Writing Our Love Novella 4
M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 06.26.20
Logan’s life changed forever six months ago when he lost his best friends and support system. Now it’s up to him to raise the two-year-old son they left behind.
Creed’s family teases him for being a serial dater, but that’s because he refuses to settle. He’s searching for the right person to fall in love with, but no one fits—until he meets the tattooed giant behind the bar.
Logan may look like a tough guy, but he has a shy, vulnerable side that sparks protective instincts Creed didn’t even know he had.
When Creed pursues Logan full stop, will the other man’s insecurities get in the way or will Creed get the love he’s always longed for?
This is a sweet-as-pie novella about two men and a precious little boy; no angst, just healing as they find their happily ever after— together.
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“You don’t have to. Bobby, the other bartender, is one of the best, and if he says he’s got it, he does. I’ll be heading out shortly.”
Creed—not that I’d needed him to introduce himself, I’d caught his name hours ago—shrugged his broad shoulders and eased onto the stool. “Well, humor me. You finish what you’re doing, and I’ll walk you out.”
To hide my confusion, I lifted my lips in my best customer service smile. “Okay, well, let me know if I can get you anything else.”
He waved me off with a grin, so I went about my business cleaning glasses, wiping down the bottles, and restocking things to make the rest of Bobby’s night smoother. The whole time, Creed’s fingers flew across the screen on his phone. Every now and then, he’d groan, but otherwise, he appeared content to just wait. But why? He’d spent a lot of the night standing at the end of the bar. Where others went back and forth from their table to get their drinks, or waited on the waitress, he’d hung out and chatted with whoever happened to walk up. Based on the conversations I’d overheard, socializing and shooting-the-breeze came easily to him. Honestly, it had made the whole night easier for me. People loved to chat up their bartenders, especially the evening crowd, and talking had never been my strong suit.
If I hadn’t overheard his brother and his men—which, how cool was that? A throuple—teasing him repeatedly through the night about how fast he went through women, I’d think maybe he’d stayed to hit on me. Since that didn’t seem to be likely, I had no idea why he patiently sat there, without actually speaking to me, playing on his phone. It seemed odd. I guessed him not staying to pick me up was actually a good thing. While Creed’s spectacular body next to most of his friends had been larger with muscle, my sheer body mass and height made me considerably bigger than him. In my experience, any man with a body that showed plenty of time spent in the gym, when they pursued me, they had only one thing in mind: get held down and fucked hard by the big tattooed guy. So not m—
“You okay over there? I’m pretty sure whatever spilled, you got it.”
Creed’s amused voice interrupted my ruminating, pulling me back into the present. I glanced up at him, confused.
He pointed to the broom in my hands. “You’ve been sweeping that same spot for about five minutes.”
“Oh.”My face heated with my embarrassment. “Sorry, I guess I got lost in my head.”
Creed set his phone down on the bartop. “Penny for your thoughts.”
~ * ~ Jo‘s Review ~ * ~
The title of this book is one of the most appropriate titles I’ve come across because this story is the story of how Creed comes to love Logan and it was such a beautiful one.
Logan is a giant of a man with a soft, gentle side that few see because of the package it is wrapped up in. His life is more complicated due to the unfortunate passing of his cousin and wife which has left him the guardian of Jakey, their 2-year-old son. He works days in a bar while his parents watch Jakey. It is at the bar that Creed walks in and is captivated by this giant of a man who is polite and friendly but rarely smiles. What the author does so well is taking us through Creed’s journey as he takes the time to decide to court Logan. And court him he does.
Oh my lord to be loved liked Creed loves Logan. He sees Logan in a way that no one else does. And Creed is no sap, he drives Logan crazy at first with his snark and teasing. Logan is confused but attracted to this person who seems to offer friendship but has sparks with him in a way nobody else has before. These two are funny and sweet and so sexy together. The book has no angst really and that was fine with me. It is a short, enjoyable read that really left me feeling warm and happy in the end.
If you’re looking for a really lovely romance about two sexy guys and a sweet toddler who are perfect together, this is the book for you. It’ll be perfect.
*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement.*
This is my first book by Sammi Cee and I am happy I decided to give it a try. The story flows nicely and I instantly took a strong liking to Logan. He is a tattooed hulk of a bartender that does not have the personality to match his features. Logan is extremely shy and introverted which most people find surprising. He has a very full plate and is the guardian of a gentle little boy named Jakey. After Logan’s cousin and wife were killed in an accident, this toddler has become his entire world. He is determined to give Jakey a wonderful life and the thought of a real relationship is not on his radar.
Creed is a customer at the bar where Logan works. He is intrigued by the quiet giant. At first, it felt he was bulldozing Logan. Then I realized Creed was just trying to get this bashful man to open up. Creed is very interested but realizes he needs to go slow and build trust. Logan represents the qualities that Creed has been searching for, mainly dependability and devotion.
This book is a feel-good story with zero angst between the MC’s. While I did enjoy the story, it wasn’t until the very end that I felt they connected as a real couple. It took a long time to have any strong positive feelings about Creed. He seemed almost too good to be true if that makes any sense. I would have liked more background on Creed. The growth of Jakey was the highlight for me as he was too adorable for words.
I do recommend this tender story of a man moving past a personal tragedy and finally finding his own slice of happiness. Happy Reading!
***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement.***
Sammi Cee was raised in a family of readers. Summer vacations consisted of a good book while sitting lakeside from as far back as she could remember. After growing up and having her own children, her appreciation of how the written word could transport you on an adventure, bring you to tears, or give you hope, took on a whole new meaning.
These days Sammi is watching her children develop into fine young ladies while doing the things she enjoys most: drinking coffee, eating chocolate, and writing her own stories.