Erryn reviews ‘For the Love of a Boy (Father Series Book 2)’ by Morticia Knight. The ebook was published December 5, 2019 and is 165 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Nick J. Russo, on August 19, 2020 and is 4 hrs and 46 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I enjoyed book 1.
To read my review of In The Name of the Father (Father Series Book 1) click here.
I was living in darkness. Cold and alone, I was gripped by the agony of loss and grieving for an existence I no longer believed I could have. Then he appeared in my life and I thought that maybe, just maybe, I’d been gifted with another chance at happiness. That I might be allowed the privilege of loving and caring for another man.
That I could have my very own boy….
A new beginning is more than Malcolm ever dared wish for.
Now that Malcolm has claimed Seth as his boy, he’s determined to be the perfect Daddy for the man he adores. Whatever his boy needs, he’ll make sure he gets it. But more than that, he’s sworn in his heart to protect him with his life. Seth’s bastard of a father and the twisted church that abused his boy had better stay away from them — or else.
Seth has discovered comfort and safety in his Daddy’s arms.
Finally, Seth accepts that a life filled with joy is possible. He believes that love is what matters more than anything and that he has nothing to be ashamed of. However, the demons of his past still taunt him, lurking in the shadows of his mind where they try and snatch away his happiness. Sometimes it seems as if his lingering fears will never be vanquished.
And sometimes, being afraid is a warning that should be heeded….
Note: For the Love of a Boy is the continuation of Malcolm and Seth’s journey of love, redemption and healing in the Father series trilogy. The first book, In the Name of the Father, should be read prior to this one. However, you can be assured that none of the books in the Father series end on a cliffhanger and that this age gap, Daddy/boy series with lots of hurt/comfort contains a sweet forever after.
Father Series listening order:
- In the Name of the Father
- For the Love of a Boy
- Now and Forever
Triggers: References to past child abuse, a scene of on-page violence.
Seth is still in his dark place. He might have escaped from his conversion therapy camp, but those memories haunt him. He never can quite get out from under them.
Malcolm wants to help but sometimes finds himself powerless. He can’t lessen Seth’s nightmares. He can’t make Seth feel safe. He can just offer love, support, and protection.
But he knows it might not be enough.
For now, though, he can offer security. And within their Daddy/boy relationship they can both begin to heal. Because Seth wasn’t the only one with a tragic backstory. But together they can forge something beautiful.
Until the day Seth’s past comes calling.
(There’s a trigger warning for on-page violence and that warning needs to be heeded.)
This book brought me hope and, by the end of it, I was ready for this Daddy and boy to get their forever happiness. Which conveniently is coming in the final instalment that I’m off to listen to right now.
And I’ll mention Nick J. Russo who does a great job with this book. I always enjoy his narrations and this book was just another one to rack up as well done.
9/10 Points of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers – but they’re all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.
When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms and The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey’s story from Rockin’ the Alternative.