"Making It" is a story that anyone who has wanted a family and has had difficulties making that family will relate to. Even if you haven’t had issues, the emotional roller coaster comes through and you can feel the heartache and anguish. But, this is a second chance love story that will have you crying and cheering and wanting you to punch something. The characters are awesome and mesh extremely well together. From the three that were friends from their teens to the men who love them to the people they interact with, all are alive and interesting. I quickly found myself invested in this story. I really didn’t want to put it down. The heartbreak of miscarriage to the question of whose baby is it biologically gave a great twist on the surprise baby. Though I’m not a MMA fan, this world was woven into the story and gave it more depth as well as interest. The idea of not letting people know that you are gay due to being a fighter was enlightening. This was a really well put together story that I fell in love with.
Eli just couldn’t do it any more when the surrogate mother his husband and he had picked out had another miscarriage. That was it and he walked out without ever even talking to Devon. Now three years later Devon is trying to move on but he needs Eli to sign the divorce papers first. Also, there is the matter of the son Devon finally had might be biologically Eli’s as the clinic accidently used the specimen of their mixed semen. This should be easy except Eli isn’t sure he wants to sign the divorce papers. It seems the chemistry is still there. But, to stay married may put Eli’s career on the line.
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Devan knows exactly what he wants from life: a good career, a husband who loves him, and a child to call his own. He’s working at the perfect job, and has found the man of his dreams in Eli. That only leaves one box left to tick. When his friend offers to be a surrogate mother for Devan and Eli, he’s convinced all his dreams have come true.
Eli has been fighting his entire life. Fighting to keep his sick mother safe, fighting his frustration, and fighting daily as an up-and-coming MMA star. The one thing he can’t fight is the feeling that he’s made a terrible mistake agreeing to be a father with Devan. On the worst night of their lives, Eli knows Devan is better off without him, and leaves.
When Eli returns three years later, he comes face-to-face with Devan and a son who might be his. Devan has moved on with his life, but seeing Eli once again reignites forgotten passion. Yet if Eli wants to make it work with Devan, he must decide if he’s ready for the biggest fight of his life.
Word count: 62,600; page count: 239