Note: This ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.
Would you believe Inheritance is my first ever Sean Michael read? Sad, I know, considering how much of an M/M romance fangirl I am and how many books the author already has published. But hey, better late than never and this sweet but sexy novella was a good introduction to his writing. This was a story about two men brought together by tragedy, now struggling to keep all six children left behind by their parents and their new family intact.
Cash McCord is happy with the life he leads on the family-owned ranch. He occasionally has a man warming his bed and has his work to look forward to. But one phone call has him leaving it all behind indefinitely. His older brother--the one who took care of Cash--was dead, alongside his wife, leaving their six kids orphaned. Jack and Val have named him and the kids' other uncle legal guardians, but can a cowboy and an IT citified guy really get along?
Brad Rafferty has to keep it together for his nieces and nephews, and if that means playing nice with their country-bred uncle, then that's what he'll do. However, he isn't too thrilled about Cash insisting that he take the kids back with him to Texas. They butt heads often but there's also no denying the simmering attraction between them. When their family is threatened, will these two opposites unite for the good of the kids that have become theirs?
Cash and Brad have a rocky start to their sudden joint guardianship of their nephews and nieces, but it was nice seeing them come together as true parents and forge a partnership in order to really form a family. There's a lot of sex that goes on, but then I guess they need the stress reliever because rearing six children is no easy feat. For a short story, we do get the important bits that help them become stronger as parents and now this family of eight.
Overall, this was a pretty good read, but I do think there were times that the dialogue or at least the generic nicknames they called each other (i.e. "man" and "buddy") became both repetitive and out of place. Other than that, though, I enjoyed Inheritance. If you like reading M/M romances and are in the market for something quick and painless to read, you may want to give this Sean Michael re-release (this is the third edition) a shot. Four stars. ♥
Re-Release Date: 01 February 2017
Date Read: 29 January 2017
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