A Family of his Own is part 2 in the Mannies Incorporated Series by Sean…
Travis is living in a small town somewhere in America. His wife died and left him with 3 children to take care of. Together with his sister and some friends he tries to make the best of it. He still misses his wife very much and visits her grave very much. Because it is a small town everyone knows everyone and it is very hard to keep something a secret.
And then the new vet Wesley comes to town. The old vet is retiring and leaving her practice to Wesley. Young Wesley is very gay and not afraid to show it as much as he can. His small yellow car with the rainbow sticker on the back, his very fashionable clothing are soon the cause of much rumor in town. Not everyone likes the new vet, but for the moment he is tolerated.
Then Travis’s dog needs help urgently and he runs to the new vet. Travis discovers that the new vet awakens feelings in him that he pushed away for a very long time and is still afraid to admit to himself or anyone else. But once love sets in, it is unstoppable and they both have to face the consequences. And of course they also have the children to think about.
Will they end up together and be happy ever after? Read the book to find out.
I for one loved this book very much. It’s a bit hard to get into, but once it gets you you simply cannot stop reading until it is finished. I am a sucker for romance and this book has romance coming off every page. Emotions are real and you can easily relate to Travis and Wesley.
A small detail is the ending, it is a bit too rushed for me. But that is easy to overlook with the rest of the story being so great.
I highly recommend this book to anyone and I hope this author will write more in the future.
From the personal website of Brandon Witt:
The death of his wife four years earlier left Travis Bennett a shell of the man he used to be. With his dog by his side, Travis raises his three children, manages his business, and works as a ranch hand. But every day, every minute, is an aching emptiness.
Wesley Ryan has fond memories of the small Ozark town of El Dorado. Seeing it as a safe place to put his failed relationships behind him, Wesley moves into his grandparents’ old home and takes over the local veterinary clinic. An early morning visit from Travis and his dog stirs feelings that Wesley seeks to push away—the last thing he needs is to fall for a man with baggage and three kids as part of the package.
Life, it seems, has other plans.
Before this book, the same author has written a book called The Shattered Door. It is set in the same small town this book plays in, but is set before the events in this book. I will check out that book later on.
Many of the events in both books are based on events that happened to Brandon Witt for real. A religious upbringing and being a gay man causes tentions that are very often presented on the pages of his books.