The Family We Make by Dan Wingreen is a beautifully written LGBTQIA+ romance.
Spencer Kent gave up on love a long time ago. As a twenty-eight-year-old single father with a fourteen-year-old son, Connor, he knows his appeal to the average gay man is limited, and when you factor in his low self-esteem and tendencies towards rudeness and sarcasm, it might as well be nonexistent. But that’s okay. A man is the last thing Spencer needs or wants.
Tim Ellis’s life is falling apart around him. After four years of hard work at college, he finds himself blacklisted from the career of his dreams by the professor he refused to sleep with and abandoned by the boyfriend he thought he was going to marry. Even though he was lucky enough to land a job at a bakery, he still feels like a failure.
Tim and Spencer’s first meeting is filled with turbulent misunderstanding, but Tim makes a connection with Connor through a Big Brother/Big Sister program, and both men put aside their mutual dislike for his sake. By letting go, they may help each other find their way into a life they never could have imagined.
A beautifully written book that has been written with tact and sensitivity given the subject matter it touches upon.
It’s full of characters who are instantly likeable and very easy to relate to. The story takes you on a journey full of love, laughter, self-discovery and a fair bit of angst, all which take you on the wonderful and enlightening journey with the protagonists of the novel.
Well worth a read, it’s one you can be so consumed by that you read it in one or two sittings.
The Family We Make by Dan Wingreen is out now via Ninestar Press. You can pick up a copy here.