Book Reviews

Seeking Freedom (Interlocking Fragments 4) by Sammi Cee and Michele Notaro

Genre Gay / Bisexual / Contemporary / Officer of the Law / Age Gap / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 15-July-2021

Book Blurb

Is it close proximity that has Jovany noticing Seth, or for the first time in his life, does he want a man?


When I check on the guy that helped with my case and realize he’s in a bad spot, I know I need to help him out. That’s how I find myself with two new roommates—Seth and the baby he’s in charge of. Being in close quarters with Seth must be messing with my head because I can’t seem to stop staring at his pretty face or wanting to hold him close. I can see how attractive he is, but… he’s a guy. Why can’t I stop thinking about what he tastes like? 



Finding myself with custody of my deceased cousin’s infant, I have no idea what I’m going to do. Facing homelessness and with no one to help me, I’m completely overwhelmed. And then he shows up—the handsome older detective who’s continued to check on me ever since I first met him. I have no idea why he offers to take me and Calli in, but I’m in no position to refuse his help. When he becomes the handsiest man alive, as much as I want to stay, I’m not sure my heart can handle it.



Will Jovany take a chance and explore his newfound attraction and the feelings he seems to be developing for Seth, or will Seth cut and run before he has the chance? 


Book Review

“The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton


Although he has no good reason, Jovany, of ‘Seeking Freedom’ by Michelle Notaro and Sammi Lee, does a routine check on one of his informants, Seth. That’s when he discovers Seth’s deceased cousin’s girlfriend has dumped their baby with him. Seth is doing the best he can, but he does not have the physical or financial means to raise a child. Yet it’s clear that Seth is going to try. When Seth’s roommates insist he find a new place by the end of the week, Jovany does the only thing he can think of doing. He brings them home with him.


Caring for a baby is not in Seth’s skill set, but considering his cousin was the only family he had, he can’t turn his baby cousin away. He searches the internet for baby care information and does the best he can to quiet the baby. He is at his wit's end when Jovany comes by to check on him. Seth is grateful for his attention, especially since criminals murdered his cousin. When Jovany suggests that Seth and the baby, Calli, stay with him, he is hesitant. Seth is suspicious because, other than his cousin, the rest of his family has disowned him so Seth is not used to anyone doing anything for him, especially for no reason, but he has no alternative. Without accepting Jovany’s offer, Seth is homeless with a baby in tow. He can’t let that happen.


Since he is on leave from his job, Jovany takes over Calli’s care. He is happier than he expected to be with Seth and the baby living with him. Still, Jovany knows as little about caring for a baby as Seth does. So he calls in reinforcements. Soon he has his father, brother, cousins, and their boyfriends coming over regularly to help. It surprises Jovany how much they take to Calli and how quickly they befriend Seth, adopting him and the baby into the family, but it warms his heart. Especially after all he has been through, Seth needs the comfort and support of having people to care for them. Loving Calli is easy, but his feelings for Seth confuse him because he has always thought he was straight. But the longer they stay, the harder it is for Jovany to ignore them.


‘Seeking Freedom’ is an excellent conclusion to the ‘Interlocking Fragments’ series. It is a story about love, loss, redemption, reconciliation, and the importance of family. Thanks, Michelle and Sammi, for bringing these awesome men to life.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 225 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-November-2020
Price $3.99 ebook
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