Newcomer Dads of Stillwater, Book 1 By: Ana Ashley Narrated by: John Solo

We had 3 reviewers listen to Newcomer, book 1 of the Dads of Stillwater series. They share their thoughts below.

From the blurb:

I lost everything in the fight for my daughter....

So, with my tail between my legs and completely out of options, I ran back to Stillwater. The town that stole everything from me.

The only silver lining is...Arlo.

Arlo, who won my daughter’s heart with a simple gesture. Arlo, who charmed me before I even knew his name. And here I thought returning home was going to be yet another train-wreck.

How could I not fall for the guy who didn’t think twice about taking a phallic-looking plant into a bar for a drink.

We both have secrets, baggage, and a connection that feels more real than any I’ve had before.

But I can’t start something new.

Not in the town that still hates me and is not afraid to show me every step of the way.

Besides, I need to put my daughter first.

Can the newcomer and the returnee change the town that never changes?

Newcomer is book 1 in Ana Ashley’s new series, Dads of Stillwater.

Welcome to Stillwater where you can find single dads, sassy kids and Ana’s usual cast of intriguing secondary characters.

Newcomer was originally part of Prolific Works My Book Boyfriend’s Boyfriend promotion. No additional content was added and Levi and Arlo get to take their place of pride at the start of the series.

Jacquie's Review:

Newcomer is a prequel novella to the Dads of Stillwater and features characters linked with Chester Falls.

Levi and Arlo were cute together, especially since Levi was understandably wary about starting a relationship having being burned before. Which is totally understandable.

I really liked how they supported each other. They could stand on their own, but having the other with them bolstered their confidence. They had the sweetest relationship and Levi's daughter was just so cute!

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Reedkaye's Review:

Levi who has a history with this town, has returned only because he had no choice. His ex has cost him almost everything but he was able to prove he is the father and maintain custody of his daughter. While trying to put his life back together, he meets Arlo. Arlo is a newcomer to Stillwater and facing discrimination from some of the town elders. As Levi and Arlo get more acquainted, Levi’s daughters art interests opens the issue there is no art instruction available in Stillwater.  

So many things come out not only about Arlo, but also about the original reason Levi left town. There are great secondary characters and the main characters are so likable.  

This is a heartwarming little town story and a great beginning to a new series.  

The narration by John Solo gave the characters personality. He made it easy to picture the surroundings and emotions going on in the story.

Rating: 4 Stars

Lesetiger's Review:

I was happy to read that there is a new series by Ana Ashley, because I really like her wonderful writing style.
This time the story is about Levi and Arlo. Levi left the town of Stillwater after memorable events and never really wanted to return. But things don't always go as planned in life, so he returns to his hometown with his little daughter. Arlo has decided to stay in Stillwater after a long trip, but he is not really welcome by some of the inhabitants. Yet the artist is very likeable and wants to get something going with his art. It doesn't fail that Levi and Arlo meet and a sweet romance develops.
The story features loveable main characters and secondary characters and I can very well imagine that it is the same in a small town as it is in Stillwater. I liked the beginning of the new series.

John Solo also does a good job of giving the various characters different personalities with his voice and intonations. John Solo brought the book to life and it was a pleasure to follow along with the happenings in Stillwater

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Performance: ⭐️️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️️⭐️

Newcomer is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced.