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Father of the Groom

(Love and Care #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  516 Ratings  ·  101 Reviews
Avery has a good life. He loves his job as a makeup artist, and he’s ecstatic about being Twink of Honor in his best friend’s wedding. He’s more than capable of supporting himself, but that doesn’t stop him from longing for an older man who’ll take care of him.

Graham Hillingdon has finally repaired his relationship with his son, and he’s thrilled to be part of his son’s we
Published June 26th 2018 by Silvia Violet
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Shin Mon Thway
OMG! Thank you Silvia Violet from rescuing me from my current book slump. 🙏 I don’t know what is wrong with me this year but by the end of June, I’ve sunk into a terrible book slump for 3 times already. 😭 I was really struggling with a book by one of my favorite authors and I really needed a good pick-me-up book. And I pre-ordered this book a while ago and when this one finally made it to my Kindle, I knew this was just what I needed. 😉 An over 100 pages novella about a dominant Daddy and a sas ...more
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
Silvia Violet gets kinkier and kinkier lately. I loved the author’s Lace Covered Compromise so I was pretty eager to read some daddy/boy kinkiness from her s well.

As far as the kink is concerned it was very well done. But sadly the rest of the story just didn’t work for me. My reasons:

-Insta-love, and not the believable kind. I did appreciate the instant lust and the way a daddy recognized his potential boy. Their first meeting, however, followed by their first hookup was too much too soon, or
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

There's a lot of really good kink in this book. It's short but spicy and sweet and I mostly enjoyed it.

However, there's a couple of tiny niggles, the first being that, at times, it felt like this was an offshoot of another book, which I don't believe it is. But the way things were phrased I felt like I was supposed to "know" more about this setting and these characters than I did.

The second is that the dramady which sets up the moment of conflict was - for me - just a completely ridiculous t
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: age-gap, arc, bdsm, gbr, mm
Those who read my reviews know that I’m very allergic to what I call unnecessary and fabricated angst. It is a known trope in lots of books. A sudden fight and/or break-up so that the couple can get back together at the end. I don’t mean real angst where a couple fights with good reason, but the angst simply put in to create a break-up or add some (more) drama.

Well, this book had the most unrealistically fabricated angst ever. I still can’t get over the subject these guys were fighting about. It
Uninspired storytelling interspersed with daddy kink, too much cheese, overbearing bffs [the tropey kind you can rely on finding at the elbow of a gay main character], a manufactured conflict and not enough exploration of a daddy/boy relationship. Too damn short- almost as though it was meant to be an appetiser to a sequel. Or more cynically, just a way to make more money a la Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I THEN Part II.

Issa meh from me.
Joyfully Jay
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars

Father of the Groom is a fun and sexy daddy kink story. The chemistry between these guys are great and they are all kinds of sexy together. The kink is fairly mild here as the Daddy/boy dynamic is pretty much reserved for the bedroom. There is some spanking and teasing and dominance, but this isn’t very hard core so it would be a good choice for someone who wants to try out a daddy kink book. The story is mostly focused on Avery and Graham and their hot weekend toge
Rachel Emily
Loved this! Avery and Graham were just ridiculously hot together. Yes, things moved quickly - just over the span of a a weekend the two were on their way to love, but it just kinda worked for the two of them.

My only - slight - complaint, is that their conflict and what caused the bit of angst in the story, was just unnecessary to me. I could have done with just a whole story of them exploring their kinks together and falling crazy in love.

This ends at a good place, but I'm SO happy to know that
Aug 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica, mm
Fluffy Daddy / boy scenario. It was pretty quick the way things fell into place... an easy read but one I didn’t get fully invested into. I felt like we got surface layer personalities .. so much potential for depth. I’ll try book 2 and see where this goes.
If daddy kink makes you swoon and purr, Father of the Groom is your catnip. I love me some daddy kink done right and by that I mean I want more than just some gratuitous PWP. Not that gratuitous PWP doesn’t have its place, it does, but then it can’t really be a thing for more than 30 pages or so. After that you’re probably just being ridiculous.

Father of the Groom has both P . . . AND . . . P. So, it wins! It’s plenty filthy, which is what you should expect from a Silvia Violet book about a twi
Jul 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The most instantaneous of insta loves... it felt like it was a lot for 24 hours but I guess book two will expand on this.-
Rebecca ♥ Warner, Kishan, Magnus ♥
I went into this one blind. It was on my kindle and I remembered it was an age gap story, which I love, but I didn't realize it was a novella, or that it was BDSM, or that it was the start of a series.

I really enjoyed it and I will continue the series, but it wasnt really what I was looking for right now. I wanted a more in-depth romance than you often find in novellas. But it did whet my appetite for my BDSM. Its been awhile since I read one. This was some quick, sweet, hot smut.
K.M. Neuhold
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

HOT! this was everything I love about daddy kink-sweet, unbelievably sexy, absolutely perfect. Can't wait to see what's next for Graham and Avery! Daddy kink for the win!
The sex was good!

The insta-love was... bearable. I usually have NO tolerance whatsoever for love at first sight in books and movies. BUT I do have first hand knowledge of how hard it is to find someone who is as kinky as you, in the same ways AND single. So, naturally, the insta chemistry was easier for me to believe as opposed to 2 vanilla people bonding over mundane commonalities and professing their undying love 2.5 seconds after they meet.

Plus the secondary characters were kick ass and not j
Kendra T
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-review, age-gap, bdsm, mm
This was very well written and had a lot of kink, just like the other Silvia Violet books I’ve read. Graham is the father of the groom, and Avery is the bride’s best friend. They have an immediate attraction to each other, and they find themselves together at the end of the wedding. There is a lot of Daddy/boy play. I enjoyed the story, and it was super steamy, but I wish we got a little more than just the weekend of the wedding. There was instant attraction and talk about wanting to be together ...more
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
That was absolutely scrumptious! If you're in the mood for some daddy kink then this is the book for you. It's incredibly sweet, and crazy freakin' hot as only Silvia Violet can write it.

Silvia Violet always manages to find that balance where the characters are just perfect for each other, the angst isn't too heavy, and there's always a great story to balance the amazing sex scenes she always delivers.

I enjoy everything this author writes, but her BDSM stories are my favorite. She's always able
Cecilia Rodriguez
Jul 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Okay, it made me a little uncomfortable and a little too insta love. And this just cemented that Daddy/boy kink is really not for me.
Cee Brown
(.• ★.•*)
(.• ★Insta-love, daddy kink and HFN

Yes, they had mad chemistry and those scenes were hawt, but what kept coming at me left, right and center is that Daddy kink is not my thing. I love the whole play routine, but I just can't get excited for it. And this is coming from the girl who can devour BDSM in almost any form and take on taboo issues. But no, I just can't with that kink (and neither puppy kink, uggghh). But I love the writings of some of my authors, so I will suffer for the ar
Oct 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

I gave this a 3.5 because I do want to read the next two books, but I felt like this was just skimming the surface of the story's true potential.

I believe people can fall in love quickly or have stronger than usual feelings for a partner, but I wasn't fully sold on it here. The characters know nothing about each other, not even what their homes look like. The entire romance takes place over two days in a hotel. The only thing they learn outside their shared kinks is that they both like r
Jamie (TheRebelliousReader)
4 stars. Not the best written or most developed story ever but dammit it was just what I wanted. I went in expecting insta-lust and kink and smut and I got all of that in abundance. It was great. Cheesy, over the top, unrealistic, filthy and a whole lot of fun.

I liked Avery and Graham a lot and think their whole relationship is cute in it's own way. They definitely have chemistry which really helps to pull this story off because if they didn't this would've been such a fail. They work really wel
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This was nice.

I read another book by this author with an age gap romance before and I liked it a lot, so I had high hopes for Father of the Groom.

I'm pretty indifferent towards Daddy kink, which in this book featured mostly mild BDSM and calling each other daddy/boy.

What I especially liked about Father of the Groom was how important and repeated talk about consent was. Graham, the older/daddy character, repeatedly asks for Avery's consent for different types of play/sex they do, and I enjoye
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Avery is the twink of honour at his best friends wedding. Graham is the grooms father. Their is an instant mutual attraction. But, after a great night together, Avery has some reservations.

"Why did he have to be Carter's dad? What would Felicity do if she found out? Would Carter be angry with his dad? Would it make things fucked up between them again? I didn't want to jeopardise what they'd found."

Will the relationship last beyond the weekend? Will Graham's family get in the way? Will Avery and
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book actually takes place during a 2 day period.

First lust maybe even love at sight is the only way to describe this relationship. This is my first "Daddy" kink book but although not my kink, I certainly enjoyed the dynamic these 2 characters have. I am sure this could have gotten even deeper/longer if we wanted to explore more after this weekend and the underlining issues I am sure Avery has but it was a great fast read but of course leaving you wanting more.

The writing was great as this
Nile Princess
I loved this! I'm not a huge fan of men in makeup etc so I passed this up a few times but the Daddy kink was too much of a draw so I decided to give it up a go. I'm so glad I did! Avery and Graham were wonderful. Their time together, though short, didn't feel like insta love; the Daddy kink was spot on - I mean just perfect - even that little spanking bit at the end. It felt a bit porntastic but was mostly just so stinking cute. I haven't had a great run with Daddy kink books lately but this has ...more
Paula´s  ShortReview
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: age-gap, mm, short
Una historia corta bien desarrollada.... al fin y al cabo es Silvia Violet.
No deja de ser una novela de amor con todos los ingredientes básicos y todos los ingredientes rápidos.
Insta-lust, insta-love y un buen toque de kinky (y eso que lo de daddy/boy no es lo mio)
Se lee bien y rápido. quizás es un poco simple, pero correcto pasar el rato con una calidad decente.
Sue bowdley
One of my absolute favourite kinks is Daddy play and this one is way up on my list.....Graham and Avery are just perfect together....They get together pretty quick which I don't mind....When they are together the sex is off the charts hot.....Not a very long read but there is another book due out and I can't wait to get back to them because these two are just amazing x
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Mouais ! J'ai été induite en erreur par la couverture et le titre. Je pensais que ça allait être une histoire d'amour avec souffritude et dilemmes etconflits et déchirement etc mais en fait everywhere !!!
Nanna Sander
2.5 stars.

Characters confusing Insta-lust with insta-love.
Sharon Dunn
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Absolutely Loved it!!

This book checked off all my boxes!! I loved it!! Somethings I can’t mention bc it would give too much away but if you are in the mood for a Daddy/boy romance with a whole lot of very steamy parts then this is the book for you!!! You will love these two characters!! Sweet and hot all rolled up into one complete package!!
Thoughts to come super soon ... see updates and update comments in the meantime ... can't wait for book two :-D!!!!
Jessica Alcazar
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jessica by: Ash
meh ... I didn't feel any of it. However, there story continues in another book so maybe then ... I dunno.
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Silvia Violet writes fun, sexy stories that will leave you smiling and satisfied. She has a thing for characters who are in need of comfort and enjoys helping them surrender to love even when they doubt it exists. Silvia's stories include sizzling contemporaries, paranormals, and historicals. When she needs a break from listening to the voices in her head, she spends time baking, taking long walks ...more

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