REVIEW: Bachelor Dad by Roxann DelaneySaturday, June 9, 2012 1:00
Pick this one for an afternoon read. But don’t plan on taking a nap until it is finished. Then you can have happily-ever-after dreams. It is definitely worth your time.
Surprised by a daughter he never knew he had, Garrett Miles rises to the occasion. He enlists the help of a single mom, Libby Carter. They enter into a shared babysitting situation since she works evenings and he works day shifts. This works well for them until her apartment catches fire and he moves them into his house so the continued babysitting duties won’t be disturbed.
Libby is afraid of being too close… to anyone. Let alone Garrett, the city attorney. Sometimes people have to do the wrong thing for the right reasons. Libby is doing just that, protecting her son and herself from an abusive ex-husband. As the story unfolds, Libby is not the only one who grows. Garrett realizes the world is not just black and white and that lying is sometimes done for protection, not only deception.
This is a quick read about a story that needs to be told. It is not light reading because the drama is so very real in too many lives. It has a wonderful ending with a town full of welcoming people, which is a little unreal but refreshing. A little violence and no sex but a whole lot of background romantic glow that lights the way to a promising future.
Finding out he’s a father is life-changing enough. Only now the four-year-old daughter Garrett Miles never met is coming to live with him. Turning to Libby Carter for guidance could be the ideal solution. Garrett thinks Libby is great, and she seems to like him and the idea of sharing child care. But there are some things the single mother isn’t sharing.
Libby fled with her son to Desperation to escape her abusive ex. She’s hoping the close-knit Oklahoma small town will be the place where she can finally stop running. Especially now that Garrett’s in her life. But Garrett is a lawyer, and if he discovers she violated her custody agreement and crossed state lines, he’ll have to turn her in. After one man nearly destroyed her, can she trust another with her son’s life?
Read an excerpt.