Reader Confession – Kathy has a thing for single dad book-heroes…

by Maryse on February 15, 2017 · 18 comments

in Book Recommendations, Editorial

Maryse… daydreaming about “single dad” book heroes. Like the one in “Wrecking Ball” (although he’s actually the uncle… but still the guardian). *sigh*

Kathy confessed. She loves a certain kind of book-hero. And I can confess with her. I’m a sucker for this one, too!

Plus, I’ve found us some reader-recommendations for these VERY books. ;)

She says:

“This was so easy to answer!

I am a sucker for single or widowed Dad romances. I guess I like to see men in stories who are vulnerable and have a soft spot for their children. It is hard for me not to one click if I see that blurb!”

R. : OMG yes Kathy. Single dads. Swoon.

Maryse: I’m into the “pregnant and single”, single mom and single dad stories big time!

R: My favorite’s Unbreakable. I know…shocking! :D …Cory is actually my #1 book boyfriend because of the single dad thing. Soooooo dreamy!

Kathy: I love stories about single dads and Southern Pleasure was definitely worth the read. You will fall in love with the Dad!

Laura: Ooooo mines are anything with – scarred, single dad or reclusive Hmmm there’s a pattern here I’m sure lol …Oh my god u guys I found us a gem!!! I’m only 39% into this book and I freaking love it!! It’s a grief/love story and it has the hot tattoo artist single dad and she’s his dead wife’s best friend oh it’s soooo good it’s totally us!! I don’t know if anyone has read it but from the other characters in the book I’m sure it will turn into a series and even thought the title of the book says so he’s not totally a bad boy, the writing is so real it could happen really and so could all their conversations oh u have to read it!  Maryse I know u like to search for stuff realllllly go search on this I know u will love it – Bringing Home the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon!!!

Linda:  For some reason I’m drawn to a storyline where there is a devoted single parent involved. Worth the Fall was amazing as I know you agree. …Maybe a theme with its own category??? … Another I would add to list is the Harmony series by Angela Graham. Another single dad!!! Cranberry Inn is single mom plus throwing in hawt pro hockey player!!! Oh yeah;)))

DG: Started on a tried and true read for me…..Melanie Harlow’s Some Sort of Love. The blurb just got me! Single father who feels like he does not deserve anything beyond what he already has….GAH! Just “fork” it on over! *giggles to self*

Jillian: oh oh oh Abruption!! Beautiful 5+star read! Loved it all! amazing single father and a heroine that was one of the strongest women I’ve ever read, kids were adorable and a twist I wasn’t expecting! Definitely go for this one, couldn’t put it down, read it in one sitting!

D.G. Sweet Dreams by KA…my fav! Love the way Laurie bonds with Jonas and Tate loves her all the more for it!

Maryse: HECK. YES!!!! One of my all-time favorite books, and I ADORED the “children” angle… That’s what I love about K.A. Her characters are often adults that are starting over after divorce with children (the men and the women!!).

Kathy: Maryse, You made my week!! I agree, we should expand to single parents or uncle or aunts who are guardians. Here are a few that I found that I have loved:

MichelleF: I love this single dad group of book boyfriends! Especially those bad ass alpha types that have that sweet vulnerable side for their kids. I’ve read a few of these on the list, but appreciate the new suggestions. Happy reading!

Leslie M: I too love the “single/stand-in dad” trope or any book with kids. I just finished Wrecking Ball and it was good! I can also recommend The Offer by Karina Halle (hot Scottish H) and Sustained by Emma Chase.

Maryse: I’m going to add a recent super-hit that I enjoyed, ESPECIALLY for the sweet little son that has a foul-mouthed but loving and doting father… Egomaniac by Vi Keeland!!!

Rebecca: The First Taste by Jessica Hawkins is one of my favourite single dad reads. Hot single dad with his little princess. Also, Paper Hearts by Claire Contreras.

And there are so many of ‘em to indulge in (all these single SPORTS STAR dads that need a nanny… ;) ) In fact, I just read one that I loved (my book review of Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico)!!!

Is this your guilty pleasure too?

What’s your reader confession?

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

R. Renee February 15, 2017 at 7:53 PM

My favorite’s Unbreakable. I know…shocking! :D

Maryse February 15, 2017 at 7:56 PM

Ooooh which Unbreakable, R? There are a few… I’ll add it!! :D

R. Renee February 15, 2017 at 8:04 PM

Emma Scott’s! LOL :D

R. Renee February 15, 2017 at 8:05 PM

Cory is actually my #1 book boyfriend because of the single dad thing. Soooooo dreamy!

Maryse February 15, 2017 at 8:09 PM

LOL!!!! Ahhh YES!!!!!!!

D.G. February 15, 2017 at 9:27 PM

Sweet Dreams by KA…my fav! Love the way Laurie bonds with Jonas and Tate loves her all the more for it!

Kathy P February 15, 2017 at 11:06 PM

Maryse, You made my week!! I agree, we should expand to single parents or uncle or aunts who are guardians.
Here are a few that I found that I have loved:
Sway by Adrian Locke (single Mom)
Until Lily by Aurora Rose Reynolds (single Mom and Dad)
An Unplanned Lesson by Beth Rinyu (uncle)
What for it by Mariana Zapata (aunt)
I want it that way by Ann Aguirre (single Dad)
Vandal by Carian Cole (you just have to read it!)
Ryan’s Love by CA Harms
Zach (A Cold Fury Hockey Series ) by Sawyer Bennett ( Widowed Dad and hockey. Double Bonus!
Ryker (A Cold Fury Hockey Serie) by Sawyer Bennett (Divorced Dad)
So loved the aboved mention Worth the Fall and the Cranberry Inn Series

Thanks Maryse. Can’t wait to read Emma Scott’s Unbreakable next!!

Michelle F February 15, 2017 at 11:34 PM

I love this single dad group of book boyfriends! Especially those bad ass alpha types that have that sweet vulnerable side for their kids. I’ve read a few of these on the list, but appreciate the new suggestions. Happy reading!

Leslie M February 16, 2017 at 6:41 AM

I too love the “single/stand-in dad” trope or any book with kids. I just finished Wrecking Ball and it was good!

I can also recommend The Offer by Karina Halle (hot Scottish H) and Sustained by Emma Chase.

Rebecca February 16, 2017 at 8:05 AM

The First Taste by Jessica Hawkins is one of my favourite single dad reads. Hot single dad with his little princess.
Also, Paper Hearts by Claire Contreras.

Sherry D :) February 16, 2017 at 2:24 PM

I need to start one-clicking these bad boys….ASAP!

Linda February 16, 2017 at 3:15 PM

You guys make me so happy!! Xoxo

Maryse February 16, 2017 at 4:40 PM

:D !!! Making me happy, too!!!!

Lisa February 16, 2017 at 8:06 PM

Favorite sexy single dad book by a million miles is For The Love of English.

Yuna February 17, 2017 at 5:36 AM

Tru Blue also good.. It’s not about single dad but a brother or guardian who takes care his lil brother n sister..

Melody Anne’s Baby for Billionaire series also good..

MichelleS February 17, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Hands down best single dad book EVUH was Games of the Heart, the Burg series, by Kristen Ashley.

MichelleS February 17, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Close second… Fairytale Come Alive, by K. Ashley. She DOES know how to write a great single dad. Like Motorcycle Man & Sweet Dreams. Yummy.

Tracey February 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM

I LOVE these types of books also! I’d also like to add a few books in addition to my favorites already named (Egomaniac and For the Love of English). The Sexy One by Lauren Blakely, Drawn Deeper by Brenda Rothert, Saving Grace by Katie Graykowski and The Billionaire’s Promise by Ivy Layne. There were quite a few I didn’t know about from the above list so I’m excited to start reading!!!!!

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