies the arrival of a six-year-old dependent whose presence reflects a history he knows nothing about as well as a future that is definitely going to require change and sacrifice.
Firefighter Jason “Jase” Weller and EMT Scott Bronson are living the perfect life. They work together in jobs they love, they live together, and in their downtime, they still can’t get enough of each other. It’s been six amazing years. Then on Christmas Eve, Jase’s former lover Elsa shows up with a six-year-old girl in tow. The strung-out junkie claims Kerry is Jase’s daughter and it’s his turn to care for her, and then she walks out.
Shocked at both the fact that Elsa is now a junkie and that he has a daughter he never knew about, Jase nonetheless steps up to the plate as her father and Scott offers his full support. Having an instant family comes with plenty of challenges, and the two men work to deal with sweeping changes in their lives and to make things right for Kerry.
It’s not going to be easy, and their new circumstances test them and their relationship like nothing ever has. They’ll need all the love they have for each other—and the love they discover for their daughter—to keep from breaking apart.