First Steps by Sean Michael ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

FirstStepsLGTitle: First Steps

Author: Sean Michael

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Bree Archer

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/14/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance


2nd Edition

Abandoned by his partner in the wilds of Alaska, single gay dad Peter Boone is at the end of his rope. He has screaming twin babies to care for and far too much time without adult companionship. To make matters worse, Alaska’s harsh and gloomy winter is about to close in on him, his twins, and their small, rundown cabin.

Park Ranger Chad Bristow likes living alone in Alaska, but after visiting Peter to warn him about an encroaching forest fire, he starts to wonder what life would be like with someone like Peter. Winter’s severity worries Chad, and he believes Peter and his twins won’t make it, so he offers to take them into his home. Soon Chad realizes that the attraction he experienced for Peter on their first meeting has the potential to heat up beyond his being a good Samaritan. Now all he has to do is convince Peter that they can do more than just keep each other warm.

1st Edition published by Torquere Press, 2007.

My View:

First Steps is a very low angst, super sweet story of the beginning of a family. It chronicles all the “first steps” Chad and Peter make as they become a family ending with the joy of watching the babies take their actual first steps.

There was little to this story other than days in the lives of two cavity inducingly sweet men. There is no real plot, no character growth, no nothing other than TONS of “I love you’s” “my love’s” and sex full of grunting that these men do in fact love each other. If you are looking for perfect  sugar of the sugariest kind, this one is for you. If you are looking for anything more than just an over the top love fest, look elsewhere.


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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