Reaching Roland (Honey-Do Daddies Book 1) by Sammi Cee

Reaching Roland is a low angst age gap daddy boy romance. A carefree love story of moving on and opening self to love after loss.

From the blurb:


Kenny’s outgoing and fun, and he makes me want to do more than my normal rinse, repeat.   

I know Kenny’s only teasing me when he calls me Daddy, since I’m obviously too old, too straight, and my wife was my one true love. But there’s something about him that pulls out all of my protective instincts and makes me want to take care of him. As brightly as he shines, there’s a loneliness lurking under the surface that I long to… What? I’m not even sure, but I’m positive that I can’t walk away from my new…friend.


Being the focus of Roland’s attention makes those stupid butterflies flutter around in my stomach.

My attraction for the absolute wrong men is why I’ve given up on dating. Roland’s straight and lonely, but for whatever reason, he enjoys my company. He’s also a caretaker, and it’s nice to feel so special. His life is changing and exciting things are on his horizon, so he won’t have time for me for long, but in the meantime, I’m going to enjoy the fact that I seem to be Reaching Roland.

Welcome to the Honey-Do Daddies in the Takoda Universe. Reaching Roland is an age-gap, bi-awakening story where there’s an abundance of family—by blood and found—love, and three Daddies ready to make some big changes and transform their lives.

Please Be Kind To Yourself: This book speaks often about the loss of a spouse, and there are mentions of a teenage suicide. If either of these will interfere with your mental health, please pass it on by.

Molly Otto's Review:

Kenny has had a crush on Roland since he first laid eyes on him. Too bad he is one of his friends' dad as well as straight. Roland has been drawn to Kenny from their first meeting. He thinks it's just for companionship with a new friend. When they become closer, Roland learns it's okay to move on after the death of his first love. Kenny never deters from knowing Roland will always love his late wife. He embraces it. He makes Roland understand it's okay to still love her and move on with his life. This is just a sweet story of two men falling in love and the daddy boy dynamics without realizing its happening until some loved ones help see their ways. A fun low angst story of moving on and falling in love in a carefree, easy way.

Heather's Review:

Spinning off from Sammi Cee's other series and featuring cameos from several of the boys and a few daddies from the Love on Tap and other Takoda universe stories, we get to see Roland, Cameron's father and long time widower find a chance for happiness with his favourite hair stylist!  I love that this book is a slow build, letting the characters get to know each other and build bonds before considering moving their relationship forward...

I love how oblivious both men are in this relationship for so long and how their family and found family are supportive and guiding... I especially love seeing Indie come out of his shell and into his own in this book... as a force for sweetness and good, of course!

While you can start with this book as the start to a new series, it will make you want to go back and find out all of the Takoda universe secrets... so fair warning... potential binge read ahead...

Reaching Roland is currently available as an e-book and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription