Families should grow, not shrink. It’s been on Jon Kechter’s mind since before he tied the knot with his millionaire lover, Cole Fenton. Now hoping to adopt, Jon and Cole search for a mother-to-be willing to let them love her baby, but the interminable wait is wearing on them both.
Jon is close to his father, George, but until Cole, he didn’t have anyone else. Now George is pushing Cole to reconcile with his estranged mother. When the three of them spend Christmas with her in Munich, the results are disastrous. Jon and Cole resolve to stay positive, but no hope exists without a tinge of fear. Jon and Cole can’t help but wonder if their dream of being parents just wasn’t meant to be.
It happened again. Just like in book 1, Promises. Marie Sexton charmed me with her captivating writing style again so I haven’t even noticed the shortcomings of the story first.
So, my problems:
- Too much focus on Cole and the baby project. No, wait. All the focus is on Cole and his dream to be a father. As if that would be the only thing that makes him happy. As if that would be the only purpose of their marriage. Jon’s only role here is to narrate the story and to support Cole.
- I disagree some decisions of the characters and their ways of doing things – but they are just characters, really.
- George annoyed the hell out of me.
- And I don’t give a damn about the affair of George and Cole’s mother.
Otherwise I enjoyed it: there were some beautiful and sweet moments.