Length: 55,500 words approx.
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
Single Dads Series
Firefighter Eric is on the front line, battling the threat of nature’s destruction in the California grasslands alongside his CalFire team. Focused and calm, even in the direst of situations, he has a strong affection for his fire truck, loves his career, and has best friends he can rely on. All he needs now is love, but that seems to be impossible to find. At his friend’s wedding. Eric falls in lust at first sight with the shy, slim and sexy Brady, even if Brady isn’t the type of guy he usually goes for. What Eric longs for is an equal in his bed, not a smaller guy who might want Eric to role-play big strong firefighter every time they have sex. He wants to find someone he can be vulnerable with, someone who will love him for his soft heart and quiet ways.
Brady’s life plans grind to a halt when his niece and nephew lose their parents in a tragic accident, and he becomes a dad overnight. His Developmental Coordination Disorder rules his life, but he fights both DCD and the fears that chase him every day, to give Maddie and Lucas a home. Agreeing to go to a friend’s wedding is a decision he regrets long before he even gets there. But, he refuses to give in to his fear, even if he might do something that makes him a target for people’s comments and laughter. Meeting Eric, a huge man with a gentle voice and a flair for chivalry, he falls hard. Now, if only he can let himself get past his panic that Eric would never want someone like him, then maybe he could fall in love for real.
When I read the first book in this series, Single, I was drawn to Brady as soon as he was introduced so I was so happy that his story was up next. I liked Today even more than Single—and that’s saying a lot since I rated that one pretty high. Just like with Single, Today has children in the story (this time two who are 10 and 12), and again the author made sure that they did not overshadow the main characters. Other characters from the first book make an appearance, particularly Ash, Sean, and Leo, all of whom are strong supporting characters this time around.
It’s easy to be drawn to Brady with his Developmental Coordination Disorder (and he’s not at a critical level…as his mother was fond of saying, “it could be worse”), and feel protective of him as a reader. Eric understands, and not only that but he wants to know how he can help—not by trying to “fix” Brady (something Brady abhors and he avoids men who are like this), but by being there for him and providing support. That in itself makes Eric amazing, but then add on Eric’s own issues having to deal with the stress of his job and the outcomes of the calls he goes out on…and now I just want to wrap both of them up—together of course—and protect and comfort them myself.
Eric supports Brady, and Brady does the same for Eric; they are both each others’ safe space to decompress and relax. They fit together so well, and let’s not forget how insanely steamy they can be at every opportunity. They work on both an emotional level as well as physical, and I love how strong and determined Brady is when it comes to facing his DCD head-on.
Today is getting 5 stars from me, and I’m also excited for the next book in the series, Promise, where we’ll get Leo and Jason’s story. Jason’s character definitely sparked my interest after his appearance here! Fans of single dad stories, contemporary romance stories in general, or if you’re just a fan of RJ Scott, you’ll want to get started on this series ASAP. This book and series are for readers 18+ due to adult language and sexual content.
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.
RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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