Blog Tour Review: Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward

Posted February 15, 2017 by Lucy in Blog Tour, InkSlingers PR, Lucy, Reviews, Shannon / 0 Comments

Blog Tour Review: Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward

Blog Tour Review: Mack Daddy by Penelope WardMack Daddy by Penelope Ward
Published by Self Published on February 13th 2017
Also by this author: Cocky Bastard, Sins of Sevin, RoomHate
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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.

Cocktails and Books received this book for free from Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

Lucy’s Review

Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward is a second chance friends to lovers story about two former friends separated by previous circumstances. Roommates Mack and Frankie grew closer when they were together in Boston, but they never moved beyond friendship despite their growing attraction because Mack was already in a committed relationship. He’s back in Boston with an ex-girlfriend and a son, and wants a second chance with the girl he wanted but let get away.

This was an interesting book, but I felt like something was missing. All the elements were there, and I liked Frankie and Mack, and Mack’s son was adorable. It just seemed like there wasn’t a lot to the plot other than Mack’s somewhat strange tendencies to follow Frankie around until she says yes. Other than that it was the two of them rehashing their past, although I felt there was a good balance between past and present. There were a lot of characters, some who seemed to be extraneous and didn’t add to the core story of Mack and Frankie. Also, the ending felt very flushed and a bit unbelievable at times. Despite this I did find it to be a quick read without a ton of angst overall and I would recommend if you’re looking for something quick and uncomplicated to read.

Shannon’s Review

Penelope Ward gave us a very enjoyable second chance, friends to lovers romance.  There wasn’t much I didn’t like about Frankie and Mack.  From the moment the two of them “meet” in the book I knew this was going to a couple I would thoroughly enjoy.

Frankie and Mack were roommates in college, a relationship that quickly spiraled into them becoming close friends and ultimately feelings developing between the two.  But when Mack’s life back in DC gets in the way of whatever was happening between the two of them, both are left somewhat devastated.  Fast-forward seven years and we discover Mack has finagled his son’s way into Frankie’s classroom and he’s determined this time he and Frankie are going to get it right.

There isn’t much not to like about Mack and Frankie, except for their ability to pick the worst timing ever.  Despite Frankie’s hurt feelings and Mack’s guilty ones, they managed to pick up their friendship rather quickly.  While Mack didn’t pull any punches on why he was in Boston and Frankie made it clear she was with someone else, the draw between the two of them was undeniable.  This made for some fantastic sexual tension throughout the story and had me waiting patiently for the two of them to remove all the obstacles and find a way to be together.

If  you’re looking for a read that’s a little funny, sexy and with a little angst mixed in MACK DADDY is definitely one to pick up.

 

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Other standalones from Penelope Ward:

Neighbor Dearest:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aWvypX
iBooks: http://apple.co/29mC6L8
Nook: http://bit.ly/2akQ2aq
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2axt1SY

Stepbrother Dearest:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1mFNMeg
iBooks: http://bit.ly/YER0mT
Nook: http://bit.ly/1taMFjG
kobo: http://bit.ly/1fJaaBs

RoomHate:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/294lIeT
iBooks: http://apple.co/1PgsvE7
Nook: http://bit.ly/1PLGnSL
kobo: http://bit.ly/1POvSnW

Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Amazon ➜ http://amzn.to/2dbetFA
iBooks ➜ http://apple.co/1Wb06Cf
B&N ➜ http://bit.ly/2c9vRdV
Kobo ➜ http://bit.ly/2ctb6dv

Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1S3LnpZ
iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57
Nook: http://bit.ly/29vrQhV
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/stuck-up-suit

Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MvHLg2
iBooks: http://apple.co/1PffE2J
Nook: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1UxCSUO

Sins of Sevin:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1F9tbc3
iBooks: http://apple.co/1K8mzGg
Nook: http://bit.ly/1hTKAKE
kobo: http://bit.ly/1OaGY3D

Jake Undone (Jake #1):
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1dJrHBC
Nook: http://bit.ly/1obAwJ6
iBooks: http://apple.co/1fJayQ8
kobo: http://bit.ly/1SPKl0M

Jake Understood (Jake #2):
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GFdves
Nook: http://bit.ly/1FwJC0z
iBooks: http://apple.co/1DQQwgC
kobo: http://bit.ly/1LQ7Fvk

My Skylar
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1obOG2F
iBooks: http://bit.ly/SLNOTR
Nook: http://bit.ly/SLO1qi
kobo: http://bit.ly/1kNrtAB

Gemini:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vgk1SE
Nook: http://bit.ly/1KfmLHD
iBooks: http://apple.co/1QTaONj
kobo: http://bit.ly/1BGJ2wu

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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Lucy

For as long as she can remember, Lucy has had her nose stuck in a book. Her obsession with Nancy Drew and Sweet Valley High has given way to a strong Alpha male with a heart of gold. She enjoys reading contemporary romance, paranormal romance, NA, erotica, historical romance, and any romance that makes her laugh or talks about sports. I've been reviewing for Cocktails and Books since April 2013.