Thursday, February 16, 2017

Amie's Review of Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward ~ REVIEW BLITZ ~

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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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HMMM this is a case of I feel like some of us were reading 2 totally different books LOL !! I enjoyed this story and although it isn't perfect and all characters have flaws - such is life and again this is fiction. I want to touch on a couple of things and I don't even know why but I feel the need to clarify. As many of us have read books with politics before you know how the families are - they map out their kids lives and it doesn't matter how they feel they are suppose to stick to the image their political parents make for them. This was Mack's life - he knew Torrie for a long time and yes he did care for her BUT never in the way his father wanted him to. He tried and tried again so I really didn't think he was a jerk - the feelings he had for Frankie were so pure and honest , they built from actual caring and emotion - they never even had a physical relationship just major desires they both controlled well. He may have been dishonest with Torrie about Frankie but she never really cared to find out because she was too busy doing things we find out in the end. I think Mack did his best and I honestly never thought he was a jerk. The old guy jokes - maybe 2 or 3 times - yet he also admitted that Victor was a good looking 45 year old so it wasn't that bad - 45 isn't old but he was over 10 years older than them so in that sense there was an age gap. Lastly cheating - I understand maybe there was serious emotional cheating with Mack in the past but in the present he was single and although his reappearance threw Frankie for a loop she was nothing but honest with Victor and although many chances for cheating that didn't happen until the end and you knew where everyone stood at that point - regardless cheating sucks but it didn't break my heart here. Victor may have been a great guy but he didn't fight for Frankie and he didn't really do much of anything until the end. He was gracious and kind yet I never saw his love shining through BUT I did see Frankie's confusion and hurt about possibly hurting him. So now that I have cleared those things up LOL - on with my review - or whatever this has become !!

OMG Mack was such a great dad and although he had a total plan for Frankie since before they even arrived in Boston it was cute to see his daddy skills. I really enjoyed the stories of their past and then how Mack spun those into the stories he wrote to share with the class of first graders !! It was priceless. It was painful to read Frankie's pain and emotion. Thankfully Vic didn't do much to make it worse or better LOL. Mack may have come on strong but his determination and honesty really made it easier for me as a reader to support him. When Mack's family comes into the mix there are a couple of twists that may attempt to throw us off but in the end I think everyone got what they deserve - of course in a perfect world nobody would get hurt but in a story made to capture readers and trap them we get this and I enjoyed it very much !!


 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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