Author: Donna Fasano
Format: eBook and AudioBook
Publisher: Hard Knock Books
Genre: Romance – Contemporary
Series: The Single Daddy Club, Book 1
Best Read in Order: Not Required
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About the Book:
The Single Dad:
Ex-military man Derrick Richmond. Solitary and satisfied…until little Timmy was dropped into his lap and Derrick had to learn to be somebody’s daddy.
The Single Woman:
Schoolteacher Anna Maxwell. Fate might have denied her a family of her own, but Anna still had plenty of love to give, if only someone would notice.
Anna would teach Derrick all he needed to know about kids. Father and son would give Anna some precious memories. Then the schoolteacher and the single dad would go their separate ways. Unless one little boy figured out a way to make Miss Maxwell become his mom!
It should come as no surprise that I love this author’s books and writing style: the more traditional form of romance that is character driven, relates to people in all situations and places in life and has a happy ending are just the thing for a quiet afternoon curled up with a book.
This story is written with heart and emotion clear on the page. Derrick is both perfectly suited to parenthood and completely clueless about ‘parenting’ and not just being a friend. Of course, he’s made huge changes In his life to accommodate his new situation, he just needs a crash course. Anna is that perfect choice, logically, as she is a teacher and has ‘experience’ with kids. Her personal style and commitment to her lessons and the children, however, create real issues for the former strictly controlled and scheduled military man.
In incremental pieces, Donna Fasano shows Derrick, and the reader by extension, that strict adherence to schedules and planning every facet of every day is literally impossible when dealing with children. From his initial irritation with Anna not being in the appointed place, to her suggestions that Timmy help carry and plan; Derrick is learning to loosen up and go with the flow, even if he doesn’t like the idea.
As the sparks fly and Anna is convinced that Derrick needs a woman who can give him more children – the true conflict arises. His approach and direct confrontation is a scene that will win your heart –even if you aren’t half in love with him already, his character is that well created. And everyone will wish for a teacher like Anna for their young children: dedicated, excited and truly a source of learning and inspiration for her class with an approach that teaches personal responsibility and shows empathy, not just recitation of a lesson.
There are no great mysteries here: everyone learns something about themselves, about their heart, and about trusting in love to conquer all. With a happy ever after that is even sweeter in the telling, you too will be a fan of this story.
I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
About the Author:
Donna Fasano is a three time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, and a Golden Heart finalist. Her books have sold over 3.6 million copies worldwide and have been published in nearly two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #17.
What others are saying about Donna’s books:
“…complex, funny, and realistic…” ~Wilmington News Journal
“Could not help myself from reading excerpts to my husband and friends. This book is well written, the characters are real, everyday folks. It is very easy to identify with them. Donna Fasano is a talented author.” ~Elizabeth M. Caldwell on Amazon
“…a fast paced riotous look at family life today. Donna Fasano is right on target!”
~Donna Zapf, SingleTitles.com