New Release Review | Made for You by Anyta Sunday

Made For YouMade for You by Anyta Sunday
Love and Family #2
Contemporary Romance M/M
May 1, 2019

About the Book: 

Ben wants to find a new home.

Twenty-four-year-old Ben McCormick is the primary caregiver for his brother Milo after their parents’ death. A year into the job, he’s totally got the hang of it. Mostly. Sort of. Not at all? 

Defeated and thoroughly chastised for his lack in parenting skills at teacher-parent night, Ben slumps away with the resolve to finally get his life sorted: be a better role model, and sell their parents’ house for a fresh start. 

But first, he needs to spruce up his house to hit the market. He’s no DIY king, but Milo’s hot-as-hell woodwork teacher is… 

Jack wants an old home to fix. 
Thirty-nine-year-old Jack Pecker is waiting for the home of his dreams to come on the market in the summer. What better way to wait the interim months than working on a small renovation gig? 

Only trouble is, the gig is for the McCormick brothers. And working in close quarters to red-haired Ben McCormick won’t be easy. Not with the attraction that simmers between them. Attraction Ben makes no effort to hide. 

But Jack’s professional. Dating a parent is highly discouraged at Kresley Intermediate, and he’d never cross the lines… 

Ben and Jack. Two guys searching for a home – 
– a home that might just be where their hearts lead them.


Made for You was damn good. I’m so glad I discovered Anyta Sunday last year. She’s my ‘feel good’ favorite because her books always pull me out of a funk and make me so happy.

Nobody does slow burn like Anyta Sunday.

Another thing Anyta Sunday does well is plotting a romance, with good conflict, without relying on miscommunication as a crutch. There’s always an obstacle standing in the way, but Jack and Sam always talks. They’re always upfront. I love that. It’s my favorite.

One of the obstacles was the age difference between Ben and Jack, but it was the minor obstacle. I liked that, too. I liked how age wasn’t what was holding Jack back. It was almost like he recognized how years had no affect on how Ben aged. The number of days you’ve existed on earth has no bearing on your wisdom. Life experience does that. And Ben has had too much life experience for his 23 years. He was plenty mature enough for Jack, and through ways Jack probably wishes he wasn’t.

The other obstacle standing in the way of their relationship is the fact that Sam is the caregiver of one of Jack’s students. Obviously this is the far bigger issue. Not only did Jack feel it was inappropriate, he felt his job was on the line if he crossed the educator/caregiver line. Still, he never let his fears or his reasons for keeping his distance prevent him being there for them.

Even when he wasn’t sure it would work out, Jack wanted to do right by his boys.

That connection forged between the two men is what made this story so perfect. However, Ben’s little brother Milo was the perfect cherry on top. He was so cute, so witty, and so clever. Once upon a time I wouldn’t have said stories with kids were my forte, but I’m here now to exclaim I was wrong. Milo was the child that opened my eyes. He made me look back and realize how I’ve kinda loved all of them. (Anyta and TJ need to get together to write a crossover, 10 years later, with Milo, Artemis Darth Vader, and Tyson. For real.)

Basically, every single connection in Made For You was built on love. No matter whether Ben and Jack last forever, I don’t doubt they will always base their choices in love. And also, the love the adults feel for each other is nothing compared to the love they feel for Milo.

That makes Made for You one of my favorites.

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