I’m a full-time single dad to three daughters and CFO at Cloverleigh Farms. I don’t have time to fall in love—I’m too busy trying to run a business, keep the red socks out of the white laundry, and get the damn pillowcases on without owing a dollar to the swear jar.
Sure, Frannie Sawyer is beautiful and sweet, but she’s twenty-seven, the boss’s daughter, and my new part-time nanny—which means she’s completely off-limits. It’s bad enough I can’t stop fantasizing about her, what kind of jerk would I be if I acted on the impulse to kiss her?
(Exactly the kind of jerk you’re thinking.)
Actually, I’m worse than that—because I didn’t stop with a kiss, and now I can’t stay away. She makes me feel like myself again. She reminds me what it’s like to want something just for me. She’s everything I ever needed, but nothing I ever imagined.
I’m a former Marine. I should have had the strength to resist her from the start.
But I didn’t. And now I have to choose between the life I want and the life she deserves.
Even if it means giving her up.
★★★★ 4 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★
Let's talk single dads in books... how can you not swoon? In an age where most single parent homes are moms, reading about single dads is not only uplifting but sexy as heck! The bond between Mack is heartwarming and sweet. They are a foursome not to be reckoned with. The opening scene of this adorable family will surely make you smile.
Now I want to touch on the "forbidden" aspect of this book. I don't see the age difference or the fact they are co-workers as forbidden at all. Yes, they have a ten year age difference, but they are both adults. And they are just co-workers. Neither is the boss of each other, not really. I don't see anything forbidden about them being friendly or otherwise in that aspect.
I did enjoy this book. I liked both Mack and Franny. Separately, they are great characters. And together, they are a great pair. Their obstacles in both cases are realistic and relatable. Any person and parent can empathize with their struggles and worries. I think that is what makes this book so good. It's fiction with so much realness, you can't help but to connect with them on many levels.
There were a few times in the book where I felt their reactions to certain things were a bit much, and not necessarily mature considering their ages. Then again, we all aren't perfect.
This book is definitely an enjoyable roller coaster. I will definitely be picking up more books from this author.