Series: Good to Know 03
Author: D.W. Marchwell
Length: Novel (194pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (14th November 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½Hearts
Blurb: In the six years since Jerry, David, and William first welcomed Billie and Cory into their home, a lot has changed in their lives. William has fallen in love, Cory has graduated and is engaged, and Jerry is as irascible as ever. David, however, is struggling. He worries about William and Cory, about how he and Jerry will deal with their house becoming an empty nest, and about his aging parents.
Then circumstances conspire to give David more concrete worries: Jerry finds a potentially cancerous lump, William’s first experience with love is in jeopardy because he has two dads, and David’s long-lost mother shows up, wanting to reconcile with him. Amidst the drama of a heartbroken sixteen-year-old, a husband facing a medical crisis, and an impending wedding, David will learn that life should be lived to the fullest—and that each of us is endowed with roots and wings.
Review: This book is part of a series is best read in order. Jerry and David are a well-established couple, they have their adopted son William and foster son Cory. They have a ranch and everything seems great. David is starting to worry though… Cory has already left home and soon enough so will William, his mother has just had a car accident and he’s found a lump on Jerry.
This is a well written story that brings back together the characters from previous books. David isn’t looking forward to William leaving home in a year and his mother has had an accident, William is worried that he has disappointed his parents by acting rashly, Cory has some news to share and Jerry has to have a medical examination. I thought that the way that the family came together and supported each other was sweet but I do think that their response to William’s news is too calm for a parent no matter how logical that parent is… believe me I know.
I liked the story and the reconciliation between David and his mother was done quite well but I do think David took a lot onto himself when he didn’t need to and he could have easily shared his burden instead of thinking he could keep it hidden. Jerry tries to support David through his troubles and help William as much as he can as well. I liked all the characters and thought they made a lovely family.
So I recommend this to those who love family, hot sex, reconciliation, young love, old love, proven love and a happy ever after.