Series: Marshall Park Series Books 1 to 10
Author: Lisa Worrall
Genre: Gay Erotica Romance, Contemporary
Length: Novel (293 Pages)
Publisher: White Stiletto Press (January 25th, 2014)
Heat Level: Mild
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Blurb:Join Aiden and Finn as they fall in love and share with us snippets of their journey. From their unorthodox meeting, to falling in love, becoming a family and their happy ever after.
Review: This series is an amazing read. It is hot, sexy, and can deliver you from a bad day. You will fall in love with each character, the way they act together and how they handle certain situations. I love the way they form a family and you can’t help but fall in love with Kaylee. She makes the story to be a bit funnier. I love the way that Aiden is with Kaylee, how compassionate, patient, and caring he is with her. I loved the way they start a bond and it keeps growing. I love how they just included Finn in their lives and made him a part of their family. I even loved the crazy Aunt Patti. Lisa has a gift of telling stories and she gives you away to overcome some of your problems in real life by giving you this series.
Monty Gets Arrested ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Being Marshall’s Park’s resident mascot, Monty the Meerkat, wasn’t exactly what Finn Thomas envisioned when he arrived in LA seeking fame and fortune. Although he did get to walk the red carpet every once in a while… when there was a parade. Finn loved his job but to say he wasn’t used to being accused of kidnapping, wrestled to the ground by a maniacal father, and locked in a cell with a hairy biker would be an understatement. But that’s exactly where he finds himself when he meets a little girl with a grazed knee who’s looking for her daddy.
Aiden Reid came from money and privilege. He’d expected his parents’ reaction to the news that he was going to be a father. Although being thrown out on the street with a check in his back pocket when he refused to sign the adoption papers, shocked even him. In Santa Monica, he moves in with his eccentric aunt and life is good. Good that is, until Aiden loses sight of Kayley at the local zoo, Marshall’s Park. When he spots her being led away by a man mountain, one word flashes before his eyes… kidnap! Of course, the freak says he works at the park, but Aiden calls the cops and has the lying bastard arrested. The following day, he learns that the lying bastard was telling the truth and has grounds to have him arrested for assault. How the hell is Aiden going to convince Monty the Meerkat not to press charges?
I have never laughed so much, as I did with this short story. Aiden is a single father of a precious little girl named Kayley and decided to take her to Marshall’s Park to meet the resident mascot, Monty the Meerkat. While he is buying cotton candy, she wanders off. Finn finds the little girl and deciding to take her to the nurse while looking for her father, the father notices them. Aiden thinks kidnapper and tackles poor Finn. Cops are called and Finn spends nine hours in jail because of it, before everything get out that he was doing exactly what he said. Aiden decides to apologies well with the advice from his aunt, but just has to figure out how to. After Finn decides to get away from Aiden, by jumping into the training pool, he was shocked to find out Aiden jumped in right after him. He found out real fast that the crazy man couldn’t swim.
Monty’s First Date ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
It’s been a month since their unconventional meeting when Aiden wrestled Finn to the ground and had him arrested for kidnapping. After accepting Aiden’s heartfelt apology, which included jumping into the dolphin pool with Finn—even though he couldn’t swim—Finn has spent the last month getting to know Aiden and his daughter, Kaylee, on a series of play-dates. But now it’s time for grown-ups only, in a restaurant that doesn’t have a kid’s menu. His attraction to Aiden has blossomed over the last month and Finn desperately hopes the other man sees him as more than a play-date.
Aiden is as nervous as Finn is at the prospect of the first ‘real’ date he’s had since Charlie Sheen’s second to last comeback. When Aunt Patti suggests he has a couple of glasses of wine before Finn picks him up, his arm doesn’t take much twisting. Unfortunately, he conveniently forgets the antibiotics he is currently taking and becomes a little less and less inhibited as the evening goes on.
I couldn’t stop laughing at this story. It has wonderful a very funny story line and two of the best men in. This is Aiden and Finn’s first date without Aiden’s daughter. Aiden’s aunt noticed how nervous Aiden was so she offered him a glass of wine, and if you add an antibiotic in with it, then you have a very stoned Aiden. From laughing at everything, talking loudly to anyone listening, to playing footsies under the table and you have a very interesting night.
Monty Meets the Ex ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Finding some alone time when you’re both working all hours is difficult. Especially when any togetherness is disturbed by pant-less monsters and ageing relatives. Not that Finn objects to pant-less monsters and ageing relatives, he understands Aiden is package deal and wouldn’t have it any other way; but they both want to take the next step.
A stroke of genius and the fact that Chris’ brother works at one of the best hotels along the coast, has Finn surprising Aiden with a romantic weekend, just the two of them. At least that’s how it was supposed to be. Finn didn’t realize he’d be swapping monsters and relatives for Aiden’s ‘Mary Poppins’ ex—the practically perfect in every way Zach Armstrong.
Finn and Aiden had been dating awhile now, but haven’t really taken alone time together. Finn, the romantic he is, surprises Aiden with a weekend getaway just the two of them. Talk about smoking hot at least till they run into Aiden’s Ex Zach Armstrong. Zach has made it real clear that he wants Aiden back, however Aiden wants Finn. This is a really good book and I can’t wait to read book four. I would recommend reading this, because you will get a kick out of it. The humorous way this book is written is one of the pluses.
Meeting Monty’s Parents ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Meeting the new boyfriend’s parents is always a little daunting, but for Aiden it’s like stepping into the unknown. He’s never actually met a boyfriends’ family before, and that’s the way he likes it. His own parents threw him out when he announced not only was he raising the child he had with his best friend, but also that he was also gay. The thought of their standing at the Country Club being tarnished by the shame he had brought down upon them, being more than his mother could bear.
Finn, of course, reassures Aiden that his family will love him, that they’re good people – well he would, wouldn’t he? Adding that even if they hated Aiden, they’d have to tolerate him to keep Kaylee, didn’t help to ease his panic.
Will Aiden be proved wrong? Or will a series of mishaps and misunderstandings make him wish he’d stayed at home?
OMG, this is the funniest book yet of this series. Finn is taking Aiden and Kaylee back to his family home to meet his family. Aiden’s family, other than his Aunt, was not as tolerant and loving. His home life was not as happy as Finn’s was and he worried the whole trip. However when they arrived he realized how wrong he was, even when he walked in on Finn’s brother taking a shower or when Finn’s grandmother heard them getting down and dirty. The love this family has is the most fantastic Aiden had ever met. I laughed the hardest with this story and can’t wait for the next book.
Monty Looses His Head ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Finn doesn’t mind being the victim of the occasional practical joke. He’s pulled more than enough of them in his time, so understands the need for balance. Which is why, when Monty’s head goes missing and in its place is a ransom note demanding tickets to Marshall’s Park and a personal tour of the zoo, he finds it as funny as the next man—until he realizes it’s not a joke, and he may possibly miss Kaylee’s show and tell because of it.
Being Sherlock Holmes was not how he’d planned to spend his one weekend off a month, so why is he hiding in the bushes waiting for the kidnappers to collect their reward? Of course, he’s certain the culprit is Chris, which is why he plans to make him pay in ways he hasn’t even thought of yet. But when he jumps out, he’s not sure whose surprised more, him or the kidnapper—who is definitely not Chris.
This was a truly sweet story and still funny as can be. Someone stole Monty’s Head and the ransom was four tickets to Marshall’s Park, some M&Ms and some skittles. This was funny, but also aggravating to Finn. Not just because the head belonged to Marshall’s Park, but because Kaylee had wanted to take him to
Show and tell. However, Finn and Aiden came up with a plan to catch Chris, Finn’s roommate, in the act. Only thing was it wasn’t Chris, but someone who surprised the heck out of them. I cannot wait for the next book. This whole series is a blast to read.
Moving Monty In ♥♥♥♥3.5 Hearts
Asking Finn to move in was the most natural thing in the world; but that didn’t stop Aiden from freaking out about it.
Unbeknownst to Aiden, Finn is having his own mini meltdown, only it’s not about moving in. It’s Kaylee’s Show and Tell and Finn is terrified. Until Aiden finds a way to relax him with surprising results!
I loved this story. It is tender and loving. Aiden had asked Finn to move in, but the whole time he was in panic mode, wondering if it would work. Finn however was panicking but not about moving in, but about Kaylee’s show and tell. First Monty’s head went missing, now it was his hand, oh what is he to do. They realize that they love each other and that was what really mattered. I love this series and can’t wait to read the next book.
Monty Meets the Parents ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Becoming part of Aiden and Kaylee’s family, and having them become part of his, was the best thing that had ever happened to Finn. This was why he couldn’t understand why Aiden’s family didn’t want anything to do with their son and granddaughter. Of course, there was Aunt Patti who had stood steadfastly beside her nephew, her support unwavering, but Finn knew there was a piece missing in Aiden’s heart. A piece not even he could fill. But is embarking on a mission to meet Aiden’s parents and let them know what they’re missing going to bite him in the ass?
This story made me tear up. It is so sad that Aiden’s family is so hateful and horrible. To disown a child because one they wouldn’t give up their baby for adoption and two because he was gay is just as sick as can be. When you are given a child you are suppose to love them unconditionally, not to put conditions on that love. It should never matter who one loves.
I love that Finn would do anything for his love, even if it meant going behind his back. I love the connection that these two men have. I want a love like that and a family so accepting like Finn’s. I loved this book even more than the ones that made me laugh.
Monty’s Trick or Treat ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts
Everyone has been the victim of Chris’ pranks in the run-up to Halloween, and he doesn’t appear to be in a hurry to stop. Despite almost getting one of the park’s employees fired.
Finn decides Chris needs to be taught a lesson and what better way than to give him a taste of his own medicine? With a little help from his friends, he sets about organizing the prank to end all pranks – on an epic scale – using Chris’ biggest fear against him!
OMG…this one takes the hit. I was laughing my butt off so much, that I fell off the edge of the couch. I love the way they get even, couldn’t believe that they all pulled it off. This stunt was definitely on epic scale. Chris deserved what he got, but I am amazed at how Finn pulls it off. I love that everyone was in on the whole thing.
I loved this story. I am absolutely glad to have had the chance to read Lisa’s stories. At first, I wasn’t sure, because they are so short, but when you add them, all together they are amazing.
Monty Punches Pocahontas ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Aiden and Finn’s first Thanksgiving together is a big deal, especially as they are hosting it as a family. He has, of course, planned it down to the last minute, but there are a few unexpected incidents even Aiden couldn’t have possibly foreseen.
What happens when a squirrel and Pocahontas get into an argument, one ticked off boyfriend. Aiden spends the whole time getting dinner ready for everyone and all Finn has to do is be home on time. Well Pocahontas has other ideas, especially when Chris gets an idea on revenge for Halloween.
I loved this story, not only because I laughed my ass off with it, but also there is a surprise at the ending that will have you in tears. Tears of happiness that is. I am so glad that I have had the chance to read this wonderful series. Even if my hind end doesn’t because of falling off the couch laughing so hard.
Monty Gets Married…Doesn’t He ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Waking up in the ass end of nowhere on, his wedding day was not what Finn had planned. Thanks to Chris and AJ, he is miles from home with no wallet and no phone. Will he make it to the wedding on time and if he doesn’t, will Aiden ever forgive him?
Ok, I was wrong. This story was the best ever. Not only because once again I landed on the floor laughing so hard, but also because it was so sweet and tender. They make the perfect couple and probably the best family ever. It was written with perfection. This whole series was Finn always seems to be missing a screw, funny as hell, tender and caring, and he loves that family of his.
I have only been to one wedding my whole life, but I wish it could have been as good as this one was. It shows how each other is just perfect for each other. They have their ups and downs, but it seems that they just click. I even loved the fact that the family can find all sorts of things to laugh at. They find the humor in so many things that it makes me wish my family were like that.
This series is one of the best ones I have read. It is told with more humor than seriousness and it just works. Lisa has created the best characters and situations that I have come across. I love the fact that these two men met by Aiden getting Finn arrested, and then starts feeling things for him. I love how Kaylee just seems to accept Finn and wants him in their family.
I would recommend this story to anyone who loves family situations, a quirky little girl, two hot and sexy men, tenderness, love, and comedy central. If you want, a story that will make you laugh so hard that you’re falling off the edge of your seat can make you cry at the tenderness of it then this is the book for you.