Misdemeanor (Responsible Adult #1) by C.F. White #mm #review @CFWhiteUK @PridePublishing

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Life isn’t always responsible.

After his mother tragically dies and his deadbeat father goes off the rails, nineteen-year-old Micky is left to care for his disabled little brother, Flynn.

Juggling college, a dead-end job and Flynn’s special needs means Micky has to put his bad-boy past behind him and be the responsible adult to keep his brother out of care. He doesn’t have time for anything else in his life.

Until he meets Dan…

A bad boy brother making good to take care of his little brother with a disability, an opposites attract angle, and hot hot sex… couldn’t save this story from being more than 3 stars for me. I wanted to like it so much because there’s so much in this story to that trips my I-want-to-read meter into the, ‘Hell, yes, right now please!’ level. I could tell the author had a lot of experience with, or did excellent research about, someone with the condition Flynn, Micky’s little brother, has. I love it when people get medical information right because all too often they don’t.

But even though I loved Micky and Flynn’s relationship, and their characters, I was bored with Dan, and I detested the way the author wrote a few of the secondary characters. Dougie was portrayed horribly in such a way that was offensive to overweight people and Ruby was a cookie cutter predator of a floozie with cheap nails and a bad gum habit I kept expecting Oompa Loompas to chastise her for.

The first forty percent dragged on until Micky and Dan fall into bed, but those scenes were hot. But then the romance went cold and we were introduced to a lot of ‘my life is too complicated’ back and forths. I held on more for the drama involved with Micky and Flynn’s challenges to making a life where Flynn is safe and protected and they don’t have to worry about a case worker taking him away than the romance. Then the story ends in a giant cliffhanger. If those are a no go for you, make sure you wait for the second book to come out.

Micky has been through a lifetime of pain and suffering, and he is still a young man.  As he struggles to get his life in order, for the only family he has left that is important.   He is raising his sick brother.  

When a new job is offered up he jumps at it.  Between classes, work and the special needs of his brother.  When Dan meets up with Flynn by accident, he starts to understand just how heavy the load Micky’s been carrying.  As a difficult relationship starts between Micky and Dan, we learn just how hard true love can be. 

A great start to this series.  You will be laughing and crying throughout this book.  The emotional strain is immense definitely worth reading.  This book ends in a cliffhanger. 

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