Review: Who’s Your Daddy? by Lauren Gallagher

Who’s Your Daddy? by Lauren Gallagher
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Pages: 356
Source:  Publisher

Everyone’s bringing baggage to this baby shower.

After her divorce, Carmen James is still trying to get back on her feet when fate pulls the rug out from under her. She’s pregnant-and she’s not sure who’s the father. Just one more thing for her impossible-to-please family to worry about. On the bright side, there are only two candidates: her best friend, Donovan, and Isaac. His boyfriend.

A little too much wine and the desire to comfort lead Donovan and Isaac to a night they both hope Carmen doesn’t regret. When she drops the bomb, though, Donovan’s plate, already crowded with a teenage son and a disapproving father, gets fuller. And Isaac, who’s still coming to terms with his bisexuality, wonders how he’ll handle fatherhood at forty.

Above all, both men worry that whatever the answer to the ultimate question-which of them got her pregnant-it will forever alter their longstanding friendship with Carmen. While they’re waiting for that answer, though, continuing their casual sexual relationship with her feels natural. But when emotions get involved, the cracks in their logic begin to drive Isaac, Don and Carmen apart just when they need each other the most.

 

Review:  Who’s Your Daddy? is a book that deals with a lot of emotions and having a menage relationship.

I really wanted to read this book and was glad that I got the opportunity to read it. I thought I knew what the book was going to be about. As I started reading and got into the story my mind was changed.

I enjoyed watching Isaac come out of his shell. Even though he is a family counselor, he still doesn’t know how to deal with things when it comes to his own life. Isaac always thought he was gay. As he gets older and is in a committed relationship with Donovan. He starts thinking about having sex with a woman.

Donovan is bi-sexual and isn’t ashamed to admit it. The only problem he has is his dad. He doesn’t have a great relationship with his father. He was ok and supported Donovan when he became a teenage parent. When Donovan came out and told his dad about the rest he’s dad didn’t want anything to do with him.

Carmen has been friends with Donovan for years. It started when they started comparing parents. Carmen can’t seem to do anything to make her parents happy. When she gets a divorce then her parents get onto her even more.

When Carmen, Don, and Isaac come together for one hot passionate night with the help of a little too much wine. They find out that there are consequences to their actions. All three wonder what will happen to their friendship and to the relationship that two of them have.

I enjoyed seeing all three come together and make the best out of a crazy deal that fate dealt them. Donovan and Isaac are wonderful men that come together and decide that no matter who the father is that the child belongs to all three. They tell Carmen that they will both help her raise the baby and help out.

So in the book you deal with an ongoing cycle. The relationship that Donovan has with his father is the relationship that Donovan is having with his son Ryan. Donovan realizes that he needs to stop the cycle with his son. He wonders if maybe it is too late.

You deal with teenagers, drugs, alcohol, and having to deal with an unplanned pregnancy. You can see the strain that is put on all three of them. Dealing with telling their parents and taking up for each other. Finally Donovan stands up to his father and with Donovan’s help Carmen gets the strength to stand up to her parents.

With all the issues that you face in the book you wonder how they will make it work. You see how much love they all have and their willingness to try anything. You see each one change and become stronger. Everyone’s relationship grows stronger. When they have each other anything is possible.

This is the first book that I have read of Lauren Gallagher’s. She done a wonderful job of showing the feelings and emotions that everyone was going through. How society would judge them for the decisions that they made and how they will deal with them.

I hated to see the last page of the book. I got to thinking about how I would deal with this if it had happened to me. I also got to thinking how I would deal with this if I knew anyone that was going through it. Everyone is entitled to live their lives the way they want to. To be able to do it without being judged.

The only thing I didn’t like was I’m still wondering about about is who is the daddy? I loved the Chuck Norris joke. If you want to find out what I’m talking about and being able to read a book that makes you laugh and makes you hot with all the passion. You need to read this book.