Monday, February 13, 2017

New Release+Review: Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward

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pwmackdaddybookcover5x8_bw_high-fixedFrom 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.


Mackenzie “Mack” Morrison and Francesca “Frankie” O’Hara  used to be college roommates. They were complete opposites in every way. Mack was outgoing whereas Frankie  had social anxiety and prefers to be alone majority of the time. While they are rooming together Mack takes it upon himself to help Frankie come out of her shell. As time progresses they develop feelings but Mack has a girlfriend named Torrie back home. Mack doesn't want to be a cheater and needs to do what he feels is right but life took an unexpected turn.

 “You feel that?” I asked. “Feel how it’s beating for you right now. Every time I even allow myself to think about you, it beats like this. And I don’t know how to make it stop.”

Fast forward eight years later and Mack has decided he's coming for his Frankie!! I loved his persistence, dedication and passion when it came to claiming his woman. Mack inserted himself in Frankie's life and stopped at nothing when it came to her. This time we have a problem. Frankie has been dating Victor for two years. She is conflicted over her feelings for Mack because they never left and came crashing back once Mack showed back up. While reading I wasn't sure which route she was going to go. I knew what I would do but not so sure about Frankie. 

"You brought color into my gray and dismal existence, made me realize what it means to have someone change your entire outlook on life, change your reason for living."

What I also liked about this book was that the hero was a single father. It's rare to read books about single fathers and Ward did an excellent job displaying his worries, doubts and joys of being the best father he could be to Jonah. As parents you always wonder if you’re doing a good job and Mack definitely had these moments. 

In this story we had some steamy, funny, angsty and tense moments. There were several twist and turns that I didn't see coming. This was another thing I loved about this book. When you thought you had it all figured out something unexpected happened! As a reader I love it when an author can continue to sweep me off my feet which each and every book that they write. This has got to be some of Penelope Ward’s best work yet!! 

*an arc was given for an honest review*

Mack Daddy is live and on limited-time release sale for $3.99 (Changing to $4.99 after release. This will be the ONLY sale.) Meet single dad, Mack, in this sexy, STANDALONE second-chance romance.


    He's Back   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   Other standalones from Penelope Ward: Neighbor Dearest: Amazon: iBooks: Nook: Kobo: Stepbrother Dearest: Amazon: iBooks: Nook: kobo: RoomHate: Amazon: iBooks: Nook: kobo: Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland) Amazon ➜ iBooks ➜ B&N ➜ Kobo ➜ Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland) Amazon: iBooks: Nook: Kobo: Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland) Amazon: iBooks: Nook: Kobo: Sins of Sevin: Amazon: iBooks: Nook: kobo: Jake Undone (Jake #1): Amazon: Nook: iBooks: kobo: Jake Understood (Jake #2): Amazon: Nook: iBooks: kobo: My Skylar Amazon: iBooks: Nook: kobo: Gemini: Amazon: Nook: iBooks: kobo:


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