Two partially-aloof strangers meet through quirky circumstances as Lily leaves behind a red notebook in a book store only for it to come into Dash’s possession. What follows is a whirlwind romance as the two challenge each other with dares that’ll bring them outside of their comfort zone and, possibly, into each other’s arms.
Yes, Daddy follows Jonah Keller, a Middle America young, gay man, who dreams of becoming a successful playwright. And while he moved to New York City to achieve this dream, he finds himself living in a rundown sublet, begging to work extra hours at a restaurant, barely making rent each month.
Enter Richard Shriver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Jonah orchestrates their meeting and soon they’re having a passionate affair. Things go well, at first. Richard lavishes Jonah with gifts and even offers to help pay for his rent. But nothing is free in this world, as Jonah soon finds out.
Set years before the events of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, The Druid’s Call follows Doric as she attempts to find her place in the world. Abandoned as a child by her human parents, Doric is rescued by wood elves and raised as one of their own – well, sort of. She faces adversity and takes charge of her destiny, mastering the arts and magic of being a druid.
What I like about this YA novel is that the reader doesn’t have to be familiar with Dungeons & Dragons lore or have watched Honor Among Thieves. While there are some Easter eggs throughout the story, a casual reader won’t be left confused by them.