To say that I like books with kids it's putting it mildly. I absolutely LOVE books with kids in it, and then when I read that this guy Tommy raises hiTo say that I like books with kids it's putting it mildly. I absolutely LOVE books with kids in it, and then when I read that this guy Tommy raises his 7, and I really mean 7 siblings I just could not pass up.
Possible Spoiler Ahead!
Tommy's life has never been easy. His father and stepmother only know how to get drunk, high and wreck everything in their way to the next bottle, even if it means taking the little their children have. Since the age of 15, Tommy O'Shea has been mom and dad to his brothers and sisters. At 22 years old, Tommy's only hope is to keep the kids in school and out of jail. They are poor, but they make everything in their power to stay together and be as happy as they can, in the condition they live in.
And then comes Bobby...
Bobby is the good guy personified. His dream was to be a cop so he could help people, and that's what he does. Bobby has been to the O'Shea's household officially a few times when things got rough with Tommy's parents. He sees first hand how hard it's for them, and being him, Bobby wants to help. One night when off duty, Bobby catches Tommy lifting meds for the younger kids, and instead of hauling his ass to jail, he pays for them, and from them on he (tries to) spark a friendship with Tommy, even though the guy is very distrustful of people, and if they carry a badge it's even worse.
At first neither of them is sure the other is gay, and a chance encounter at a nightclub outs both of them.
The Last Thing He Needs isn't about a damselboy in distress getting rescued by a rich prince in a white horse and living happy ever after, No! This book is about friendship, commitment, trust, love, family, and a whole lot more of other things necessary to build a relationship.
Tommy is stubborn, prideful and won't take shit from anyone and will do just about anything to protect the kids.
Bobby is also stubborn, a do gooder at heart who will fight for what's right and for those he loves.
Judy is the female, older version of her son, much more stubborn and persistent. No one in their right mind could hate her.
The kids are too sweet even when they aren't being so sweet.
This story isn't about how many curve balls life throws your way, but how you dodge them, how you get back on your feet again and how to live even if some of them drop you on your ass. This isn't a heart-and-flowers story, but it evoke feelings that makes me want to do a happy dance and hug a kitten.
I love, love, love how this book was not politically correct, love Tommy's stubborn ass, love Bobby persistence, love Bobby's mom, love the kids and every little (or big) word between Chapter One and The End!
The only negative thing I have to say is, I wish I could see more in the epilogue. Their day-to-day lives, how they handled everything. I'm hopeful that there'll be another book(s) with more of all these wonderful characters.
This book had so much potential to be a great book, instead it was just flat out boring. I think I entered in the middle of a series, even though I haThis book had so much potential to be a great book, instead it was just flat out boring. I think I entered in the middle of a series, even though I had no problem understanding the story. Paul & Andy are a couple for 2 years now, and they have fallen on the so dreaded "married" routine. They don't talk, sex is meaningless, and they're drifting apart more and more. After a getaway to try to lit the old spark, they find Zach at the side of the road. I did not liked Zach. He went to LA, because he thought he could be the next great new shit at Hollywood. He soon discovered he was not alone. So, to keep food in his mouth and a roof over his head, he trades sex for shelter. He worked as stripper, and even tried his hand at porn. What I didn't liked about him, was the fact that he didn't want to change. He wanted to keep on living off other guys, and shaking his moneymaker at some stage, than to try something else. The story was paced too fast for me to believe that after a few days they were all in trio-HappyLand. Had this book been longer, and better paced, it would be a GREAT read. Too bad it wasn't...more
This was pretty hot, if you don't mind the melodramatic part of it. Which annoyed me, but I let that go and finished. Thank you my naughty one for thiThis was pretty hot, if you don't mind the melodramatic part of it. Which annoyed me, but I let that go and finished. Thank you my naughty one for this! I just need to find a Cody now......more
Amaziiiiiing. Wow, this is just wow. There's a long time a book don't have me this way-Stopping any free moment I get to read it- and so into the plotAmaziiiiiing. Wow, this is just wow. There's a long time a book don't have me this way-Stopping any free moment I get to read it- and so into the plot. I'm not doing a review, or I'd be here the whole day, because Stockholm Syndrome is THIS good. I recommend it to all my m/m kink lovers friends!! Can't wait for the next one!!...more
I loved, loved, LOVED this book! I wasn't much convinced by the blurb, but decided to give it a try. And Wow. Just WOW. I can't really put it on wordsI loved, loved, LOVED this book! I wasn't much convinced by the blurb, but decided to give it a try. And Wow. Just WOW. I can't really put it on words right now. Review to come later!...more