Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: A Gift of Family
Author: Tami Veldura
Series: 2017 Advent Calendar – Stocking Stuffers
Heroes: Scott & Brennan
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 1, 2017
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Scott Burke has always desired a big family, but as a divorced single dad, all he has is his young daughter, Lexi. He pours himself into raising her, half-convinced he’ll never find what he’s looking for. When Brennan Price strolls into Scott’s life, he’d better have enough patience for both Lexi and Scott if he intends to stick around.
Brennan has a huge family and a successful career, but no one to call his own. Wooing Scott and his daughter is right up his alley, though, and he steps up to the challenge to prove he’s enough for both of them. His attraction to Scott is immediate, but he recognizes a family man when he sees one and hatches a plan to win Lexi over. Her handsome father is sure to follow….
This one is hard for me to review. Not because it’s bad or anything but just because it’s hard for me to process my feelings on it. On one hand, I really liked it. I liked the chemistry between Scott and Brennan and I loved Lexi and Jazz (I mean a baby falling asleep on a dog?! What’s not to like?!). However, on the other hand, this one was just way too short to give the story any justice.
Scott’s story in becoming a dad is heartbreaking and made me just want to give him all the hugs in the world and I liked that Brennan seem to come along at the perfect time . I loved their little dates together and seeing how well Brennan does with babies. It was so adorable!
But the biggest issue with this book is it doesn’t delve too deeply into anything. We get a hint of Scott and Brennan’s backstories and the chemistry between them but it felt sooooo rushed, it was hard for me to really take the ending seriously and ultimately made me feel as if something was missing.
All in all, this was an interesting little story with adorable characters but I wish the author would have given the story more depth, even if it was just another twenty pages or so. It’s a great premise but this one would be better as an expanded novel to really give weight to the feelings between Scott and Brennan and give more substenance to the characters and their growing relationship.
Overall Impression: It was okay
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*