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.ADD TO GOODREADS
Penelope Ward is one of my go to authors and she knocked this book right out the park. This is a second chance story that will suck you in and screw with your emotions. But you will love what it does to you. Within the first few chapters I was laughing out loud, which is always a positive when reading a book. In my option, this book differs from all others. For once I see the guy get all gun ho and emotional about going after the girl. I loved that.
In college, Frankie fell in love with a boy who was unattainable. The truth of the matter, the heart wants what the heart wants whether it’s appropriate or not. She was not your typical female; she’s quiet, keeps to herself, her anxiety gets the best of her, and she is blind as a bat. Mack on the other hand, is the complete opposite. He’s loud, says what is on his mind, has a dirty mouth and is hot as hell. But you know what they say, opposites do attract. The duo ended up as roommates, getting to know deep into each other and became best friends. Mack fell for Frankie’s inner beauty. She made him see the world in a completely different view. He made her see that hiding behind the glasses was not the way to live. But the absolute downfall, Mack had a girlfriend. Totally makes him off limits.
Starting their relationship as best friends, you can truly see the attraction between the two. With Mack being in a relationship, they have skirted the line so many times but have never crossed it. it’s just not who they both are. They have never felt this way for anyone and yet they were too scared to go beyond. Mack’s situation did not help any. He felt like he was trapped. But when they feel the time is right, everything goes to shreds.
Years go by and Mack returns to Frankie’s life when he searches for her so she can become his son’s teacher. So twisted in a way, but this was his only way to see her once more; to make things right between them. Also, he knew she was the best person to help with his son. This throws Frankie off kilter, because she has moved on with her life and Mack coming back just confuses her. Frankie instantly takes to Jonah, Mack’s son, seeing her younger self in the child. She knows exactly how to help with his situation.
I love that Frankie does put her past aside to help with Jonah’s situation. She really does go above and beyond for him. Considering all the things he has been through, she tries different tactics to help him out. I feel bad for Frankie and the situation Mack put her in. Here she is, moved on with her life, found a great man and the one person who has her whole heart comes stomping back in. You can’t but feel bad for Mack though, once we hear the complete story of what happened. I love his tenacity in trying to do everything he possibly can to get Frankie in his life again. I loved watching him try his hardest. He really went all out and gave everything he has.
But what happens with Frankie’s relationship when lines with Mack start to blur? What will happen when other relationships are being threatened? Will this be the end of them? Or can they finally have their chance to be together? Will their love for one another help them overcome all that they are put through?
I absolutely fell in love with Mack. His love for Frankie does truly show. You can tell his son is his first priority and the love he has for him is undeniable. He will do anything and everything to protect Jonah. His relationship with Frankie is not like any other. Their chemistry is bursting with energy, you can tell they absolutely fit. Frankie has come a long way and she has Mack to thank for helping her come out her shell. I loved her completely. She is just so kind hearted you can’t help but fall in love with her.
I just hate how Mack has so many excess baggage that threatens his happiness. I can’t help but feel bad for him on this account. I wish I can just strangle them! I did love Mack’s neighbor, Mrs. M., she is definitely a hoot.
This review was done by Jenn. I received an advanced copy for my honest review.
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. Connect with Penelope Ward Facebook Fan Group | Facebook | Website |Twitter | Instagram
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