On Tour with Prism Book Tours
Forever a Father
(Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach #1)
by Lynne Marshall
Paperback & ebook, 224 pages
March 1st 2018 by Harlequin Special Edition
“Will you be my dad?”
Ask me anything but that.
Once upon a time, Dr. Daniel Delaney had it all. But he lost it in the blink of an eye, and he won’t let himself fall again—not even for his dedicated new assistant, Keela O’Mara, and her adorable, lonely little girl, Anna. Resisting a starry-eyed four-year-old is tough enough. Denying her perfect, loving single mom may be more than Daniel can handle…
Forever a Father is a sweet romance about two people who are starting over…but who both have many issues in their past that are standing in their way. Daniel is still reeling from a failed marriage and the loss of a child, which adds an extra layer of angst to his attraction to his assistant, who has an adorable five-year-old daughter. The book is the first in The Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach series, and introduces us to a charming town and family that has two more single sons whose stories are due to follow soon.
I really enjoyed all of the characters here, but the fact that the bulk of their conflicts were because Daniel wasn’t willing to talk about his issues with Keela until virtually the very end made things very frustrating as a reader. Instead he seemed to blow hot and cold over and over again, confusing Keela about his intentions right after something major happened between the two of them and making her question if it was her (she also had a failed marriage in her past, so his reversals fed into her insecurities in a major way) when it was really his problems all along that were getting in the way. Things ended well–very well, and Daniel pulls himself together in the end to hopefully be the partner that Kella needs and deserves–but it still felt like she went through more grief than was truly necessary to get to her HEA.
Rating: 3 stars / C+
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Other Books in the Series (coming soon):
About the Author:
Lynne Marshall has been traditionally published with Harlequin as a category romance author for more than ten years with over twenty-five books, and more recently with TULE Publishing, she has also gone hybrid with self-publishing. She is a Southern California native, has been married to a New Englander for a long time, and has two adult children of whom she is super proud. She is also an adoring grandmother of two beautiful little girls, a woman of faith, a dog lover, a cat admirer, a meandering walker, a curious traveler, and an optimistic participant in this wild journey called life.
3 winners will receive their choice of one print book from Lynne Marshall’s Home in Heartlandia series: A DOCTOR FOR KEEPS, HER PERFECT PROPOSAL, and FALLING FOR THE MOM-TO-BE (if US, winner will receive their book signed)
Ends March 7th
Among the Reads
Hearts & Scribbles
Thoughts of a Blonde
Teatime and Books
Deal Sharing Aunt
Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Jorie Loves A Story
It’s All About the Romance
Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews
Nicole’s Book Musings
A Striking Viper, Caught in a Tangled Web
Becky on Books
underneath the covers
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
March 3rd: Grand Finale