One More Song - B Ripley

One More Song starts a new series from B Ripley. A caring Daddy rescues a sweet boy. Can Hobie overcome his harsh past and trust the man offering him safety and love?

From the blurb:

The only person I can count on is me.

I’m no stranger to living rough and I’ve learned how to survive out here on the streets. It’s tough living in the gutters, but I’ve mastered the art of it and can see a sucker coming from a mile away. The best mark for a thief like me? Daddies. They’re just so easy to manipulate. All I have to do is pretend to be their boy for one night, and I can take what I want from them. Money. Food. Clothes. Anything I need to get by.

Except I made a mistake.
I got greedy and tried to steal from a Daddy I shouldn’t have messed with. A Daddy who believes he sees something in me that is more than the street rat I think I am. He wants me to be better. Happier. Well fed, clothed, safe and whole. He wants to give me back the music that once gave my life purpose. All he asks for in return is a chance to show me what he thinks I really need. There’s just one problem.

I don’t need a real Daddy. Do I?

One More Song is a full length MM Daddy romance about a stubborn boy who doesn’t think he needs a Daddy and the Daddy he really does need. Content warnings: physical violence, homophobia, sex work and discussions of sexual violence. 

SNik's Review:

First in series (Red Door Daddies). Hurt/comfort. Slow burn. Age gap. Dual POV. 

Surviving homelessness Hobie does whatever he needs to in order to eat, stealing, turning tricks, or a combination of both, stealing from any Daddy that will pick him up at a local club. 

When Ambrose sees Hobie at his club he feels compelled to help the boy that isn’t as confident as he looks, even after Hobie tries to steal from him, Ambrose gives him another chance to learn what a good boy he can be. 

Both Ambrose and Hobie are sweet, but it takes a long time for Hobie to trust and let his guard down, he has been hurt too much in the past. 

Even though the story deals with some serious topics (homelessness, sex work, physical abuse, drugs), the main interactions between Hobie and Ambrose come from a caring and developing trust. 

I do wish there had been more emotional connection instead of relying just on the Daddy/boy relationship to sustain the romance. 

Good start to a new series with a lot of potential for future stories.

Rating: 4 Stars

One More Song is currently available as an e-book and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription