Series: Cloverleigh Farms
Author: Melanie Harlow
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I’m a full-time single dad to three daughters and CFO at Cloverleigh Farms. I don’t have time to fall in love—I’m too busy trying to run a business, keep the red socks out of the white laundry, and get the damn pillowcases on without owing a dollar to the swear jar.
Sure, Frannie Sawyer is beautiful and sweet, but she’s twenty-seven, the boss’s daughter, and my new part-time nanny—which means she’s completely off-limits. It’s bad enough I can’t stop fantasizing about her, what kind of jerk would I be if I acted on the impulse to kiss her?
(Exactly the kind of jerk you’re thinking.)
Actually, I’m worse than that—because I didn’t stop with a kiss, and now I can’t stay away. She makes me feel like myself again. She reminds me what it’s like to want something just for me. She’s everything I ever needed, but nothing I ever imagined.
I’m a former Marine. I should have had the strength to resist her from the start.
But I didn’t. And now I have to choose between the life I want and the life she deserves.
Even if it means giving her up.
I wanted a single dad romance and had my eye on this one for a while. While it didn’t wow me, I did enjoy quite a few moments and read it pretty quickly.
I’ve never read anything by Melanie Harlow so I didn’t know what to expect, but I really enjoyed her writing! It was easy to read and flowed really well. I’m kind of surprised I haven’t heard more people talk about her writing.
I was so ready to five star this when I first started reading. There was everything I needed in a single dad romance here. Adorable children, a grumpy dad, and a likable heroine. Frannie and Mack had amazing chemistry together and reading about them fighting that chemistry had me evading things like cleaning my apartment.
Where it went wrong for me was Mack’s back and forth. I can understand some back and forth in starting something with someone a bit younger than you and the fact that you are divorced taking care of three daughters. I get it. However, SO MUCH of this book is stuck with Mack having the same internal argument in his head and pushing Frannie away. She told him so many times that she knew what she getting into and wanted him anyway. He really should have listened to her and paid attention to her actions.
While I didn’t love this like I wanted to, I did enjoy it for the most part. I will be continuing with the series because I am interested in the other sister’s stories and them finding love.