Inheritance

InheritanceCash McCord loveshis life He owns the family ranch, works hard and invites the occasional cowboy into his bed All that changes when his brother Jack and Jack’s wife Val are killed in a car crash, leaving behind six kidsCashis made guardian along with Val’s brother Brad Rafferty Brad couldn’t be different than Cash A Yankee, Brad is a video game developer who works twelve tofourteen hour days at his desk The two men lock horns on sight, neither man happyto have the other around, but neither willing to give up guardianship of their nieces and nephewsCan they manage to keep the kids together, and keep from killing each other at the same time?.

Often referred to as Space Cowboy and Gangsta of Love while still striving for the moniker of Maurice, Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organizing his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs While collecting vast amounts of vintage gay pulp novels and mood rings, Sean whiles away the hours.

Inheritance Kindle ✓ Ebook
  • ebook
  • 88 pages
  • Inheritance
  • Sean Michael
  • English
  • 06 July 2019

10 thoughts on “Inheritance

  1. Ezinwanyi Chinyere says:

    This was a nice short story about family recovering from a tragedy to heal and put the family back together.
    Cash McCord lost his brother Jack and Brad Rafferty lost his sister Val in a terrible car accident. The couple left behind six young kids and happened to have appointed both Cash and Brad as co-guardians. The problem was that Cash lived on his family ranch in Texas and Jack lived up north. The two adults had to navigate their own grief and also figure out how two single men will keep six young children from getting lost in the grief.

    As with most novellas, there was no real character development and the romance between the Cash and Brad developed rather quickly. However, the chemistry between them was very enjoyable. Once they made the romantic connection, it seemed solid and that was so important especially for the children. I think their unity really helped the kids to feel safe and secure in their time of grief. It was nice to have men with minimal drama but plenty of integrity.
    The kids added some levity to a heavy subject with their humorous questions to their gay uncles.
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  2. Martin says:

    I liked the setting very much. Two men who only knew each other through family gatherings suddenly become the legal guardians to six kids after the kids' parents die in a tragic accident. In their will, mom and dad request their brothers to take care of the children.

    So a Texan cowboy and a computer game designer suddenly become daddies to 6 kids...

    Of course, they fall in love over bottle feeding and changing diapers and have lots of sex without the kids disturbing them.

    You may judge the realism of this story yourself.

    Add in an evil grandmother who wants to fight the custody arrangement and you'll get a pretty wild short story...

    My biggest concern, however, is the complete lack of a trauma after the parents died. I think this should have been dealt with much more carefully. As it is, it seemed like a convenient way to have two gay single guys get thrown together with 6 small kids and see what happens.

    Yeah. 3 stars!

  3. Vanna says:

    3.5 stars! Short enjoyable novella with 2 likable MCs who become haters to lovers who find family and love after a tragedy. A little emotional at times but optimistic in outlook and a great HEA.

  4. multitaskingmomma says:

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    I really loved reading Inheritance. It tells the story of how two brothers-in-law gain co-custody of their six nephews and nieces after the tragic death of the parents in a car crash. Surprisingly (or not), it is the remaining grandmother who is the villain in this story. She makes life a living hell for these two men who start out on a fist fight and end up in bed together for better or for worse. Their custody could last more or less twenty years and the two decided to make a go of their lives, despite all.

    There were some hilarious scenes involving some ducking-from-spilling-tmi-to-not-so-naive kids whose questions were literally out of the mouths of babes. Then there was the eldest boy walking in on them making out and of course they had to sit him down and do some question and answer thingy. Quite uncomfortable, but totally expected, what with six kids running around the house.

    There was really no sense of drama here, romance-wise. The two men were mature enough to get real and get down to the grind of raising kids. The grandmother was really the evil fashionista villain. She is just like a tick refusing to let go and just sucked their lives out of them with glee, derision and bigotry. This situation leads the men to just decide to go on a glorified vacation to Cash's ranch seals the deal for the grandmother to up her tyranny and the men to hold on to each other and their little family. Puke, dirty nappies and all.

    And then.

    The End.

    Okay, so yeah. I was caught by surprise here. I was quite disappointed, but then again, it made me think this may just be the first book out of two or even three that may tell the tale of how these two men will work things out and settle the grandmother issue. Hence my rating. If the title just teased of something like Book #1 or Prelude or Prologue to an unfolding series, I would have been glad to rate this a 4. But there was none of that.

    Don't get me wrong, I am a total fan of Sean Michael and I did enjoy this. It's just that this ending literally came out of nowhere and now I am stuck. Stuck in the wonderment of how all this will play out. I got teased. That's how I felt. Teased. But then again, my curiosity meter is up and pinging and I just want to know two things: Is this the End? Is this just a taste of more to come from these men and their new insta-family?

  5. Chris, the Dalek King says:

    Cash and Bradley don’t have a lot in common besides the fact that their brother and sister got married and had a whole passel of children–-and the fact that both men are gay. Cash is a rancher, Bradley a video game designer, and neither of them has a clue how to raise a child, let alone six of them. And that isn’t much of a problem until both Jack and Val die and leave their children under the care of both men. Neither Cash nor Bradley can agree on how raise the kids, where to raise them, or when they will ever sleep again. But when it comes to the heat sparking between them, they might just find that they have something in common after all.

    I really enjoyed the whole kid aspect of this book. I don’t know why anyone in their right mind would want to have six children—-my mom had four and I think we drove her insane by the time my little brother showed up-–but I loved how these two men had to learn to cope with this unexpected family that they have inherited. Neither of them expected to have children, so it was really like dropping them both into the deep end with their hands tied behind their backs and then asking them to sing the national anthem. Doable, but not easy, or a lot of fun.

    The tension between Cash and Brad was great. I really love the whole enemies-to-lovers trope, and while I don’t think they could be considered real enemies, there is a lot of anger in the beginning of this story. They have both lost siblings, and they don’t really have a lot of family around that they actually like, so they have to deal with their grief as well as the overwhelming job of inheriting the responsibility of six children, all of them 13 or under. But their anger quickly becomes something a lot more heated, and a lot more fun. They also gain a whole new appreciation for door-locks.

    As odd as it is for me to say this, I actually think there should have been a little less sex in this book. I mean, the sex was hot and really great to read, but I think the tension in the other parts of the story kind of suffered from not getting enough page time. The whole issue with Brad’s mother kept alternating between tense and not a problem at all. I like that they seemed intent on never giving her way, but they never really treat her like a threat, more of an annoyance, so I never felt like I should feel afraid that she may actually win. If there had been more uncertainty, I think I would have enjoyed the story a little bit more.

    However, it was a cute story, and I laughed my ass off when a couple of the kids brought up the whole “sex” thing. Their reactions and attempts to change the subject were hilarious. It was an enjoyable story, and while I would have liked a bit more tension, for a short story, it was good. I would love to have a follow-up on how they get on after this story ends, though. A lot of stuff they are going to have to deal with, but it would make for a real interesting read.

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  6. V says:

    Read it as part of Family matters anthology.

    Honestly I must be getting old, because so far no one had mentioned how wrong is the beginning of this story, from that moment this couple never redeemed themselves in my eyes.
    Shortly after they met, Brad and Cash were in a very difficult situation and they were very stress- out.
    They screamed and swear to each other, and when that wasn't enough the punching started and Brad left Cash bleeding.
    Well, if we leave it like that I wouldn't mind it as much, but Brad thought that Cash looked kind of sexy all beat up like that....what the ???
    After the fighting episode they laughed about it and they went to have a shower and had sex in there.
    WTH? if someone punched me and left me bleeding and I managed also to give some punches on my own in return the last thing I want is to have sex with a guy I just met and had a huge physical fight with him.
    After this, never mind what this couple did, they were still weirdos.
    I like this author and I think his books are great, but I'm afraid this one wasn't for me.

  7. Serena Yates says:

    "Opposites attract" could be the subtitle for this book. Since I like stories where dealing with and getting over some of the superficial differences between two guys is half the fun, I looked forward to this one, and I wasn't disappointed. Cash, the cowboy, and Brad, the video game developer, are about as far apart as you can imagine - in terms of profession, temperament (north versus south), and almost everything else. The two things they have in common are their grief about losing their respective siblings in a car crash, and their determination to make sure their six nieces and nephews have as normal a life as possible. Oh yes, and they figure out they’re both gay. As to what the kids' lives should look like and where they should all live? Get ready for clashing convictions and one heck of a fight.


    Please find my full review of the fourth edition on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  8. Lelyana says:

    I read the 3rd edition.

    An enemy to lover and a helluva lots of sex and six children.
    How could that mix in one story? It does, after all.
    I liked how determined the two MCs to keep the children together and working on to build the family of their own hand in hand.
    The sex though, it was hot but some of them I didn't think necessary.
    The overly drama queen Grandmother made the story a bit spicy. But problem solved fast, and everybody's happy, well not the Grandmother, of course.

    * I received the ARC from dreamspinner press in exchange of an unbiased and honest review*

  9. Trio says:

    Really nicely written - solid characters and the plot totally works. It's a little short but SM packs everything in that needs to be there. Sweet little comfort read.

  10. Serena Yates says:

    "Opposites attract" could be the subtitle for this book. Since I like stories where dealing with and getting over some of the superficial differences between two guys is half the fun, I looked forward to this one, and I wasn't disappointed. Cash, the cowboy, and Brad, the video game developer, are about as far apart as you can imagine - in terms of profession, temperament (north versus south), and almost everything else. The two things they have in common are their grief about losing their respective siblings in a car crash, and their determination to make sure their six nieces and nephews have as normal a life as possible. Oh yes, and they figure out they’re both gay. As to what the kids' lives should look like and where they should all live? Get ready for clashing convictions and one heck of a fight.


    Please find my full review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

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