Review-Keep Swimming by Kade Boehme

After his partner dumped him with a pregnant surrogate four years ago, Cary Whitmore was forced to play single parent while starting up a new business. With the dog bakery now semi-successful and his son healthy, Cary thinks he may be ready to date again.

Heath Cummings is trying his damnedest to get his charter boat service off the ground and dreams of one day soon being able to quit his job as an offshore driller. Paying off his dream requires making it through a couple more years, which means being open about his sexuality isn't in the cards just yet. 
When the two take their flirting to the next level, Cary wonders if he can handle another guy who might take off, while Heath has to decide if he can risk his dream of a laid back life—and giving up his long-held and much enjoyed bachelor status while taking on a child when being a father was never on his to-do list. Will they sink, or will they keep swimming? 

 Kade Boehme is a southern boy without the charm, but all the sass. Currently residing in Seattle, he lives off of ramen noodles and too much booze.

He is "the epitomy of dorkdom", only watching TV when Rachel Maddow or one of his sports teams is on. (That'd be Orioles, Seahwaks, Ravens, or Gators.) Most of his free time is spent dancing, arguing politics or with his nose in a book. He is also a hardcore Britney Spears fangirl and has an addiction to glitter.  It was after writing a short story about boys who loved each other for a less than reputable adult website that he found his true calling, and hopefully a bit more class.  He hopes to write about all the romance that he personally finds himself allergic to but that others can fall in love with. He maintains that life is real and the stories should be, as well.   

This is the first author I turn to when I want to read a complicated, emotional read and this book does not disappoint! This story is so unfailingly honest, it is impossible not to feel for the characters. You cannot help but to care what happens to them and wishing for their happily ever after. I loved this book from page 1.  Cary is a single parent of an adorable toddler named Gus. He had been in a relationship with Marshall and when they decided to have a kid, everything seemed great. That was until Marshall's seed would not work and they had to use Cary's. Marshall left when the weight of not having it be his kid was too much. Cary was jaded, and decided to just raise Gus alone and not look for a relationship.

Heath is a bisexual free spirit who isn't looking for more than a hook up to meet his needs. He had been married very young because his girl had gotten pregnant. When she miscarried, they realized it would not work, and they split up. They made better friends than lovers and all was well. Heath owns a fishing company, and he works on an oil rig so he stays in the closet to protect himself. When the two of them take their flirting to the next step, neither is ready for how it feels and they both make a lot of mistakes. But the final straw is when Heath gets caught in a compromising situation. Can they fight hard enough for each other? Or are they doomed from the get go? Can anything work out with the fact that Cary has a son so he is a package deal? What would you fight for? This book will take your emotions for a ride. Just to warn you, when you get to chapter 14, be sure to grab some Kleenex. You are going to need them. This book is so filled with the raw realities of life, you feel like these characters are friends. Grab this book, it is an incredible read!

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