Logan’s life changed forever six months ago when he lost his best friends and support system. Now it’s up to him to raise the two-year-old son they left behind.
Creed’s family teases him for being a serial dater, but that’s because he refuses to settle. He’s searching for the right person to fall in love with, but no one fits—until he meets the tattooed giant behind the bar.
Logan may look like a tough guy, but he has a shy, vulnerable side that sparks protective instincts Creed didn’t even know he had.
When Creed pursues Logan full stop, will the other man’s insecurities get in the way or will Creed get the love he’s always longed for?
This is a sweet-as-pie standalone novella about two men and a precious little boy; no angst, just healing as they find their happily ever after—together.
Writing Our Love Novella 4
M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 06.26.20
“You don’t have to. Bobby, the other bartender, is one of the best, and if he says he’s got it, he does. I’ll be heading out shortly.”
Creed—not that I’d needed him to introduce himself, I’d caught his name hours ago—shrugged his broad shoulders and eased onto the stool. “Well, humor me. You finish what you’re doing, and I’ll walk you out.”
To hide my confusion, I lifted my lips in my best customer service smile. “Okay, well, let me know if I can get you anything else.”
He waved me off with a grin, so I went about my business cleaning glasses, wiping down the bottles, and restocking things to make the rest of Bobby’s night smoother. The whole time, Creed’s fingers flew across the screen on his phone. Every now and then, he’d groan, but otherwise, he appeared content to just wait. But why? He’d spent a lot of the night standing at the end of the bar. Where others went back and forth from their table to get their drinks, or waited on the waitress, he’d hung out and chatted with whoever happened to walk up. Based on the conversations I’d overheard, socializing and shooting-the-breeze came easily to him. Honestly, it had made the whole night easier for me. People loved to chat up their bartenders, especially the evening crowd, and talking had never been my strong suit.
If I hadn’t overheard his brother and his men—which, how cool was that? A throuple—teasing him repeatedly through the night about how fast he went through women, I’d think maybe he’d stayed to hit on me. Since that didn’t seem to be likely, I had no idea why he patiently sat there, without actually speaking to me, playing on his phone. It seemed odd. I guessed him not staying to pick me up was actually a good thing. While Creed’s spectacular body next to most of his friends had been larger with muscle, my sheer body mass and height made me considerably bigger than him. In my experience, any man with a body that showed plenty of time spent in the gym, when they pursued me, they had only one thing in mind: get held down and fucked hard by the big tattooed guy. So not m—
“You okay over there? I’m pretty sure whatever spilled, you got it.”
Creed’s amused voice interrupted my ruminating, pulling me back into the present. I glanced up at him, confused.
He pointed to the broom in my hands. “You’ve been sweeping that same spot for about five minutes.”
“Oh.”My face heated with my embarrassment. “Sorry, I guess I got lost in my head.”
Creed set his phone down on the bartop. “Penny for your thoughts.”
How. Effing. Cute. Look at that cover…
Did ya look at it?!
Fun fact about me, I’m a sucker for a hot dad story… and this one was adorable!
Logan is the gentlest giant, taking care of his nephew after losing his cousin/brother he always wanted in a motorcycle accident that also claimed his cousin-in-law, and Jakey’s mom. With a very close family, the shy tattooed giant was doing an alright job with raising his nephew and working full time as a bartender at a bar and grill…but he hadn’t had time to grieve his loss or even take a minute for himself outside of his new responsibility. That’s when he meets Creed.
I honestly don’t know what Creed does for work, it might’ve said, but I don’t remember. It’s not important though, he comes into the bar and is immediately smitten with the blushing bartender with a hulking body, covered in tattoos and a burly beard. I mean… hot right? It brings him back to the bar every day for lunch and though he’s had a boyfriend back in college, he’s stuck with women since and has never had a connection like the one he feels just being around Logan. He’s also pushy and charming and is everything that Logan needs to come out of his shell a bit, even if it is hard to put himself out there and trust Creed the way he wants to. It’s understandable with a little boy to think of.
None of that stops Creed though, he sees something in the boys that call to him and he wants to protect them and help them heal. Thankfully he has a best friend and brother and their third to get advice from, especially when it comes to handling grief and doing whats best for the two men he already cares so much about.
I’ll admit that I haven’t read Creeds brother and best friends story, as I’ve never been a fan of m/m/m, but getting to know the silly group in this story, I might go give it a try. This one was very low to no angst with a lot of supportive and loving side characters, and I loved that. I’ve gotta be emotionally stable enough for the angst and I was surprised that this had none really. It was hot and steamy and sweet and lighthearted and it was everything you need for a feel good type of read. I really hope to read more about these two, and I’m excited to see who might be next.
If you’re a judge a book by the cover kinda reader, look no further than this one. It’s just as good as the cover would have you believe. Very sweet ending as well.
FAVORITE LINE: “I am, but I’m also going to protect you and pamper you and love you so hard.” – Creed
5 pieces of eye candy
Sammi Cee was raised in a family of readers. Summer vacations consisted of a good book while sitting lakeside from as far back as she could remember. After growing up and having her own children, her appreciation of how the written word could transport you on an adventure, bring you to tears, or give you hope, took on a whole new meaning.
These days Sammi is watching her children develop into fine young ladies while doing the things she enjoys most: drinking coffee, eating chocolate, and writing her own stories.