Author: Delilah Storm
Length: Short Story (28 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (September 13th 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: During this last 14-month tour of duty, Jason has missed a lot, including the adoption of his and Ridley’s baby girl, Barbara. While Ridley is ecstatic to have his husband home again, Jason’s remark that he has something they need to discuss has Ridley’s insides all knotted up. How can he convince Jason to stay home with him and their baby and be a part of loving family, just the way they’ve always dreamed?
Review: This is a sweet story about a Marine who comes home from his last deployment to his husband and little baby daughter.
Jason has never seen in person their little girl, as he was already gone when they got her. He has missed everything about her life thus far and his husband’s. As for Ridley, well there’s nothing worse than to have the man you love far away from you, missing out on your child’s life, and not knowing if he’s coming back this time. Thus, when Jason is finally home his emotions are overwhelming him, but a mere word has him dreading tomorrow. Jason wants to talk to him and Ridley hopes with every fiber of his body that Jason isn’t to leave again soon.
This story is indeed sweet. The plot is emotional and urges you into some sweet and sour feelings. The scene where Jason meets Ridley and their daughter at the airport though felt a bit lacking, I expected some more emotional charge there and didn’t quite feel it. However, the story in its entirety was quite decent with characters that demanded respect and attention even as I felt it had room for improvement.
If you’re in the mood for a romantic sweet read though this is quite the story for you.