When Joey Byers finds himself being a father under tragic circumstances, he doesn't think twice about keeping his niece. Finding a babysitter for the time he goes back to work is a different matter altogether and leads him to an interesting situation.
I really enjoyed seeing how things developed between Joey and Geoff and how the story was written.
While I found the story to be a perfect length for where it ended, I would have liked to have a longer story to see what happens next for the two of them and if anything is resolved amicably for Geoff involving a certain situation from his past.
Look forward to reading more of Brenna Lyons' works in the future.
When twenty-six-year-old Joey Beirs is summoned to the emergency room one evening, the last thing he expects to find is that his twin brother and Jeremy’s wife have both been killed in a car accident, leaving him an UNEXPECTED DADDY to his newborn niece, Abby. Closing in on the end of his leave from work, Joey has to find suitable childcare for Abby. After yet another interview turns south, Joey is accosted by homophobic bigots and saved by Geoff Allread.
Geoff is in his forties, an out-of-work carpenter whose unemployment is running out, soon to be faced with working in fast food or retail to keep food on the table in the recession. He’s also late to come out of the closet, a wounded man that has lost everything by admitting what he is... including his daughter from his ill-fated marriage. Geoff is good with kids and adores Abby. It’s a match made in heaven. At forty-three, Geoff needs a job that doesn’t mean asking if someone wants fries, and Joey needs someone that’s good with Abby. But can both of them overcome their hurts and accept that the age difference doesn’t matter as much as finding what they’ve both lost... a stable family?