Guest Reviewed by Trish
Title: Son of a Fish
Author: Kenzie Cade
Series:2014 Daily Dose – Mended
Heroes: Sam Crowe/Casey Sanders
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 25 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 1, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance Ebooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Sam Crowe lives a quiet life. He’s a freelance journalist and sometimes fiction writer. His world is turned upside down when love lands on his doorstep—literally, while cursing up a G-rated storm. Son of a fish, indeed. Casey Sanders doesn’t know whether it’s good luck or bad when he slips and falls on the icy steps of his apartment building, but the hero who comes to his rescue is worth the discomfort.
Their attraction is instant, but Sam is certain Casey’s flirtation and kind words are a result of the pain medication. But Casey is persistent and won’t give up until he has what he wants. And what he wants is Sam.
This short story is one of many available from the Mended 2014 Daily Dose Anthology. We have a very quick story of two men who meet by accident, literally, as Casey falls and breaks his foot right at Sam’s front door. The story is 25 pages, and it was enjoyable for what is was. It was well written and the pacing was good.
It’s rather difficult with a short story to know the characters well enough, but the author did a fine job sprinkling bits of their lives throughout the story. Sam is the quiet one leading a quaint life as a journalist and Casey is the football coach who has just relocated from a life filled with heartache. This is your typical yin and yang romance trope. And I liked it.
If you are looking for a quick easy read about a “first-time” meeting between cute men then I highly recommend this one. I hope the author has plans to write more in the future and hopefully on the longer side because I think the writing was really good. Would like to see some world building and more layers to the characters that can’t be accomplished in 25 pages.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*