Tour and Book Review – Single by RJ Scott

A big welcome to RJ Scott as part of her review tour with Signal Boost Promotions for Single.

Review

I loved this story about a single dad desperately trying to cope with a new baby on his own. I thought the author did a great job in capturing the second guessing everything when you have a baby, and the exhaustion that comes with the lack of sleep, especially when you don’t have a support network on site. It brought back a lot of memories of when my own children were tiny.

I got caught up in the story immediately I started reading, quickly falling for the characters and the tone of the story. One of the common themes in the stories I’ve read so far from this author is the strong feeling of family, and how it isn’t just by blood. I loved the family/sibling vibe between Sean, Leo, and Eric, and the twin vibe between Ash and his sister. I thought the supporting cast felt very real too, and their personalities and quirks also added to the story. And of course Leo ran background checks on everyone in the neighbourhood before they moved in.

Added bonus for their dog’s name, which made me smile. I love geeky references in stories.

I felt for Ash. He’s so sweet and determined to be the best dad he can be for his daughter. Sean is such a good guy, and is obviously passionate about his job as an ER doctor. I enjoyed reading about his and Ash’s relationship. I thought their attracton felt very real, and liked how they grew to care deeply about each other, yet took the time to build a friendship too. Mia is adorable and I loved how she and Sean bonded too, and the part she plays in bringing them together.

I also loved the support of the Single Dads Together network that Ash joins, and I’m looking forward to reading more about them in future books. I’m very happy this is the first in a series.

On the flip side Darius deserves his reputation and everything else that hopefully comes his way. I did, however, think that Ash’s fear about committing to another relationship was realistic considering his past with Darius. That kind of thing isn’t brushed away especially, especially when there is emotional manipulation and self-doubt involved.

Although this is a feel good romance, it doesn’t shy away from the seriousness and angst that comes from the jobs of the first responders in the story, and how they struggle to deal with the tragedies they deal with every day. The story is very heartfelt, as well as being sweet, and I think that is one of its many strengths.

I’d recommend Single to readers who enjoy a sweet, yet heartfelt, romance with likeable characters and a strong sense of family. 5 out of 5 stars.


Length: 54,000 words approx.

Cover Design: RJ Scott

Blurb



Reeling from the painful rejection of a man he thought he loved, Asher is left holding the baby.


Ash wants a family, and is determined to continue with a surrogacy he’d begun with his ex. Bringing baby Mia home, he vows that he will be the best father he can be. Nothing in this world matters more to him than caring for his daughter, not even accidentally falling in lust with the doctor next door. Challenged by his growing attraction to Sean, and confronted by painful memories of his family, Ash has to learn that love is all that matters.


When ER doctor Sean moves in with his friends next door to sexy single father Ash, he falls so quickly it takes his breath away. The sex they have is hot, but Ash is adamant
his heart is too full with love for his daughter to let anyone else in. Why is Sean the only one who sees how scared Ash is, and how can he prove to his new lover that he desperately wants the three of them to become a family?


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.


She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:


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About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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