Author: Donna Fasano
Narrator: Laura Jennings
Format: eBook and AudioBook
Publisher: Hard Knock Books
Genre: Romance – Contemporary
Series: The Single Daddy Club, Book 2
Best Read in Order: Not Required
Stars: Overall 5 Narration 5 Story 5
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About the Book:
Widowed police officer Jason Devlin. Taking care of his baby girl was usually a piece of cake – until his housekeeper quit, leaving Jason desperate enough to hire the first qualified person who rang his doorbell.
Damsel in Destress:
Runaway heiress Katie Smythe. The pampered debutante was about to take on her greatest challenge—her first job…as a nanny.
Jason was thanking his lucky stars that Katie had shown up at his house. She was the perfect nanny for his little girl—and beautiful beyond belief, leading Jason to rethink his single status. But just wait until he discovered who this nick-of-time nanny really was!
I have read and reviewed this book in traditional form, and coming back to it a second time in AudioBook form was a real treat. Jason is a widowed single father, juggling his guilt, his job and his daughter, Gina, fairly competently until his housekeeper quits without notice.
Jason is not perfect, but he is trying to appease his in-laws, perhaps allowing them more say in his decisions than would be normal if his wife were still alive. When Katie appears at his door, instantly he is attracted but more importantly his daughter is interacting with her as well. Katie instantly is able to manage the little girl, and she is willing to do housework as well.
The two slip easily into a schedule and routine, Jason finds himself looking forward to coming home to Katie and his daughter: and Katie has a much needed reprieve from her society life, commitments and unwanted push toward marrying a man she doesn’t love. With her quiet and competent manner, all is well until Jason’s mother-in-law resorts to drastic measures to run Katie off. His mother in law’s fears and anger over the loss of her daughter, and her continual interference in Jason’s life are easy to Katie to see, and she pities rather than is angry with the woman.
Laura Jennings narrating a Donna Fasano story is perfect casting. Her voice is clear and diction is precise, with small modulations in tone and tempo that delineate characters without undue distraction. There is a softness in her delivery that lends itself to the presentation of the sweeter and gentle romances that Fasano writes, and there are moments when her enjoyment of the text is apparent in the smile you can hear in her voice.
And Fasano has written a story that will make you smile: her characters are honestly realistic with failures and foibles, their pain and hesitations are apparent, and their relationships grow comfortably. Additionally Jason and his two cohorts, Derrick and Reece all meet for some “Dad bonding” time, often with hilarious results. Each relationship is portrayed and developed with care and the stories are certain to leave you with a smile.
I received an AudioBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
See My review of Derrick: Single Daddy Club # 1 Here
See my review of the ‘written’ version of Jason: Single Daddy Club # 2 Here
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