The Manny is my first book by Susan Ward, but won't be my last. This is a male/male romance book, so it may not be for everyone. This is a fairly short read, a great choice for those with limited time for reading. Ms Ward has delivered a well-written book. The characters are perfect for this story, I especially loved the interaction with the kids. Graham and Leland's story is full of drama, humor and m/m sizzle. I enjoyed reading The Manny and look forward to reading more from Susan Ward in the future. The Manny is book 1 of the Locked & Loaded Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.