Book Review: First Steps by Sean Michael

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

26856210Title: First Steps
Author: Sean Michael
Heroes: Peter Boone/Chat Bristow
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 123 Pages
Publisher: October 14, 2015
Release Date: Dreamspinner Press
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Abandoned by his partner in the wilds of Alaska, single gay dad Peter Boone is at the end of his rope. He has screaming twin babies to care for and far too much time without adult companionship. To make matters worse, Alaska’s harsh and gloomy winter is about to close in on him, his twins, and their small, rundown cabin.

Park Ranger Chad Bristow likes living alone in Alaska, but after visiting Peter to warn him about an encroaching forest fire, he starts to wonder what life would be like with someone like Peter. Winter’s severity worries Chad, and he believes Peter and his twins won’t make it, so he offers to take them into his home. Soon Chad realizes that the attraction he experienced for Peter on their first meeting has the potential to heat up beyond his being a good Samaritan. Now all he has to do is convince Peter that they can do more than just keep each other warm.


Review: Peter and his two newborns leave “the city” to move to Juneau for some peace and quiet. Peter’s ex, Allan, has abandoned him and doesn’t wish to be a part of their lives anymore. Peter is a writer, so he works from home, and is trying to find the best place to raise his kids.

Chad meets Peter on his rounds as a Forest Ranger. He warns Peter about the upcoming fire danger and ends up falling in love. Literally.

Pretty much from day one the two are all over each other. Both men just know the other is “the one”. Chad has always wanted a family and Peter’s comes ready-made.

There is zero angst in this book. Zero. Lots, and lots of ooey gooey super sappy lovey dovey moments.

If that is what you are in the mood for – I highly recommend it. It’s fun, easy and so very sweet.

If you want something with a bit more substance… I’d look elsewhere. This book makes no pretensions, it’s happily ever after from day one.

The babies take up a lot of page time as does the sex and the ILYs.

I pretty much loved it, I got a bit OD’d on the “You’re so fines” and the “I love yous,” but mostly I enjoyed it for what it was – a happy and sweet romance.

Overall Impression:  I really liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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