How can heartbreak turn into happily ever after?
Tommy Gordon is all set for happily ever after—until heartbreak strikes when his husband-to-be leaves him at the altar. In a bid for distraction, his best friend, Grayson Phillips, suggests he takes advantage of the luxury honeymoon anyway! But the last thing Tommy wants is to go alone, so he invites Grayson and his son, Petey, along.
Beautiful Bonaire lends itself to romance, and along with close quarters, relaxing on the water, and a matchmaking kid, Tommy and Grayson soon find themselves closer than ever… and considering more, much to Grayson’s delight. But before they can plan the best best honeymoon ever, dark clouds descend in the form of Tommy’s ex and a sting from paradise that could ruin everything.
I really love my winter vacations. Dominic and I spend some time each year in the Caribbean taking a break from the cold and snow. For us, its just enough to get us through the rest of winter. Writing this book was like being on one of those vacations. I got to take my characters on many of the things Dominic and I love to do. A snorkeling adventure, a day on the water, even a chance to explore the world underneath, all the while falling in love. Now I have been blessed to have been with my husband going on 25 years now. But whenever we visit Bonaire and some of the other islands, we get the chance to have a little fun and fall in love with each other all over again.
“Did you sleep?”
“Yes and no. I might have dozed off, but then Xavier was there to tell me how much he didn’t love me once again, and I kept playing things over and over in my head.” Tommy sat back. “You know….”
“What?” Grayson prompted, knowing he needed to let Tommy talk.
“This whole thing sucks.” Tommy closed his eyes, and Grayson sat back. He didn’t know what to say and figured keeping quiet was the best thing to do. “Will you and Petey come with me?”
Grayson thought about it and reached for his phone. He stared at it, then pulled up a number and made a call. “Jan, it’s Grayson. I’m sorry to bother you on a weekend, but….” He wasn’t sure how to bring this up.
“Aren’t you supposed to be at a wedding?” Jan was an amazing supervisor and one of the best people he’d ever met. They were friends of a sort and had worked together since Jan hired him out of college. Jan had promoted Grayson to a project manager a few years earlier, pleased with his work. “Yes, I was. But one of the grooms was a no-show, and I’m here with Tommy right now. I know it’s short notice, but he’s asked me to go with him on a trip, and I have plenty of vacation time….”
Jan chuckled. In the world of computers, Tommy was sort of a local legend. “You go. You’re between projects right now. Take the time off. You deserve it.” She seemed happy. “So what kind of trip is this?”
“Bonaire,” Grayson said, and Petey whooped from where he stood near them.
“That’s amazing. I’ve been there with the boys, and they had the time of their lives.” Jan loved to travel, and her sons were huge into scuba diving. There were pictures all over her office. “When do you leave?”
“See me first thing on Monday so I’ll know your schedule.” She ended the call, and Grayson put his phone back in his pocket.
“I get to go too?” Petey asked in that tone that said he was making sure.
“Yes,” Tommy answered. “You definitely get to go too. Your dad will have to talk to your teacher, and before you ask, yes… you will have to do homework and probably a report on your trip because you’ll be out of school, but you get to go.”
Petey whooped again and raced back into the water, then sent up a splash that got both of them sprinkled with spray.
Anyone who reads my reviews has to know by now that I’m such a sucker for hot dads! In this one, we meet Tommy, Grayson and Petey from the very beginning. Tommy is being left at the alter and his best friend for going on a decade Grayson and his son Petey are right there with him, making sure he gets through it okay. It was rough, because the ex- Xavier was a real tool, to put it nicely.
Deciding he needed to get away and lick his wounds, Tommy took his best friend- whom he’d always kind of had a crush on, and his son with him on his honeymoon. Sounds good, right? Tommy never dreamed that his gorgeous best friend and single dad would feel the same way about him… but of course he did, because honestly…Tommy was generous and selfless, he was loyal and trusting, almost to a fault. He had such a big heart, and wanted the people around him to be happy….what wasn’t to love? And he and Petey were as close as family, which.to a single parent, is the epitome of attractive. Trust me, I was one, once upon a time. Nothing hotter than seeing your kids happy with someone who treats them like their own.
So, while the guys spend Tommy’s honeymoon enjoying the sun and gorgeous island, they decide to see what could happen between them. The feelings have always been there, it just had never seemed like the right time. Now, the timing was perfect….well, almost…It would’ve been, until the ex made a surprise appearance. I had to say, for story sake I wasn’t surprised… but honestly, how can people just be okay with being such ugly spirited people? I could never use someone and hurt someone like that, even for all the money in the world. That guy was scum… and I loved how Petey stood up for Tommy and told the ex exactly what he thought of him. Supes cute!
Of course, the man didn’t have a leg to stand on, and the bad guy getting away with being the bad guy, is something I cannot stand…Luckily, it didn’t work out for him in this one, because as quickly as he came, he was gone, and the guys were left to their honeymoon getaway.
It was a cute story with low angst, which is exactly what I needed right now; and honestly… .it’s hard to find a story from Andrew Grey that I don’t really enjoy. If you like hot dads, sweet guys and an adorable kid… don’t pass this one up.
4 pieces of eye candy from me!
Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation.
Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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