Title: Father of the Groom
Series: Love and Care: Book One
Author: Silvia Violet
Length: 109 Pages
At a Glance: Father of the Groom is fun, incredibly sexy and a great start to what I hope will be a series that focuses on the Daddy/Boy kink.
Reviewed By: Sammy
Blurb: Avery has a good life. He loves his job as a makeup artist, and he’s ecstatic about being Twink of Honor in his best friend’s wedding. He’s more than capable of supporting himself, but that doesn’t stop him from longing for an older man who’ll take care of him.
Graham Hillingdon has finally repaired his relationship with his son, and he’s thrilled to be part of his son’s wedding day, though he wishes he had a plus one to bring with him. Sadly, he has yet to find a man who appreciates both his dominant and nurturing sides; maybe even someone to call him Daddy.
When Avery and Graham meet at the wedding, attraction sizzles between them, and they end up spending an insanely hot night together. Graham makes sure Avery knows exactly who’s in charge in bed, but afterwards, he’s exquisitely gentle. This is just what Avery needs, and Graham is certain he’s finally found a man who desires what he has to give. Neither of them wants to part the next day, but between their age difference and their reluctance to reveal their relationship to Graham’s son, they wonder if they have any chance for a future together. But as perfect as they are for each other, shouldn’t it be worth the risk?
Review: I’m going to begin this review with a warning—if you do not like Daddy/Boy kink then move along. However, if you enjoy this trope along with the May/December angle, then you have hit the jackpot in Silvia Violet’s latest release, Father of the Groom. Even better, it appears this is the beginning of a new series entitled Love and Care, and I must say it begins with a bang. This novel has it all, from instant attraction to gruff, commanding Daddy and naughty boy. It is fun, incredibly sexy and a great start to what I hope will be a series that focuses on this kink.
Avery is best friend and “twink of honor” for his friend, Felicity, as well as her makeup artist. He has never really found the one man who could fulfil or understand his desire for a daddy who can take care of him emotionally. He doesn’t need a sugar daddy to financially support him but rather, someone who will take control in the bedroom and make him feel wanted and safe. So imagine his surprise when he sees the perfect specimen across the room just a few hours before the wedding. Little does he realize that the man he is lusting after is actually the groom’s estranged father, Graham, who is present to begin to repair his relationship with his oldest son, Carter.
Graham has dabbled in the Dom/sub kink before and is not averse to trying on the role of Daddy. When he meets Avery, the two of them just click and Graham is both excited and terrified. What if the feelings he has for Avery are not reciprocated? And what about Carter? How is he going to feel when he discovers his father is spending the weekend in bed with someone nearly half his age? As the two men explore their new dynamic and fall more deeply into the magnetic pull that brought them together, they also realize there is much to lose if the newly married couple they both love don’t appreciate their father and best friend hooking up.
Okay, color me surprised at how much I enjoyed this story! I do like a good May/December romance but have often found the Daddy/Boy angle just a bit too much. Even though these two men used those labels with regularity, the author was so wise to have times in her book where it was just Avery and Graham enjoying and getting to know each other. The kink was pretty much reserved for the bedroom, and it was hot—I mean smoldering hot. There was believable chemistry and even the quick declarations of love near the end held a ring of truth, mainly because this author wrote a solid relationship arc into her story that explored a great deal of emotional territory in a short time. There was a genuine appeal about Avery’s need to feel safe and accepted but also cherished, and Graham was absolutely aces at making him feel that way. Graham was strong and commanding during the sex scenes but gentle and tender toward Avery during aftercare, which honestly made him the perfect lover and Daddy.
Father of the Groom will ring every kinky bell you have, if this is your trope du jour. The only niggle I had with the story, overall, was the emphasis put on Carter’s mother at the beginning of the story and how much she still hated Graham for coming out so late in their marriage. The fear that she might cause a scene during the wedding was mentioned quite a few times, yet we never actually even met her in person during the wedding or reception, so all the worry seemed to be a big build up for nothing. But, that was a fleeting concern for what was a really sweet romance and sexy read.
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