Sunday, 12 January 2014

Bonnie McCune says: "nice guys can finish first."






Daddy Wanted [Kindle Edition]

Penelope Marzec 

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A game designer in NYC, Grace wakes up one morning to discover she has lost her job and her roommate is pregnant. Determined to solve both problems, she searches for jobs online and sets up an ad to find a daddy for the child. How hard could it be in a city of eight million people? She soon learns it is both risky and dangerous. She wonders if Russell, who lives downstairs, is a safer bet, but why is he always stalking her? And why is it that the only one who will listen to her is her roommate’s turtle? 

Russell, an IT repairman, is going to be the best man for a wedding in Minnesota. He needs a date, but the woman on his arm must be the Perfect Woman. According to his list of specifications, Grace will fit the bill—until he finds a pregnancy test kit box in the garbage. Deciding she’s only a little bit pregnant, he offers her a business deal, an all expenses paid trip to Minnesota with no strings attached. But when Grace insists on bringing her roommate along, Russell is in for a surprise.




By Elisse
Format:Kindle Edition
Within a couple hours, Grace's life changes: she discovers her best friend's pregnancy test kit in the bathroom garbage, the guy in the apartment downstairs appears to be obsessed with her, and she loses her job. The latter problem makes helping her friend nearly impossible, so she does the next best thing: she places an ad to find a daddy for her friend's baby.
Easy peasy, right?
Not so much!
Caught up in her quest to fix her best friend's problem, tunnel vision blinds her to some major issues; one of them being that not everyone who answers an on-line classified ad is above board. She runs into some...interesting...characters, to say the least.

Russell, the guy in the apartment below Grace, likes what he knows about her. She doesn't wear makeup and she dresses demurely. His best friend's grandfather--Russell's mentor--is dying and it's his wish to see Russell settled down with a good woman. However, Russell doesn't have any intention of marrying for a good long time, but he's willing to give the performance of his life to make his mentor happy.

Grace, The Perfect Woman, as Russell comes to think of her, fits the `pretend girlfriend' bill to a `T'...until he accidentally discovers the pregnancy test in the trash. That's when misunderstandings arise, opinions change, and Russell and Grace struggle to deny their growing feelings for each other.

Russell makes it his mission to find the baby's low-life father--the one who'd `taken advantage of a good girl like Grace'--and Grace adds Russell's name to the Daddy Wanted shortlist.

DADDY WANTED is one of those stories that keep you reading to the lovely end. The story flows beautifully, the dialogue is quick, smart, and real. Before reading Daddy Wanted, I wasn't particularly interested in turtles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Intentions May Pave the Road to NY September 4, 2013
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The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and Grace, an IT designer, litters New York with hers. First on the list, help her pregnant roommate and BFF Elyse find a husband and a father for her unborn child. Doesn't Elyse have just a little tiny bit of envy that she can't find a soul mate? Yes, but she knows she's the tough realistic one of the duo; so she labors on. Second, initiate a new start-up company with co-worker Dean after they both get laid off. Third, do something about that irritating, if attractive neighbor Russell, who might be a stalker or worse. Each of these goals may be worthwhile, but they're not easy to attain what with problems like a terrorist, misunderstandings about just who's pregnant, unworthy husband candidates, and more. DADDY WANTED is a clean romance with likeable characters, in which the HEA ending brings a sigh of satisfaction and completion from the reader, showing that even in New York, nice guys can finish first.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cute and Fun July 2, 2013
By Carlene
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Miss Fixit Grace has no idea she's her neighbor's ideal woman. Good Friend Elyse is irresponsible, charming, dumped, and pregnant. Good Guy Russell just wants to live down his past and do something nice for an old friend. Combine these lovable characters with a constant flow of miscommunication, misunderstanding, and misadventures. Result: a cute, fun read. The dialogue has a wonderfully authentic New Yorker tone, appropriate for a tale set in the Big Apple. "Daddy Wanted" is a delightful book that left me smiling and feeling good. What could be better?
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Read July 1, 2013
By Lewis
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Daddy Wanted is a new twist to the traditional love story, and that makes it interesting. Grace's roomie, Elyse, is pregnant. This presents Grace with a challenge--find a father for her friend. The men who answer Grace's ad are less than desirable and their reasons for marriage make one laugh. Richard, the neighbor is the ideal choice, but he desires Grace, and so the comical disasters begin. This book is funny, different, and delightful. I truly enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Penelope August 20, 2013
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I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and fast and cute. I love Penelope's way of putting things. I hope to read more of her stories in the future.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice weekend read. August 13, 2013
By Maggie
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Cute story. I read it on a weekend for an easy getaway from reality. It worked. I will read more Penelope Marzec in the future.



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