The Single Daddy Club: Derrick, Book 1 by Donna Fasano

The Single Daddy Club: Derrick, Book 1

byDonna Fasano

Kobo ebook | December 12, 2012

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The Single Dad:
Ex-military man Derrick Cheney. Solitary and satisfied…until little Timmy was dropped into his lap and Derrick had to learn to be somebody's daddy.

The Single Woman:
Schoolteacher Anna Maxwell. Fate might have denied her a family of her own, but Anna still had plenty of love to give, if only someone would notice.

The Solution:
Anna would teach Derrick all he needed to know about kids. Father and son would give Anna some precious memories. Then the schoolteacher and the single dad would go their separate ways. Unless one little boy figured out a way to make Miss Maxwell become his mom!

Title:The Single Daddy Club: Derrick, Book 1Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 12, 2012Publisher:Hard Knocks BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1939000122

ISBN - 13:9781939000125

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Parenting is hard, especially for a single dad The Single Daddy Club is a series about three single men raising children on their own. They encouraged and supported each other with child raising issues and life in general. After his cousin's death, Derrick became guardian to his godson, Timmy. Being a single, career military man, Derrick didn't have a clue how to raise a child. But he was determined to give Timmy a good home. So he resigned his commission and settled down with Timmy. He thought everything was going fine until his godson's kindergarten teacher, Anna, called him about Timmy's behaviour problems in class. During the conference, Derrick admitted not knowing how to raise a child and asked for the teacher's help with this. Against her better judgement, Anna agreed to help Derrick by giving him lessons on parenting. The more time they spent together, the stronger their attraction became. But Anna was determined to not get involved with a man and kept pushing Derrick away. He wanted to see where the relationship could go and was not letting her get away. This book realistically shows the problems that can arise with children and becoming an instant parent. Parenting is not an easy road but it is rewarding. Timmy's young life was heart-breaking to learn about. Derrick was a strong, capable man who couldn't see the problems he had with Timmy until someone else pointed them out. And Anna had her own issues. Even with all the tough times these people had, they kept going to make life better. The characters and situations they where in were told in such a way that they were quite believable. The ending was wonderful. My Rating: 3.5 stars
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Three single dads band together to offer support for each other in raising their children single handedly, each being in this situation for very different reasons. They are proud of their single status and vow to be loving, nurturing parents. They also state that although female companionship would be nice, they will not marry solely for the sake of their children. Their motto is “Fatherhood forever!” When Naval officer Derrick Richmond was given custody of his godson, five-year old Timmy, he resigned his full-time status and joined the Naval Reserves so he could raise Timmy in a secure stable environment. Derrick enlists the help of Timmy’s kindergarten teacher Anna when Timmy starts acting out at school. The story opens with Derrick being summoned for parent-teacher conference because of behavior problems Timmy is having at school. Derrick is very defensive and protective of Timmy and doesn't make the best first impression with Anna. He is overbearing and head strong, but realizes he needs help. Anna reluctantly agrees to help him with parenting lessons. She is a smart woman and is able to pinpoint some of the problems immediately after joining them on a Saturday outing. The chemistry between Derrick and Anna is immediate and she wastes no time putting up defenses to protect her heart. It is clear she has been hurt in the past and has resigned herself to an unrealistic fate. Luckily, Derrick is a smart sensitive man and has full intention of straightening her attitude out. I love the journeys this author takes us on in each of her stories. They are always realistic, heartwarming and a bit heart-wrenching. The prose draws you in quickly and you feel her character’s pains, agonies, and joys thoroughly. The kindergarten room scenes were a lot of fun. The author has captured the kids and their dialogue perfectly. I found the last scene in the classroom a little hard to read, the tears in my eyes kept blurring the words, of course that wasn't even the end of the story. The ending was even better. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **
Date published: 2014-08-01