When Love Comes to Town
Title : When Love Comes To Town
Series : Provincetown, Book #4
Author : Jacob Z. Flores
Publisher : Dreamspinner (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Contemporary
Length : 236 pages (e-book)
Published : April 7, 2014
Rating : ★★★1/2
Brody O’Shea isn’t looking for much, just a hot guy with a decent job, who is sane and doesn’t have kids. The son of a former rock star, Brody has lived through the pain of bankruptcy and bad parenting, and he doesn’t want to experience it again. As a reformed horndog, he wants the security and stability of a relationship. But almost every guy he meets seems satisfied with Mr. Right Now, and he wants to find Mr. Right—now!
The only men Eric Vasquez chases are criminals. As a deputy and single father, he has no need for a relationship after his last one ended disastrously. He lives for and through Maddie, his nine-year-old daughter. Everything else is a needless distraction, but distraction is what Eric gets when he comes to Provincetown to attend the wedding between his cousin Van and the man of his dreams.
When Brody and Eric meet, what they want and what they find conflict. An ocean of expectations separates them. If they cannot move past their reservations to reach each other’s shores, they might miss the boat when love comes to town.
This series features so many different types of couples. From porn stars and play boys to heart broken widowers and reformed sluts. I honestly have no idea what I’m going to get when I pick up a book in this series. We did meet Brody, one of the MCs, in the last book but he’s so different in this book. You think you know a guy. Pffttt…. 😉
In the last book we left Brody pining over his college ex. He’s still hooking up but looking for love. When he doesn’t find the one he starts to get frustrated. Brody has a long list of no nos that he’s convinced are deal breakers in his search to find the perfect guy to settle down with. One of those things is he won’t date a guy with kids. He grew up in a not so stable home environment and is certain he has nothing to offer a child.
At Van and Zach’s engagement party Brody is the only one left in their group of friends still flying solo. To escape he offers to pic Van’s cousin Eric up from the ferry. When he sees him he’s interested. Until he sees his daughter. With the possibility of a relationship out the window, Brody just acts like himself and wins the daughter over. The daughter is NOT your normal kid. Very sassy and honest. The guys are thrust together over the next few days. Eric is oblivious to Brody’s attraction and in fact lets him believe his husband is still around when Eric is actually a widower. Everyone else sees what’s going on but poor Brody thinks there’s no chance. Eric has to decide if he can move on or if he should let Brody go.
I think I had some really high hopes for this series after the last book. Which I LOVED!!! This one was sweeter and didn’t seem to capture the clueless romantic build the last one had. One of the MCs was clueless or avoided the possibility and then BAM! Sex and love. The daughter and family dynamic definitely gave it a different vibe. No worries. The down and dirty is very present in this book it just comes late and then it’s pretty frequent. This author writes some serious naughty talk! Whew! There’s lots of sass from the secondary characters that again captures that teasing family thing groups of friends seem to have. The ending is a total HEA wrapped up in a big sparkling bow. Like I said, all the books in the series have a very different feel to them. They can be read as stand alones IMO.
Rated 3.5 stars by Whit