From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a sexy, STANDALONE second-chance romance.
They called him Mack Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie. Thus, the nickname. Perfect, right?
So was he: perfect. The perfect physical male specimen.
At the private school where I taught, Mack Morrison was the only man around in a sea of women.
Everyone wanted a piece of the hot single father of the sweet little boy.
I was riddled with jealousy, because they didn’t know that—to me—he was much more.
They didn’t know about our past.
He’d chosen my school for his son on purpose, because Mack and I, we had unfinished business.
As my friend Lorelai so eloquently put it: “Unfinished business between two people who are clearly attracted to each other is like an eternal case of blue balls.” And I was suffering in pain from my case.
I was still intensely attracted to Mack. I tried to resist him, immersing myself further into a relationship with another man just to protect my heart.
Not to mention, getting involved with a parent was strictly against school rules. But seeing Mack day in and day out was breaking me down.
And soon I might be breaking all the rules.
Author's note – Told in alternating points of view, Mack Daddy is a full-length standalone novel.
Title: Mack Daddy
Author: Penelope Ward
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
I’m a sucker for a single dad story. Sucker for a story regarding a father in general. I like seeing these loving and caring men, standing up and being the best damn person they can be for the sake of their offspring. Add in the fact that on top of a single dad story, I was getting my other romantic addiction in terms of a second chance love story and well, I was sold.
I’ve experienced this author in terms of her co-authoring with other authors, but in terms of standalone stories by her, in the past I haven’t had the pleasure, but what I did read, I really did enjoy.
Mack Daddy, aka, Mackenzie, or Mack for short, I adored him. In flashes of the past with Frankie, and even throughout their interactions in the present, he was funny, he was charming, endearing, and god, even at points he was downright swoon-worthy. As far as male characters go, I enjoyed Mack. Even in this fictional setting he read very real and I enjoyed that.
Concerns about being the father that his son deserves, especially with the father he’d been given in his life, maintaining relationships with the mother of his child despite the way things ended with them and his very real feelings over the years for Frankie, it was very organic and he reminded me of a few people I’ve known in my life in terms of the type of guy he was, and even though the situation he found himself in wasn’t ideal, there could be no denial of the man or his feelings and I was in love.
Frankie, I connected to but not nearly as much as I did with Mack. I enjoyed the quirkiness of her, the fact that she was different, but the situation relationship wise she was in when Mack enters her life again and the back and forth she went through when the way it felt was that the decision was already quite clear, well there just wasn’t as much connection, but this didn’t take away at all from my enjoyment of the story.
I think towards the end, there was a lot of things that happened that came kind of out of left field and felt like more drama than was already necessary, but were easily overlooked considering the other factors of the story that I loved. The humor, the couple themselves when they were together, the steam level, along with the writing style, it all made for one heck of a story.
I think if you enjoy this authors work, whether with others or on her own, or like me enjoy stories of single fathers finding their happily ever afters and getting in quite a few laughs along the way, you’ll enjoy this as much if not more than I did.
My thanks to the author and all others involved for letting me read this story before it’s official release. Frankie and Mack’s journey was one that I’m so glad I was given the chance to be a part of.
About the Author
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a fifteen-time New York Times bestseller of twelve novels. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.
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Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Jake Understood (Jake #2):