Mack Daddy – Penelope Ward



Mack Daddy


by Penelope Ward



Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published February 11th 2017







This one started out with so much promise. I was thinking woohoo through the whole first half of the book. The main characters were cute. I loved their history together. And most importantly….kids! My romance kryptonite.

However the drama and unexpected twists towards the end felt a bit forced to me. In the end it deflated my super high expectations and regards.

Here’s the breakdown…

Mackenzie Morrison, DILF extraordinaire moves to Boston with the hopes of pursuing an old flame. Francesca (Frankie) is caught off guard when the super hot dad of one of her students turns out to be her former college love. They both loved each other and regretted the abrupt ending of their friendship.

It’s a great second chance romance that has some of the best secondary character ever. Mrs. M actually stole the show from everyone. So overall, I liked it, but didn’t LOVE it.

Audiobook review:

Narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt, the dynamic duo of the audiobook world. This was an excellent production. Dual narration and top-notch performances. Here’s the real gem…It was included in my brand spanking new Audible Romance Package. I’m totally not here to plug this product, but it’s the bomb!!



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.


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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 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 11-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 9-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.

She is the author of RoomHate, which hit #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list. Her novel, Stepbrother Dearest, also spent four consecutive weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Other works include the New York Times bestsellers Neighbor Dearest, Stuck-Up Suit and Cocky Bastard (co-written with Vi Keeland), Sins of Sevin, My Skylar, Jake Undone, Jake Understood and Gemini.

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16 thoughts on “Mack Daddy – Penelope Ward

  1. I’ve only read one book written by Penelope Ward and I thought that it was just alright but a little underwhelming, but this is the book that really interested me, I’m hoping I get the chance to read this one sometime soon.

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