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Swiped by My Dad’s Best Friend

(Thrust Into Love #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  332 ratings  ·  105 reviews
Cooper Rutledge: frat boy, general screwup, and...Daddy's boy?

On the surface, I don't take things too seriously.
Not my poor grades, or my hookups, or my inability to find my purpose.
But that was before.

Before the daddy of my wet dreams swiped right on my pic.
Before he turned out to be my father's best friend.
Before I convinced him to indulge in one night of pleasure with n
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 306 pages
Published May 20th 2021 by Independently Published
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True Loveislovereview
May 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: daddy-boy, lgbtq, age-gap, 2021
Cooper hates how much his dad, the college dean, expects from him.

To unwind himself he makes a date with a guy through an app. Arriving at his place warm hand envelope him, a sexy Daddy that’s what he wants for the night. But when they face each other the shock is huge, it’s Trace his dad’s ex-best friend.

Trace reacts like burning his hands, this can’t happen, ever.

Surprise, it can happen! Even though it’s mostly with FaceTime they start something.
Trace can be the Daddy Cooper needed so desperat
May 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
As soon as I read the summary of this, I was all in. Dad’s best friend is my fave but when they accidentally meet online/through a hook up app and eventually realize who the other is? Uhhhh so hot.

Cooper is 22, a senior and part of a frat. He isn’t really a typical frat boy though. Sure, he smokes weed and attends parties, but he’s not failing at school on purpose or for lack of motivation. He’s trying but college is hard for him and he doesn’t really even want to be there. He’s going to please
Stephanie ✨
May 23, 2021 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF @ 25%

I just couldn’t get into it. Might come back later though.
Rainbow Reads and Reviews
Jun 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
Daddy/boy trope is my favorite...whether they are a pup, a little or just a Daddy and his boy, I love all of it.

This book hit all the marks for me for what I want in a Daddy/boy dynamic that isn't directly related to kink.

What I loved about the book:

1. Both characters were flushed out. By the end, I felt like I really new Cooper and Trace. My only complaint is that I would have loved more of Trace's backstory. However, missing that, the character development was on point for me.

2. Chemistry. So
Guy Venturi
Jun 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A history of friendship does not guarantee love.

But a history class can bring back memories of time spent together with you crush as your mind wanders in class. Even if you hate school.

But love can grow where it shouldn't and with someone who you shouldn't. Love is always surprising, but never dull. Especially if you are a perfect match for each other. Your love conquers everything else. But family is still important and need to be considered in decision making.

Love is a big commitment. Bigger
Jean Malherbe
May 20, 2021 rated it liked it
DJ Jamison
I have to be honest: I found this book a bit of a drag, and I really struggled to get through it. I thought the plot, though a good one, was just too slow moving, and, to me, this book simply didn't have that delightful "DJ Jamison" feel to it.
I know each book/trope is entitled to be different, but compared to "Secret Admirer", this book simply could not hold my attention.
Although DJ is certainly one of my go-to authors, I guess this one was not for me.

May 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of Swiped by My Dad’s Best Friend by DJ Jamison from Gay Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

This was a fun, quick read about a college student, Cooper, who hooks up with his dad’s (estranged) friend, Trace, from an app for a one night stand that becomes more. They quickly fall into a Daddy-Boy relationship and I didn’t read the blurb so I was surprised by that turn, even though it was obvious. But it was good. I enjoyed seeing Cooper figure his shit out for his f
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Erica – ☆☆☆☆
SWIPED BY MY DAD’S BEST FRIEND is the first installment in the Thrust into Love series. DJ Jamison is a new-to-me author and I look forward to reading more in the future.

Cooper is a misunderstood underachiever who just hasn't found what makes him tick yet. He is a ball of anxiety, forever on edge over disappointing his father, who just so happ
Erica Chilson
I received a free copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

Swiped By My Dad's Best Friend is the first installment in the Thrust into Love series. DJ Jamison is a new-to-me author and I look forward to reading more in the future.

Cooper is a misunderstood underachiever who just hasn't found what makes him tick yet. He is a ball of anxiety, forever on edge over disappointing his father, who just so happens to be the dean of his college. A fifth-year senior, Cooper isn't sure he'll be
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
SWIPED BY MY DAD'S BEST FRIEND is the first book in the Thrust Into Love series and is unashamedly sweet and sexy. This book belongs in the warm and fuzzy section as there is only a little bit on angst and a helluva lot of smiles!

Coop doesn't want to be in college but he doesn't want to disappoint his dad either. This leads to two very unhappy people who drift further apart. Trace is an old friend who was accused by Coop's dad of having an affair with his wife. So that makes for a very messy sit
May 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Swiped By My Dad's Best Friend is a sweet but equally hot age gap, daddy kink romance.
Cooper is struggling with life but especially college, now in his fifth year. It doesn't help that his dad is the Dean and can't understand where Cooper's coming from when he tries talking about it. The bright spot in his life comes when his dad's ex best friend comes to town and they happen to match up on Thrust, a hookup app, though it takes a minute before they recognise each other. It takes some texts, some
May 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ku, beta-read, blog
Wow, daddy books are growing on me.

Daddy/boy books will probably never become my favorite in the MM genre but several of my favorite authors are writing them so I’m going to read them. Having said all of that, I think this is one of the best books I’ve read by DJ Jamison. The writing was smooth and tight with nothing that muddied up the story. I did a beta read of this book and other than a few typos, I didn’t find anything to criticize. That’s unusual for a beta read.

Cooper is a 5th year senio
Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews
4.5 Stars

DJ Jamison's Swiped by my Dad's Best Friend is a great age gap romance.

I struggled with it a little at the beginning, as Cooper is into recreational pot, and often high. That's always a turn off for me, but I'm thrilled I kept reading. And I absolutely love the way his drug use is explored later on.

Cooper and Trace arrange for a meet up, but soon discover they know each other. But the attraction is there, and eventually the two give in to their passion. And damn, the two are hot toget
May 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: may-21
The perfect mix of tropes: age gap + daddy kink + dad's best friend

Sweet love story of a Boy discovering himself in every way - his true value, what he wants to work with, how to stand up for himself, the kinks he enjoys - while he is finding love and learning to trust his Daddy.

The taboo of the forbidden relationship was so well done, and I loved that Cooper's father wasn't a jerk about it all and never abandoned him, even though he was against the relationship and couldn't accept it. But he s
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Classic romance, with a side of forbidden. It’s really a lovely story. Cooper needed guidance and direction. Trace was the support, the steadying force that fit just right. The friction between them and Coop’s father was hard, but also fit in.
Daddy kink isn’t my favorite, but this book is so well written that I really enjoyed it. Great read!
May 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and it was the perfect combination of daddy kink and fathers best friend. I loved how you really get to see the support Trace and Cooper give each other and how the relationship also helps them grow as individuals.
Andi Anderson
I liked it. It's a sweet and sexy romance with likable characters. I can't wait to read Simon's book. ...more
May 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy to read and review for Wicked Reads

I really enjoyed this book. Cooper and Trace were good together. The age difference wasn't noticeable until it was brought up by others or even Trace. They had a lot in common and just seemed right for eaxh other. The sexual tension was good and rhe sex was good. All the charity work Cooper was doing in his frat was refreshing to see. Most people just think of drunken parties with frat boys. This was a fast paced book that I read in one
Julie Underhill
May 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Swiped by My Dad’s Best Friend by D J Jamison is a wonderful story about a college student who doesn’t want to be there but wants to please his father and his Dad’s best friend who is a Daddy and just wants to help. Cooper is one of the older members of his fraternity and has coasted through college, smoking weed and not putting any effort into his classes because he has trouble focusing and it isn’t what he wants to do. Unfortunately, his father, Matthew, is the Dean of Students and wants him t ...more
S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

Swiped By My Dad's Best Friend is the first book in a new series, Thrust into Love.

Cooper Rutledge is the eternal frat boy. He is a screw up according to his father, the Dean. He just hasn't found his footing, his path in college. He knows he is a disappointment to his father but he keeps trying. He doesn't want to be in college but it's what his dad wants. When a handsome older man swipes on his picture on a hook-up ap
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

I really enjoyed Cooper and Trace's story. Their lives are entwined and complicated, but they persevere and find what they both needed.

I could appreciate how conflicted Trace felt when his app hookup turns out to be his ex-best friend's son. Estranged for many years, Trace and Matthew may have a chance to clear the air and reconnect as friends, but Trace's attraction to Cooper could get between them. I loved when Trace accepted Cooper as he was and gave him someone he could feel secur
Juniper Greer-Ashe
May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This novel does a great job of showing the growth of a romantic relationship from hookup ap meeting complicated by a significant revelation (see title for details) to a ‘casual’ connection that was never really casual to something more. I appreciated that both Trace and Cooper were new to a Daddy/boy dynamic that went beyond playing around in bed, as it was great to see them both figure out what worked and what didn’t, and what their limitations were as well as all the ways they fit together. Tr ...more
May 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
Yum Daddy kink!! I totally enjoyed reading this book! Age gap, Daddy kink and Dad’s best friend...YES please!! Cooper Rutledge didn’t want to be in College but his dad is the Dean and don’t want to disappoint him. He meets the daddy of his dreams and turns out to be his father’s former best friend. They both agreed on a night together no strings but they can’t stop thinking about each other and how right they feel about being together. Trace and Cooper’s dad lost their friendship because of a mi ...more
May 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
As soon as I read the blurb for this, I was in. Age gap, father’s best friend trope with some Daddy kink thrown in? Say no more. Cooper is exactly as I imagined him. He’s so much more than a screw-up frat boy who doesn’t care about his grades. He’s feeling pressured by his Dad to have more direction in life, and all he really likes doing is working in a hands-on capacity with his charity work. His life starts to spiral when he’s saddled with more responsibility, and without Trace, he’d be drowni ...more
Justine Smith
May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Swiped By My Dad's Best Friend is Book 1 in the Thrust Into Love series. This is a wonderfully written sweet, fun, age gap, light daddy kink story about Cooper, a college student, and Trace, Cooper's dad's best friend. Cooper lives in a frat house and his dad, Matthew, is the dean of students. Trace and Matthew, had a bit of a falling out and Trace is in town to give an alumni speech and to reconnect with Matthew. While in town Trace decided to seek a casual hook up and without knowing it swiped ...more
Brianne McCallum
May 21, 2021 rated it liked it
Dad's best friend
Daddy kink
Age gap
Secret relationship/forbidden

I was given a free arc copy from the author and Neon Rainbow reviews.

I had such high hopes for this book cause it's all the things I love: age gap, Daddy kink and forbidden romance. This had the potential to be a 5 star book but unfortunately it fell short. I found the first 50% draggy and then all of a sudden it was warp speed instalove without any kind of transition in between. Then the father just made the rest completely
One of the aspects I enjoyed most about this steamy age-gap love story is how genuinely encouraging and understanding Trace is of Cooper as he provides the confidence boost the younger man needs to truly believe in himself.

Cooper feels like a disappointment and failure to his family and frat brothers, and aimless in his life (which is nearly palpable at times), but Trace sees the smart, caring, and capable man his boy really is beneath all the insecurity and anxiety. In quickly becoming the lov
Jun 06, 2021 rated it liked it
This was a sweet, little to no-angst, Daddy/boy kink story with dad’s best friend and age gap. It featured Cooper, 22 and a fifth year senior trying to find his way in life and college with pressure from his college Dean dad. Under the pressure, he slacks and smokes weed to get some stress relief. On the outside he looks like a slacker, but on the inside he had a heart of gold with a lot of insecurity and people pleasing.

Trace is Cooper’s dad’s old best friend that hasn’t been around for years,
May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A perfect love story!
What a fabulous read! Trace and Cooper are absolute perfection together. Cooper is a struggling, fifth-year college senior who just can't seem to get his life together. He's searching for what he needs when he answers an app request and finds the answer - he needs a Daddy. Trace is a year older than Cooper's (college dean) dad with a struggling landscaping business. When he sees Cooper again after many years, an instant connection is formed.
Trace and Cooper are faced with se
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I totally enjoyed this book! Age gap YES!! Trace comes to the college campus to teach a Saturday class and earn some much needed money for his landscaping business. His former best friend was the Dean of the college. Cooper, son of the Dean, and Trace had known each other from years before. But this time, sparks ignite. Try as they might, there’s no stopping this explosion!

There’s a little bit of hesitancy, some sexting, Daddy kink and those feelings that were never suppose to materialize. Ther
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DJ Jamison writes sweet but spicy M/M romance that most readers consider relatively low-angst. She grew up in a working-class family, and many of those influences can be found in her books: family drama, workplace conflict, and of course, love! DJ lives in Kansas with her husband, two sons, a timid snake, and a sadistic cat named Birdie.

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Thrust Into Love (3 books)
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