Review Tour: Single (Single Dads #1) by RJ Scott (Reviews + Giveaway)

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?

4 Stars!

I enjoyed this story and could really sympathize with Ash. Being a new parent on your own can be overwhelming, as is the drive to do everything right and follow all the “advice” out there. I liked that he eventually reached out to a dads’ group and slowly made friends there. I was also happy to see him allow Sean and his roommates into his life. I loved how Sean was with Ash, and I was happy that he didn’t push Ash too much and was patient with him. 

Both men were wonderful characters. While I understood why Sean needed to be the one pursuing Ash, I also hoped that Ash would be more open to the idea of dating than he was. I liked that Ash got the closure he needed, but was disappointed that he used it to try to push Sean away. I was really happy to see them finally open up about their feelings and clear the air. 

I liked Ash’s sister and the support that she gave him unconditionally. I really liked the glimpses we got of Eric and Leo, Sean’s roommates. They seem like great guys and I hope we see more of them in the future. I also am looking forward to finding out more about Brady, Ash’s online friend. 

This story is low on angst and a bit of a slow burn as the two men become friends and move on from there. I am really looking forward to the next story in this series. 

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***     

4 stars

I enjoyed this sweet, slow-burn book. Ash was so cute with his daughter Mia and I love how dedicated he was to her. I immediately liked him from the first scene in the book and knew I wanted to know his story. Sean was also sweet and it was nice to see how much he was open to having Ash and Mia in his life. 

This was definitely a slower book in terms of Sean and Ash getting closer, and while I wish we got to see more of them growing their relationship, I appreciated how much their dynamic was built on friendship and support. There were some good emotional parts with Ash in regards to him taking care of Mia, which felt very authentic in terms of him being a single dad and taking care of his child alone.

I always like a little bit of angst in books so I could have used a bit more in this story, but even without the drama I still enjoyed the story. The side characters were also great and the author did a good job of setting up potential future books! 

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. *** 

4 Stars

Single is the first book in a new series called Single Dads by R.J. Scott. Asher wants a baby. He starts the surrogate process with his now ex-boyfriend. He should have known something was off when Darius insisted they use Ash’s sperm. Luckily they were broken up before Darius found out about Mia. 

Asher finally has Mia home after a brief stay with his twin sister. Taking care of a baby alone is hard work. He feels like he cannot handle it, but with his twin, a single-dad forum, a new relationship with his mother and three first responders next door, he might be able to do it after all. Sean, an ER doctor, Leo, a Police officer and Eric, a fireman, all move next door to Ash. After a drunken case of house confusion, Ash finds himself in an odd confrontation with Eric, and a phone call results in Sean coming along to bring Eric home. Sean quickly falls for both Asher and Mia. Can a single dad who is at the end of his rope and a busy ER doctor make it work?

Asher is not sure he wants a relationship, which is normal for new parents, as having a baby is busy work, but he got broken down pretty fast by Sean. I have to say even though this was borderline instalove, it really worked for the story. I found myself falling for Sean as well. He almost seemed too good to be true, honestly. I loved Eric and Leo as well and I cannot wait for their stories. I hope we do see Sean and Ash popping up in those books.

This book was adorable. It flowed well, was a perfect size and left me very satisfied when it ended. I do wish we could have seen Ash and Sean in a relationship before the epilogue. I found myself laughing a couple times and the relationship with Asher’s mother was a very happy surprise. I cannot wait for the next book.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure; a review wasn’t a requirement. *** 

4 stars

This was so sweet! I love single-dad books. They are almost always sweet and I need all of them! I hope the next book comes out soon!

Ash as a new dad trying to raise his infant daughter was the cutest thing. I loved seeing how much he worried about, and how much he loved Mia even when he was so tired; that is what being a dad is and I was so glad when he met Sean, and despite being scared and all, he slowly began to get everything handled.

Sean is a great guy and I loved that he wanted to step up and be what Ash needed. He was a great doctor and a great friend.  But he wasn’t perfect like some characters tend to be.

I have read several of R.J.’s co-authored books with V.L. Locey and I’ve loved them but this was her first solo book I have read and I loved everything about it! 

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***

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.

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