Tuesday, July 5, 2016

FINDING FAMILY by Connie Bailey


Dreamspinner Press
June 1st, 2016
Contemporary MM Sweet Romance, Dreamspun Desires
Reviewed by Dawn (love2read28@gmail.com)
Obtained by Self-Purchase
3.5 Hearts

When Charles Macquarrie finds that his bachelor life is changed forever when he inherits a fortune, an international clothing company and his three cousins, he finds life as he knows it changed forever. He needs help in raising his cousins so he seeks out a nanny and finds Jonathan Lamb, a man who spent years in a children’s home due to a chronic illness and seems perfect for the job. Jon loves helping the kids and finding his way in a world filled with money, power and a boss who stirs things in him. But before he can even entertain those clandestine thoughts about Charles, he is on the run with his boss and charges, accused of embezzlement and kidnapping. Now it’s up to Jon and Charles to figure out how to keep their little family together and vanquish the bad guys before its too late.

I fell in love with Jon and Charles after the first chapter. The author does an amazing job capturing the hidden vulnerabilities of each character and letting them come out within the story. The cast of characters is highly enjoyable, well written and kept me entertained for the entire length of time I was reading FINDING FAMILY. With the right amount of angst, romance, suspense and action, the readers are treated to a story that steals your heart when you least expect it to. The story flows smoothly and quickly, leading the reader into one wonderful scene after another. I couldn’t put it down. I needed to know if Charles, Jon and the kids would be okay.

Meet Charles and Jon. Two of the unlikeliest of people to fall for one another but I got to admit the sparks flew when these two meet for the first time and continue even as mobsters and being on the run become their new normal. I love how the author keeps Charles and Jon real in a sense that even though they didn’t fall into bed with one another right off the bat, the author does a great job in keeping that romance on simmers while at the same time building up those sparks rather well. The secondary characters kept the story light-hearted and made me laugh at times in pure enjoyment. The characters are spectacular and fairly brim with life.

FINDING FAMILY is a sweet romance that will surely melt your heart. I can’t wait to see what this author follows up next for their readers in the future. If you are looking for a sweet romance that will make you melt, then try FINDING FAMILY and settle in to get your heart stolen by some amazing characters and a story that just sucks you in until the very last page is read.

This is an objective review and not endorsement

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