New Release Review ~ Perfect Gifts by RJ Scott & VL Locey (Excerpt)

Perfect Gifts (Railers 12)

GLBTQ, MM, Trope: Adoption, Hockey, Family/Friends
Released: 18 November 2022
KU: 25 November
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Series: Harrisburg Railers, 12
Length: 33,000 words
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
All Buy Links can be found here: https://rjscott.co.uk/read-perfect
Available – Wide Release, all platforms – moving to KU 25  November
ISBN – 9781785643910

 

Family comes first in all things. Whatever the cost.
Ten had always heard the saying, “Out of the mouths of babes,” but he hadn’t expected it to hit home as it had. After a comment from their daughter, Ten and Jared ponder an addition to the family. Moving into the adoption process is nerve-wracking and riddled with anxiety—kind of the way the Railers have been playing as of late. Bringing two young men into their homes and hearts won’t be a smooth ride. But with patience, humor, and love, the bumpy road might just be a little easier to travel.
Expanding their small family was always in the cards, but no one could have foreseen the process clashing with the worst ever start to a Railers season. A string of losses, a vital player missing from the defense, a captain in the emergency room—and winning a single game seems impossible, let alone getting the team to the playoffs. Faced with hard decisions, Jared refuses to take his work home, but it’s difficult when your husband is at the leading edge of the losing streak. His focus fractures when one sibling they’re matched with is frustrated, angry, and has a healthy dose of mistrust.
Jared and Ten’s parenting skills are tested, but they’ll do anything to make a place in their home the perfect gift for two children lost in the system.

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Release Blitz ~ Blade by RJ Scott & VL Locey (Review + Excerpt)

Blade (Boston Rebels 5)

GLBTQ, MM, Trope: Hurt Comfort, Autism, PTSD, Hockey, Family/Friends
Released: 26 August 2022
KU: 7 September
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Series: Boston Rebels
Length: 56,000 words
Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Buy it Here

https://rjscott.co.uk/read-royal
Available – Wide Release, all platforms – moving to KU 7 September

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/blade-boston-rebels-book-5-by-rj-scott-and-v-l-locey


Love doesn’t have a formula. It’s messy, unpredictable, and impossible to control for the autistic billionaire inventor and the hockey player who believes he’s lost everything. 

Moral “Dunny” Dunkirk has a passion for life. A robust outdoorsman, lover of life, and one of the Boston Rebels fan favorites, Dunny has always embraced excitement and the drive to try new things. During his inaugural flight behind the controls of a small plane, the fates decide to test his mettle in a way he’s never envisioned. When everything crashes down around him, he’s lost in depression and alone in his cabin, facing an existence that is nothing like the one he previously led. Desperate to find some hope, Dunny reaches out to The Harvey Foundation, who might be able to help, and he soon finds himself being lifted out of the pit of darkness he’d fallen into, one shy uplifting smile at a time.

Accidental billionaire and inventor Cooper Harvey is happy in the seclusion of his lab, determined to make the world a better place one invention at a time. His autism gifts him with unique vision, but the media label him as quirky, reclusive, or a genius, depending on the day of the week, and it’s only in the most splendid isolation his vast wealth can buy that he feels safe. He goes out of his way to avoid sex with all its complicated and messy emotions, but a chance meeting with a test subject for his latest invention shakes his carefully controlled world. Interest in the hockey player who thinks he’s lost everything shows Cooper that life can’t be measured in chemical reactions, and attraction is unpredictable and messy. Terrified of facing something new, he doesn’t know where to turn, but maybe, if he’s brave and with a partner who sees beneath the surface, he can finally find a love that makes sense.

https://rjscott.co.uk/read-blade

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Release Blitz ~ Dusk’s Devotion by V.L. Locey (Reviews + Giveaway)

 

 
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
 
Length: 
Prairie Smoke Ranch Series 
 

Book #1 – Dawn’s Desire – Buy Links
Book #2 – Twilight’s Touch – Buy Links

Can love warm the hearts of two enemies facing the wrath of a Wyoming winter storm?

Kyle Abbott is slowly discovering that being midway through his thirties and being married to your job isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There has to be more to life than random hookups, horses, and cattle. If only he could find a person who excites and ignites his passions like everyone else has at Blue Ice Ranch, he’d be a happy man. He hopes. Confused about his life, he volunteers to spend a month out with the cattle to sort through his bewilderment. Knowing there’s a blizzard on the horizon, Kyle sets out fully prepared and ready for anything.

Anything except the unexpected arrival of rival rancher Shep McCrary. When the half-frozen man shows up at the remote cabin where Kyle has hunkered down with the herd, his conscience demands for him to allow Shep to come inside. Offering food and warmth to another human being is the least he can do, right? Even if the man is a swaggering, hateful jerk who’s far too pretty for his own good and knows it. When the two are forced to spend time together, Kyle begins to see that there is more to Shep than he ever imagined. He might actually kind of like the pompous creep at times. Whoever said there was a fine line between love and hate sure knew what they were talking about…

Dusk’s Devotion is the final book in the Blue Ice MM contemporary western romance trilogy with enemies-to-lovers, a blizzard, lots of forced proximity, family dynamics, suspense, a mystery solved, and a happy ever after.

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Release Blitz ~ Royal Lines by RJ Scott & VL Locey (Review + Excerpt)

Royal Lines (Boston Rebels 4)

GLBTQ, MM, Hockey Romance
Genre: Hockey Romance
Trope: Hockey, GLBTQ, family, Royalty, European Country, Family Expectation
Released: 20 May 2022
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Series: Boston Rebels
Length: 59,000
Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Buy it Here

https://rjscott.co.uk/read-royal
Available – Wide Release on May 10

Moving to KU June 10


They’re setting fire to the sheets, but a romance between an out and proud hockey star and a reformed playboy prince could end up burning them both.

Marquis Miller might be one of the NHL’s best players, single, wealthy, and open about his sexuality, but he knows his future lies in taking over the reins of the family’s multimillion-dollar company after retirement. Jumping on the family jet, he heads to Europe, tasked with schmoozing a prince into accepting his company’s bid on a significant castle renovation. Assuming he’d encounter a dusty old monarch well into his dotage, Marquis is stunned to find out that Kaleb is a young, sophisticated, beautiful man with an impressive work ethic, to-die-for eyes, and a certain flair that captures Marquis’s attention.

Dragging the royal palace into the twenty-first century is one battle after another for the king’s youngest son. Juggling renovations, his royal duties, and attempting to reverse his former playboy prince reputation is impossible when everyone keeps dumping problems in his lap. His chaotic life takes yet another turn when an American hockey player arrives at the castle to discuss a renovation project. Marquis is the antithesis of Kaleb’s newly minted, responsible outlook on life, a jock, a player, willing to take chances. Although the forbidden sex is hot, Kaleb is not ready to turn on his family responsibilities for a pretty smile and a smart mouth.

Family is everything and romance will always come in second, until they open their hearts to love.

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Release Blitz ~ The Bachelor and the Cherry by VL Locey (Review + Giveaway)

 

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

Length: 63,000 word approx.

Campo Royale Series

Book #1 – The Viking and the Drag Queen – All Buy Links

Is he brave enough to stop hiding behind his persona and give love one final try?

Jordan Stevens has crammed a lot of living into his fifty years. Some of those years have been good, some bad, and some he would just as soon forget. The world isn’t always kind to an aging queen. Lovers begin to scamper into forbidden fields, your padding tends to slip, and you spend more time with egg whites than most pastry chefs. Heartache is nothing new to the man who embodies the acid-tongued Sitka Patel on stage every night, which led Jordan to vow to never trust another man under eighty again. He has his club, his drag family, and his Bombay cat, Heckle. Who needs the hassle? That philosophy had served him well until a stunning young thing with dark chocolate eyes shows up at the back door of Campo Royale with a suitcase, a sad story, and a dream.

From the time he was old enough to spell the word sequin, Yampier Perez knew that someday he’d be wearing them. One of three children born to Cuban immigrants, Yampier was always a little glitzier than the other neighborhood boys. His love of fashion design and performance arts was barely tolerated at home and even less so in the hallways of his rural Georgia high school. Yet, Yampier never let his light to be doused, not even the day his older brother caught him modeling his sister’s prom dress. Beaten, disowned, and on his own before graduation, he found himself having to work seedy jobs, doing even seedier things, until he saved enough cash to head to the Big Apple. That money has now run out, leaving him stuck in Wilmington with no food, no place to stay, and no family. Little does he know that stumbling into the Campo Royale Club, half frozen and weak from hunger, is about to bring him everything he has yearned for.

The Bachelor and the Cherry is a slow burn gay age gap romance that features an aging drag queen, a virginal newcomer, lots of sass, wigs galore, hurt/comfort, family found, and a richly sequined happy ending.

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New Release Review ~ Twilight’s Touch by VL Locey (Giveaway)

 
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
 
Length: 53,000 words approx.
 
Blue Ice Ranch Series 
 
Book #1 – Dawn’s Desire – Buy Links
Book #3 – Dusks’ Devotion – Add to Goodreads
 

In Wyoming’s sweeping prairies a tender new love will be put to the test.

Perry Yellow Horse arrived at Blue Ice Ranch fresh out of high school, a smart but timid young man with a love of books, horses, and his family. In no time, he found his second home on the sprawling grasslands under the Tetons. Perry’s happiness is tempered only by the fact that he’s keeping a rather large secret from those closest to him.

Unsure and awkward, the virginal young man who can gain the trust of even the most skittish horses, suddenly finds himself trying to save the soul of a wild newcomer to the ranch. Will Abbott is seemingly unbreakable and nothing but trouble, but there’s something in Will’s dark eyes that appeals to Perry’s gentle heart.

Twilight’s Touch is a second in a series, first love, M/M contemporary western with a virginal horse whisperer, a bad boy in need of gentle guidance, a slow-moving mystery, and a beautiful happy ending.

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Release Blitz ~ Rivals by RJ Scott & VL Locey (Review + Excerpt)

Rivals (Harrisburg Railers 11)

GLBTQ, MM, Hockey Romance
Genre: Hockey Romance
Trope: Hockey, GLBTQ, family, Olympics, Medals, Past catching up with you, HEA
Released: 28 January 2022
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Series: Harrisburg Railers
Length: 35,000 words Novella
Cover Design: Meredith Russell

 

Buy it Here

http://www.rjscott.co.uk/read-rivals*
Available – Wide Release with no pre-order

Moving to KU 4 February


RIVALS

Authors: RJ Scott, V.L. Locey
Series: RAILERS HOCKEY, Book 11
Genres: Hockey, Romance

Playing for their country in the Winter Olympics is the highest of all honors, but when family members are pitted as rivals and a dark specter from the past turns up in Beijing, tensions run high, and abruptly, it’s not all about the hockey. 

Jared is torn—assistant coach for Team Canada, with Ryker on the team; he bleeds red and white and wears the maple leaf with pride. Only Ten is now a rival, and not only that, but the country they’re all playing in frowns on his marriage and keeps him and Ten apart. Jared wants to win gold for his country and his son, but he’d be so proud if Ten were to win. He’s confused and concerned, but when a face from their past turns up to play, he’s furious.

Being picked for Team USA is one of the things Tennant dreamed of when he was a little boy. All of his other aspirations have come true through hard work, determination, and pure talent. Now he’s about to represent his country in front of the world, and the pressure is starting to build. He’s also just come face-to-face with a hated rival from a dark period in his past. Add in the burden of squaring off against his husband and stepson, and Ten is feeling the pressure to be perfect.

Family becomes rivalsbut love always wins.

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Release Blitz ~ Twilight’s Touch by VL Locey (Giveaway)

 
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
 
Length: 53,000 words approx.
 
Blue Ice Ranch Series 
 
Book #1 – Dawn’s Desire – Buy Links
Book #3 – Dusks’ Devotion – Add to Goodreads
 

In Wyoming’s sweeping prairies a tender new love will be put to the test.

Perry Yellow Horse arrived at Blue Ice Ranch fresh out of high school, a smart but timid young man with a love of books, horses, and his family. In no time, he found his second home on the sprawling grasslands under the Tetons. Perry’s happiness is tempered only by the fact that he’s keeping a rather large secret from those closest to him.

Unsure and awkward, the virginal young man who can gain the trust of even the most skittish horses, suddenly finds himself trying to save the soul of a wild newcomer to the ranch. Will Abbott is seemingly unbreakable and nothing but trouble, but there’s something in Will’s dark eyes that appeals to Perry’s gentle heart.

Twilight’s Touch is a second in a series, first love, M/M contemporary western with a virginal horse whisperer, a bad boy in need of gentle guidance, a slow-moving mystery, and a beautiful happy ending.

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New Release Review ~ The Viking and the Drag Queen

 
Cover Design: Meredith Russell



Who will emerge the victor on the battlefield of love?

Tyr Hemmingsen had his life mapped out at a young age. The only son of the late Danish hockey great, Elias Hemmingsen, Tyr has always done his best to follow the plans his father had laid out for him. Finish school, make it into the pros, become team captain, find a biddable young lady to marry, and win a championship so the Hemmingsen name lived on eternally on the side of a massive silver cup. Like the good son he is, Tyr has done as his father wished, no matter how it peeled away layers of his true self. Then, all the neatly placed supports that hold up his so-called life come crashing down during a night on the town. Tyr might be known as the “War God of Wilmington” on the ice, but there’s no battling the effect Gigi Patel LeBay has on him.

Elijah McBride lives for the spotlight. As Gigi, he bewitches and bedazzles the crowds at the Campo Royale Club. His vibrant stage persona is the face he presents to the world. Underneath the rouge, eyeliner, and lipstick is a young man who still feels the sting of his parents’ disapproval and rejection of the son who wears wigs and dates other men. With his drag family and older brother in his corner, he’s finally found peace in his life. Until the fateful night a massive hockey player shows up at the club. There’s a world of hurt in Tyr’s soft brown eyes, and Eli finds himself falling for the big man, despite all the barriers he’s built around his tender heart.

The Viking and the Drag Queen is an opposites attract gay romance with heavy checking, lipstick worship, an out and proud queen, a closeted athlete, family lost and found, twink/jock, a new beginning, and a well-cinched happy ending.

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Release Blitz ~ The Viking and the Drag Queen (Review + Giveaway)

 
Cover Design: Meredith Russell



Who will emerge the victor on the battlefield of love?

Tyr Hemmingsen had his life mapped out at a young age. The only son of the late Danish hockey great, Elias Hemmingsen, Tyr has always done his best to follow the plans his father had laid out for him. Finish school, make it into the pros, become team captain, find a biddable young lady to marry, and win a championship so the Hemmingsen name lived on eternally on the side of a massive silver cup. Like the good son he is, Tyr has done as his father wished, no matter how it peeled away layers of his true self. Then, all the neatly placed supports that hold up his so-called life come crashing down during a night on the town. Tyr might be known as the “War God of Wilmington” on the ice, but there’s no battling the effect Gigi Patel LeBay has on him.

Elijah McBride lives for the spotlight. As Gigi, he bewitches and bedazzles the crowds at the Campo Royale Club. His vibrant stage persona is the face he presents to the world. Underneath the rouge, eyeliner, and lipstick is a young man who still feels the sting of his parents’ disapproval and rejection of the son who wears wigs and dates other men. With his drag family and older brother in his corner, he’s finally found peace in his life. Until the fateful night a massive hockey player shows up at the club. There’s a world of hurt in Tyr’s soft brown eyes, and Eli finds himself falling for the big man, despite all the barriers he’s built around his tender heart.

The Viking and the Drag Queen is an opposites attract gay romance with heavy checking, lipstick worship, an out and proud queen, a closeted athlete, family lost and found, twink/jock, a new beginning, and a well-cinched happy ending.

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Release Blitz ~ Snowed by RJ Scott & VL Locey (Review + Excerpt)

Snowed (Boston Rebels 3)

GLBTQ, MM, Hockey Romance
Genre: Hockey Romance
Trope: Hockey, GLBTQ, Second Chance, snowstorm, forced proximity, stalker
Released: 3 December
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Series: Boston Rebels
Length: 54,000 words
Cover Design: Meredith Russell


Buy it Here

All Buy Links can be found here: http://www.rjscott.co.uk/read-snowed
Available – Wide Release

Moving to KU 17 December

ISBN – 9781785642623


Snowed

Authors: RJ ScottV.L. Locey

A second chance at love is all Kyle wants for Christmas, but a dark menace from his past wants him dead, and love is second to staying alive.

Kyle Lourenco has carved out a comfortable life and career for himself in Boston. With the holidays quickly approaching, he’s heading home for the first time in several years. Home to his loving parents and the small Canadian town where he was raised. And home to Christian, his best friend and the first man to steal his heart.

Just as a winter storm begins to blow in, it forces Kyle off the road only miles from home and a dark and sinister force from his past creeps ever closer. His only hope is getting to Christian’s cabin before the evil that has haunted him for years finally catches up to him.

Best friends since they were three, Christian Gauthier grew up next door to Kyle, in a remote mountain town with one stoplight and a forty-mile round trip to the nearest school. When Kyle left town for a shot at a professional hockey career, he took Christian’s heart with him. Even though he knew Kyle was always destined for bigger things, it hadn’t stopped Christian from falling for him as soon as he knew what love was.

With Christmas coming soon and a major snowstorm heading their way, Christian shuts the doors to the family store and heads to his cabin, where he will be on standby as an official volunteer for Search and Rescue. He has never regretted staying in Eagle Ridge, but a near miss on a simple rescue leads him to reevaluate everything, and when Kyle ends up at his door, he knows that guarding his heart might not be the best solution after all.

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Release Blitz ~ The Christmas Tenor by V.L. Locey (Review + Giveaway)

 
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
 
Laurel Holidays Series 
 
The Christmas Oaks – All Buy Links
The Christmas Pundit – All Buy Links
 

A trip that he thought would bring him only pain is about to present him with the greatest gift of all.

For three years now, Cabriolet Vermat has put off, wiggled out of, and outright lied to get out of making this dreaded trip east. The owner of Cabriolet Chauffeur Services in Los Angeles has avoided the yearly invitation to the small town of White Bridge, New York, to speak at their alumni winter gathering but this year they’ve outfoxed him. They’re throwing a dinner to honor his late partner’s dedication to his alma mater and have asked Cab to speak. This time he has to go no matter how much pain it will stir up. Arriving in the picturesque small town beside one of the Finger Lakes, Cab is treated to a special performance of holiday songs and there he sees Julian Gabriel Baez for the first time.

The young singer captivates him immediately, and he finds himself seeking out the much younger man after the performance. The pull he feels toward Jules is unlike anything he’s felt since he met his partner years ago. Confusion and desire war within him, but the outgoing young tenor wins him over with his engaging smile and kind heart. A two-day trip soon turns into an extended holiday vacation. Cab worries that the magic of Christmas will quickly fizzle out and he’ll be alone once more. Or will this festive season bestow a blessing of the heart upon a man who thought he would never love again?


The Christmas Tenor is a standalone small-town gay Christmas romance with a beautiful May-December relationship, a lonely widower, a rising opera star, loving families, and plenty of holiday joy. 

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Release Tour ~ Desert Dreams by RJ Scott & VL Locey (Review + Excerpt)

Desert Dreams (Owatonna 6)

This story is best read as part of the series. It can’t be read as a standalone.

GLBTQ, MM, Hockey Romance
Genre: Hockey Romance
Trope: Hockey, GLBTQ, Former Abuse, Shelter, Ranch
Released: 14 October 2021
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Series: Owatonna
Length: 28,000 words
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
All Buy Links can be found here: http://www.rjscott.co.uk/read-desertdreams
Available – Wide Release
ISBN – 9781785642975


Buy it Here

http://www.rjscott.co.uk/read-desertdreams on ALL platforms


Desert Dreams

Authors: RJ ScottV.L. Locey
Series: OWATONNA U (Hockey Romance), Book 6
Genre: Hockey
Tag: 2021 RJ VL

When danger stalks their new home, it’s only their strength as a couple that keeps them safe.  

Ryker misses Jacob every day he’s away. At the start of a new Raptors season with everything to play for, Jacob, the desert ranch, and their small menagerie of animals have become an oasis of peace in a turbulent world. He’s never ridden a horse, he’s never considered how much this place would mean to him, but suddenly he’s forming a connection with a mare called Tops and loving every moment of this new life. Balancing hockey with his love for Jacob, he feels that nothing can ever go wrong.

With his life finally on track, Jacob is pouring all of himself into the dream he shares with Ryker. Putting the final touches on Mountain Vista Ranch, a halfway home for troubled LGBTQ youth and their families, fills his heart with pride. When their first clients arrive, he finds himself drawn to the small family and their plight. Little does he or Ryker know that the darkness the newcomers have fled from is following them.

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Release Blitz ~ Pines & Violets by VL Locey (Reviews + Giveaway)

 
Cover Design: Designs By Sloan
 
Colors of Love Series

Lost In Indigo – All Buy Links
Touch Of A Yellow Sun – All Buy Links
The Good Green Earth – All Buy Links
Slow Dances Under An Orange Moon – All Buy Links
A Brush Of Blue – All Buy Links

Songs of a Red Currant Wine – All Buy Links
 

He never thought he’d find love again, but one summer changes his entire life.

Greg Mattar always had a clear path in life. The son of wealthy professionals, he and his sister wanted for nothing growing up in Montreal. His skills playing hockey led him to be picked first in the draft and a successful career as one of the premier defensemen in the league. He married his college sweetheart and within a year, they’d been blessed with twin girls. Then the unthinkable happened, and Greg’s life was turned inside out.

After losing his wife to cancer, he’s left alone to raise his daughters and at the same time balance his career. After a rough year of mourning coupled with a dismal season, Greg and his girls travel to a small vacation community deep in the Catskills. There he meets Aiden Burke, a local artisan with a past who enchants not only Greg’s daughters but Greg as well. During a vacation filled with laughter, acceptance, and morning goose parades, the two men fall for each other, which begins a journey down a winding road of revelations and romance.

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Release Blitz ~ Back Check (Boston Rebels #2) by RJ Scott & VL Locey (Reviews + Excerpt + Giveaway)

Back Check(Boston Rebels, 2)
GLBTQ, MM, Hockey Romance
Genre: Hockey Romance
Trope: Single Dad, Joint Care of a Baby, Hockey, Surprise Baby, Custody
Released: 31 August 2021
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Series: Boston Rebels
Length: 55,000 words
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
All Buy Links can be found here: http://www.rjscott.co.uk/read-backcheck
Available – Wide Release
ISBN – 9781785642456

#SingleDad, #Surprise, #Baby, Custody #MMHockeyRomance
Meeting Joachim could save his daughter’s life, but it may well cost Isaac his heart.
It’s been one hell of a year for Joachim Löfgren. After a long summer in rehab, he’s been moved to a new town, one far away from the warm Florida sun he so adores, to bolster a struggling Boston defense since the departure of their beloved team captain. He hasn’t even unpacked his skates properly when fate lands another blow, and he’s told that he is dad to a gravely ill child he never knew existed. It’s an easy decision for the burly defenseman to help and he opens up his new home to his child and her guardian Isaac. He’s instantly enchanted with the preschooler as well as her uncle and decides that his life will only be complete if his daughter is part of it. Filing for custody is the only option he feels he has, but this throws his budding relationship with Isaac into utter chaos. The two men soon find themselves on opposite sides of the courtroom as they both fight for the life they feel is best for Sophia.
Despite grieving for the loss of his sister, Isaac doesn’t hesitate to take on the responsibility for his newborn niece Sophia, creating a brand new family of two built on love and laughter. He has a steady income painting pet portraits during the day, but it’s the subversive and satirical cartoons he draws at night that silence his thoughts in the dark. They don’t have much as a family, but he is Sophia’s dad now, and nothing and no one will ever come between them. When a routine pediatric checkup shows that Sophia is ill, it forces Isaac to confront every one of his fears. Finding a matching donor is her only hope, and Isaac begins the journey to find Sophia’s mysterious father. There are no names or dates in his sister’s battered journal, and all Isaac knows is that he’s looking for a hockey player who was nothing more than a one-night stand. Little does he know that finding Joachim could destroy everything.

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