Single dad. Second chances. Meet Mack in the newest standalone novel from New York Times best-selling 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.
©2016 Penelope Ward (P)2017 Penelope Ward
I am obsessed with audio books! My favorite genre is erotica and romance -- there's just not enough hours in the day to enjoy ...
This story had all the hotness without the juvenile drama -- love it! And how lucky is Frankie that she has two hot guys that want her for life. I love this story because there were grown ups acting like grown ups and handling difficult situations as adults do. This listen had it all flawed characters, developed plot, real conflicts and oh so hot sex. I was sucked in and stayed up late to finish to the very end. Penelope Ward is rising on my list of favorite authors.
Two of my favorite narrators teamed up again to make this another amazing listen. Andi and Sebastian took a good story and made it a wonderful listen. But then they can make almost anything sound good.
Absolutely worth the credit. Looking forward to the next story by Ms. Penelope.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
.. because Penelope Ward, with the help of two talented narrators, hit this second chance little beauty so far out of the park it'd take divine intervention to ever find it again.
From the moment Francesca (Frankie) got tingles at the familiar voice of Mack after 7 years apart.. so did I because yes, there was instant chemistry between them - but there was so much more.. history - and I couldn't wait to find out their story. Then it became clear, as the dual POV storyline slowly unravelled itself, that it was a bittersweet love story of an innocent friendship that turned into love at the worst time in two people's lives.. when Frankie was an awkward nerdy College Student and while Mack, her drool-worthy College roommate/fantasy man, was flying home weekends to spend time with his girlfriend. Neither one owned up to their deep feelings, neither one crossed that invisible line.. and neither one was prepared for Fate's evil twist.
So their time wasn't then.. but could it be now? Trouble was Frankie had moved on and, for the past two years, had been happily living with her loving boyfriend.. and Mack? well he made it clear what he wanted, and had always wanted.. her. Mack wanted to be in Frankie's life again - yes he'd settle for her friendship.. but he wanted so much more and told her, showed her and successfully began to rekindle those once heartbreakingly doused flames. However, Fate wasn't quite done with them yet and threw them another few vicious curveballs to knock them off their destined path.. and it very nearly worked.
Penelope Ward managed to capture the loss, heartache and regret felt by both Mack and Frankie, expertly described the difficult dilemma Frankie now found herself in and the hopeful anticipation and dread Mack felt - both then and now. Mack was a good Dad and a good person who'd done the right thing, faced the consequences and he paid the price.. his heart. Frankie was a kind thoughtful Teacher and a caring girlfriend who'd once loved a boy who'd broken her heart so could she risk everything by giving it to him a second time? A well written love story where love was never the issue - just nasty twists and nasty people. This had a few flashbacks.. and heartfelt scenes, promised pledges, tender words, passionate sex, angst and a deep love that took the passing of time, as well as a whole lot of effort, before it could.. and would be forever.
Worth a credit? YES and if you too like a second chance romance.. then I'm sure you'll agree after listening to Frankie and Mack's love story - that Penelope Ward's aim, focus and skill as an Author.. along with Andi and Sebastian's awesome narration, have knocked this one out of the park. I felt this couple's pain, got twisted up in their emotional journey.. and reJOYced in their HEA's.
Mac and Frankie definitely had ups and down but the twists and turns made for an awesome plot. I couldn't put it down. I was up until 1am listening until it was finished. I barely noticed the time passing. I'm not typically a fan of too much drama since books can be an escape from hectic busy life... but this was drama filled in a tasteful way. Loved it.
I loved this audiobook story so much. This has to be one of my favorite audiobooks of 2017 so far! Penelope Ward has rapidly become a favorite author of mine. This story of Mack and Francesca (Frankie) is one of love that lost its chance before it really got started. Seven years later, Mack has decided to go after the woman he was always meant to be with. Unfortunately, Mack's father who is a powerful Senator decides that he wants to keep them apart. One of my favorite parts of this book are the stories Mack writes about 'Frankie Four Eyes' for kids. Lovely ending and Andi Arndt and Sebastian York are the best there are!
Loved it! Sabastian and Andi narrated beautifully! It flowed from chapter to chapter flawlessly.
I love Mack and Frankie! Their love story is one that happened in two parts
so to speak! Nerdy wierd girl falls for hot popular guy, who also falls. But there was one obstacle in the way in the form of a girlfriend.
When they see each other years later the feelings are still there and obstacles be damned!!
This book is hot, hot, hot!
I'm a Romance Junkie! Love Whispersycn Deals! Tips I use: Sort reviews Most Recent; play with narration speed, some narrators sound better.
WOW! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS STORY!! It was SWEET, FUNNY, had lots of CHEMISTRY, and was one of the BEST second chance audios I've listened too. ALL the positive reviews are SPOT ON, and I really enjoyed reading Carolyn's, Ursula's and Jonella's reviews.
Penelope Ward does it again, she is such a talented author! Not only was the story well written, fun to listen too, but the characters were lovable, flawed, and had a realistic quality to them. The past and present scenes were written in a manner that helped the flow of the story instead of hindering it, which I appreciated. And Oh, Wow Mac….his character was totally swoon-worthy, an awesome dad, and the children stories he wrote about Frankie Four Eyes were so cute, and I loved the hidden message in each of them. I really admired Frankie's character! She was far from perfect, and some of the unfortunate things that happened to her were HILARIOUS! I laughed and blushed right along with her.
With two of the best narrators, Arndt and York, Mack Daddy was truly a delight to listen too. This second chance love story is sure to please any romantic at heart! Well worth the time, and credit!
Addicted to any type of Romance/Erotica audio books.
Great book! Not what I expected at all. Yes it was hot, yes is was a love story but it also had some unexpected twists that I didn't see coming and some that I did. I love a single dad romance book so I was looking forward to this book and she didn't disappoint.
Narration was perfect as always with these too!
What happened to Victor? He was the best thing that ever happened to Frankie. I guess we can't help who we love. Unless Victor is the main character in the author's next book using this book to describe his character prior to that, It appears that Frankie not only threw him over with only passing regard, she used him by living in his house even after she decided to be with Mack.
Also, it appears to me that Frankie wasn't very observant. First, she must have seen her birth certificate unless she never applied for a license, passport. Example - she told Victor that he had never asked her to go to London just prior to him leaving. Even if he had, it would have taken weeks to get her passport, and she would have had to show her birth certificate to prove citizenship). She had never looked at her birth. certificate?
These aren't the only things with which I had issues, but suffice to say that while this is the first book I've read by this author, I wouldn't read another.
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