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A promising baseball star, Dimitri Michelakakis, left it all behind when his troubled sister called, begging him to raise her baby boy. Now a chef and a single father, he runs the successful catering arm of local bistro, Terra Verde. Dimitri never suspected that one of his catering jobs would lead him to a new love.Since receiving a note about his son's birth, millionaireA promising baseball star, Dimitri Michelakakis, left it all behind when his troubled sister called, begging him to raise her baby boy. Now a chef and a single father, he runs the successful catering arm of local bistro, Terra Verde. Dimitri never suspected that one of his catering jobs would lead him to a new love.Since receiving a note about his son's birth, millionaire Mason Harrison has done everything he can to find the baby and the man who raised him as his own. Could finding his son mean finding the family Mason has always longed for?...

Title : A Family Found
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ISBN : 9781920501594
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Number of Pages : 258 Pages
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A Family Found Reviews

  • Julio Genao
    2018-10-20 13:28

    thaaaaaaat's a negatory. no author who thinks her id trumps my identity gets a single penny from me. also, srrsly with the goodreads hysteria? only shitty writers are scared of their readers.

  • ♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
    2018-10-28 11:40

    Ode To Sugar OverloadThe first part of this book is pure Dad and SonThe Daddy being Dimitri and the son being TheoIt starts when Theo returns from baseball camp funand Dimitri gets a strange catering job *dun dun duuuun*(Dimitri runs the catering side of a restaurant business and all of the food talk in this book made me SOOOOOOO hungry!)Now, this is one soap opera of a storyThe catering job is how Mason comes onto the sceneMason is Theo's long-lost biological fatherand the man has so much money that it's almost obscene(This was so daytime television how Theo is actually the biological son of Dimitri's dead heroin addict sister who gave her drug addicted baby to Dimitri who never knew that Theo was the product of a night of a drunken sex with a katrillionaire...say that sentence three times fast)Here's where the book goes all Harlequin RomanceBecause when they meet Mason is all "let's get married"I was like "Damn, man, why don't you slow your roll?!"Dimitri flipped him off with a "Go stuff yourself with a 3 foot pole"(I totally made the 3 foot pole part up in case you didn't guess)There isn't much more to this book, I must saybut stiff dialogue, a cute kid and a whole bunch of cookingMaybe the author thought a plot would get in the wayor maybe someone stole the point of this story when I wasn't lookingSo, all in all this tale was lacklusterand there isn't even that much to tell youbut I do have one thing to say to you buster...When #2 comes out...I'll hit the "Add to cart" button(I know that last part doesn't even rhyme but we all know that these Crack-Attack books are a sickness for me. The set-up for this one was so ridiculous that how could I not make it Crack-Attack??)

  • Edina Rose
    2018-10-31 14:36

    1.5 starsI am a "MM Harlequin" fan (in small dose, but still), and as such I was prepared to like this MM romance with a typical "harlequin" plot. I didn't. I did not find it well written. I did not understand why the endless description of activities/acts: it did not add ANYTHING to the plot. It just added to the words count. The plot was not a success either. The idea is a classic in romance: a child brings together the legal guardian and the natural parent and they fall in love while trying to provide build up a family for the kid. But in this book, the details of the plot are not well thought. The logic and the timing of the MCs actions were just weird. Now, one thing I liked about the book was reading about Dimitri’s cooking. He is a chef and the author went into detail about him making delicious stuff, you have no idea how delicious! Made me SALIVATE!!! 1/2 star for the food.

  • Mandapanda
    2018-11-01 16:35

    1.5 stars. Dimitri has adopted his late sister's son but Mason, the biological father, turns up with a letter from the sister informing him he's the father and that he and Dimitri would make a perfect couple. He arranges a meeting with Dimitri and proposes they get married and raise Theo together. Dimitri is initially reluctant and suspicious.The first 25% of this story is about Dimitri and the very cutesy Theo. OK if you love your romance with kids but for those who don't this is going to annoy. I found the premise unbelievable. If a millionaire gay guy was going to try sleeping with a woman one time, you'd think he'd choose someone more attractive than a crack whore. And if I had a dollar for every time a sister gets killed off in m/m romance so that the gay couple can get the kids, I'd be a rich woman! The dialogue seemed stuffy, boring and unrealistic to me and there was zero chemistry. Unfortunately this book just didn't do anything for me.

  • Kade Boehme
    2018-11-15 11:54

    I really tried to like this one. I like the premise and the plot, but geez the dialogue was CRAP. Theo's dialogue sounds much more like a 6 yr old girl than a 6 yr old boy. The Greek words, while they could have been a fun part of the story was in stead forced and overused. Worst was that the relationship between the MCs came from nowhere. It was incredibly unbelievable. I'm a bit touchy with these books where the women-folk die off and leave their kids with their brothers. Call me a prude but the man who had a one nighter with my sister and knocked her up does not scream "man of my dreams". In fact the idea of sharing with my sibling is a bit icky.

  • V
    2018-11-16 17:49

    oh Dear, I start reading M/M books to leave way behind those harlequin, Mills and Boon book.I can honestly said, even this story is very similar to those I used to read, and instead of a F/M they are 2 guys here.Lovely cover,I was looking forward to read this, I even pre-ordered it.I'm afraid, not for me. Mind you, some readers may find this story fascinating, so don't pay too much attention to my opinion.

  • Tailtiu
    2018-11-04 13:24

    I really love something sweet in my books but this one gave me a sugar overdose. I'm sure I gained weight alone from reading this story.

  • Nic
    2018-11-12 15:33

    This book was quite enjoyable but a number of factors meant it wasn't totally great. The storyline had great potential but the way it was written was highly unbelievable. I loved the idea of the biological father having a relationship with the adopted father and raising their son together. However I couldn't believe in the love betweeen Dimitri and Mason. Mason seemed so formal in his manner and conversation and making him a millionaire was just so unnecessary. I think I would have preferred it to be a love story between two regular people. (view spoiler)[ I mean, how did Dimitri's sister even meet and have a one night stand with a drunk and gay millionaire anyway? (hide spoiler)]I also found the way Dimitri spoke to his son a bit annoying (not too sure why) and got sick of them saying entaksi and was totally annoyed by the overuse of the "robin's egg blue" when describing eyes - twice on the same page is too much. I am probably being a bit too picky but found these things noticable enough to slightly dampen my enjoyment. Still a three star read.

  • Arzu
    2018-10-27 13:24

    I know a lot of people will not like the story, because of the Harlequin feeling, but hell, why not? I really loved to read these books as a teenager and from time to time I still do. Can't wait to read the next one in the series. An mm Harlequin book with kids ... who would have thought? :)

  • Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews
    2018-11-13 15:45

    4 HeartsFirst published at MM Good Book Reviews gave everything up to help his sister out, even raising her child and adopting him. He makes a new life for himself and Theo in Hamilton River and they are both very happy. Mason has been looking for his son and the man who has raised him and has finally found them. At first, he just wants to know them, but then he puts a proposition to Dimitri that he hopes won’t be turned down.This is a lovely family story that has a lot of child interaction that adds to the story. Mason has finally found his son, he has had Dimitri investigated and can find nothing wrong so doesn’t want to take Theo away from him. he tricks Dimitri into meeting him and bringing Theo along so he can meet him, he eventually explains and offers a proposition to Dimitri. Dimitri is shocked and scared; he can’t lose his beloved Theo he decides that he needs time to think but agrees that Mason has a right to get to know Theo.These characters were brilliant and I absolutely loved Theo and Moru (his little bear). I really enjoyed this story even though it did have a Harlequin and Mills & Boon feel to it. Actually, if I am honest I loved the plot and story-line. I loved that Dimitri made Mason wait and they got to know each other. I loved how involved Theo and Moru were in the story. I loved Sherlock and Watson as well. what I didn’t love was that there was a bit too much in the way of descriptions and details sometimes and it took my attention away from the story.The story was well written and the characters took their time with the relationship. Yes, the attraction was there from the start, but Dimitri finding out the truth about Mason made him think long and hard about getting involved with him. it was nice that they spent time together as a family before the relationship got off the ground. The sex between them is hot and sensual and they make a great couple.So this one I will recommend to those who love family stories, cute little boys, a sexy chef, a handsome millionaire, hot sex and a great story line.

  • Leaundra
    2018-11-15 18:51

    I loved this book because I love a sweet book. I love all levels of sweetness in a book. I love it because it's an escape from real life. It's like Calgon for the brain ;-) Dimitri and Mason were perfect for each other and add Theo in there sweet ;-) The doggies were so cute too! I would have loved to "hear" Mason's voice too but it was still great! That's why I love reading because a book makes different people feel different ways and that's why I read a book that sounds good to me. Every book isn't for everyone but that's what makes it cool that there's tons to choose from;-) I really do enjoy Nicole Dennis' writing;-)

  • Kinny
    2018-11-07 12:45

    I loved how it was such a fairy tale story. What I found a bit strange was the running commentary and detailed description of the AXE bath and body products. Not in a bad way it was just sorta funny.

  • Karel
    2018-10-20 12:49

    This was terrible, the kind of stuff I'd give -100 stars if I could.The book is written almost exclusively in conversations, like it's some kind of script. When it deigns to describe something, it's terribly mundane things like 'He put tomatoes in his soup. Then he sliced mushrooms.' for the length of a whole chapter. The first 25% or so was about the MC and his kid and some gay couple talking talking talking and then a whole chapter devoted to MC and son cooking. Then it was like, 10 chapters of MC-LoveInterest conversation.No descriptions of anything, or anyone, except some perfunctory ASL bullshit where you get a run through of someone's height and hair color and then it's back to six chapters of conversations punctuated by occasional descriptions of the love interest's wine cabinet.Would have been great if the conversations were interesting but it was like listening to two 70-year-old sommeliers discussing wine when all you want is a beer. "Marry me because I want your son," Said rich bitch. "It will be good. Also, your dead sister left me a letter asking me to marry you, so I hope you're not expecting romance and rot."I lied. No, it was more like:Please, don't keep me away from him or you. not now that I've met the both of you. Since receiving that letter, I've felt like a piece of me was missing all the time. Tonight, the piece of me was beginning to click in place.Recommended for someone you want to torture.

  • Sam
    2018-11-17 17:47

    DNF for now, this book should have been something I loved based on what I know I like. However, this book was just not for me, I don't like Mason at all, I don't like certain things about the plot though I won't go into all the things I don't like because I don't want to spoil anything and I'm too tired. I used to always finish books no matter what but then I realized that I have a lot of books that I own but haven't read yet and that since my free time is limited, I should probably spend that time actually reading something I enjoy, something that I don't have to struggle to keep reading, something that I don't find myself wishing it were over. I was about 60 pages from finishing this book and I just can't do it. If I don't finish a book, I don't feel it's right for me to rate so I won't, I just had to share my thoughts. Normally I love books with children, this one; not so much.I just had to add that I've read two other books by this author and enjoyed them, giving them four stars, I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't like this one.

  • Deeze
    2018-11-07 18:39

    1.5 While I am tempted to list my niggles in detail, I really can't be bothered. Lets just say I have OD'd on the little details in this book.Seriously I'm all for painting the picture with words, but this was just too much painting.While Theo is adorable it was a little hard to see him as 6. In my mind he was more a 4 but with an older childs mannerisms. The romance side was again more told than shown. In fact more detail was given to the car Dimitri drove and the food he cooked and lets not forget the shower products he used than to their actual relationship. I also had issues with the dogs. I know some dogs are trained to obey a look or gesture. But seriously these guys were super dogs. Adorable but really to humanised for me. ( What dog growls in displeasure at being left alone while greeting the owner enthusiastically? )Overall this was simple and sweet, but just too long winded and unbelievable for me. Pushed to a 2 because I managed to finish it, even if I did skim the sex and a few other details.

  • Anna May
    2018-11-17 15:54

    Writing was excellent, like both male leads very much. Found the story centering around the child very...I don't know the right word...distracting maybe.I knew a child was going to be featuring in it due to the summary but the romance or the friendship/love story between the guys took a back seat and it was mostly about how adorable and how cute the child was.Nothing wrong with this. If this is what you would like to read, then by all means go for it.For me, this isn't what I am looking for in a book. I want to read about the guys, how they fall in love and not about how cute the child is.This is why I gave it a 2 star rating. m/m romance is what I was looking a cute child story instead...

  • Katy Beth Mckee
    2018-11-16 13:32

    This is a powerful story with some really big twists thrown in. There are strong emotions displayed by all the characters involved. I really loved how the boy Theo is really included in the rest of the story. I think to say anything else would give away to much of the story. I can't wait to read more in this series.

  • Raevyn
    2018-10-19 13:25

    3.5 stars. The editing was not very good, but the story was sweet. I could have done with less description of the food and its preparation. The dialog seemed stilted as well. The conversations were never really complete.

  • Barbara Elora
    2018-11-02 18:38

    Stories with kids are usually great. And Dimitri and Theo father and son moments were too cute for words! It surpassed my other fave stories dealing with children and was well worth five stars for me.

  • Mandi
    2018-10-26 12:45

    1.5 stars. Sad to say, I just didn't really like this one. And I was looking forward to it too! Found the dialogue unrealistic and there was just too many WTF moments that took me right out of the story.

  • Amanda
    2018-10-19 14:51

    This was an interesting read. To me, this plot felt like a homage of sorts to Harlequin's secret baby novels - which I grew up reading and still consider an occasional guilty pleasure.

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  • Amy
    2018-10-22 14:51

    A very heartwarming story with amazing characters. I hope to see a second book soon. This one will not be forgotten.

  • Craig Sharp
    2018-10-22 15:39

    A Family Found is a beautifully written story by Nicole Dennis. I can’t wait to read more by this talented author.

  • Enny
    2018-11-16 16:43

    This was too much like a gay Harlequin romance for my taste.

  • Mistral
    2018-10-25 14:26

    2.5 stars

  • MyzanM
    2018-10-26 18:28

    Get ready for a sacharine chock. One that is rather boring and non enjoyable. In this story we meet Dimitri and his adopted son/nephew Theo and Mason who turns out to be Theos biological father.(view spoiler)[ Mason sets up a faked catering to lure Dimitri AND Theo to his house. Then he's like: "Hey, that's my son there. Let's get married, hump like bunnies and be a real family together. When can we move your things in?" Dimitri goes: "You crazy stalker stay away from us!" Then he some how changes his mind the next day and invites Mason to their home to spend the day playing games with him and Theo only to leave a kid in a strangers (Masons) care to go working. There is a lot of talk, yadda yadda, and cooking. Then after a week (feels like at least a couple of months) Mason takes Dimitri to a fundraiser dinner reveals that he is extremely wealthy, presents Dimitri as his partner and gets into some untold family drama (probably concerning lots of money). After the trip Dimitri reveals the truth to Theo and moves both himself and Theo into Masons home using a key copied off a "borrowed" key. Dimitri also finds out his friends was in on setting him up with Mason. Then it's two weeks later, (Three weeks since their first meeting) and Mason come homes to a surprise family with a boy calling him Papa and a man professing to love him.(hide spoiler)]I felt like I needed to clarify the foundation of the plot because it is hard to sift through al the excessive descriptions, lackluster dialogue and detailed cooking to get to the real story. And even then it is a bit hard to find said story due to its slimness. There is a lot of attention to details in this story and the author myst love "robin's egg blue" because she snatches every opportunity that arises (and some that don't arise at all) to describe Mason's and Theo's eyes. When you read that twice on the same page it is two times to many, especially after reading about them since the first chapter...There is too much cooking and not enough action or chemistry to peak my interest. Both Mason and Dimitri were boring characters that I didn't like at all. Theo was adorable but I had a hard time seeing him as 6. To me he acted and was treated more like a young toddler, about 3-years old. I mean, how many 6-year-olds have to take naps, let alone 2 hour-naps? It didn't add up!The dialogue was painfully stilted and there was a bit too much Greek spun in to the dialogue. I like some foreign phrases thrown in here and there, but not too much because it only makes the writing slower and more stilted.

  • Adelais
    2018-11-09 19:27

    boring mostly

  • Angela
    2018-10-21 19:42

    2.5 Stars....I really wanted to love this book based on the description, but it fell short. As I was reading I had to put it down and check that I wasn't reading the second book in the series instead of the first because of the restaurant scene where it felt like I was suppose to know all the other people that were named. I set it aside for the second time because of the overuse of the Greek words and way too many details that I could care less about, i.e. the cooking scene, the getting ready for the date scene, etc. And I found it hard to believe that gay millionaire is going to a party and sleeping with a drug addicted woman who then gets pregnant, tracks him down to write him a letter telling him she knows he's gay and would be perfect for her gay brother. Then this same gay millionaire finds the brother and his first idea is to marry him and become an instant family, because that sounds like the only acceptable plan. Wait, what? First, dude slept with his drug addicted SISTER. Just.....eeww! SSecond, she loves her awesome brother so much she never once told him that she knew the father, even wrote a letter to the father of her baby, and let him get broadsided with the results? Whatever. The kid was kinda annoying, too. At times he sounded like a 6 year old and other times like a much younger kid. Just found the whole book not really to my liking.

  • Candice
    2018-10-29 17:28

    I thought this was going to be SO good! I was all keyed up to read it, since it only took me 2 years finally find it again. I should not have gotten my hopes up. I hated Mason. Okay, so you just meet someone and all of a sudden some of the first words out of your mouth are "you and I will be married". Yes, WILL BE MARRIED. Luckily for us, Dimitri had some common sense and said back the fork up, NOW! I didn't find any chemistry between them like at all and really? You want to sleep with someone who slept with your addict sister who conned people? I want to know more about how Mason and the sister met, because that sounds like an unlikely pairing. Then we have Theo (who was 6) and he was cute, but I have a 7 year old and at times I thought Theo was older (like while reading the recipes), but most of the time I thought he was younger. The dogs were awesome though! Dialog was too....stilted? Is that the word I want? The Greek words were too much, just overused. Sorry, just not for me :(