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The Last thing he needs de J. H. Knight
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The Last thing he needs (edició 2014)

de J. H. Knight

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Tommy O'Shea is raising his seven younger brothers and sisters without any help from his drug abusing father and stepmother. Since he was fifteen years old, he's managed to keep the children fed and out of foster care. It takes up every ounce of his energy and the last thing he needs is romance complicating his life further. Rookie cop Bobby McAlister doesn't belong in Tommy's harsh world, but Tommy can't push him out. As their unlikely friendship turns into a tentative relationship, they weather the daily storm of Tommy's life with a lot of laughs and more than a few arguments. Tommy isn't used to trusting outsiders, and he's never asked for help in his life. But when a tragedy strikes the O'Shea family and threatens everything he's fought for, he'll have to learn to do both to recover from the brutal hit.… (més)
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Títol:The Last thing he needs
Autors:J. H. Knight
Informació:Tallahassee, FL : Dreamspinner Press, 2014.
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  Penumbra1 | Oct 11, 2022 |
I loved reading about Tommy and Bobby, this was full of angst, and also full of love. ( )
  Shile.J | Apr 19, 2021 |
I'm only giving this 4 stars because it was too much for me. Too many kids. Though they were surprisingly not in the way all that much. But this book was more about them than the main characters' relationship.

I should give 5 stars, because the writing is absolutely flawless and the characters are perfectly flawed... well Tommy. Bobby is more of a good boy. When they have a problem with each other, they talk about it and not go "oh, I'm not gonna tell you what bothers me, just so our story could be longer and more angsty". lol None of that BS.
Tommy is really stubborn. and doesn't want to accept Bobby's or anyone else's help for that matter. For a moment the element of "You're too good for me, I would just drag you down, you should find someone more worthy" springs up, but not annoyingly, and Tommy eventually relaxes around Bobby, and goes with the flow. So this book isn't really about how they get together, but how they manage to stay together. Which is not so common in MM romance.

Also this is such a real book. It portrays the problems in the foster system, which is far from acceptable. The kids are well fleshed out, and I didn't find them annoying. But I would have liked more time with Tommy and Bobby.

Otherwise I'm really impressed. Highly recommended! ( )
  Gabi90 | Apr 18, 2021 |
Soooo, I started reading this book with the intention of just reading "a chapter or two" before bed and then, before I knew it, it was 2:47am and I was on the last page. Ooops.

I regret nothing.

Tommy O'Shea is twenty-two years old and raising seven kids. His mother is dead, and his father and step-mother are drug addicts who are barely around - and when they are around, things are worse. He works hard, steals some, and tries his best to keep his family together at all costs. He doesn't have time for someone else in his life, especially Bobby McAlister, a do-gooder cop who seems to keep hanging around.

This book. I love this book. It was virtually perfect from beginning to end. The characters were just amazing - you can tell that the author put a lot of thought into their development. The addict parents were done extremely well too. I loved Tommy's accent (which I could "hear" as I read) and their complicated relationship. And the angst. Oh man, the angst was delicious. ;)

I really related to the character of Tommy, having grown up in a situation not too unlike his (thank goodness I only had one sister to worry about and not seven!). I totally got his motivations, his refusal to believe in hope, and his inability to trust Bobby completely. This is an incredible portrayal of how addiction warps families and how it can affect so many different parts of a person's life.

My main complaint about this book is that it ended. ;) I wanted to read more! I wanted to see who proposed and how. I wanted to see Bobby and Tommy's wedding. I wanted to see if Colleen stayed with Wyatt. I wanted more, more, more! Also, I wanted to see Tommy tell his father to kiss his ass even though he was clean, which is probably what I would have done in his shoes (my father never gave a shit about getting clean or making amends and he is dead now, so it's obviously never going to happen), but I can understand why Tommy was willing to let him in the children's lives, even though he freely admitted that he would never trust the guy so long as he lived. I wanted to see if Tommy finally told Bobby about everything he had been forced to do to keep the kids fed, including selling himself. I wanted to see them grow old together. I am seriously attached to this couple, haha.

I really want to read more from this author! I've added everything else the author has written to my TBR pile, but I want more, more, more! ;) ( )
  schatzi | Oct 17, 2016 |


July 30

Fucking spectacular! 5 stars, favorites shelf and my own personal pinnacle, the fuck yeah, 5 stars shelf where only the best of the best in M/M romance fiction reside. Holy shit, I loved this book!

This is the story of a good, good man named Tommy O’Shea. He doesn't realize just how good he is until the end of the book, so the story centers around all the good, good people who enter his life and work to convince him just how good and pure and self sacrificing he is. He needs a lot of convincing! But with Tommy's former high school friend, Police Officer Bobby McAlister leading the troops, Bobby gets the job done and it is spectacular to watch unfold.

I've no doubt Tommy and Bobby's pairing will be on top 10 lists for 2014 and will be one of the pairs that will be talked about for years to come, followed by a sweet *sigh* by M/M romance fans every where. They were delightful together. It isn't rare for me to cry while reading a book, but I cried during the first, "I love you," and during one of the more touching love scenes, and that is unusual for me. I'm not usually that entwined with the characters. That is really what makes a good book a fuck yeah, 5 stars book for me. [b:The Last Thing He Needs|22594999|The Last Thing He Needs|J.H. Knight|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1403877621s/22594999.jpg|42077100] deserves ALL the stars!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!! STOP. DROP. AND READ IT NOW! Prepare for the warm fuzzies to hit you FULL FORCE. Bobby will make your heart sing and Tommy will make you believe in humanity in this fucked up world.



Below is a note I wrote before I finished the book. I thought I'd leave it. Just 'cuz.

July 29

I'm home and ready to finish the book. (And I'm NOT stopping until I finish, no matter how tired I am!)

Since I'm at 40% (Tommy is just on his way to the station to pick up Colleen) I have had a lot of time to think about the book today. I came up with a scenario of how I think the rest of the book will pan out. I thought it would be fun to see how close I come. :)

Cal and Cheryl end up dead and the state comes after the kids, thinking 7 is too many for Tommy to handle on his own, to place them in foster care. Bobby to the rescue! He steps in, with help from his mother (remember how she was bummed out at the thought at never having grandchildren?) and the 3 adults take over the brood and convince the state to let the kids stay together. I would hope there would be some kind of angst with Tommy accepting Bobby's help, but I'm not sure how that would play out. But I hope it's good and juicy!!



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  gigi9988776 | Aug 25, 2014 |
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Tommy O'Shea is raising his seven younger brothers and sisters without any help from his drug abusing father and stepmother. Since he was fifteen years old, he's managed to keep the children fed and out of foster care. It takes up every ounce of his energy and the last thing he needs is romance complicating his life further. Rookie cop Bobby McAlister doesn't belong in Tommy's harsh world, but Tommy can't push him out. As their unlikely friendship turns into a tentative relationship, they weather the daily storm of Tommy's life with a lot of laughs and more than a few arguments. Tommy isn't used to trusting outsiders, and he's never asked for help in his life. But when a tragedy strikes the O'Shea family and threatens everything he's fought for, he'll have to learn to do both to recover from the brutal hit.

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