Length: 7hrs 10mins
Narrator: Matthew Shaw
When Geo signs up for Family Camp, he envisions nature hikes, s’mores, and a chance to win over his recalcitrant new foster kids, Jayden and Lucy. He’s tried to become a dad for so long, and he hopes the three of them can be the family he’s always wanted. What he doesn’t anticipate is the prickly and gorgeous camp counselor who constantly comes to his rescue.
Travis spends a week every year at Camp Evermore, the camp his adoptive parents own. As a pro baseball player, his presence guarantees a full campground and excited campers. He has one rule: Never, ever mess around with anyone at camp. His profession demands he stay in the closet. But one sweet and funny new dad is about to test all his resolve.
Sparks fly for Geo and Travis, and not because of the nightly campfire. Having been a foster kid himself, Travis is drawn to Geo’s sincerity and big heart and to his kids. The four of them just fit. But will this be a summer romance? Or can they find a way to be a family long after Family Camp is over?
About the Daddy Dearest series
The Daddy Dearest series will consist of stand-alone contemporary novels focusing on single gay dads who find hot romance. Expect laughs, sweet and sexy slow-burn romance, and lots of family feels!
Overall – 4 of 5 Stars
Performance – 4 of 5 Stars
Story – 4 of 5 Stars
I read this book a few months ago and loved it. When I had the opportunity to listen to it, I jumped at the chance. The vocal performance only enhanced my enjoyment of this story! Here is my review of the ebook from April 2019.
So my experience with this author is 2 holiday stories and high school shooting book. Needless to say, I don’t have a lot to compare against this story, but I absolutely loved this book. I read it in about 5 hours…I just didn’t want to put it down once I started reading and I’m feeling a bit gushy about it.
At the beginning I was worried about the miscommunication getting in the way, but it was resolved relatively quickly so the characters were able to move past the issue. The setting is perfect…being at camp allows all the characters to be silly and over the top to entertain the kids without seeming too ridiculous.
The banter between Geo and Travis is entertaining as hell. Geo’s wackiness balances Travis’ solemn. Their mutual captivation is adorable…and obvious to everyone around them. Their sexual chemistry is off the charts.
The heartbreaking moments are on kept on the lighter side and keep the book from being too angsty.
The entire Mayhew family is awesome!!
I’m interested to see where this series takes us as there aren’t any hints for the next characters but if the books stay as entertaining as this I’m in until the end!
Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, and organic farmer, Eli has been a m/m romance author since 2013. She has over 30 books published.
Eli has loved romance since her teens and she particular admires writers who can combine literary merit, genuine humor, melting hotness, and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, bulldogs, cows, a cat, and lots of groundhogs.
In romance, Eli is best known for her Christmas stories because she’s a total Christmas sap. These include “Blame it on the Mistletoe”, “Unwrapping Hank” and “Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles”. Her “Howl at the Moon” series of paranormal romances featuring the town of Mad Creek and its dog shifters has been popular with readers. And her series of Amish-themed romances, Men of Lancaster County, has won genre awards.
Her website is www.elieaston.com
You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org