Book Reviews

The New Dad's Club by Barry Lowe at Lydian Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 07-November-2013

Book Blurb

Some men are such big babies.

Jason finds himself recruited to a whole new world when he takes his baby daughter, Chloe, out for a walk while on babysitter duty. In the local park he is befriended by a group of unlikely men, dads who use their new offspring as bait to attract young women to satisfy their sexual frustration. But Chloe has a secret. She has two mummies, and her daddy’s participation in her conception consisted of jerking off into a cup. Jason develops a close bond with some of the group and he’s concerned that if he comes out he’ll lose their friendship, so he keeps mum. But the closet door is wrenched wide open one fateful day when he’s outed by an unexpected visit from his big-mouthed friend, Karl. Some members of the new dad’s group don’t react in quite the manner Jason expects when they learn the truth.

NOTE: The New Dad’s Club was previously published by loveyoudivine Alterotica.


Book Review

This is a really cute story, based on a very funny idea. Well, I thought it was funny to have a club for new fathers where the sole purpose of meeting is for these straight men to figure out how to use their babies to attract women so they can have some extramarital fun with them. For all I know such a "club" really exists! People are strange, and some don’t seem to mind the idea of cheating in the least, so a club like this would be ideal for them. Either way, the concept of using babies to attract women is not a new one, I guess, but using it in this way is pretty unique.


It's all the more hilarious when Jason gets involved in this "scheme", since he is a gay man who acted as sperm donor so his lesbian friends could have a baby. Now they saddle him with babysitting duty, not that he minds in the least, he adores Chloe. All his weekends are suddenly taken, so he ends up feeling a little lonely and starts talking to the other men he notices in the park. While Jason isn’t interested in women in any way other than as friends, he likes talking to the other men, Greg in particular. Jason has no hope of ever getting anything going with Greg, after all, the man is straight, but he is too hot for Jason to resist.


Greg is a widower, has an adorable son, and seems just as starved for company as Jason. He isn’t in the club to attract women, after all, he just lost his wife, and the other men never needle him. Jason strikes up a friendship with him only to discover that he isn't the only one with a big secret…


Aside from the whole idea of this club being so outrageous, I really enjoyed Jason's thoughts as he learns how to be a father, discovers that clubbing and anonymous encounters for quick satisfaction may not be as much fun as he used to think, and moons after Greg. If you like entertaining, slightly humorous stories, if you enjoy reading about a man whose priorities subtly change as he discovers another side to life, and if you're looking for a cute read with two very sweet main characters, then you will probably like this short story.






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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 46 pages/7320 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 18-July-2013
Price $2.99 ebook
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