Title: Mack Daddy
Author: Penelope Ward
Rating: 3.75 stars
“She was the one… It had always been her.”
This is one of those books that I’m not sure I how I should feel. There were parts of this book that I really loved (I always like a story about a single dad) but other parts I disliked. I was happy, sad, angry and conflicted. I’m not a big fan of ex drama and there were other aspects I wasn’t too fond of. However, it was a good read just not everything I wanted it to be.
Frankie is a first grade teacher at a catholic school and on her first day of class she is shocked to see someone from her past. Mackenzie Morrison also know as Mack is there to enroll his son, Jonah in Frankie’s class. Jonah has a bit of anxiety and he knew he could trust Frankie as she has had similar experiences.
Frankie is confused about Mack’s sudden re-appearance in her life as it brings up old feelings. Frankie and Mack were roommates back in college days and slowing became best friends. However both started developing strong feelings for the other.
“I slowly fell in love with my best friend. You were my first love – my only love.”
But Mack has a girlfriend he sees a couple times a month that is approved by his political family.
“He was the first guy who’d ever broken through my walls, made me comfortable in my own skin, then broke my heart.”
Back in the present, Mack is determined to win Frankie back that is made complicated because Frankie has a boyfriend, Victor who she is very happy with.
“I reached over and took her hand in mine. I didn’t care if it was a bold move. I needed to touch her. Then, I moved her hand and placed it over my heart. “You feel that?” I asked. “Feel how it’s beating for you right now. Every time I even allow myself to think about you, it beats like this. And I don’t know how to make it stop.”
Mack slowing weaves his way back into Frankie’s heart but Frankie doesn’t want to hurt Victor and is a lot loss to know what to do. The book shows two people reconnecting their feelings and working through past hurts to come to something new.
“I wake up in the morning with hope, that every day I’m somehow closer to being with you. I still feel this bond between us. I feel it so strongly.”
There is drama and angst towards the end and the two must fight to find the relationship that they always wanted. For me this book was mixed emotions but still worth the read.
“I don’t regret you, Mack. It’s important that you know that. If there was a choice between erasing it or experiencing it all over again, I would choose the latter.”