ARC Review: Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward

Posted February 16, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 6 Comments

ARC Review: Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward
Mack Daddy
by Penelope Ward

4 Stars

Released: February 12th 2017
Published by Self Published
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC

“The sweetness in MACK DADDY is off the charts and I think you’ll fall in love with him as well.”
~ Under the Covers

I tend to not read blurbs anymore when I know I enjoy an authors’ work.  That’s what happened with this one.  So I went into it pretty much blind.  One thing made me giddy right away.  The heroine’s name is Francesca.  *grins*  And then next thing, the hero of this story and her obviously have unfinished history and now have to face that history since she’s going to be his sons’ teacher.  I tend to get all gooey about stories involving a kid and this was definitely one of them.

I enjoyed getting to see glimpses of their past history and see how they got to where they were today.  Separate and having no contact.  With a hint of hostility.  And I loved even more than even though all of that hostility was there, Mack pushes ahead with little finesse to show Frankie that he’s still in love with her.  Mack may come across a bit pushy, and very forward, in his pursuit of Frankie.  But that only made me more interested in him.  There’s a desperation to his actions.  A need to be with her.  In whatever way that can be possible.

At the bottom of it all, this is a different kind of second chance story and a sweet one at that.  I couldn’t help but fall for Mack with everything we learned about his present, and his past.  I loved both versions of him.  The sweetness in MACK DADDY is off the charts and I think you’ll fall in love with him as well.  Be warned, this is more of a slow burn romance.  Even though the few sexy times are pretty hot and this jam-packed with sexual tension to tide you over.

As is to be expected, there are twists and turns to their journey.  Just when I thought I had things figured out, the author has something else in store for us.  Maybe a little more drama than I wanted to see.  And if you are concerned about any cheating, I’m not sure how to answer that.  Technically no cheating, but there are lines that are definitely tested and especially on one occasion.

This book also deals with the issues of OCD as a deep problem.  I thought this wasn’t given enough depth in the story even though it’s mentioned quite a bit.  I wanted to feel like it was shown more, rather than just explained by the heroine superficially over and over.  And along those lines, I think the book also missed out on the great opportunities to have more father/son cute moments.  We see a lot about Mack worried about his son but not enough time spent showing us how he tried to connect with him.




About Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and 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 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.


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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

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6 responses to “ARC Review: Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward

  1. Mess

    What a great review! I’ve been meaning to read a Penelope Ward novel. With a heroine named Francesca I think the stars are pointing me to start off with this novel.

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