Sunday, June 15, 2014

Son of a Fish by Kenzie Cade ~ Review & Giveaway


Title ~ Son of a Fish

Author ~ Kenzie Cade

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 1st June 2014

Genre ~ M/M Romance



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Sam Crowe lives a quiet life. He's a freelance journalist and sometimes fiction writer. His world is turned upside down when love lands on his doorstep—literally, while cursing up a G-rated storm. Son of a fish, indeed. Casey Sanders doesn't know whether it’s good luck or bad when he slips and falls on the icy steps of his apartment building, but the hero who comes to his rescue is worth the discomfort.
Their attraction is instant, but Sam is certain Casey's flirtation and kind words are a result of the pain medication. But Casey is persistent and won't give up until he has what he wants. And what he wants is Sam.


Macky’s Review

Son of a Fish

"Son of a fish, mother clucker, cripes on a cracker, dadgumit!"

When Sam Crowe meets Casey Sanders, he can't help laughing because Casey is cursing up a storm but the expletives are more G rated than X rated! However the reason for the cursing isn't so funny because Casey has slipped on some ice outside Sam's door and done some pretty serious damage to his ankle! He actually lives in the same building as Sam, but on the third floor, so the only option really is to try and get him into Sams apartment so they can check out what damage has been done to his ankle. What they think might be a sprain turns out to be a break so a trip to ER is on the cards, then back to Sams for some smexy TLC!

Self-effacing Sam is instantly attracted to this gorgeous guy and ditto for Casey, who (although Sam isn't his usual type normally) finds his endearing blushing rescuer adorable. We see both guys POV's as they begin to bond over the accident and we also learn about a recent sad loss in Casey's life that explains why he never uses swear words anymore, as well as a cheating ex boyfriend who's left him feeling disappointed in love, so its this that gives it the hurt/comfort background that ties it into the anthology.

Being naturally shy, Sam can't really see why someone as hot as Casey would want him so at one point there's a tiny touch of trepidation but ultimately this is what it is...a feel good, comfort read and it was short, sweet and satisfying.

'"I know where I am, Sam. I know what I'm doing," Casey whispered against his ear while wrapping an arm around Sam's waist, closing the distance between their bodies...

I really liked Sam and Casey. I felt the connection between them and that's why I think I managed to overlook just how fast their getting together was. In quickie reads it either works or doesn't but in this case I reckon Kenzie pulls it off. The tension was there and the chemistry was evident. It just boiled down to the length for me...a little longer, a little more fleshed out and this would have been 4 stars.

Of all the stories I've read from the Daily Dose 'Mended' anthology from Dreamspinner, 'Son Of A Fish' is probably the shortest one, I read it well under the hour and it was a cute, sexy read. The hurt/comfort theme isn't quite as prominent in this one, more alluded to than shown, so balancing it against the others I've read from the anthology, I have to be honest and say the emotional grab wasn't quite as strong for me, but that didn't take away the enjoyment I got from seeing two gorgeous guys get together over the course of it. It delivers what most m/m romance readers want in their romances and does it very nicely. Because of its length this was more like a taster from Kenzie Cade so I'm really looking forward to seeing what she can do when given the chance to write a longer novella or hopefully a novel because with stories this short I always want more.

A new author to keep an eye open for and I wish Kenzie loads of luck with her debut short and future career as a writer.

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  1. Thank you for the review and giveaway! I have been looking forward to reading this book!

  2. I think you are great!!! Awesome!!! Thank you :)

  3. I look forward to reading this new authors work and I enjoyed reading the review. I love it when a short story is extended into a longer book and I wish this new author well for all her further publications :-)

  4. The book sounds good, would love to win a copy.

  5. It sounds really fantiastic!


  6. Hi, do not count me in the giveaway. I want to congratulate Kenzie. I've just finished Son of a Fish and I loved it. I hope you consider the possiblitly of continuing the story. I want to know how Sam and Casey evolve in their relationship. They are so sweet!

    1. Thank you so much!! I hope you're happy when I tell you that I do plan on adding to Sam and Casey's story. Eventually. Hopefully soon.

    2. Yes! Great! I am looking forward to it! Thank you, Kenzie ;)

  7. Great review, I am looking forward to reading this.

  8. Sounds great! Thanks!

  9. thanks for the review and the giveaway! this book sunds really good Kenzie

  10. cant wait to read this sounds like a great story

  11. another one to add to my to read list & by a new (to me anyway) author. thanks for the chance at a free book. :)

  12. Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  13. Sounds like a great read and I've seen several raving reviews.

  14. Thanks to you my TBR list is never ending!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Thank you for the giveaway!!! :)