Author: Mary Calmes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Noah Wheeler, Dante Ceretto
POV: 1st person
Cover Rating: 3.5
Six years ago, Noah Wheeler went to meet his boyfriend, Dante Ceretto, at the airport, and his world ended. Dante was kissing someone else and claimed to be in love. So Noah took his heartbreak—and the sonogram pictures of their surrogate child—and closed the door on the big picture of what he thought his life would be, focusing instead on the piece of the dream he got to keep, being a father.
Now on vacation in Las Vegas, Noah accidentally runs into Ceretto’s family, and then the man himself, and learns that not only was he deceived, but Dante was as well. Now Dante wants to make up for lost time, six years’ worth, and to do that he needs Noah, the only man he’s ever loved, and Grace, the daughter he didn’t know he had, to give him a chance at happiness. Dante’s going to have to take a crash course in communication and seduction, though. Noah’s not going to fall in love just to be broken again.
Mary Calmes and her stories truly are a treat to her fans. She brings us Noah and Dante who were lovers for four years, lovers who wanted nothing more than each other and their own family, however, fate plays a cruel game with the two men. Dante is an undercover agent, and has been one throughout his relationship with Noah, and that alone was the only issue they had between them. One afternoon, Noah heads to the airport to pick his lover up, but upon arrival he witnesses a scene that literally breaks him.
Taking his wounded pride, his broken heart, and news of their unborn child he rushes home and pines for ages. He knows he has to move on without Dante for their daughter, and he does. For six long years he does this, he becomes a dad and he is quite successful. However, he can’t find it in his heart to love another, as Dante still remains in his heart as the only man he’ll ever love.
While out of town in Vegas for a wedding Noah and his daughter Grace bump into Dante’s brother at the hotel they’re staying at. The man knows right off that Grace is his brother’s biological daughter and in that, so does the rest of Dante’s family. Which means one thing. Dante is close by.
When Noah sees him again, the words on the reader/computer before you come to life. Talk about two men in love? Two men so real you could swear you know them personally. Two men who draw the best out of one another. This is Dante and Noah.
Don’t miss this quick read. If you do, you’ll never experience the heat between these two men, and the adorable child they created. Grace.
Reviewed By: Michele