- File Size: 500 KB
- Print Length: 131 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dunster Way Publishing; 2 edition (February 15, 2016)
- Publication Date: February 15, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01BUI0P7S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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I knew nothing about the author, Suz deMello, until I finished reading and saw the impressive collection of work that she has written.
As soon as I started reading, I appreciated the skill with which she drew the reader into the reality of the characters and I really enjoyed the book.
I felt Linda Travers conflicting emotions. I could feel her shock when she realised that her new client was Dave Madsen, the man who had taken off for the Amazon, without a word, after they had spent a passionate night after the end-of-the-term college grad party. That night had meant a lot to her—Dave had been her hero, her unrequited love, since he had saved her life when she was 13 years old, but he had no recollection of who she actually was when they fell onto his bed that night…the night that had left her pregnant and on her own.
While Dave was roaming the Amazon and following his dream, her life had changed forever. She was never carefree like the rest of the people her age; she struggled to make it through her pregnancy, get her training as a physical therapist and raise their son, Mac—the son he knew nothing of. He had played no role in their life through those difficult years and she had survived without his support. Now that he had come back to town she knew that she had to tell him about the child—and she had to tell her son that his father had returned from the Amazon.
I related to her conflicting feelings. Dave definitely wanted to be a part of their son’s life, but while sexual magnetism tugged to pull them together, she was not certain if he actually had real feelings for her. She was torn as she watched Mac and Dave bond. Sometimes happy for them, sometimes angry and resentful, sometimes feeling shut out, Linda had so many things to work through, and she often reacted with insecurity, and was less than straight forward.
Dave, on the other hand was unfailingly honest, and he saw things through a prism of simple facts.
Mac had problems of his own. He was a good kid, but he had a lot of adjusting to do too. He was awed at having a dad, but he also had always been the center of attention with his mother. Like all kids, he tried to play both ends against the middle between his parents until Dave caught on.
The characters in Secret Father are very believable—quite honestly I really liked Dave, and I felt for Linda. Sexual tension oozed between them, but there was no graphic sex. Mac was a six-year-old kid; a charmer and a little devil at times. One thing that I really enjoyed was sharing the growth of the characters as they found their way.
Be sure to read this great book. It has plenty of real emotion, enough twists and curves to keep the reader interested and it took me to places that I hadn’t expected.
As you open this book - you are spell bound from the very first page till the end of story. Then you are still left wanting more. You want to know more of what happens between this couple. Ms. DeMello has done an outstanding job capturing the readers attention and holding it hostage. OMG YOU HAVE THIS MOUSE HOOKED!!
Secret Father: A Sweet Romance- is about a young couple who meet when they are teenagers. Dave Madsen rescues Linda Travers one day in a snow storm. Then when they are in are in college they meet again. She remembers him -but he does not remember her. They have a short fling which leaves her a son. Not knowing how to get a hold of Dave- she was never able to tell him he was a father.
Now 6 years after college-they meet again. This time she is his therapist- without realizing it. The morning came when she had her new patient - and this is when she found out that Dave Madson reenters her life. Can Linda let him a father to their son? Can she trust him? And what about her feelings for him? What happens between Linda & Dave? Is there a happy ever after for Linda & Dave? Oh yeah how does Mac feel about Dave ? For all these answers and more. YOU NEED TO READ THIS MAGNIFICENT -ROMANTIC STORY!
Dave has been off exploring the Amazon for many years now but is home bound for the foreseeable future after being bitten by a poisonous snake. After having muscle damage he needs help from a physical therapist so decides to go back to the only place that felt like home to him, which just happens to have a specialist that works there. He just never expected the specialist to be Linda. He is floored by his reaction to her after all this time. But if he thought seeing her again was a shock he has much more to come.
All Linda was aware with that morning was that she had a new patient. She never thought to check his name and wishes she had when she takes a look and is face to face with her sons’ father. After all this time she never thought to see him again. Especially after back then when he mentioned how much travelling he planned to do with his career. She knows she needs to tell him about Mac but can’t help being scared. She has been the sole parent for so long that she doesn’t know how to share. She also doesn’t know how she is going to deal with small town gossip. Just one look at her son and Dave together and anyone and everyone will see they are father and son.
After getting off to a rocky start they seem to be making ground when the gossip mongers start the rumour mill. Dave has a solution but one she’s not sure she can handle – marriage. She fears for her state of mind, being tied to a man that she doesn’t really know. No matter how much she wants him she holds back. Dave knows she isn’t ready to be physical so tells her he won’t make a move until she asks or more importantly begs. He keeps going on about biology and how they are meant to be because of this but he stills doesn’t say what she longs to hear, three magic words ‘I love you’. With pressures of letting go of some of the responsibilities of being a single parent now there are two involved getting harder by the day how long before one or both snap. Finding a balance they all can live with is needed and it’s something that they will have to work on to keep their family together.
Sweet story, nicely paced but at times I did think Linda went too far with what she says or thinks. It was hard for her to think of their son being ‘theirs’ and not just ‘hers’. But when she does she finds what she and her son have been looking for all along, a stronger true family unit with the man she has always loved.
I received this ARC from Words Turn Me On for my honest review.