Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Release Day Review ~ Inheritance by Sean Michael

Release Day Review ~ Inheritance by Sean Michael

Title: Inheritance

Author: Sean Michael

Release Date: February 1, 2017
Category: Contemporary
Pages: 80

Cash McCord’s life is pretty much perfect. He owns the family ranch, loves his work, and invites the occasional cowboy into his bed. But everything is turned upside down when his brother Jack and Jack’s wife Val are killed in a car crash, leaving behind six kids.
Cash is made guardian of the children, along with Val’s brother, Brad Rafferty—a man who couldn’t be more different from Cash if he tried. A Yankee, Brad is a video-game developer who works twelve-to-fourteen-hour days at his desk. They lock horns as soon as they set eyes on each other. Neither man is happy to have the other around, but neither is willing to give up custody of his nieces and nephews.
It’s up to these two polar opposites to keep the kids together and give them a family again. But first they’ll have to keep from killing each other.
First Edition published as Inheritance in Family Matters by Torquere Press, 2008.
Second Edition published by Torquere Press, 2013.

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

The death of their siblings has forced Cash and Brad out of the normal lives and into a new one. Their siblings were married with six children, and in their will had given custody of the children to both Cash and Brad. Cash and Brad had never really met before and knew little about the other but now find themselves responsible for six children. The men have to learn to communicate with each other and work together to provide a home for the kids and make decisions as to what's best for them. But, neither man expected the attraction they would feel for the other.

Cash works on the family ranch in Texas and his brother was his only living relative. He's hit hard by his death and wants nothing more than to move the children back to the ranch so they can grieve for their loss. Not that he has any experience raising children. Brad is a video game designer and was close to his sister. He knows how she wanted to raise the children and is determined to provide the same environment she did. Though his mother is still alive, she's no support for the two men and instead causes issues in her quest to get control over the children.

I really enjoyed this novella, though I would have loved more story! For such a short story, there was a lot happening with it and I felt like aspects didn't get the attention or development needed to fit in all the sex the two MC's were having. At some point, it just seemed too much, especially when there were six kids awake and in another part of the house. And not six kids that can fend for themselves, but kids ranging in age from 13 to infant. That's why it would have been great to have a longer story, the relationship could develop and we could see what happens after the men take the children to Texas. Overall, it was an enjoyable, quick read!

Rating: 4 stars

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