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Living in Zin: A Gay Daddy Romance (Destination Daddies) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B0981GZV9L
- Publication date : July 29, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1593 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 310 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #8,978 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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So why three stars? I just didn’t care for the main conflict in the story. Basically Mav has been in love with Beau for twenty years, and Beau has been married to Dakota for the past few years. However, it’s clear from almost the first page that Dakota and Mav have some type of history, and Beau has NO CLUE (the reader also doesn’t know all the details for quite some time). It just really annoyed me. This is a romance, and both the marriage and the friendship were really flawed to me because they were obviously lying to (or at least withholding information) from this man they both claimed to love. And it wasn’t for the his own good. Beau never gave any indication he would’ve been mad to discover they had a history. It just seemed very childish, and I felt angry at the characters over it.
Ryder in particular was an innocent, lovable character, and I’m left sort of thinking both he and Beau deserve better. Mav and Dakota get their stuff together by the end, but I was just soured by their early withholding of information. It was like a dark cloud over most of the book for me.
I enjoyed the concept of this book, minus the dishonesty of Dakota and Mav, and I love the entire concept of this series. This book was good, but there are some things that make me cringe.
My biggest issue with this book is that Dakota basically fetishizes Ryder during the entire story. He wants to message Ryder on the app because Beau is bi and he wants to see Beau with Ryder. He wants Beau to teach him how to go down on Ryder and that is basically a running theme through the book. Yes, Dakota has sweet moments with Ryder when he realizes what's happening to Ryder at certain times, but it still feels like Dakota views Ryder as a toy to fulfill a kink and not a partner for a relationship. Dakota is my least favorite character not only because of the issues with Ryder, but also because he spent 2 decades (the timeline is another issue all on it's own) basically lying to his husband.
Another issue for me is that Beau and Dakota's relationship didn't really feel like a Daddy/boy relationship. Other than their titles, there just wasn't anything either did to really convey their dynamic.
I think not expanding on Ryder being a middle or little was a missed opportunity. I honestly wish the come to Jesus moment happened at 50 or 60% rather than the very end of the book.
If I didn't feel ick at Dakota and his expectations of Ryder, I would have rated this one a bit higher. I just can't get past the feeling that Ryder is more of a toy than a person.
*I received an ARC, but all thoughts and feelings are my own.*
Beau is demanding that Mav come visit him, and knows just the week for him to come. Mav realizes he needs an infusion of Beau to get him through the next few months so he agrees. After Dakota and Beau were seen kissing in the B&B, the couple that caught them posted online how nice it was to be in a place where they felt safe and a new business plan was made for them. They aligned with Cuff'd to have events at their place.
Ryder signs up for the weekend getaway at Beau's B&B. It is a weekend getaway for Daddy's and Littles and for those looking. One day he gets a message from Dakota but before he can read it he gets interrupted. He is a trans guy and unsure of this event. He is very nervous about going.
Dakota has his own secrets. He does not like Mav and since Mav sends Beau all his manuscripts before he does anything with them and Dakota loves to read them in secret so as to not let on to Beau how much he enjoys them. But when he hears Beau and Mav discussing his newest book he realizes some of the characters emulate Beau and Mav, an innkeeper and writer. He also learns that Mav will be coming for two weeks during their event. SO he hopes to find a boy for Mav so he will leave Beau alone. However now he is thinking of Ryder joining him, Beau and Mav. Could this happen??? Beau is a top and for the most Dakota is a bottom but occasionally he likes to top which is why Beau is perfect for him since he is always willing to add a third for a night.
There is SO MUCH going on in this book it is awesome.
Why does Dakota dislike Mav so much? Does he have a secret? Do they have a secret? Can Mav fall for Ryder? Would he consider more than just one night? What will happen when Mav's vacation is over? Are the flames two sided between Mav and Beau?