Book Reviews

You're The One by Pepper Espinoza at Amber Allure

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 02-November-2012

Book Blurb

Jonathan hates babies. They're stinky, loud, and they always spell the end of his closest relationships. He understands that a new baby means new priorities, but he doesn't have to like it.

When his best friend, Brian, becomes a new father, Jonathan fears their relationship—the best relationship he has—is forever doomed. Yet he doesn't expect Baby Enzo to break through his emotional shield, and once that happens, he's powerless to stop the love he's been denying for years...

Book Review

Once in a while fun and fluffy is just what you need, and this book was both for me. Jonathan, a self-proclaimed baby-hater, tells the story, but it is so tongue-in cheek and clearly meant to be comedy, that it made me laugh rather than frown at him from being such a cold guy. His "revelation" around his best friend's baby was gradual at first, but I could clearly see the end of his non-daddy days looming over the horizon from the moment he sees the little guy for the first time.

Jonathan tells this story, and from the first paragraph it became clear to me that this was going to be a light, fun book.  He is one of those people who "hate babies" – until they meet the right one of curse, not everyone does meet the right baby, and that is fine, but I could see the writing on  the wall here when Jonathan first lays eyes on baby Enzo. The problem, as I see it, is that Enzo is Brian's son, and even though Jonathan is too dense to admit it, it was plain to see for me that he loves his best friend. A lot. So how is he supposed to resist Brian's son?

Brian is a lot wiser than Jonathan, at least concerning his feelings for the man. Quite where or how he managed to get a woman pregnant is never explained, and it did make me wonder about Brian's sanity. But I digress. Now that Enzo exists, Brian is patient, and hopes that dealing with his feelings for Enzo will help Jonathan realize a few more home truths. Thank God he wasn't disappointed.

If you like humorous stories written with the authors' tongue firmly in cheek, if seeing the transformation from a baby-hating man to a devoted daddy and lover is your thing, and if you enjoy the occasional light, entertaining read, then you will probably enjoy this book.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 6000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 07-October-2012
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