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Daddy, by Nora Phoenix, K.M. Neuhold

onceupon_a_bookdream's review

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4.0

The start of a spin off series that's fine on its own (I haven't read the original series and don't plan to) . I'm not a huge fan of porn star romances but I love kink so I gave this a shot. I loved that both MCs were older and good kink representation, with all the consent and communication.

-Daddy / Boy ( no age play)
- Ace spectrum rep
-spanking

walford's review

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3.0

So sweet. Loved that the sub wasn't a young twink. Gonna read more by these authors. Unfortunately I seem to be hooked on a series that hasn't been written yet...

mishkamiro's review

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4.0

Such a nice change!

I love me a big ole Bear/Pixie dynamic. Don’t get me wrong. But it’s so nice to see the other side. Those cute thinks do age. They get older- and those personalities don’t change. Their needs don’t change. Joey isn’t really that way- he didn’t start this life young, but there’s room for all ages in all dynamics and I love to see them represented.

A nice love story with an HEA and a great collection of messages.

galiaba's review

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4.0

3.75 stars

steiner's review

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3.0

Enjoyed this more than I expected to. There was a lot of series building but it wasn't obnoxious how future characters were previewed. Sweet story.

suzy76's review

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4.0

Great start to the new series <3

cabc's review

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5.0

What a great start to a new series! Readers get to revisit a fun universe with a few favorite characters making an appearance.

This story is very much friends-to-lovers. Joey and Hunter initially have a professional relationship which grows into a friendship which grows into a romantic relationship. These transitions are very organic and it makes for a lovely story. There is a little drama to spice things up, but not within the relationship itself and they work through things like you'd expect of older adults.

I respect both authors for how well they handled the exploration of Joey's sexuality. There is no crazy drama or existential crisis. Rather Joey works through what he feels and how he identifies throughout the book and Hunter is there to help him when needed. I personally identified with Joey in many ways, but especially in his exploration of potentially being demisexual. Ultimately the labels are not a huge deal and both men settle into what works best for themselves as an individual and as a couple. (To be honest, Joey is really relatable in general. I think most readers will enjoy his character.)

And then there's Hunter aka Daddy. Even though he's been a daddy for years, he is not static in what being a daddy means to him. He's experienced some tough things in his life, he's older so has more life experience than a 20-year-old for example, and he's thoughtful about his role in Joey's life and in their relationship.

Oh and both main characters are older! Age isn't a huge deal for me, but it is nice to read about older men who aren't in their twenties.

There are some really fun side characters introduced in this book and I'm looking forward to reading their stories. I highly recommend reading the Ballsy Boys series first before venturing into this book or some details will be lost. Happy reading!

P.S. the series is called Kinky Boys and it's focused on a kinky gay porn studio, but this story is NOT erotica. It's a very lovely romance!

nasaje's review

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3.0

3.5 stars.

Feels like an introductory novel to the spin-off series. The couple was cute. It was overall a very straight-forward story with low levels on angst.

reemreads86's review

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3.0

The first half of this was perfect, and the second part was too sweet and too over the top. I lost the depth of Joey and Hunter, and they became these cutter cookie boyfriends. I enjoyed the writing style and I really enjoyed the story, but I wish the second part had more depth, more exploration into their new dynamic, new relationship. Rather than skipping over these parts and showing me their perfect love making.

mom2pcnl's review

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5.0

Sweet story

This was such a sweet introduction to a new cast of characters. The emotions that this story brought were amazing. I enjoyed the in depth look we got into Joey's life with his parents and how he was able to male that work. So good!