Ryder by Jacki James 5* (Blue Collar Daddies Book 1)

Who knew you could find the Daddy that you never knew you needed at the Hardware Store?  Ryder is a Daddy/Boy story with no Age Play and a slow build up to the Daddy/Boy relationship.  While Brennan and Ryder find themselves drawn to each other pretty quickly, their love story unfolds more slowly, which is a nice departure from the insta-love you often find in Daddy romance.

From the Author:

Having a meltdown in the local hardware store isn’t the best way to find the man of your dreams. Or is it?

Brennan Taylor is at the end of his rope, and the busted pipe under his kitchen sink was the last straw. He knows nothing about plumbing, or any of the other things his father says a grown man should know, but lucky for him he is about to lose it in front of the perfect man to help him.

Ryder Davis didn’t go to the hardware store intending to play hero. He went after a new faucet for his bathroom. But when he saw the angel in the plumbing aisle, it was obvious Brennan needed someone to step in and fix things for him. No problem, saving a beautiful man in distress was something Ryder was happy to do.

Fixing Brennan’s plumbing turns into fixing his employment situation, and then right on to fixing his single status. But will Brennan’s determination to be the kind of man he thinks he is supposed to be keep him from being the boy a Daddy like Ryder needs?

My Review:

So many Daddy books fall into the insta-love trap and you don't get to see a true relationship blossom between a Daddy and his boy, not so in Ryder, where the author takes us on a journey where both men discover what they need and want.  This book drew me in quickly and I read the entire story without realizing I was coming to the end.  Since it's an ARC, there was nothing at the end, so I spent a second swiping for the next part... not a bad thing, just proof that I wasn't ready to let Brennan and Ryder go yet.  The good news is, I am sure they will feature in Lucas and the other Blue Collar Daddies books when they come out!  

**Update** Lucas is out August 30th and my review is already posted!