A Stella Review: Composing A Family (Mannies Incorporated #6) by Sean Michael

RATING 4 out of 5 stars

Tenor Abriole has just finished his stint as nanny for the Wilsons. He was with the family for twenty-one years, ever since he was eighteen. Now he’s looking for a new family, but finding that at thirty-nine, many people think he’s too old, and those who don’t think that’s a problem are balking at the fact that he’s a man, or that he’s gay, or both. He finally turns to Mannies Inc. for help finding a new position.

Daniel Thorpe is a well-known composer who lives and breathes music. He very much wants to be a father, so he goes the surrogate route, and winds up with triplets on the way. He turns to Mannies Inc. well before his girls are born, but so far has not been happy with any of the men who have applied, until Tenor shows up for an interview. Tenor’s experience being nanny to five children, as well as the fact that he stayed with a single family that long are both pluses in Daniel’s book.

Could it be that Tenor is the last note Daniel needs to compose his greatest work yet – his family?

Sean Michael is one of my favorite authors in the mm genre and being a sucker for stories with children in the plot, his Mannies Incorporated series has always been a winner to me. That’s why I was enthusiastic as soon as I saw he had a new installment coming out.

Composing a Family was a joy to read, sweet and light and cute just how I like books like this. The author presented well done characters, I found Tenor and Daniel well defned, what I knew about their lives was enough for me to like them a lot and then to like them as a couple. I saw how they trusted each other, how they could count on each other and how much they completed each other, and finally when the babies were born, how they made a lovely family. And then there were the second characters, the people all of us should have by their side, supporting and caring.

The reading flew easily because the story is well written, no surprise because Sean can write and deliver excellent works, as he has done in all his previous books I read. His name is definitely a guarantee to me and I am satisfied with this new release.

For your information, although Composing a Family is part of the Mannies Incorporated series, it can be totally read as a standalone, so don’t miss it. I feel to recommend it.

The cover is lovely and simple, I like it



Kindle Edition, 157 pages

Published December 18th 2017 by Sean Michael


Edition Language English

Series Mannies Incorporated #6

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