Erryn reviews ‘Uniquely Average’ by Susan Hawke. The ebook was published February 23, 2022 and is 144 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Michael Dean, released on March 14, 2022, and is 4 hrs and 26 mins long. A copy was provided for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I have yet to read a Susan Hawke novel I didn’t love.
A 20-year age gap, a neurodivergent “boy” and a gray ace of a “Daddy”, both lonely and unable to find their match…until now.
Ethan Humboldt is a cocky, confident chef with zero filter and even less humility. He’s also a very good, neurodivergent boy who’s been searching far too long for the perfect Daddy. At 30, Ethan knows what he wants – and what he needs. The only problem? Finding a caregiving type of Daddy to provide it.
Danvers Jones has more money than he knows what to do with and nobody to spend it on. He’s not looking for a fling, Dan needs someone to pamper. To romance…to adore. As a romantic gray ace, nothing else will do it for him.
Newly retired, Dan has one final mission – to find his former best friend’s long-lost son and deliver a trust fund. After that, Dan’s determined to start fully living his life, which starts with the right partner. Only problem? Dan requires the type of person who’ll need his unique brand of Daddy.
Danvers and Ethan aren’t expecting to meet their perfect match in a random meet-cute gone wrong, but when does life ever go according to plan?
This stand-alone novel is a full-length, 43,000-word non-age-play Daddy romance. The core of this story was previously published as a 15,000-word short in the USA Today best-selling Dirty Daddies 2021 Anthology. It’s now been reworked and lengthened to provide the tale as originally intended.
I’m a huge Susan Hawke fan. The author can do no wrong in the writing department and her latest book is just more proof of that. I adored Ethan. He looks like he’s got his shit together – great job, self-assurance, and a good support system. He also is looking for a daddy to take care of him. But not just any daddy. He’s had a bunch of failed week-long affairs but keeps believing he’ll meet the right man. He’s neurodivergent, which means he perceives the world a little differently. He’ll need someone special to see past the cocky veneer to the vulnerable man underneath.
Danvers is just the right man for the job. He’s had a long successful career as a lawyer and has amassed a decent portfolio. But he’s missing the right person in his life. The right boy. And when his path crosses with Ethan, the gray ace daddy suddenly feels hope.
It’s not all smooth sailing, of course. These are two men who know what they want. Can they compromise to make it work? Can they see a future where they don’t need a contract in order to have their happily ever after?
I loved how the story evolved and didn’t feel forced. When you know you’ve met your soulmate, it’s time to seize the day. This is a great love story.
And Michael Dean narrated it brilliantly. He hit just the right notes with Ethan so he was easy to relate to. His quirks didn’t seem insurmountable. And his Danvers was perfect. Empathetic but still strong and in control. I highly recommend this audiobook.
10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 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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