Erryn reviews ‘News Boy: Storm Front’ by Susan Hawke. The ebook was published November 27, 2020 and is 102 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Michael Dean , released on December 24, 2020 and is 3 hrs long. A copy was provided for an honest review.
Why Erryn read this book: I loved book 1.
Even the best Daddies can’t keep the storms of life away…but they’ll always try.
Morning News Anchor Neil Klein has loved being in love for nearly six months with the best kind of “Daddy” ever – his boyfriend and bodyguard, Brody Johnson. Sassy as ever, Neil keeps his man busy at work and even busier at home. And Brody wouldn’t have it any other way. Love has made both their lives complete. Seriously, things couldn’t be better.
Except their idyllic life is about to face its first storm…literally. A tropical El Niño storm is headed toward San Diego, but they’re prepared. A surprise visit from Brody’s family is tense but doable. The real storm cloud ruining their week is that Neil’s stalker appears to be at it again. Brody will have to be prepared for anything to keep Neil safe and happy during the worst week ever.
This is a 31,000-word novella, the second in the News Boy trilogy. Watch out for cranky old men, a little who’s really a middle, and a prudish dog who won’t let anyone have fun. You’ll probably catch yourself giggling out loud, but what else can you expect from a Susan Hawke book?
Neil and Brody are back! I was hoping I hadn’t heard the end of them after the first novella in the series, and I was thrilled to see their return. I wanted more of the tough Brody who is a bodyguard by day and a gentle Daddy at night. And, of course, Neil. Ah, Neil. Snarky news broadcaster by day and little eight-year-old by night. Although I have no interest in being a little, I can appreciate the desire to – as he puts it – regress. To let someone else handle all the important stuff. To just enjoy juice and Lego.
All well and good, but real life has a way of rearing its ugly head. First there’s Brody’s brother and father just dropping in. Then there’s the tropical El Niño storm bearing down on San Diego. Oh, and did I mention Neil’s stalker is back? Those flower deliveries are unnerving to say the least.
So what did all this give me? A great story with plenty of love, affection, and a bit of sexy times thrown in. Oh, and a temper tantrum. Have to have a temper tantrum. Oh, and there’s the wardrobe malfunction. Needless to say, I enjoyed myself plenty, even laughing out loud a time or two. Susan Hawke always delivers a great story. And if I saw another episode of Brody and Neil? I would seize that one as well.
Of course the story wouldn’t be complete without Michael Dean’s wonderful narration. As always, stellar job.
9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
Susan Hawke is more widely known for her mpreg writings as Susi Hawke; this new name is a departure from that. Whether written by Susan or Susi, the books are filled with that all-important love, laughter, and family; the only difference is that this name has no male pregnancy.
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