A stunning, original debut by Casey Cox. Think SEX AND THE CITY meets Daddy/boy MM romance.
I always love discovering new authors, especially ones that have such a unique, funny and smart voice. Casey Cox delivers a great debut MM romance novel with First (99 Daddies Book 1).
There are a few things I really like about this book.
Firstly, it’s pure escapism. Casey creates a world (as in literally makes up a fictional city, Daylesford – the Daddy capital of America), and I found myself getting lost in it from the first page. I really felt like it took me to another place, and that was unexpected, but really cool.
Secondly, the secondary characters. This is book 1 so it’s obviously setting up characters for the future romance stories. But it’s very rare to see such an in-depth focus on secondary characters – while not losing focus on the two main characters. I really, really hope Steel and Nick are featured in the next book. (Plus-sized boy Nick literally stole every scene he was in – he’s my spirit animal!)
Which brings me to my third – and main – point. I loved the two main characters. The “boy” Mikey was so adorkable, you can’t help but fall in love with him straightaway. But what I really liked is that while he leaned into his vulnerability (he’d been hurt by a terrible ex), he always had a strength within him. The story chronicles his journey to access that part of himself.
And Stirling, the “Daddy”. Talk about swoon-worthy! Strong, silent and sexy AF. But again, the author dug deeper here. Stirling could have been left as that cliched guy (and it would have probably be fine), but Casey explored what made Stirling so quiet, and unpacked some of the drama and depth he had gone through in his life.
I love that both characters are so fully developed. It really made me connect with and care about them so much.
This is a story packed with laughter, entertainment, some low angst and all the feels as it makes its way to an awesome HEA. And the epilogue! OMG.
Guys, this one is a MUST-READ. I cannot wait for more 99 Daddies!
HERE’S THE OFFICIAL BLURB
a: before another in time, space, or importance.
b: for the first time.
See also: Stirling “First-Time Daddy” Bishop.
A boy who can’t find what he wants.
A Daddy who doesn’t know what he needs.
With his big blue eyes, lean frame, and propensity for adorkable clumsiness, Mikey Harrison is a Daddy magnet…for the wrong type of Daddy. Those who mistake his desire to serve as an open invitation to mistreat him and abuse his trust.
But all of that changes when he lays his eyes on Stirling Bishop. Sure, the strong, silent (and irresistibly sexy) type ticks all of his boxes, but it’s the tenderness underlying Stirling’s strength that makes him achingly irresistible.
For Mikey, it’s insta-love.
For Stirling, it’s insta-huh?
Despite looking like he was put on this earth to be the Daddy of every boy’s dreams, the thought of dating a younger guy has never even crossed Stirling’s mind, much less the idea of being a Daddy.
But there’s no denying that Mikey awakens something deep within him—the desire to dominate, the need to care. It’s been dormant, yet bubbling under the surface within him for his entire life.
Can Mikey help Stirling find the strength he needs to be the Daddy he was meant to be…and become the Daddy of Mikey’s dreams?
First is a Daddy/boy, May-December gay romance featuring a strong, silent, first-time Daddy, and an eager boy who can show him the way.
Come along for the ride and enjoy some crazy/sexy/cool shenanigans including: impromptu foot rubs, naked butlers, a crew of sassy friends, lots of LOLs, and all the feels on the way to a heartwarming HEA.
First is the first book in the 99 Daddies series. Each book in the series will contain overlapping characters and storylines, so you may enjoy them more by reading them in order.
♥♥♥ 99 DADDIES
99 Daddies is a hilarious, entertaining, and heartwarming Daddy/boy, May-December MM romance series.
Escape to Daylesford, the (fictional) Daddy capital of America. If you love steamy and complex Daddy/boy dynamics, May-December gay romances with a twist, sweet and sassy MM age-gap romances, and chasing those guaranteed HEAs, you’ll love it here.
So come along and meet the 99 Daddies of Daylesford. Who will be YOUR favorite?