Daddy, Daddy and Me

Jeff needed a miracle. Left alone with two children after the death of his best friend, he is grieving and lost. He was the sperm donor and godfather and never intended to be 'daddy'. Donnie wants nothing more than to care for children. Since getting his degree, he's had many interviews but no job offers. It seems no one wants a male nanny. He arrives at Jeff's home in the middle of a crisis and knows that he's found his place. Caring for Jeff's children is everything Donnie hoped for and more, however, his feelings for Jeff are a surprise. Perhaps this is more than a just a job, maybe it's the beginning of a family.

This one sucked me in from the very first paragraph. It's a touching and emotional look at the creation of a family from the ashes of a tragedy. Jeff is an awe inspiring character whose courage and integrity shine through. He didn't have to give up his old life to raise these children. No one would have blamed him for letting someone else do it. But this was what Beth wanted and he did love those kids. Donnie comes to the rescue, not only with his childcare knowledge but with empathy and understanding. Their journey is a heartwarming one, filled with humor and hope, grief and healing. There's a subplot involving Jeff's ex that serves as a stark contrast to what Donnie and Jeff share. A very enjoyable read that will leave you with a smile.

Book Blurb for Daddy, Daddy and Me

When Jeff agreed to be the sperm donor to his best friend Beth, he never expected a tragedy to leave his newborn and three year old motherless. That's exactly what's happened, though, and it's totally thrown his life into chaos: his lover has left him, his house isn't anywhere near childproof and his boss feels the restaurant has been patient enough with the time off.

Donny has always known he wanted to be in childcare, and he just finished his degree in early childhood education. He didn't count on people being less than thrilled to hire him when they find out that not only is he a male nanny, but a gay one at that. Job hunting has been frustrating to say the least, so when he knocks on Jeff's door and is greeted by the sounds of things breaking and a pair of screaming children, he thinks, just maybe, he can begin this particular interview with a trial by fire.

Becoming the nanny to Jeff's children just might be a dream come true for Danny, and exactly what Jeff needs, but are either one of them ready to really be a family?

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2012 4.50