Straight Dad by Raleigh Ruebins (Fixer Brothers Construction Co Book 2)

With the second book in the Fixer Brothers Construction Co series, we get to see Nathan emerge from mourning a bad relationship with is ex-wife and find attraction in what for him is an unlikely place, the man whose guest house he's been hired to remodel - and a 22 year old NFL quarterback, in Straight Dad.

From the blurb:

Straight dads don’t get crushes on 22-year-old star quarterbacks. Right?

Kace Tomlin is the nation’s hottest, youngest pro quarterback at age 22, and he’s out and proud. When Kace hired my little construction company to work on his multi-million dollar mansion, it was the quickest hell yes of my life.

Usually I’m in Dad Mode, 24/7—boring, predictable, and dependable. But being plunged into a young hotshot football player’s world is anything but predictable.

I can’t stop watching him. Craving him. And after one blazing hot night, we can’t keep our hands off each other. I hate that he gets my wires all crossed, and makes me feel like I’m nowhere close to straight.

But Kace has a TV crew filming every moment of his private life. We’re on the show now, for all of Kace’s fans to see, keeping our smoldering secret hidden.

Is this all just another game? Or will he be reckless with me, for the whole world to see?

Heather's Review:

Nathan is a bit of an enigma, even to himself and it takes him a while to warm to the idea that he more than likes the fact that Kace is flirting with him and accepts that at the ripe old age of 35, he could discover that he's not entirely straight...

Honestly, when I read this, I pictured a much larger age gap between Kace and Nathan - partly because Nathan seems so out of touch with social media and he just seems to 'talk old' if you know what I mean.. but I guess some people are old souls.  

Kace is a fun and flirty character who definitely acts like he's 22 and living high on life and it makes for a good contrast in this opposites attract story.  Once Nathan gets over himself, the story is fairly low angst and gets pretty darn steamy.

There are a few other little things that drew me out of the story going along, but overall this was a fun and well paced story bringing together two people who you wouldn't think would gravitate towards each other.

Rating: 4 Stars

Straight Dad is available as an e-book and can be read as part of your kindle unlimited subscription.