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My favorite Single Dad Romances!

It’s Father’s Day in the states, so let’s talk about some of my favorite Single Parent reads! They’re my favorite! So here are eight books you can read to get a smile on this day :). These are in no particular order, just however I remembered them! There’s something so swoonworthy about a guy taking care of his kids when his partner takes off, or a guy that steps up in place of a deadbeat.

Until Kayla by CC Monroe
until kaylaPart of the Happily Ever Alpha, Kindle Worlds Until Series crossover, Until Kayla has alpha yumminess, and a single dad that is drool worthy! It’s got the drama you need, plus the sweetness to make you swoon, and a woman who loves a little girl as if it were her own. CC Monroe always writes books that somehow wreck your entire world but also give you insight into something deeper, and this was no exception. Both Kayla and Jase go through something rough, but they come together to make everything better!
Check out my review here.
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Until Leo by Rochelle Paige
untilleoUntil Leo was also part of the Happily Ever Alpha Kindle Worlds, and featured Leo, a single dad and a cop that we met in one of Aurora Rose Reynolds’ books. Not only is it a single dad, but it’s also a man in uniform. Leo and Carrie meet at a daddy-daughter class and it is the cutest thing ever, I’m swooning all over again. I seriously am obsessed with Rochelle Paige (she’s got another series I’ll mention in here because it’s also one of my faves!), but I love Leo so freaking much.
Check out my review here.
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Something So Unscripted by Natasha Madison
somethingsounscripted.jpgWarning: Get your tissues ready with this one. Natasha Madison’s Something So series can have you laughing one minute and crying the next, but THIS BOOK will wreck you so hard. I read it and was crying big fat ugly tears! I thought I reviewed it, but it looks like I never did it, just fangirled over it a lot in my head. That means I’m going to have to do a reread (THE HORROR lol) so I can write a review. But y’all, just so you know how much this wrecked me: Zack is a single dad who’s son has cancer. Denise is an oncologist, one of the best at treating those with cancer. THINK ABOUT IT.
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Athica Lane by Brynne Asher
athicalaneBrynne Asher’s Carpino series is SO FUNNY it’s amazing. Athica Lane mixes a crazy Carpino clan, with a single dad who has issues with his ex, and a woman who loves to bake and loves his kids with her whole heart. Cam and Paige have a lot of fun together, and Cam adds a whole new level to *swoon* and crazy families but they also struggle together. Cam and Paige go through some crazy stuff before they can have their HEA. But it’s so worth it!! And it’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited!
Check out my review here!
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Deception by Fiona Davenport
nicandanna1Deception is actually the first in the Mafia Ties series by Fiona Davenport, aka Rochelle Paige and Elle Christensen. It mixes Italian mafia king Nic DeLuca with sweet Anna Martin, who wants nothing more than to be a mom. There are three parts to their story, where these two burn up the sheets and the world with their desire for each other and the love they share. And Nic’s daughter is literally the cutest!!!
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Father’s Day isn’t just about the single dads, though. It’s about the dad’s that step up when the sperm donor doesn’t. So here are a few of my favorite single mom books.

Something So Right by Natasha Madison
somethingsoright.jpgI think I’m just obsessed with Natasha… in a not creepy way? Sure. Anyway, this is also from the Something So series. It’s only $0.99 so get it now!! Because you will not regret reading Parker and Cooper fall in love, or watch Cooper step up and be the man Parker’s children need in their lives. It features a woman who is in her mid-thirties, divorced, with two kids with a big age gap, falling for a man who is younger than her, a hockey god, who’s alpha on top of it all. Trust me, you’ll love it.
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Caught in the Act by Michelle Minikin
caughtintheactcoverFor a debut novel, this was a hit! It had me cracking up, crying I was laughing so hard, but then also just crying. This book features Liam, a radio talk show host who helps people find out if their partners are cheating on them, and Kensley, who is one of the unfortunate women who caught their partner cheating. This book sent me on a roller coaster in all the best ways, and after I finished I got two bonus chapters for joining a special group on Michelle’s facebook!
Check out my review here!
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On the Rocks by Gillian Jones
ontherocksThis is another book that will wreck your world. Braunwyn has already been through so much in her short life, that all I wanted was to see her happy. And Levi, GOD LEVI, is so absolutely fantastic, stepping up for Braun and her little girl when he was dead set against ever having a girl, let alone being a daddy. But almost from the minute he locks eyes with Braun, he falls for her. Denies it, tries to ignore it, but once he meets Braun’s little girl? All bets are off. He’s done. Goodbye, bachelorhood, hello daddy.
Check out my review here!
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What are some of your favorite single parent books?

 

Loving Ben Cooper by CC Monroe Review

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Christ is my redeemer, the drive behind my moral compass, he leads me down every road—the righteous road. My heart full of love, my body pure and untouched, my words clean, my body modest. I do all things because I believe in my Christian faith and I believe that my life has been planned out for me. I will meet the perfect man of God, one who will give me a family and a wholesome life. There is no room for anything less, no room for speed bumps or road blocks. Except for the one man who threw a wrench in my spinning tire. The one man who made me question my faith and what true faith really is. Ben Cooper—my very own sinner.

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Each blow to the face feels glorious, I crave the pain of each punch from my back alley opponent. The high I get from each fight that I antagonize is the same high I get when I strum my guitar and hit the high notes in the microphone. That rush is just like the pain I feel with the blows I take. Violence is my decadence and music is my redemption. I love beautiful women, the taste of whiskey on my tongue, and the smell of tobacco on my breath. I’m a man with no morals and no plan to my madness. I’m a man with only the promise of the day I’m in. Until I find the most beautiful melody, dressed in full clothes and a cross around her neck. Sadie McCallister—my very own saint.

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Author CC Monroe is from the hottest city in the world, Phoenix, Arizona. She spends her days working in fashion and her nights with her face in her laptop telling the stories of the voices in her mind. She left Arizona a few years back and now lives in the beautiful snow state of Utah, where she married her true love!

When she isn’t writing or working, she is making people laugh with her mad sense of humor and tip of the tongue one liners.

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First, you may be wondering why I used pictures of Brendan Urie from Panic! At the Disco for my graphics. Easy: It’s Brendan Urie. Also, CC has said Brendan was her inspiration for Ben Cooper, and This is Gospel is used in the book, so why not use the ultra expressive Brendan for my pics? (Also, I’m still going through my middle school/emo phase and love all things P!ATD).

Rock star books are so hard for me, mostly because of the drug use that usually comes with them. Drugs make me uber uncomfortable, both in real life, and when I’m reading about them. Even weed. But I love the broken sinner Ben Cooper. He is struggling, even though he thinks he’s doing just fine. Even though he’s not looking for anything serious, Sadie McCallister crashes into his life with her faith, trying to accept Ben for who he is, even though Ben can’t accept himself. 

Sadie is the total and complete opposite of Ben. The saint to his sinner. She goes to church and Bible study, is saving herself for marriage, and believes God will guide her through all things. In two short days she meets Ben and falls in love with him. She tries to accept his life, his drugs, his belief that there is no God, and tries to make the relationship work. She tries to help him in all things, without losing herself in the process.

One of my favorite things about Sadie is that she gives up a lot to be with Ben when he needs her. She tries to be everything he needs to help him with recovery. But when push comes to shove, she refuses to back down from her beliefs. She tries to learn as much about him and why he feels he needs the drugs as she can. But when Ben messes up, which he inevitably does, one too many times, she keeps her promise to him, but realizes shes too close to losing herself, and straightens her spine. Ben knows his words aren’t working anymore. He knows he needs to get better, but he also knows he’s put too much in the hands of Sadie, and not enough on himself.

Another one of my favorite things is that the common theme in the book is that Ben cannot change unless he wants to change for himself. Neither Sadie nor Ben want to change the other. Sadie wants to help Ben, but he needs to want it. When it’s clear Ben doesn’t want it as much as Sadie believed, she’s done. Ben starts to want to heal for himself. I love the positive view of the use of therapy, group therapy, and meditation, instead of the “I’m not sick, I don’t need it” attitude. There are so many things about Loving Ben Cooper that made me fall in love with both the saint and the sinner, but you’ll just have to get the book for yourself to fall in love with them.

Thank you CC! Your words are amazing ❤

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~ Release Blitz ~ Happily Ever Alpha is LIVE and I’m Carlton Dancing!!

RB Banner.jpg Title: Aurora Rose Reynolds’
Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World
Authors: Various
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Happily Ever Alpha Kindle World

The Happily Ever Alpha Kindle world includes 16 authors that will be releasing books based on characters or places in the Until, Until her and Until him series. Every single author included in the world has been hand picked by me. I’ve personally loved their books and writing styles and hope if you haven’t read them before that you will fall in love with them just like I have. Some of the authors have chosen to write about characters or couples that you have met in the series while others have just referred to a place or person from one of the Until books. I hope you give every single author a chance. Every book is a stand-alone; there is no reading order.

Until Arsen – K.L. Donn
Until Avery – Brynne Asher
Until Brandon – Natasha Madison
Until I Saw You – Jordan Marie
Until Kayla – CC Monroe
Until Leo – Rochelle Paige
Until Mallory – Ella Fox
Until More – S. Van Horne
Until Nox – Layla Frost
Until Rayne – Elle Christensen
Until Sunrise – Sarah O’Rourke
Until Susan – CP Smith
Until The Summer – Elle Jefferson
Until We Meet Again – KD Robichaux
Until You – Samantha Lind
Until You’re Mine – Jenika Snow

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Until Kayla, CC Monroe

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until kaylaKayla Mackey
I was ready to run from my loss and find something to make me breathe again.
I didn’t know it could happen. Until Jase.
Jase Riding
I felt desolate and alone when I lost the best part of me. I didn’t know where I would find someone to mend the broken parts in me. That was… Until Kayla.
We met, and with a brief hello and a hushed profanity, we were hooked.
I swear we heard thunder when our eyes met.
Boom. And our lives were changed forever.

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22687879_379655212464978_1373405913340945735_n.jpgAuthor CC Monroe is from the hottest city in the world, Phoenix, Arizona. She spends her days working in fashion and her nights with her face in her laptop telling the stories of the voices in her mind. She left Arizona a few years back and now lives in the beautiful snow state of Utah, where she married her true love!

When she isn’t writing or working, she is making people laugh with her mad sense of humor and tip of the tongue one liners.

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For some reason, single dad/mom novels are my favorites. There’s something about a dad opening himself up to love, and about a woman opening her heart to kids that aren’t her own that just get to me. And vice versa.

This was my first CC Monroe novel, though I do have a copy of Loving Ben Cooper. I haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet due to all the new releases- but since Sadie and Kate make their appearance in Kayla’s book, I’m going to have to crack that one open!

Until Kayla is the story of Kayla Mackey moving from Portland to Tennessee for school, two years after her parents pass away. Jace Riding is a single father who lost his wife three years earlier. He and his little girl, Avery, live in Tennessee and Jace is looking for someone to share his life with. Not actively, since dating with a daughter is difficult, but he does miss sharing his life with someone. But how could anyone take the place of Lainey?

Kayla is trying to move on, but the death of her parents hit her hard. but she’s hoping the move to Tennessee will help her feel closer to her parents. While unpacking her things, she meets Harlen and Harmony (from Until Harmony! Yay!). Did I mention Harlen and Jace grew up together? (BOOM!-yes I did that)

I really love the instant connection these two have. The kind that makes of them stupid for a minute… or two. And Kayla tries to deny her feelings for a hot minute. Jace ain’t havin’ that. One of my favorite things is that Jace curses a lot. I have the mouth of truck driver and I think Jace drops the f-bomb every five minutes (love it!). And he takes care of Kayla the best way possible. I also love the fact that Jace’s reactions feel real! I don’t want to give it away– so I won’t– but CC Monroe captures reality in her characters.

And can we talk about how she captures Harlen and Harmony? I do love the growly bastard.

5 Stars for this amazing read!

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