Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward Release Day Blitz:Trailer & Sarah's 2¢!



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.



Mack Daddy is Penelope Ward's latest standalone release.  It centers around Francesca who's an elementary school teacher and her old best friend/love of her life/heartbreaker Mackenzie (we call  him Mack).  Francesca thought she'd moved on from Mack and the storm he left in his wake eight years ago, but when he comes back into her life with no warning, those feelings are back and leave her more confused than ever.

Mack is a single dad, living back in Boston after years away.  He's not shy in telling Francesca how much he still wants to be with her and will stop at nothing to get her back.  But he never really had her, right?  They never even kissed when they were friends!

"When I'm with you...I'm Mack.  I feel like myself.  When you look at me, you remind me of who I am, who I want to be."

Penelope always writes a great friends-to-lovers.  The angst in Mack Daddy is high and the laughs are higher.  I really did enjoy this book but I feel like I wanted more.  I guess I'm used to many of her books having a super emotional story line, or a plot twist that came out of left field.  I just wanted more.  Don't get me wrong, this isn't a mediocre book or one to pass by, you want to read Mack Daddy!  

"You were my first love--my only love.  I should've told you how I really felt back then."

One thing that was a major pain point for me was a scene when Mack and Francesca went to a tattoo shop.  As a tattoo collector, or anyone that is familiar with tattoos, it's known that any reputable shop will not allow their client to be under the influence of alcohol.  Frankie and Mack are drunk and a tattoo happens...and the shop is attached to a bar.  It was hard to look past that.  That is really my only negative on Mack Daddy.  

Overall, Mack Daddy is a fun, quick read with lots of tension and a delicious slow burn.  I'll always rely on Penelope Ward to deliver my favorite books and this is still going to be a top recommendation for me.

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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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