A MelanieM Audio Review:Today (Single Dads #2) by RJ Scott and Sean Crisden (Narrator)

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Rating: 4 stars out of 5

When the world labels a man and judges them blindly, is it possible to ever find love?

Firefighter Eric is on the front line, battling the threat of nature’s destruction in the California grasslands alongside his CalFire team. Focused and calm, even in the direst of situations, he has a strong affection for his fire truck, loves his career, and has best friends he can rely on. All he needs now is love, but that seems to be impossible to find. At his friend’s wedding. Eric falls in lust at first sight with the shy, slim and sexy Brady, even if Brady isn’t the type of guy he usually goes for. What Eric longs for is an equal in his bed, not a smaller guy who might want Eric to role-play big strong firefighter every time they have sex. He wants to find someone he can be vulnerable with, someone who will love him for his soft heart and quiet ways.

Brady’s life plans grind to a halt when his niece and nephew lose their parents in a tragic accident, and he becomes a dad overnight. His Developmental Coordination Disorder rules his life, but he fights both DCD and the fears that chase him every day, to give Maddie and Lucas a home. Agreeing to go to a friend’s wedding is a decision he regrets long before he even gets there. But, he refuses to give in to his fear, even if he might do something that makes him a target for people’s comments and laughter. Meeting Eric, a huge man with a gentle voice and a flair for chivalry, he falls hard. Now, if only he can let himself get past his panic that Eric would never want someone like him, then maybe he could fall in love for real.

The second in the Single Dads series, Today is the story of firefighter Eric’s romance with Brady, from Ash’s (Single) parent support group.  Again we have the mingling of the two closely entwined circles, Ash’s and Sean’s (now married).  In fact, this story starts at their wedding, where Brady emerges from the safety of his home with his nephew and niece to attend.  It’s our first look at him, his emotional state and handling of his developmental coordination disorder. I was not familiar with this disability until this story and I think RJ Scott does a great job in educating the reader about DCD through Brady (at least his level of it), his coping mechanisms, and his fears.

It certainly makes us understand the walls he raises along with the combined losses he has experienced to understand him as a man better.  Eric as well telegraphs well as a believable person, his experiences as a firefighter, the stress and the physical pains all come across too.  While the element of instant love (and lust) remains, the rest falls nicely into place.

If you want to read children with the ability to break your heart at times, RJ Scott can certainly write them.  Realistic adolescence to struggling teen or preteen, haunted by the memory of losing their parents, needed to connect to a uncle with his own hurdles to overcome, and just the basics of childhood to fight through, all that emerges on these pages or through the tones of Sean Crisden who does a marvelous job of narrating the entire story and each and every character.

If you love listening to your stories as I have come to do, then this is one audiobook I can definitely recommend.  The narration is lovely, the story and romance a delight.   And at just a little over four hours the perfect thing for this busy holiday season!

Cover Design: Meredith Russell is just adorable and works for the branding of the series and characters. Love it.

Buy Links: Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Audio Book Details:

Audiobook
Published November 12th 2019 by Love Lane Books Ltd. (first published August 23rd 2019)
Edition LanguageEnglish
Series Single Dads #2

Length: 4hrs 29mins

Narrated By: Sean Crisden

 

Single Dad’s Series Audio

Book #1 – Single – Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

 

Review Audio Tour and Giveaway for Today (Single Dads #2) by RJ Scott and Sean Crisden (Narrator)

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Buy Links: Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 4hrs 29mins

Narrated By: Sean Crisden

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Single Dad’s Series Audio

Book #1 – Single – Audible US | Audible UK | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

When the world labels a man and judges them blindly, is it possible to ever find love?

Firefighter Eric is on the front line, battling the threat of nature’s destruction in the California grasslands alongside his CalFire team. Focused and calm, even in the direst of situations, he has a strong affection for his fire truck, loves his career, and has best friends he can rely on. All he needs now is love, but that seems to be impossible to find. At his friend’s wedding. Eric falls in lust at first sight with the shy, slim, and sexy Brady, even if Brady isn’t the type of guy he usually goes for. What Eric longs for is an equal in his bed, not a smaller guy who might want Eric to role-play big strong firefighter every time they have sex. He wants to find someone he can be vulnerable with, someone who will love him for his soft heart and quiet ways.

Brady’s life plans grind to a halt when his niece and nephew lose their parents in a tragic accident, and he becomes a dad overnight. His Developmental Coordination Disorder rules his life, but he fights both DCD and the fears that chase him every day, to give Maddie and Lucas a home. Agreeing to go to a friend’s wedding is a decision he regrets long before he even gets there. But, he refuses to give in to his fear, even if he might do something that makes him a target for people’s comments and laughter. Meeting Eric, a huge man with a gentle voice and a flair for chivalry, he falls hard. Now, if only he can let himself get past his panic that Eric would never want someone like him, then maybe he could fall in love for real.

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.


RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.


The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.


She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:

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A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Promise (Single Dads #3) by RJ Scott

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Rating: 3 stars out of 5

So far I’ve really enjoyed this series, but this time I’m disappointed. To be honest, 3 stars is a reach, but I liked the characters, including the secondaries and the little girl was a treat, so overall it meets my overall criteria of “liked it.” 

One issue is that 50% in, Jason still hadn’t informed Leo (or readers) of exactly what’s going on. Who knew so many pages could be taken up by so many words that say nothing? He just kept spinning his same worries over and over again from a different angle. In fact, I was leaning toward not liking him at all when he finally revealed all his truths at around 68% and won me over. And Leo was nice, but he didn’t come across as nice in the beginning of this story as he had in his supporting role in the other books, so he, too, was difficult to warm up to. I wouldn’t mention the editing, but it’s obvious that this ARC is a rough draft. Not only are there spelling errors and missing words but there are several plot inconsistencies. Hopefully, the final copy for purchase will be cleaner.

By the last third of the book, it was evident that both men were ready to talk and be honest with each other. But, once they did, they were ready for a relationship. I may be in the minority here, but this came across as insta-love to me because they’d had so many misunderstandings and then suddenly they like each other and next thing is the I-love-you statements.

So, if you like stories of men running from mob bosses or bad guys in general, daddies protecting their kids, cops who are torn between love and acting like a cop, and—this is a must—if you like angst, you’ll like this story for sure.

The cover by Meredith Russell is a sweet picture of a young man with his cute little daughter and is perfect for the story.

Sales Links:  Amazon

Book Details:

ebook
Published November 22nd 2019 by Love Lane Books Limited (first published November 20th 2019)
ISBN13 9781785641909
Edition Language English

Release Blitz and Giveaway for Promise (Single Dads #3) by RJ Scott

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Buy Links:

Amazon US:  https://amzn.to/2Oc5iso Amazon UK:  https://amzn.to/35sCiCS | Universal Link


Length: 57,000 words approx.


Cover Design: Meredith Russell


Single Dads Series


Book #1 – Single – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
Book #2 – Today – Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link

 
Blurb
 

Leo Byrne is a cop, Jason Banks is an ex-con. Even after one stolen kiss, something has to give before Leo can convince Jason that falling in love is even an option.


Adopted at a young age, Leo is part of the sprawling Byrnes family. With his dog Cap, three siblings and a whole mess of nieces and nephews, he is never lonely, and his life is full. Love is the last item on his to-do list, but seeing his best friends Sean and Eric happy and making new families makes him want things he doesn’t think is possible. Kissing Jason at an event to honor his bravery was one thing, but anything other than that is off limits. Until Jason has no one left to turn to, and it’s Leo who helps him at his lowest. Taking Jason and his daughter into his home is one thing, but falling for the ex-con is something else altogether.


Jason made a deal to keep his daughter safe and spent years behind bars as a result. Volunteering as a convict firefighter was as much about helping the community as saving his sanity, but now that he’s out, he doesn’t even have that. He’s lost his future, his self-respect, and has no friends or a place to call home. Worst of all, even after rescuing his daughter he still can’t keep her safe from the man who wants to use her as a bargaining chip for money. Meeting Leo might give Jason a way to keep Daisy safe, but falling for the stubborn cop means the truth has to be revealed, and he could lose everything all over again.

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.


RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.


The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.


She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:

 

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A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review:Today (Single Dads #2) by RJ Scott

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Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Ash and Sean from Single are getting married, and Ash’s never-seen online friend, Brady, has agreed to come to the wedding and bring his kids with him. Ever aware of Brady’s loner nature and his awkwardness in social situations, Ash asks Eric, Sean’s firefighter roommate, to keep an eye on Brady. Eric finds it a pleasure. Though Brady is smaller and thinner in stature than what big, muscular Eric usually likes in a man, there’s something about him that immediately attracts Eric to his side, and that’s where he stays.

Brady became a father to Maddie and Lucas when his sister and brother-in-law were killed years before. His Developmental Coordination Disorder—DCD—made it extra difficult but those early years weren’t as hard as they are now that the kids are getting older. Lucas, for example, is a 12-year-old brat—at times. And Brady can’t blame him because his DCD makes it tough for him to overcome his natural shyness and his awkwardness leads to unexpected falls or outlandish behavior. Case in point, not long after the wedding, Eric shows up to say hello and try to get to know him better and Brady virtually jumps him at the door. While Brady wallows in shame over his aggressive move, Eric is completely thrilled because he’s been wanting a man with a take-charge attitude and was smitten with Brady from the moment they met.

And that’s just the beginning. The story is filled with teaching moments—with the kids, with Brady, with Eric, and with all of them together. The author takes the time to share about DCD with readers and makes it interesting as well as informative. By the time I reached the midpoint of the book, I was rooting for these two men. Both characters were people I’d love to meet. Their story is well worth reading and the ending just perfect.

This is turning out to be one of my favorite series, and I highly recommend this book to those who love family drama, hurt-comfort, men with disabilities, and those who purely love a sweet romance.

The cover by Meredith Russell shows a handsome man with both a young boy and young girl clinging to his neck as they all face the camera, smiling widely. It’s attractive and refreshing and definitely fits the story.

Sales Links:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Za5aB6

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2L3ak86

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/TodayRJS

Book Details:

ebook
Published August 23rd 2019 by Love Lane Books Limited
ISBN139781785641893
Edition Language English
URL http:/www.rjscott.co.uk/today
Series Single Dads #2

Single Dads Series 
 
Book #1 – Single –  Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
 

Release Blitz Tour and Giveaway for RJ Scot’s Today (Single Dads #2)

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Buy Links: 
 
Length: 55,500 words approx.
 
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
 
Single Dads Series 
 
Book #1 – Single –  Amazon US | Amazon UK | Universal Link
 
Blurb
 

When the world labels a man and judges them blindly, is it possible to ever find love?

Firefighter Eric is on the front line, battling the threat of nature’s destruction in the California grasslands alongside his CalFire team. Focused and calm, even in the direst of situations, he has a strong affection for his fire truck, loves his career, and has best friends he can rely on. All he needs now is love, but that seems to be impossible to find. At his friend’s wedding. Eric falls in lust at first sight with the shy, slim and sexy Brady, even if Brady isn’t the type of guy he usually goes for. What Eric longs for is an equal in his bed, not a smaller guy who might want Eric to role-play big strong firefighter every time they have sex. He wants to find someone he can be vulnerable with, someone who will love him for his soft heart and quiet ways.

Brady’s life plans grind to a halt when his niece and nephew lose their parents in a tragic accident, and he becomes a dad overnight. His Developmental Coordination Disorder rules his life, but he fights both DCD and the fears that chase him every day, to give Maddie and Lucas a home. Agreeing to go to a friend’s wedding is a decision he regrets long before he even gets there. But, he refuses to give in to his fear, even if he might do something that makes him a target for people’s comments and laughter. Meeting Eric, a huge man with a gentle voice and a flair for chivalry, he falls hard. Now, if only he can let himself get past his panic that Eric would never want someone like him, then maybe he could fall in love for real.

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:

 

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