Review: Bigger Than Us by Jodi Payne & BA Tortuga


Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the authors via Gay Romance Reviews ARC Team.

Bigger Than Us is the newest novel in Jodi Payne and BA Tortuga's "shoe stories" collection, and it's my second read from said collection, the first being Keeping Promises. I've now got Heart of a Redneck and Land of Enchantment, although I'm not entirely sure if the latter is actually one of the "shoe stories" since there are shoes, but there are legs attached to them AND there don't seem to be any kids in the story based on the blurb. Anyway, back to the latest "shoe" book! This is a story about two men who come together to not only deal with the huge loss of someone who meant a great deal to them, but to help his two young children hold on to family and home.

Daniel McCaverty and Mitchell Brown were an interesting pair, what with them seemingly being opposites yet sharing a genuine platonic love for a man who was Dan's best friend and mentor and Mitch's close friend and business partner. Mourning the loss of Adam while trying to deal with Dan becoming the legal guardian of Adam's children, Vicki and Emory, and Mitch taking over their business on his own was difficult enough, but add in the shock that it was Dan over Mitch as the kids' guardian and then the two adults adjusting to being partners in raising the family they now find themselves with. Seeing them go from two people dealing with loss and at a loss to co-parenting Vicki and Emory while managing their respective careers was absolutely heartwarming. I'm giving Bigger Than Us four stars.

Release Date: 23 November 2021

Date Read: 23 November 2021

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