Review: Adore by Ann Mayburn

Review: Adore by Ann MayburnAdore by Ann Mayburn

Series: Sam and Cody,
Genres: Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance
Published by Decadent Publishing on November 20, 2012
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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five-stars  

Sam and Cody have settled into married life and now want the one thing they can’t make together: a baby. They are days away from getting their wish and they have everything prepared to welcome their son into their lives. The nursery is ready, the parenting classes taken, onesies lining the closet. Now they just need Gary to join their lives. But sometimes Christmas miracles come along when things get tough.

This is a sweet love story of two men who I got the honor to read about meeting, marrying and now expanding their family. They are days away from having what they want most for Christmas and we get to see them share their love in the days up to the arrival, only to find out the birth mom wants to keep her baby. Now the two must decide if their dream is best left a dream or to pursue trying to adopt a child again.

This story touched my heart so much. My husband was adopted by a couple who could not have kids. They were lucky and also adopted another son four years later. Two of my in-laws have also adopted their daughters. To see what a family has to go through to adopt is kind of painful, especially when you see people have kids who have no business raising them. At one time I was also faced with the possibility I coud not have children and while I didn’t start the adoption process, I was on the verge of looking into it when I got pregnant. Now I have three wonderful kids.  So this story hit home on the need to have a child in our life, but not being able to do it own our own.

Sam and Cody do get a HEA but I won’t give the details away. Just know that the story is happy and a totally uplifting journey. And that is what I loved about Adore. It was an emotional, character driven story of love in its many forms.

About Ann Mayburn

With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she’s been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she’s never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her ‘sexy space’ and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

Ann loves to talk with her fans, as long as they realize she’s weird, and that sarcasm doesn’t translate well via text.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • Sophia Rose

    My hubby and one of his sibs is adopted too. I’m so glad to see stories about it out there. As you say, perfectly wonderful people who can be family through adoption.

    Sounds like a heartwarming story. Thanks for the review!