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Dear Author,
I must have been on a new papa high! Whatever made me think I could prepare a gourmet christening dinner for our new baby girl? I hope he comes back with the christening cake soon--why is he calling me now? it's getting late…hey babe! what do you mean my baby craziness is freaking you out? what do you mean you need some 'me' time?? what do you mean you're at th
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ebook, 53 pages
Published June 6th 2012 by M/M Romance Group @ Goodreads
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Arthur
Jun 13, 2012 Arthur rated it it was amazing

4.5 stars

The initial setting reminds me of Sean Michael's Daddy, Daddy and Me : an established couple breaks up when they get a baby since only one of them wants to have her. The other one drops the relationship like a hot potatoes.

I like that Stefan is depicted as a guy. His behavior, take it or leave it, fits well with my perception about guys in his situation. He accepts Gregg's behavior for a time being, but he is also firm. If Gregg wants to be with them for long term, something has to cha
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Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
4.5 stars

This was an adorable story. One I thought was very nicely done considering it is Ms. Devon's first m/m contemporary.

I really liked that we got to know the characters a bit and that baby Emily wasn't just a prop. She was a real, big part of the story and I really enjoyed that. Stefan was a bit funny and Greg was a bit of an ass but he loosened up eventually.

I wished the story had been longer so we could have been able to see more of them together. Maybe see how Greg actually acts now t
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
Jun 08, 2012 Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions rated it really liked it
Shelves: free, m-m

I loved this story. I was really glad with how it went, the prompt made me a little nervous but I liked it.

I would have given five stars except the time line was jumpy for me. I'd like to know more about the huge gaps the story skipped and stuff

Also like more where Greg isn't being a douche. It seems like he just starts to come around and it's the end.

Still a great free story
Lilli *slowest reader ever*
Usually I give books with babies in it a wide berth because there's too much baby in it for my peace of mind. For this one I made an exception because, well, it's free and it's gotten good reviews.

It was a cute and satisfying read. I even had a few really good laughs but I'm worried that it wasn't supposed to be funny and consequently I will be chased down by the mob for being a heartless cynic or something. Whatever. My favorite part was this one: Greg rearranged Emily so she squirmed and snugg
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Mandy*reads obsessively*
3.5*
Sweet free read.
I wasn't sure I was going to like Greg much, but he managed to turn it around, I just really really wanted more of them together to see the attraction a bit more and see how 'life outside the closet' worked for them.
Stefan was great, no 'woe is me' just move on and does what needs to be done and thank goodness Emily isn't the 'perfect' seen but not heard baby!
Edina Rose
Jun 10, 2012 Edina Rose rated it it was amazing


Super feel-good story that melted my heart. A young baby, a wonderful adoptive dad, a wonderful biological uncle and Phillip, the dad's ex-boyfriend, firmly out of the way.
I loved everything about the story: the plot, the dialogues, the characters. I gave a big plus for making me relive the bliss of being a new parent, from the awe you feel at holding your baby for the first time to the pleasure of sharing new kind of family moments with the one you are in love with. It does not get better than
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Yvonne
Jun 08, 2012 Yvonne rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars I really liked this short story. The pacing & flow was nice & smooth with enough content in it without feeling rushed. Of course, due to length some details about the relationship is skimmed over. I also wasn't sure about this at first because of it being a kid fiction but this one avoided being too cutesy sweet. (The title did put me off for a while because I thought maybe it was about someone dying--Not the case at all) Great story & it's free!
Deeze
Oct 15, 2012 Deeze rated it it was ok
This was an OK read especially as it was free, but sadly it didn't really live up to expectations. I was looking forward to a bit of Angst, or at least some drama but instead got an overly simplistically told sugary sweet story. Ideal if that’s what you are in the mood for.
Penumbra
Goodbye Phillip was written for the M/M Romance Group’s 2012 Love is Always Write prompt event. This is a cute story about Stefan and Greg. The story is told in third person through both MCs eyes.

3.5 Stars

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Summer Devon
Jun 10, 2012 Summer Devon added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Hello!

I've loaded a free copy of this story (slightly edited) up at allromanceebooks and smashwords. Plus there is a free PDF version at this dropbox link.
Karl
Nov 17, 2013 Karl rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. A nice sweet free romance from last year's MM Romance group event. The ending/epilogue was a bit rushed and thrown together so it threw me off a little.
Sandra
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Offered for FREE from the M/M Romance Group, Love Is Always Write: Volume Four.

This is a really sweet story that starts out with Stefan getting hung up on by his partner of 4 years after they've recently adopted a daughter together. Stefan realizes Phillip never really wanted Emily and he loves her and is fine raising her alone. In walks Greg. I really liked their developing relationship and the different interactions they had. The only reason this is probably a 4 instead of a 5 sta
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mw138
Jun 08, 2012 mw138 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
Sweet story, but Greg was such a jerk all the time! I really liked Stefan and appreciated his strength and resilience.
Elspeth
Jun 14, 2012 Elspeth rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm, ebook
ok
Bettye Kanady
Nov 27, 2012 Bettye Kanady rated it liked it
Recommended to Bettye by: Love is Always Write List
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GlamLawyer
Sep 13, 2014 GlamLawyer rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up because I want more of them. I know some reviewers hated Greg. But actually I'd live to read more about him and his journey. A very complex person. I loved how Stefan was able to see him through all the BS. Stefan was a great MC too. A very lovely and strong character. That was a good read.
Tsubame
Jun 14, 2014 Tsubame rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Paseando por acá me encontré con esta historia.
Cortita, no me esperaba encontrar lo con esto. Bonita, bastante realista y con un hermoso bebé. ¿Qué mas puedo pedir?

Muchas gracias Summer Devon por compartir esta historia con nosotros!
Lisa
A cure very short read.
On the eve of Baby Emilys christening, Stefan's partner leaves him.
When the baby's mother turns up, her brother Greg is in tow.
Stefan and Greg eventually get together. There wasnt much story although this could be great as an expanded novel.
Star
Jan 28, 2015 Star rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice read

It was a sweet story about a guy who adopted a baby with his partner. The partner took off and left him with the baby. The biological mother comes to the party with the baby's uncle and they meet. The rest is HE A.
Gerald Sessions
Feb 25, 2015 Gerald Sessions rated it it was amazing
Found book on amazon said free on goodreads. Downloaded and started reading. Great story with the ends mostly tied up . You care what happens. Look forward to ready more of her books love the style.
Otterpuss
Aug 11, 2015 Otterpuss rated it it was ok
I found the writing stilted and underwhelming and I didn't connect or care about any of the characters.
Wendy Ann
I really enjoy a sweet m/m romance featuring kids. The interactions with the baby (Emily) in this story seemed very realistic as were the fears and concerns that Stefan was feeling. Good riddance to Phillip – glad he was already gone from the picture and we didn’t have to waste time with him. On the other hand, I didn’t get an entirely warm & fuzzy read on Greg either. I think I’d have to see things play out more with them (Stefan and Greg) to feel the connection in their relationship becaus ...more
melek
Phillip just left without even knowing him oh well too bad. I dont feel anything for the guy anyway, But left Stefan and their baby girl. They were having a baby party but thats when things went sour phillip left didnt come back. But now he meets uncle of his birth baby and this is either going to work out for all or not read find out what happens but of course we all know what happens in most storys.
Vanessa
Jun 20, 2012 Vanessa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books-i-own
I just finished reading this story, and fell in love with Emily. Her adopted Daddy, Stefan, wasn't too bad. Once he got over the first time father jitters. We never even really meet Stefan's ex Phillip, because he's OTD before we even notice, but I hated him. Emily's birth mother Mellady is in the picture, but only a little. Her oldest brother, Greg, on the other hand is not only around, but he helps Stefan get over the new father jitters, and then hangs around occasionally, helping Stefan on th ...more
Ryoma Gartre
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Nema
Mar 02, 2015 Nema rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Sweet
GymGuy
Aug 08, 2012 GymGuy rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
This was just a really super fun story. Quite short, just a novella, but the characters were quite well developed and the situation was just fun. I'd have given it five stars, but I didn't really get the ending. The epilog didn't seem to fit and it ended a little too abruptly. There are a few editing issues: omitted words and a couple extra. Other than that a totally entertaining read. Wish it had been longer. I could have easily settled in with these guys for a couple more evenings!
Pamela Su
Apr 06, 2014 Pamela Su rated it really liked it
Cute, short, single-daddy romance. It was a quick, amusing read.
Shelley Chastagner
Jul 22, 2015 Shelley Chastagner rated it really liked it
Shelves: reread
Short and sweet. Not terribly deep but a great lunch time read. I enjoyed this story enough that I had to reread it. I found myself reaching for something to make me smile and this one immediately came to mind.
Adult read
Katy Beth Mckee
Sep 07, 2012 Katy Beth Mckee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Stefan's finds out his relationship is over but he decides it really isn't that bad and now he's to busy with his daughter. He worries when the birth uncle comes but maybe they can work things out for both of them.
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