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.
Mack Daddy is the newest work from author Penelope Ward; an author who is quickly becoming one of my top ten fave authors. This book was everything I love about her writing and more.
I love a good second chance romance and with two characters as dynamic as Mack and Frankie, I was hooked form the very first chapter. Unlikely college friends, they both hid an attraction towards one another for the years they lived together. Mack, because he was in a long-term, long distance relationship, and Frankie because she was convinced he was way out of her league. Just when they decide to share their feelings, things take a serious turn and they won’t end up seeing each other again until years later. A lot had changed over those years apart but one thing remained the same: that unexplored and unfaded attraction. Now, back in each other’s lives, Mack isn’t going to waste his chance to catch the one who got away. Of course, with things like a current boyfriend, a son, a hateful ex, and politics involved, that will prove way easier said than done.
One of the thing I loved so much about Mack and Frankie was that they are both at a point in their lives where not speaking your mind isn’t something they practice any longer. Maybe it’s because they’re both older and know that all the game playing is a waste of time, or maybe it’s just because Mack is as determined as a dog with a bone to get Frankie back? Whatever the reason, the level of honesty and soul bearing they share during the quiet moments is truly magical. Their story is written in a way where we alternate going from the present to the past and it gave such a clear understanding of just how important and meaningful the relationship between them was back then and how much they still cared for one another. If ever there was a coupe I was rooting for, this is it. The road that leads them to their happy ending was indeed a rough one but also a necessary one and I loved every emotional minute of it. Of course I also have to give mention to the moment they share their first kiss…I think even I got butterflies! So damn good.
Overall, there was just so much to love about this book and this couple. This 100% gets a Laughing Cow rating! If you’ve never picked up a Penelope Ward book, you really must.
Thank you, Ms. Ward, for another delicious story!
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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Other standalones from Penelope Ward:
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)
Sins of Sevin:
Jake Undone (Jake #1):
Jake Understood (Jake #2):