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First Steps

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  301 ratings  ·  28 reviews
Abandoned by his partner in the wilds of Alaska, Peter is pretty much at the end of his rope. He has a cabin falling down around his ears, two young babies to care for, and too much alone time to think about his situation. It's enough to make a man rethink wanting to be a dad.

Park Ranger Chad thinks Peter could use some help, especially when fire and weather warnings make
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This book is so syrupy sweet, it gave me cavities.

I don't mind sweet stories, but this one was too much to take. 100+ pages of two purrrfect gay guys cooing over two über adorable twin babies, having mind-blowing sex (after the babies were properly fed and asleep, of course) and professing their undying love for each other every frickin' minute? Sorry, that didn't work for me. There was not a single conflict in the story - in fact, I can't say there was even a plot to begin with - and the whole
♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
The sugar coma is always worth it

I have read this book at least ten times and EVERY FREAKING TIME it melts my sugar greedy heart. Every time. I am a sucker for books with kids in them as most people know but that doesn't mean I love all books with kids. This book, however, hits all of my happy happy joy joy buttons.

No conflict!!!
This is very simply a book about a single dad who wants to raise his babies somewhere great and meets the love of his life in the process. No explosions, no inner strug
MsMiz (Tina)
I know better...and I did it is my own fault. If you feel like needing to go to the dentist to get each of your teeth filled, this is the book for you.
Elisa Rolle
I was non thinking to buy a sci-fiction romance when I bought First Steps... The story of a man who willingly decides to mate with a single parents with two babies under one years old? pure science fiction!!! Ok, ok, I'm joking.

This is a tenderful story about Chad, a lonely park ranger who arrives like a knight in shining armor to help Peter, a gay man who has decided to be father, and has used a substitutive mother to gain his goal.

But the life of a single father, even more of a single father
Feb 23, 2009 Matimate rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: katikat
Shelves: m-m, 2009
When porn is mixed with family drama it is not always the best reader choice, but yes females readers would like least some of them. Peter was gay who payed surrogate mother to carry his child. He and his partner planed one, but it went in the direction, he did not expect. Instead one kid he got twins and extramoney to pay and his boyfriend left him. He moved to Alaska and met nice gay ranger and you got a story laced with diapers and kid food. Yuck. It is some cozy and warm that it scar ...more
Nancy L
sweet story where a guy with twins meets another one who's not afraid of parenting. There's no angst, no conflict...just a romance between the two.
Emma Sea
Cute, sweet (short) story. Read sparingly for fear of developing type 2 diabetes.
Erotic Horizon
First Steps by Sean Michael (2007)
It was sweet, adorable, and completely unlike any Sean Michael I'd ever thought would exist.

I thought the babies were rather too sentient, but other than that, it wasn't bad.
But omg Peter is such a woman sometimes, what with his damsel in distress thing sometimes and the "Oh, protect me, big strong man" shtick. Like those old sitcoms when the wife's fussing and worrying and fretting and needs her husband to calm her down from her tizzy.
Pretty sure there was a line about him wearing Chad's old sw
This is like an ad for how normal gays can be and how well they can parent. I mean, it was all about being a gay parent. There wasn't real tension. I did find it beleivable that he jst happened to find the right guy out in the middle of nowhere, but I swear, a Harlequin romance has more of an arc thqan this story did. No need for it to be even the slim 78 pgs it was. Pretty good sex, but without tension, and the majority of the committment and exploration of feelings being directed at the babies ...more
well written, fun, who could ask for more
I needed a real feel-good read and this book filled that function well. It is kind of instalove, which feels extra hazardous when there are two babies involved. I can also see some issues coming up in the future for this couple, but I am sure they will get thorugh it. They work really well together and feel like they are meant to be together. So go Chad and Peter. I tried to let the doubts and go and just enjoy the romance, sweetness and coziness of it all. Instant feel good.
Apr 20, 2015 Anna rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m, kids
Sigh, I just straight up got bored, and I wasn't even that far in. /:
Gawd if his name wasnt on the front of the book I'd never believe Sean Michael wrote it! it was sooo boring! I kept waiting and hoping for something to happen!
It was sweet that they met and fell in love so quickly but then they never even fought or disagreed abt anything! It was the least believable book I've ever read I think. ..I think my fav stories of seans are the BDSM ones.
This book started off cute and then got way, way too cute. The courtship was blazingly quick with insta-love to spare. I liked the way Chad was with Peter's kids, but the entire relationship was on hyperdrive. There was a sex scene nearly every chapter and I just clicked past them after awhile. Too much of a good thing. I didn't hate it, but it's just not my cuppa.
A cutesy story. I liked it.
This is an adorable story. It's not the most suspenseful or filled with drama. It's a warm story about falling in love, becoming a family and just a warm happy ending. It's a book to read on those days when you just want a happy story with beautiful characters and a simple plot.It might not be for everyone but I loved it!
if I could i would of given it a 3.5. The babies were really cute and adorable, especially Ellie, however some of the sex scenes seemed very repetitive and other scenes just seemed to be dragged out. Overall a light fluffy enjoyable read on a long day.
Scarlet James

That was really cute. I love kids. The book was really short, but I liked it all the same. The characters quickly grew on me and the book had great humor in it.
Katy Beth Mckee
Peter and Chap meet up and just connect. The babies are adorable. But frankly that much sex with two babies in the house never gonna happen in real life. ;)
There are two babies and two daddies. No angst, no pain, no conflicts what so ever. Very very happy love at first sight, cute, easy reading story.
Apr 22, 2012 pbj rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012, m-m, kids, sweet
No drama. Just two guys, two babies and a lot of snow.
Perfect if you need to get your cute babies fix.
Wonderful, saccharine sweet story about a perfect man, a park ranger, and a new Dad of twins.
Nov 22, 2010 Indigo rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m, fav
Sweet, emotional, touching, uplifting, perfect to kill a bluesy mood ... loved it !
Short and sweet.

Sweet enough not to be a typical Sean Michael book.
2 men, 2 babies, a ranger house, and lots of sweetness.

So. much. sugary sweetness.
Jayme marked it as to-read
May 26, 2015
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