Author: Donna Fasano
Format: eBook and AudioBook
Publisher: Hard Knock Books
Genre: Romance – Contemporary
Series: The Single Daddy Club, Book 3
Best Read in Order: Not Required
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About the Book:
The only remaining single guy in the Single Dad Club, Reece Newton. Marriage may be the answer for all his friends, but not for this contented father of one. Of course, the right woman could change his mind…
Woman in hiding, Maggie Dunlap. When someone ransacked her house and put her life in jeopardy, the lovely lady had nowhere to run—except into Reece’s protective embrace.
Against his better judgment, Reece offered Maggie a safe haven in his home. Her mere presence changed the lives of father and son more than he ever dreamed possible. But would Maggie ever get the bachelor dad to the altar?
The 3rd and final installment in the Single Daddy Club focuses on Reece’s story. The most jaded and wounded of the three men, Reece’s suspicious nature is a good fit for his work, but has caused problems with his son’s behavior. When his marriage dissolved and his wife moved to Richmond to pursue her career, his attitude toward relationships was soured and he was not afraid of sharing his opinions. Constantly the butt of gentle and not so gentle teasing by the other members of the club, Reece starts the story as a man that is deeply wounded and suspicious of women.
Of the three stories, this was the most intensively character driven: yes there is danger, attraction and even romance, but the real enjoyment in this story comes from the character’s interactions and their slow realizations that will dissolve their long-held prejudices. Reece’s son Jeff is much more a primary character in this story: as his conversations, remarks and questions all serve to bring new perspectives to them all, and allow for growth. While the other Daddys in the stories are very obviously in love with their kids, neither had built the sort of “us against the world” togetherness of Reece and Jeff, and seeing their growth in opening up to accept Maggie, and even make efforts to eliminate the prejudicial feelings they have about women was sweet and well defined.
This volume managed to mix parenting and relationships, attraction, danger and romance to allow the characters to grow, shed old prejudices and move forward for their own happy ever after. Fasano skillfully integrates multiple elements and creates a romance that is sweeter for the multiple resolutions and growth for all the characters. Most certainly my favorite of the three, it has perfect pride of place as the final volume in the collection and a must read for readers who like their romance characters to come from a life they could lead themselves.
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
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