Tuesday, February 14

*** REVIEW TOUR *** MACK DADDY by Penelope Ward

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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.


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Review

Mack Daddy was the perfect introduction to Penelope Ward's individual titles. I've read her and Vi Keeland co-written works, but this second chance romance was my first foray into Ms. Ward's independent angst and it didn't disappoint. I actually dove right in to her previously released Room Hate as soon as I finished this because I didn't want to leave her characters behind. 

Francesca, known to Mack as Frankie, has been an elementary teacher for 10 years. The last person she ever expects to see in her classroom is her old best friend Mack and his young son. Years ago they met when Frankie rented a room in Mack's apartment. Total opposites with seemingly nothing in common, they gradually became best friends. Frankie wanted more and thought at one time maybe it was possible. But when Mack broke her heart, she moved on and tried to forget all about it. She now lives with her long time boyfriend and loves her job. But when Mack blows back into her life, everything she thought she knew and all her plans get ripped apart. Because Mack is back and while all the mothers and other teachers might want him, he only has eyes for her. 

I love a good second chance romance and this had that in spades even if it wasn't the traditional kind of second chance romance. I also usually don't enjoy going from present to past and back again but this worked for me. Getting to watch Frankie and Mack build their relationship both in the present and in the past was fun to see. Some of the drama introduced as the story progressed was a bit outlandish yet I was engrossed and hoping for the best for these two the whole time.

Reviewed by Paige

★★☆ 4 "DILF" Stars ☆★★



Review

This is a standalone novel about Mack and Frankie.

They meet when they are younger after Frankie finds herself in need of room mates. Mack has a girlfriend back home and is one of the popular guys and Frankie is socially awkward, hiding behind her geeky glasses. The unlikely pair form a friendship that evolves into something more as time goes on.

Life happens and Mack is forced to stay in his home town leaving Frankie broken hearted even though nothing ever happened between them.

Fast forward 8 years. Frankie is now a school teacher and Mack enrolls his son into her class. This time nothing is going to stand in his way.

This story was just ok for me. I think this is the first book by this author i have read and i was excited to see how it was. Unfortunately the majority of the book didn't really keep my attention. I found myself struggling to pick it back up every time i went to read.

Things pick up around 70% but i think it was too late. If the last bit of the book had been expanded on i think it would have been a lot better but instead the twist felt rushed and squashed in.

I liked both Mack and Frankie neither of them doing anything wrong in the character stakes but they just weren't memorable for me.

I know this author has a lot of fans and i'm probably in the minority with these thoughts but it's just my opinion.

I will definitely read more by this author because you can see the talent is there it's just this book did absolutely nothing for me.

Reviewed by Kerry

★★☆ 3 "O.K" Stars ☆★★

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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:

Neighbor Dearest:

Stepbrother Dearest:

RoomHate:

Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

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):

My Skylar

Gemini:

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