Book Reviews

A Gift of Family (2017 Advent Calendar - Stocking Stuffers) by Tami Veldura at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 23-December-2017

Book Blurb

Scott Burke has always desired a big family, but as a divorced single dad, all he has is his young daughter, Lexi. He pours himself into raising her, half-convinced he’ll never find what he’s looking for. When Brennan Price strolls into Scott’s life, he’d better have enough patience for both Lexi and Scott if he intends to stick around.


Brennan has a huge family and a successful career, but no one to call his own. Wooing Scott and his daughter is right up his alley, though, and he steps up to the challenge to prove he’s enough for both of them. His attraction to Scott is immediate, but he recognizes a family man when he sees one and hatches a plan to win Lexi over. Her handsome father is sure to follow….




A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2017 Advent Calendar "Stocking Stuffers."

Book Review

“My daughter is the biggest gift; ... but the thing about being a parent is when you think you've cracked it, and you're on top of your game, they change again and you have to catch up and adjust...” ~ Geri Halliwell

Scott, of 'A Gift of Family' by Tami Veldura, is a wonderful, loving father to his little girl, Lexi. He's completely dedicated to her care, especially since Scott and her mother are divorced and she isn't around. Scott is a good father, but when he sees other families out together, he can't help but wish he and Lexi could have what they have. Scott is just about given up hope when he meets Brennan.

After seeing Scott and his little girl at the park several times, Brennan decides he doesn't want to wait any longer to get to know them. He walks over with his dog, Jazz, to greet them. Lexi loves the dog; which proves to be a real ice breaker between him and Scott. They have an immediate attraction to each other. They begin to talk and since it's so near to Christmas, they talk about their holiday plans come up. Brennan begins to discuss his huge family and how their celebration will be chaos, but he wouldn't miss it. Sadly, Scott mentions that it will be just him and Lexi to celebrate. Brennan invites them to meet him at an upcoming Christmas Fair, which completely enthralls Lexi. Afterward, Brennan, not wanting them to celebrate alone, asks Scott and Lexi to join in his family's celebration. Scott, touched at Brennan's generosity, accepts his offer. The next morning, Scott is looking forward to being with Brennan again, but when he checks on Lexi, he finds that she's come down with a bad cold. With a heavy heart, he calls Brennan and tells him they won't be able to make it.

Tami has written a short, sweet, hot holiday story. I loved Scott and how he cared so much for his little girl, Lexi. Brennan was awesome too with his knowledge of children because of his big family. It was wonderful that he knew just what to do for Lexi as well as Scott. Thanks, Tammy.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 32 pages/11025 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-December-2017
Price $1.99 ebook
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