Randall Morgan, youngest son of one of Seattle’s wealthiest families, rejected his family’s money to live free of their control and pursue his career as a photographer. To make ends meet, Randall does erotic photography and massage—a secret he keeps from his family so he can remain a part of his young niece’s life. But the price of that relationship is high, and Randall is once more slipping under his family’s thumb.
Noah Carroll is the spokesperson for the Seattle Humane Society, and the city holds a special place in his heart. When fate intervenes during a pet adoption, Noah finds himself face-to-face with his first love—Randall.
While Noah and Randall are not the teenagers they once were, the flame of a first kiss long ago draws them together. Their romance is beginning to grow, but someone is out to destroy Randall and expose all he keeps hidden.
Son of Money by Brandon Witt is a brilliant book about second chance at first love, the corrupting power of wealth, devotion of family, and the life-changing effects of a loving, ugly dog named Harper. This novel is brimming with raw emotions, drama, and heat.
I wish there was a rating higher than five stars. Absolutely everything about this book was incredible. Randall Morgan was the quintessential “rich kid” who walked the line between wanting to be an active member of his family for the sake of maintaining a relationship with his niece and living without their expectations. He starts by rejecting their money, which leads to some questionable means of survival. His affection for his niece inspires him to adopt a dog, reconnecting him to Noah Carroll, the man Randall has been pining for since high school. Their connection is immediate, but unbelievably realistic.
When Randall’s life choices are smeared all over the front page, Noah supports him, but also tells him he has to get himself back together. There’s refreshingly no declarations of “I’ll stand by you no matter how you treat me or yourself.” Noah holds Randal accountable for doing his part to rebuild their lives together. You don’t often see relationships portrayed so accurately in romance.
I (obviously) highly recommend Son of Money by Brandon Witt for anyone who wants to read an inspiringly real, love story.