When a much-needed holiday turns into so much more than sun and sand.
Why have I even entered that competition? I never win anything. Ever.
Colour me surprised I won a weeklong holiday in a resort for Daddies and boys. And at the right time too.
A break from work.
A break from bad choices.
A break from being seen only as a sugar Daddy.
The Hôtel Plaisir looks the perfect place to unwind, relax, and have some fun. Even more perfect is the beautiful young man waiting for me. He’s everything I’ve ever looked for. He’s also the host for the week, which makes him out of bounds.
The chance to organise my own event and prove to my father I can be trusted to run our family hotel landed in my hands thanks to Cuffd and their competition. The winner gets an all-inclusive week at our resort.
I didn’t expect him to be my dream Daddy.
I didn’t expect to hurt so much when he played with the other boys.
I didn’t expect to give myself to a man who will leave.
But it is too good to pass up. Even if it breaks my father’s trust.
Tide to You is part of the Destination Daddies Season Two multi-author series. It features an older, jaded Daddy and a boy who knows he has more to lose than his heart. Each book can be read as a standalone, but there are so many destinations and Daddies to discover, why not grab them all?
This story sounded like a fun little romp. And it definitely started out that way, but then got a bit serious. Which made it disjointed.
Yannick is part owner of a hotel with his father. It was originally owned by both of his fathers until an ugly break up. So while Yannick basically runs the hotel, his father and his father’s partner micromanage him constantly. To prove his worth, he organized a special week for Daddies and boys. All unattached and wanting to have a fun week at a gorgeous hotel with a pool, activities, playrooms and the beach.
Hudson enters a contest to win the stay at the hotel for free that week. It was done after half a bottle of wine and on a whim. So he completely forgot until he found out he won.
Hudson does enjoy some boys when he first. But he is drawn to Yannick. They cannot fight their chemistry. They spend the rest of the week falling in love. Oh, and having LOTS of sex. There’s a bit of a kerfuffle with another guest, but that is quickly taken care of and isn’t a plot point at all. We see that same guest later in the book. But again, his presence doesn’t seem to fit into the plot.
So you think, that’s it. Cute little vacation romance and they magically figure out how to make life work when they are in two different countries. Instead we get another whole plot involving embezzlement, Yannick’s bio father (the one to leave when the relationship fell apart), Hudson’s best friend, dealing with Hudson’s company and on and on. It seemed like the embezzlement storyline was tacked on to make the book longer. It was just odd.
I hope that wasn’t too spoilery. None of this is mentioned in the blurb. That makes you think it is a lighthearted vacation HEA. But the whole arc of the story is more than that, without it being enough. It needed to be meatier.
3 pieces of eye candy