A marriage on the rocks. A tropical vacation. A secret obsession.
Trouble might be brewing in paradise for husbands Nick and Ben.
Ben and Nick’s marriage is on shaky ground after the pandemic, but a getaway to Key West seems like the perfect way to reconnect and rekindle their romance.
But Nick has been hiding something from his husband—a kinky little secret that he’s terrified to reveal to Ben. All the things he wants to do to Ben, his fantasies—they’re too dirty. It’s too weird. What would Ben think of him if he found out?
Ben’s been dealing with his own challenges over the past year after his career as a professional dancer came to a screeching halt during quarantine. Mentally, he’s starting to bounce back, but he can sense his husband is pulling away from him. And of course, Ben’s first instinct is to blame his recent weight gain.
They’re both losing hope that they’ll ever get their old chemistry back. Is it too late for them?
It’s Paradise, Baby is a 20K word steamy novella that can be read as a stand-alone and has an HFN ending. This contemporary romance features exploration of breeding and daddy bedroom play between consenting adult men. No A/B/O or mPreg. Dual POV.
TW: depression, weight gain and body dysmorphia, mention of pandemic.
~ * ~ Anna‘s Review ~ * ~
I enjoyed this novella by KD Ryan! KD gives the characters a lot of depth and does a great job of putting you in their mindset without being too overbearing.
Nick is a dentist, and his husband Ben is a professional dancer. The pandemic and subsequent lockdown have crushed Ben’s dream of running his new dance studio.
The pandemic has also caused Ben to gain some weight, a big difference from his usual physique as a dancer. Ben is sure that Nick doesn’t find him attractive anymore because of the weight.
Nick loves Ben so much and has always found him attractive. For reasons you will find out, Ben doesn’t know that Nick is just as attracted to Ben now as he was before, if not more so.
These two find a way to rekindle the flame that the pandemic snuffed out. It’s charming and very endearing! I think you’ll enjoy this story.
***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure. A review wasn’t a requirement. ***