3 stars · Contemporary Romance · Second chance

Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward

Mack Daddy Book Cover Mack Daddy
Penelope Ward
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
February 13th 2017


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.

Maria’s Review


➦This book totally had me invested in it up until about 70% in. I did finish it but I was a bit disappointed with the ending. It sort of didn’t go where I thought it would.

➦This is a second chance romance about two people who have been separated by certain life circumstances years ago and now come together again. The hero moves to the same city as the heroine and sends his son to the school she works at. Big surprise is when she ends up being a teacher of said boy, who requires a lot of help because of his anxiety issues.

➦One thing that worked for me was the character development and the switches between the past and the present. That was the enjoyable bit and helped me understand how they got to the point they were at.

➦The ending bummed me out because it revolved around some drama that had little to do with the two main characters relationship and sort of came out of nowhere. Like, hey there.

➦I know this has really nothing to do with anything, but I just thought you’d enjoy this little bit of info.

➦So, as you can tell, even thought I, for the most part, enjoyed this read, I didn’t love it. I would still recommend it to those who enjoy second chance storylines with friends to lovers tropes. A good chunk of the book explores the whole transformation from just friends to lovers between the two main characters in the past, while they were both in college. Actually, my fave part of the whole book.

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