Audio Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway:
By Ana Ashley
Dads of Stillwater, Book 1
One artist. One attorney. Two single dads.
Meeting at a bachelor auction for charity had trouble written all over it as far as I was concerned, especially when the guy that won the bid for me seemed to be after only one thing...a good time between the sheets.
Refusing Fletcher’s advances was easy the first time round. After all, we weren’t meant to see each other again.
Except I’ve just moved to Stillwater where Fletcher lives.
Except both our kids are in the same class.
Now the kids are fighting and I’m ready to throw my own punches.
If only Fletcher wasn’t as goddamn irresistible as he is irritating.
When the fight moves from the playground to the bedroom, who will come out on top?
Antagonist is book 1 in Ana Ashley’s new series, Dads of Stillwater.
Single dads, sassy kids, Ana’s usual cast of intriguing secondary characters, Stillwater has it all.
“What the fuck is your problem?” he asks in an attempted whisper.
“What do you mean?” It’s impossible to not look at him because he’s so close I can smell his cologne. Why does he smell so good when he looks like he’s just had a round in the paint section at the DIY store?
He lets out a breath and runs his hands over his long hair. The gesture shouldn’t do anything for me, but fuck, it does. Fucking good-looking bastard.
“Look, it’s clear the kids have some lessons to learn. Can you not put aside our differences and focus on them?”
Great, and now I feel like a dick.
“I’m sorry. I wasn’t expecting to see you again.” It’s the honest truth. Somehow he brings out the worst in me, but I can’t stop staring at his eyes and wondering what would have happened if I’d said yes to a date.
That’s in the past. I’m angry with myself for even having these thoughts, but he’s right. We need to focus on the kids.
“I wasn’t expecting to see you again either, Harrison. Or find out you’re married. But here we are.”
“I’m not married,” I say.
His smile changes in a heartbeat. “You’re not?”
I shake my head. “I was at a bachelor auction. You do know the definition of a bachelor.”
“You said your friend put you up to it.”
“Why are we talking about this?” I ask.
He takes a slow step back.
“It doesn’t matter. Can I have your number?” he asks.
He must see my confusion because he adds. “So we can arrange a playdate for the kids.”
“Oh, right. Yeah, of course.” I pull out my phone and unlock it, giving it to him. He puts his number in and then calls his own cell.
His finger brushes mine when hands me the phone back. Little hairs on the back of my neck stand to attention…and not in a bad way.
Why do I feel like trouble is around the corner?
Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐
Small town. Single Dads. Yes, please! And no, that 's' isn't a typo. We get not just one single dad but two, and they're just adorable. There's also a bit of opposites attract with Harrison and Fletcher, and their banter is terrific. Stillwater has that small-town charm that always hooks me. It also has some of those troublemakers you know we're gonna see more of later in the series. The only drawback for me was that there was a lot going on. So much so that the romance gets a little lost at times. That said, it didn't bother me enough to pull me away from the story, and it definitely didn't keep me from enjoying this couple. I'll also be on the lookout for the next couple in the series.
John Solo gives voice to the characters, and each character is distinct. He also brings out all the emotion of the story - from the sweet to the sexy to the angst, it's right there to experience the feels right along with the characters.
This is my first time listening to John Solo and reading/listening to a book by Ana Ashley, but I'll be looking for more of both.
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About the Author
Ana was born in Portugal but has lived in the United Kingdom for so long, even her friends sometimes doubt if she really is Portuguese.
Ana Ashley writes sweet and steamy gay romance set in America, often in small towns where everyone knows everyone. Coming from a small town herself, she knows all about meddling families, nosy neighbors and that community spirit that comes from knowing people all your life.
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