Title: One Small Thing (One Thing, Book 1)
Author: Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea
Published: May 3, 2012
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Rue Murray is in for a real surprise when the woman he slept with on a whim to see if he really could turns up pregnant. Even more surprising is the fact that she doesn’t want to keep the baby. Though he never expected to be a father, Rue can’t just abandon the child and agrees to take her, even though he knows it will be challenging on top of going to school during the day and working in a club at night.
Eric Van Nuys is definitely not a “people person”. A struggling sci-fi author who suffers from social anxiety, he’s not one for children either. But his books just aren’t selling like they used to and his agent doesn’t seem hopeful that will turn around unless Eric decides to make a major change to what he writes. When Rue approaches him looking for someone to take care of his new daughter Alice during the day, he is resistant at first, but eventually agrees.
Neither Eric nor Rue know what to expect–this is all new to both of them. But as they both share a fondness for Alice, they begin to realize they might share another fondness if they can each admit to themselves what they want and what they’re willing to do to get it.
This was an incredibly cute and adorable story. There are moments where I really just wanted to reach through the pages and shake both Eric and Rue, but they’re a total delight. It’s an engaging and easy read, and definitely worth spending the time to get to know these two…