Book Review – Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward


Single Dad. Second Chances. Meet Mack in the newest STANDALONE novel from New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward.

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 became a woman I didn’t recognize, someone 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 someone else 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.

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Penelope Ward always blows me away with her creative storylines and lovable characters in every single book that she writes, and Mack Daddy blew me away in the best way possible!

   Mack and Frankie were truly amazing and I immediately fell in love with both of them from the very first page. Mack and Frankie had beyond likable and relatable personalities, and I absolutely loved their sizzling chemistry and the close relationship and bond that they had with each other. The banter between them never ceased to entertain me or make me smile, and there was certainly never a dull moment with them. I loved getting to read the story from both of their alternating points of view, and I loved the flashback scenes from when they knew each other in college. Mack and Frankie’s story was immensely interesting and entertaining, and I was hooked from the very beginning. My heart definitely broke for each of them on more than one occasion, but all of the temporary heartbreak was worth it in the end. The secondary characters were a wonderful addition to the story as well, with the exception of Torrie and Mack’s father. You’ll understand what I’m talking about when you read the book. With all of that being said, there were plenty of pleasant surprises and happy moments throughout, and I honestly couldn’t have been more ecstatic with the conclusion.

   Mack and Frankie’s story truly touched my heart in more ways than one, and it will certainly stay with me for a very long time to come. I loved this book so freaking much, and although I’m very sad that it is over, I can’t stop smiling about the outcome to their story. Mack Daddy is definitely a top 2017 favorite of mine, and I highly encourage anyone who loves addicting and extremely well-written contemporary romances to check out this book and all of Penelope’s other novels. You will absolutely not regret it!


FIVE “Mack Daddy” STARS!


About the Author

Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a fifteen-time New York Times bestseller of twelve novels.

Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she 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 12-year-old girl with autism and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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