I’m going to give you the line from the books I’ve read that make my mind crave the rest like chocolate & Coke.
“He is adorable,” Chad agreed, grinning as he studied the pooch attached to some monstrous paws. He settled the puppy on his lap. “You did see these, right?” [..]
“Yep, because she needs a strong protect.” […] “Do you not want him?” Sonny brought Annalee to his chest, his expression closing down, hesitant, Chad debated, but he knew he couldn’t say “No” to Sonny. It was pretty clear he wanted the not-so-little hairball on his lap, or he wouldn’t have even brought it home […]
“What do you think of ‘Hercules’?”
page 101, iBoook
The Good Life by Diana DeRicci
First Published 15th June 2012 by MLR Press
Chad Rarig and Sonny Phillips have been friends since skinned knees and after school homework. Life is pretty normal, if a bit bland for Chad, until he recieves a phone call that changes the rest of his entire life. With Sonny's strong shoulder in friendship and his mother's support, he cautiously embraces his fate, one that includes binkies and an utter loss of sleep.
Sonny offers a chance to let Chad settle into this new wilderness of parenthood, sharing his home with his best friend. Only he definitely hadn't anticipated having to deal with an attraction that left him panting and hungry as a starving man for his best friend. His gay best friend who thinks Sonny is straight, because he's never told him the full truth to preserve their friendship above all else.
Can Chad come to terms with all the challenges of fatherhood and still keep Sonny's friendship? Will either be willing to take the risk to cross that line from friendship to something more?