Heaven Sent (Paddle Creek College Book 1) by H.J. Welch

Helen Juliet, writing as H.J. Welch, serves up the start of a new contemporary series with Heaven Sent.

From the blurb:

Two rival jocks. One adorable nerd. A bet that changes everything.


Being captain of the Paddle Creek Panthers is my life. I wouldn’t care that my grades have slipped, except it could not only cost me my shot at the pros, but now the rich kid in town has wagered that if I don’t graduate, I’ll owe him big time. Can this gorgeous little freshman geek Gabe really save my degree and my reputation? All I know is that as soon as I laid eyes on him, I needed him. And I don’t want to share.


I’ve spent almost four years trying to get my captain Seth to notice me. He’s hot as hell and knows how to boss a guy around, even one as big as me. To him, though, I’m just the team clown. But when he drags me into this graduation bet, it’s no laughing matter. So why shouldn’t this little cherub Gabe tutor me as well? In fact, I don’t see why we can’t share him in all kinds of ways. Seth is clearly a natural Daddy, Gabe thrives being doted on, and I’m happy to Daddy and be Daddied. Win-win, right?


Somehow, I’ve found myself standing up to the guy whose family pretty much owns Paddle Creek and put my neck on the line for two of the college’s star players. Now we’re spending every day together as I try and save their grades, and I don’t know if I’m crazy but it’s like they both want me. I’ve never had a boyfriend. I’m not even out to my overbearing parents. How could I choose between them…or do I actually have to when they both want to be my Daddies? After my life comes crashing down, it’s their turn to come to my rescue. Maybe what me and these god-like men have isn’t just a fling after all?

Heaven Sent is a steamy, standalone MMM romance. It’s the first book in the Paddle Creek College series, where it’s always the quiet ones who get up to the best kind of trouble. This book features a geek tutoring two hot jocks, two hot jocks tutoring a geek in a completely different way, a trash panda with a heart of gold, a human ice cream sundae, a revenge curse, and a guaranteed HEA with absolutely no cliffhanger. 

Jacquie's Review:

There were a lot of things to love about Heaven Sent. I adored the small town vibe, the feeling that this was going to build into a series that I was going to love. The characters were all great and stayed defined throughout. It was easy to tell which POV came from which character.

A couple of things niggled. The gods thing was a tiny bit too much for me on occasion and threw me out of the story, and I hate having that criticism because I loved the rest of it! It also took me a minute to warm up to the daddy thing. It seemed to come out of nowhere to me. Once I was there, I was set. I loved how Gabe had a Daddy and a Papa. So cute! They were so sweet with him.

The steam was fantastic, and the epilogue was just lovely. I cannot wait for more from the series.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Heather's Review:

"Oh My Gods" takes on a whole new meaning when you read Heaven Sent!  I love this thruple and how they get together!  I love the characters and their personalities and how they fit together in their dynamic and what brings them together in the first place... studying the Classics, particularly greek mythology and philosophy.

Honestly, it was super steamy, surprisingly sweet and the only thing I wish is that some of the Greek God title usage was more judicious, but overlooking that is pretty easy when you see just how great the rest of the story is!

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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