of the Planet" by Alexa Snow
had to grow up fast to take care of his sister when their
father walked out and their mother gave up on living. His
past has made him leery of love and commitment, he knew his
partner, Mason loved him but he couldnít bring himself to
trust that it would last forever. When tragedy strikes,
Mason becomes his rock as Tyler tries to hold together the
family he has left.
of the PlanetĒ is a very moving and beautifully written
story. Tyler and Mason learn that family is what you make
it and it takes work, love and dedication. It took a lot
from Tyler to trust in himself and believe he could give the
children and Mason what they needed to make their family
"Everybody Loves a Wedding" by Chris Owen
Determined not to let his twin sister down, Spencer takes
the honor of being her man of honor to heart. He is
determined to make her wedding the most beautiful experience
of her life, after all he owes her big for bringing Dean
into his life.
"Everybody Loves a Wedding" is a cute, quirky story about a
family thatís full of love and flaws and a whole lot of
understanding. Spencer is sweet. The only boy out of five
kids he has such a realistic relationship with his sisters
and their husbands. Family is the main focus of this story
and the relationship between Dean and Spencer evolves
quietly into something special.
Chook Shall Lead Them" by Kara Larson
finds he is now in possession of more then an old house when
his aunt passes away. He and his partner Graeme are instant
parents of Amiriís niece and nephew. This is a hard
adjustment for Amiri who had nothing much to do with his
family since he leaving home after they found out he was
Chook Shall Lead Them" is an emotional story. It has a
similar theme of the other stories in this anthology but
itís a much different read being that Amiri held no prior
relationship with his niece and nephew. The children need a
lot of extra care, especially his niece Lani. Wiremu,
Amiriís nephew really touched me with his patience and the
way he cared for his little sister.
"Inheritance" by Sean Michael
Brad, related by the marriage of their now deceased brother
and sister, must put aside their difference and find a way
to make a home for their six nieces and nephews.
ďInheritanceĒ is another great story produced from this
anthology. Cash a roughneck cowboy and Brad a privileged
northerner, give into their attraction to each other and
have to fight Bradís pretentious mother in their pursuit to
make a home for their now orphaned nieces and nephews.
While making a home for the children they found home with
Family Matters is a fantastic anthology that shows
family as it really is, flawed irritating people that we
love and care for and will give our lifeís blood for.
Family isnít just blood relatives, but also people we open
our hearts to. Family Matters is an enjoyable
read that touched my heart in many ways and Iím positive
many other readers will find these stories very endearing as