Breakthrough (Dads of Stillwater #2) by Ana Ashley

The sweet Dads of Stillwater series returns in the emotional Breakthrough.

From the blurb:

A young single dad. An older man. An impossible love story.

I lost everyone I’ve ever loved, but there’s one person I’m determined to keep. The baby I was left with when tragedy struck once more.
Now my life is all about surviving. I don’t have time to date, or relationships.

That is until Ellis, the sexy, older, and kind primary school teacher who’s currently living rent free in my head with no intention of moving out, gives me the second job I desperately need.
But why would he want a guy from the wrong side of town, who’s barely paying the bills and comes with a plus one?

Moving to Stillwater was the fresh start I needed after having my heart stomped on and my career practically destroyed.
Despite my family’s best efforts, I’m determined that nothing shall break through the walls I’ve built around myself. No more relationships.

That is until I meet the much younger grocery store cashier with the warm brown eyes, and accidentally give him a job.
As I get to know Milo, brick by brick that wall is coming down and no matter how much I resist I’m starting to run out of excuses as to why I shouldn’t give in.
But why would he want anything with someone much older when he could have anyone else?

Breakthrough is book 2 in Ana Ashley’s series, Dads of Stillwater. This story contains an age gap, a sweet nine-month-old baby everyone will coo about, all the feels and Ana Ashley’s usual happy ever after.
Trigger warning: the content advisory is on the first page of the book and can be seen by downloading a sample or using the Look Inside feature.

Jacquie's Review:

I was not prepared for all the feels this book gave me!

Milo and Ellis are both struggling with heavy amounts of grief in different ways, and together they heal.

My favourite was Milo, he'd been through so much and never let that get to him. He was kind and loving and seeing him get his HEA was just so good!

As usual with Ana Ashley books, there are a ton of great side characters and that lovely small town feel.

Rating: 5 Stars

Heather's Review:

OMG - this book has all the feels, a touch of angst and an adorable one two punch of Milo and Sarah...  I also love the growth of Ellis' character through the book as he opens his eyes to see more of the world around him and how others in his community are impacted.

I'm a sucker for a sweet father in MM Romance and with everything Milo has suffered in his young life, he really is the sweetest one I've read about in a while... and I think that Ellis will make a lovely Papa...

This book can easily be read as standalone, but you do see the guys from book 1 as well as a host of other fun characters from around Stillwater.  

Rating: 5 Stars

Breakthrough is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, to listen to on Audible, and to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.