Reviewed by JustJen
Title: A Valentine’s Memory
Author: Max Vox
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 83 Pages
Publisher: Max Vos
Release Date: January 29, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: There’s a lot going on this Valentine’s Day for the Sutton family. Adam and J.J. have a romantic evening ahead of them, and they’re not the only ones.
Unfortunately, Thad has something else on his mind, and it’s gnawing away at him. When he finally tells his new family what’s going on, it’s all hands on deck to help him.
No one messes with the Suttons….
Review: I’ve pretty much fallen for the Sutton Family at this point. If you haven’t met them yet, I strongly urge you to go back and read their previous stories – A Christmas Memory 1 and A Christmas Memory 2.
These lovely little stories are about more than just Adam and J.J.; they are really about the Sutton family as a whole. Things continue here with Adam and J.J. front and center planning their Valentine’s surprises for each other. But there is now Thad in the mix, who is fretting a bit about taking the next step with his boyfriend. He goes to Adam for advice and help with his plan to make things happen. Luckily for him, Adam and J.J. have both booked the same hotel package, so they offer one to Thad, rounding out the plans with them doing a sort of double date.
There are fun family moments with dance lessons, etc., but poor Thad is still having some underlying abandonment issues where his original family is concerned. After Thad learns of his ex-family’s continuing plans to force him into conversion therapy, the Sutton family bands together, circles the wagons and prepares to fight. Things get a little exciting here as Thad’s ex-family makes their move. It gets a little hairy for a while, but justice is served on a platter, and the celebratory dessert plans commence.
There really is so much to love about this family, and the way they stick together and take care of each other is a joy to see. I think this was my favorite of the three, as there is less focus on the younger children and more on the adult and teenage relationships. Hard to imagine parents helping you with your deflowering plans, but it really seemed to fit here.
I definitely recommend this wonderful little holiday story, as well as the previous two. They are just the right amount of sweet, funny and sexy with a little drama and angst thrown in. You will no doubt zip right through them as I did and wish for more story at the end.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*