Dr. Travis Nelson has a passion for ink but keeps his many tattoos covered by long sleeves and trousers. He’s aware that as a pediatrician he’ll be judged not only by the other physicians in his practice, but also by the parents of his young patients.
When Sam Madison takes his young nephew, Levi, to be seen for an ear infection, he’s immediately attracted to Travis and the feeling is mutual. But Sam’s sister Melanie is going through a rough time and caring for Levi, and covering her obligations, keeps Sam occupied. He feels like he’s in no position to start a relationship.
Travis sees things differently, though he’s unable to truly understand the deep bond and connection Sam shares with his twin. As Melanie’s life goes from bad to worse, Sam is forced to make difficult decisions. Is protecting Levi enough of a reason for the two men to stay together, or will fighting for the child ultimately tear them apart?
I chomped at the bit to read Acceptable Behavior by Jenna Byrnes, and although I loved the book, I have mixed reviews.
First, let me say there is nothing sexier than a man taking care of a child and in this instance Acceptable Behavior hit the mark.
Sam has appointed himself care giver to his drug addict twin sister, Mel and his nephew Levi. Meeting Dr. Travis was purely accidental after taking Levi to the pediatrician with an ear infection. The men were quickly smitten with each other but Sam lamented the idea of dating due to life’s circumstances.
Travis soon wore Sam down and the men became hot and heavy both in the bedroom and out.
The story was well written and told; all the players forming a somewhat cohesive relationship, but the dynamics at times were off.
I adored Levi! The precocious little boy wrapped me around his finger as he did for the rest of the characters. Travis’ parents were also at the top of my list.
I supposed where I fall short in my declarations were with the main characters. Mel, Sam’s twin was a spoiled, self-centered woman with little time for her son or the brother who sacrificed so much for her. Do I understand that she was an addict? And that would have been the basis for her personality tirades? Yes. But the nonchalant attitude towards Levi rubbed me the wrong way. Did she become a good person in the end? Sure. But even after the tragedy she suffered, I sometimes got a blasé feeling emanating from her and a neatly choreographed ending.
Travis, while somewhat pretentious and overbearing had numerous good qualities. Quite frankly he simply needed to rein himself in a bit.
Sam, the doting uncle gave into both Mel and Travis and needed to find a backbone. Finally coming to terms with the life his sister chose and Travis’ persistence allowed him to move forward with the family life he’d dreamt of.
Ms. Byrnes delivered all the elements I would have expected in a story such as Acceptable Behavior, but once the climax of the story came, the ending delivered swiftness and convenience.
On another note, the sex was off the chart~ hot and heavy!
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