Author: Ann Mayburn
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Characters: Sam, Cody
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday, Series
Sam and Cody have settled into married life, live in their dream house, and are more in love than ever. There is just one thing missing from their lives to make their home complete. A baby to share their love with.
Adoption is hard enough, but the struggles and hardship of trying to adopt as a gay couple may be too much for the men to handle. When a series of setbacks leave both men with broken hearts and wounded souls, it will take a Christmas miracle to give Sam and Cody the strength to give adoption one more try.
When I read ‘Want’ which is the first book that introduces us to Sam and Cody, I knew they were something special. As a reader, the love they have for each other really resonates with me. So, when I saw that their story continues in ‘Adore’ I couldn’t wait to read the continuation of their life together.
The blurb does an excellent job at describing the gist of the story. The two men are married and are expecting to adopt a baby boy, but when things unexpectedly fall through, they’re relationship is tested by the disappointment and sadness they feel because of it. I thought Ms. Mayburn did an outstanding job at describing the pain these two men go through. I admit, I cried with them and hoped that some way they would find a way to heal together and not give up hope that one day they’d have a family of their own.
As a reader, I appreciated how much the two men seem to come out stronger together in the end. I shamelessly admit that I rejoiced at the ending of this book and found myself smiling with happiness at the way everything turned out in the end. This is a fast-paced, lovely story that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Adore is a bittersweet, realistically told romance that shows how the power of love can heal all wounds and make us stronger. It is filled with hope, disappointment and the happiness these two men experience while trying to adopt a baby for their own. I enjoyed every minute of this book, and I hope Ms. Mayburn will write more about these characters in the future.
Adore is the third book in the Sam and Cody series. Although it could easily be read as a stand-alone romance, I highly recommend reading the books in series order. This way you’ll understand the dynamics between Sam and Cody and you’ll get to see how their relationship has progressed.
The Sam and Cody series is book order are:
Reviewed By: Gabbi