In two years, it’s clear love can last, just as it can grow.
Davis’s business remains successful, Scott’s clinic is going strong, and Libby is happy and content.
But that doesn’t mean real life is always perfect, nor does it mean fatherhood isn’t as exhausting as it is wonderful.
Needing a break from their daily routines, Davis and Scott head away for a weekend of uninhibited fun. With lots of laughter and dancing, Davis has never seen Scott so relaxed and comfortable in public.
And he’s not quite sure how to handle that.
Worried that life in Kirkby is holding Scott back, Davis nearly makes the biggest mistake of his life.
But Scott has other ideas. He doesn’t need saving. What he needs is his man to step up and fight for their family and their future.
And he has just the plan to do it.
A True-Blue novella. I’ve Got You MUST be read prior to reading this story.
Small-Town Romance Love
- The remote and usually uninhabited inland districts of Australia.
‘a two-week tour of the outback’
1.1 Any remote or sparsely populated inland region.
Having spent three years living in the gateway to the Queensland outback, approximately a six-hour drive from true civilisation, and now settling on acreage in the Queensland hinterland, it’s no wonder I’m drawn to all-things small town.
There’s a whole lot of fun in the dynamics of locals in a small town. The gossip, the acceptance, the rallying, the crazy stories, together they help to inspire so many possibilities for story fodder.
It’s all of the above that I’ve encountered over the past eight years. And sitting along the sidelines bearing witness to brewing romances, watching reactions to gossip as well as individuals’ journeys has been an eyeopener.
It’s my love of living in a small town and the connections it’s possible to make that allows Kirkby, my fictious American small town, to be a place I wish everyone could visit. That doesn’t mean it comes without its pitfalls. It’s both the wonderful and isolating that we see in my True-Blue series. It’s also especially relevant in Becoming Us (True-Blue #3) when the characters consider how restricting living in a small town can be for the LGBTQ community.
Simple tasks of a same-sex couple walking down the street hand in hand, and giving a sweet kiss hello or goodbye come with their own level of uncertainty and fear. It’s this concept of being true to yourself and the challenges of fitting in (and definitely feeling comfortable) that is lightly tackled in Becoming Us.
While my town of Kirkby has growing LGBTQ representation, it’s imperative to enjoy the positives while challenging the more negative aspects of small-town life. And I hope to continue to do so in my True-Blue series.
A cute little novella about Davis, Scott and baby Libby.
I love getting a look into Scott’s life a few years later. Because I initially hated him so much and then fell in love with him and wanted him to have everything he never thought he deserved, it was nice to get a glimpse into his ongoing happily ever after.
So, in this one, Scott and Davis are well established and have a good routine going with both of their jobs and raising Davis’s daughter Libby, together. She’s three now and as fun as she is exhausting, which any parent can tell you is true, and while juggling all their day-to-day’s, Davis gets asked to join a younger employee/friend on a night out to a gay club in a neighboring city with Scott. It would be nice to get Scott away from the small town and let him experience a gay club and all it’s glory.
If you remember from either of the other two books in this series, you should remember how hard it was for Scott to come to accept his sexuality and to live openly and truth be told, he still has some reservations and it’s not as easy as it is with some, but he’s happy and content and after a week with a sick and fussy Libby, both men jump at the chance for a night away.
Letting their hair down, so to speak, the guys have a fun night and meet a new younger friend (who I hoooope is coming up next). The guys are happy that they got a night to recharge and have fun but it’s ruined by some old hag in a diner and it has Davis wondering if life in a small town is what Scott needs. When he questions him, it comes out wrong and it has both men on edge and thinking the worst.
With any relationship though, there are bumps in the road and times that are tougher than others… this is just a small blip and a misunderstanding and because they’re grown ups who communicate and respect each other enough to work things out, of course, it does and in the sweetest way.
I love a hot dad story and it’s made even better when when it turns into two hot dads. I love Scott’s relationship with Libby and the way she just knows him as her other daddy. It was very cute and I cannot wait to read more about all of them and any new addition (Jasper and Ian) that may be next.
4 Pieces of Eye Candy
Becca Seymour lives and breathes all things book related. Usually with at least three books being read and two WiPs being written at the same time, life is merrily hectic. She tends to do nothing by halves so happily seeks the craziness and busyness life offers.
Living on her small property in Queensland with her human family as well as her animal family of cows, chooks, and dogs, Becca appreciates the beauty of the world around her and is a believer that love truly is love.