Summer Son

Anna Martin
Summer Son
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Publisher
Dreamspinner Press
Release Date
March 2015
ISBN
9781627987295
Genre
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
Ellis Broad never imagined he would end up a single father before he turned twenty-nine. Then again, most of his expectations for the future evaporated when his husband of three years filed for divorce, leaving Ellis as their six-month-old son Harrison's only parent. After the divorce Ellis hides, working from home on his small graphic design business so he can be a full-time dad. He succeeds until Zane Hadlin stumbles into his life.

Zane is everything Ellis desires and everything he fears at the same time. A former gang member from the wrong side of the tracks, Zane turned his life around after his older brother was killed in a shooting. Now an artist, Zane shows Ellis a path back into the world and all he's been missing out on.

The only problem is, Ellis's ex-husband hasn't quite gone for good, and his digging into Zane's past could drag up secrets no one is prepared to deal with.

Book Review by Breann (reviewer)
Apr 19, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
87 people found the following review helpful
SUMMER SON is a sweet, smile-inducing story.

Ellis is a divorced, single dad. He was in a seemingly happy marriage with their newly adopted baby boy, when his husband decided to leave. Now, he and his baby, Harrison, are on their own. Ellis is a full-time dad while working at home, so his social life has taken a back seat. Good thing one of his besties knew just the perfect person for him to meet. And perfect he was. As soon as Ellis met Zane, they had an instant attraction.

They had their one-night-stand, but ended up meeting again. This is where they really hit it off and decided to move things forward. I didn't really feel a progression of their relationship, though. They moved really fast, which is fine, but it didn't feel natural to me. The "I love you's" were sudden and I found myself wondering how they ended up there.

This was syrupy sweet and oh so fluffy. Zane and Ellis were perfect together. Their romance was perfect and Zane fit perfectly with the kiddo. All was so perfect, it was almost too much. But the characters were delightful and there were some cute moments scattered throughout that made me smile.

The narration was decent, not my favorite but still enjoyable. There were some odd pauses and quite a few obvious voiceovers that I found distracting. Still, if you like audio, I'd recommend it in that format.

SUMMER SON is a very easy listen and a great distraction while doing mundane household tasks. Zane and Ellis made folding laundry much more enjoyable.
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