Family Unit by Z.A. Maxfield 3.5 Stars!
A retired marine, Logan is methodical and conservative. Richard is a liberal pacifist who is pathologically afraid of guns. Yet the minute Logan sets eyes on Richard, his heart turns over like an old car engine and it isn’t long before his motor is revved and Richard is in the driver’s seat—even if it seems like each man is driving a different car.
Richard Hunter is parenting his grandson, and the kid—Nick—has had it rough. Richard vows nothing will stop him from creating a loving and stable home. Not even a tempting, red-hot relationship with a very attractive man. However, when Richard looks into Logan’s blue eyes it’s tough to stay focused.
It’s never easy to become a family, what with a temperamental eight-year-old, disapproving outsiders, and outright extortion attempts. But when push comes to shove, both Logan and Richard are committed family men who want to make a loving home for a little boy who needs them. Together, they’re planning to form a Family Unit, and they won’t let anything stand in their way.
What I really like about this romance is it a romance between two men who already had loved and lost and lived full ways and now are starting over. The characters a build with all kinds of nice details that make you love them.
They find each other and it is completely unexpected. They adore each other even if they are very different.
The conflict comes from falling in love with a single parent and being a single parent and all the caution and joy that brings.
I didn’t need the outside drama of the grandson’s mother but the resolution of that plot is engaging.
Sweet and hot romance.