The Little Things by Jay Northcote 4*
BLURB: There are lots of things that brighten Joel’s life. His three-year-old daughter, Evie, is one. His close relationship with her mother, his best friend from university, is another. Joel’s boyfriend, Dan, adds spice to his child-free nights, and Joel is pretty happy with how things are.
Then one cold and rainy night, everything changes. Joel's life is turned upside down when he becomes a full-time dad to Evie, and his previously carefree relationship with Dan cracks under the strain.
Meeting Liam, who acts as if getting hurt isn’t a foregone conclusion, shakes Joel to the core. Their attraction is mutual, and Liam makes no secret of how serious he is about Joel. But Joel is wary. He tells himself he’s keeping Liam at a distance for Evie’s sake, when really he’s protecting his own heart. Taking a chance on this new relationship with Liam may seem a small step—a little thing—but is it one Joel can take after losing so much already?
My Review: I received a copy from Signal Boost Promotions in exchange for an honest review I really like how I can rely on Jay Northcote to provide me with a down to earth romance that gives me all the emotions. This one was, in that respect, no different and yet it was so uniquely it's own story too. I liked all the characters, each being well portrayed, but most of all I loved little Evie. She was an adorable poppet who reacted very much like I expected a three year old to react to adult happenings.
I can't say as much as I want to without giving away a few spoilers so I'll just add this:- If you have liked any of Jay's previous works for the matter of fact style and down to earth attitude, then you will love this story. Go buy it!