Single Dad. Second Chances. Meet Mack in the newest STANDALONE novel from New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward.
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 became a woman I didn’t recognize, someone 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 someone else 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.
I Love all of your books but....
This books had so much promise. I absolutely love her writing style and humor in her books. This story somehow felt rushed toward the end. There were too many explanations and not enough dialogue. Which disappointed me so much because I have literally read ALL of her books but this one left me...blah. I hope Mr. Moneybags isn't like this.
Oh boy, Mack Daddy!
I love everything Penelope Ward writes, and this book is no exception! Frankie and Mack will steal your heart! (So will Jonah!). A must read! It has been in my library for a while. Not sure what took me so long!
I loved it!
This story is so stupidly Romantic, that I almost don’t know what to do with myself. I was laughing, and crying, and then ready to rage the next minute. My emotions were all over the place. I felt so discombobulated about everything, and I absorbed every single inch of this story ravenously. A tragic love story with so many uphill moments that I was pretty sure I was going to become a nervous wreck by the end of it. Mack and Frankie belong together. There simply could not be any other way. They deserve each other, and they are the very example of what fated love should be. Their love was so strong, and unbreakable. It’s a love to be envied, and a love to strive for. The surrounding characters were just as well functional, and interesting. I do kind of wish Moses showed up later in their story, but we can’t always get what we want. The story thrived without it, anyway.
I would highly recommend this book. It’s not super steamy, but the steamy parts are exactly the right amount for the amount of delicious angst you get leading up to it. I was fully satisfied with every single part of this book, and I look forward to rereading it several more times in my future. You should definitely be reading this book!
A little side note:
I was very pleased that OCD was shown in a more factual light. I’m constantly frustrated by OCD stereotypes that paint people that live with this condition a certain, and specific, way. We are more than that, and this book did this topic justice. I really appreciated that. I also enjoyed the fact that it was just a small part, and didn’t overpower the entire story. It was tasteful, and full of respect.