Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Review Blitz ~ 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

Well if you thought you knew how "second-chance" stories were supposed to go, you thought wrong. This is certainly not the norm and the bits of unexpected was what made this one unique. 

Frankie is a teacher at a Catholic School in Boston, on her first day she comes face-to-face with the one person she never expected to see again. Eight years after he left with her heart, in walks the one and only Mack, with his son in tow. Mackenzie is back in the area not only because that is where is ex has landed a new job but also the get back what he lost all those years ago. And so begins our "second-chance." But their story is anything but typical, their past is different than most stories like this and even where they find themselves now in the present has a bit of spin on it.

Frankie has done a lot of growing up since the socially awkward college student Mack remembers and Mack is not quite the same ass he was back then either. These two have done a lot of growing and changing from before to now and they both find themselves in different directions. Not knowing if they can make a go of what once was, was definitely part of this books' charm. We had two characters that even when they couldn't get out of their own way, were both endearing and likable. The nuances that made this story different were the parts that I enjoyed the most. There was also a lot of drama thrown into the mix; we have exes and parents and secrets and agendas galore happening and there were a few points that I thought it was a bit much. This book also made me smile, especially when we were in the past. I had thought it would have been a bit lighter and the author does a good job of not dragging you down with heavy stuff. All-in-all it was a really good read; chemistry was threw the roof, a lot of enjoyable unexpectedness, and a story that drew you in and made you pay attention. 

~Jess

   

 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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