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Nick’s romance was all I hoped it would be

05-ListenListen by R.J. Scott

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

RJ’s Single Dads series is definitely one of my favourites from her and finally getting Nick’s story was just as great as I’d hoped it would be.

There’s some angst, all the feels, and a really lovely kinda “enemies to friends to lovers” narrative which is rooted firmly in good intentions for the sweetest of little girls.

We don’t get to see much of the characters from the other books, apart from Cameron and Adam, and we get a bit more from Grey, who’s book will round out the series and for which I’m seriously dying to read!

I liked best the way this story just gently unfolded without much in the way of drama apart from the opening Prologue which sets up all the tension.

It’s a really gentle romance which shows how first impressions can be wrong, how people can own their mistakes and how a family can grow and adapt to bring love to more members.

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Release Blitz: Family According To Liam by V.L. Locey

Family According To Liam | V.L. Locey

According to Liam #4


Release Date: July 1st, 2021

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Length: 52,000 words approx

Buy Links:

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Family-According-Liam-ebook/dp/B09769438H

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09769438H




The bonds of family aren’t regulated by blood. They’re defined by love and an open heart.

Bryn and Michael Mettler have lived a life that many can only dream about. The two men had a whirlwind romance and ended up happily married. Bryn played hockey for the Pittsburgh Ravens, and Michael worked at a job he loved in web design and writing a successful humor blog. They also doted on Mike’s nephew Liam as all good uncles should.

They’ve welcomed a new member into their small but loving clan. Made strides to heal a fractured past hurt. Traveled the world and settled into their new home and lives with great joy. The only thing missing was a child of their own. That absent piece is now here, and their lives are about to change in a million charming, unexpected ways.

According To Liam Series

Book #1 – Life According To Liam

Book #1.5 – Christmas According to Liam

Book #2 – Love According To Liam

Book #3 – The World According To Liam

About The Author

USA Today Bestselling Author V.L. Locey – Penning LGBT hockey romance that skates into sinful pleasures.

V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, Torchwood and Doctor Who, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.)

She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a pair of geese, far too many chickens, and two steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in one hand and a steamy romance novel in the other.

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The family expands and Liam has to learn to live with it

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My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I liked this, but I missed some of the humour that’s been part of the previous books as Liam wasn’t really as present in this one as it focused more on Bryn and Michael adopting a daughter.

There’s plenty going on in both men’s worlds, with Bryn in the playoffs and Mike and his friend Jamie about to break out and set up their own web design business.

On top of that, Liam’s got a new baby brother and the arrival of Bridgette turned him into an understandably grumpy puss as he tried to adapt to a new world where he wasn’t the centre of everyone’s attention.

Overall, though it just felt a bit more “educational” about aspects of being part of the LGBTQ+ community or the adoption process and less about the relationships at the heart of Liam’s family.

That said, it was still an enjoyable read, with most of the hallmarks of this series and the devotion between the two men being as strong as ever.

I didn’t realise it was the final book in the series, but Vicki leaves them in a really beautiful place and I can only see them growing stronger and stronger as the years go by.

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