REVIEW: Becoming Us, by Becca Seymour

Title: Becoming Us

Series: True Blue Book Three

Author: Becca Seymour

Genre: Contemporary

LGBTQ+ Category: MM Gay

Publisher: Self

Pages: 90

Reviewer: Pat

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About The Book

Catch up with Kirkby residents Scott and Davis as they navigate through the ups and downs of fatherhood, relationships, and juggling… balls.

In two years, it’s clear love can last, just as it can grow. 

Davis’s business remains successful, Scott’s clinic is going strong, and Libby is happy and content.  

But that doesn’t mean real life is always perfect, nor does it mean fatherhood isn’t as exhausting as it is wonderful.

Needing a break from their daily routines, Davis and Scott head away for a weekend of uninhibited fun. With lots of laughter and dancing, Davis has never seen Scott so relaxed and comfortable in public.

And he’s not quite sure how to handle that.

Worried that life in Kirkby is holding Scott back, Davis nearly makes the biggest mistake of his life.

But Scott has other ideas. He doesn’t need saving. What he needs is his man to step up and fight for their family and their future. 

And he has just the plan to do it.

A True-Blue novella. I’ve Got You MUST be read prior to reading this story.

The Review

It’s unusual to find a novel or short story in the gay romance genre that starts out with a happy couple with a three-year-old child living an ordinary, peaceful life. For the first part of this novel, I was wondering if Becoming Us was going to be just a peaceful slice of life with no big problem or misunderstanding raising its ugly head.

But there’s no story without some complication that needs a solution, right? So many in this genre are bad situations following each other one after another until the main character is so buried under them that not only is the character feeling helpless, but the reader is too. 

Fortunately, Seymour’s Scott and Davis are fun-loving, responsible, adults, who ably weather the usual vicissitudes of life. They get up in the morning and go to their jobs while they provide for the safety and well-being of little Libby. Like most of us, they are looking forward to a brief vacation alone.

While this time away from the everyday proves fun as they dance at a gay club and are free to have a night of passion, it leaves them with questions about where their relationship is going. They have hit a crossroads and must decide which way to go. Are they destined to be together forever? Or would they be happier as individuals?

That these are questions every couple or group must ask makes this a particularly relevant book. As in real life, the answers color the future happiness of everyone concerned. 

Becoming Us is a True-Blue novella. And as the author advises, I’ve Got You MUST be read prior to reading this story. There are many references to people and incidents in the previous books that enhance the enjoyment and understanding of this one.

All in all, Seymour gives fans a holiday present that includes a ton of warm fuzzies in Becoming Us.

The Reviewer

Pat Henshaw:

  1. Is a she, not a he.
  2. Writes MM romances.
  3. Has interviewed Arlo Guthrie, Big Bird, Fred Rogers, Liberace, and Vincent Price.
  4. Has lived and worked on all three US coasts and in the middle of the country, too.
  5. Has been a reviewer, costumer, librarian, and teacher.
  6. Has ridden an elephant, touched the pyramids, and stood at the edge of a volcano.
  7. Believes love is essential to everyone’s happiness.
  8. She wants you to remember: Every day is a good day for romance!

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