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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Delinquent Daddy by Linda Kage

Delinquent Daddy by Linda Kage
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (294 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 Books
Reviewed by Rosemary


Boston Kincaid’s life is forever changed when he reads the note from Cassidy Trenton, who’s looking for her daddy. Vividly remembering the girl’s mother, Boston is compelled to learn the truth about Cassidy’s paternity.

Single working mother Ellie Trenton is completely bowled over to find her old college flame, whom she hasn’t seen in ten years, loitering on her front porch when she comes home from work one day.

At the sight of each other, Boston and Ellie’s decade apart melts away, and that old chemistry between them flares back to life. But trust doesn’t come easily, and old wounds never healed properly.

Can Boston and Ellie learn to forgive and forget so they can experience the love they never shared, or will child custody battles keep them apart forever?

Will Boston and Ellie’s inability to forgive past mistakes ruin their chances for their future together?

Boston Kincaid and Ellie Trenton’s college romance ended badly ten years ago. Both Boston and Ellie have moved on, yet they are each haunted by memories of the other. Boston is stunned when he discovers that he is the father of Ellie’s daughter, Cassidy, and he wastes no time establishing a relationship with the girl. The attraction between Boston and Ellie is stronger than ever, but their mistrust and bitterness over past mistakes and lies continually comes between them.

Delinquent Daddy by Linda Kage is a compelling story of love and forgiveness. Boston and Ellie are likeable protagonists with all too human flaws. They both make their fair share of mistakes both in the past and in the present, yet their ability to accept responsibility for their actions allows for tremendous growth. There is no shortage of conflict as Ellie and Boston work to resolve their issues, and at times, it feels like they are making little progress. With a great deal of maturity and an amazing ability to compromise, Boston and Ellie do manage to find workable solutions for the problems facing them.

Boston’s relatives offer a strong and loving support system for him, and they provide an added depth to Delinquent Daddy. Ellie’s friendship with her neighbor Nora is heartwarming, poignant, and humorous. Cassidy is a typical nine year old girl, and her staunch friendship with Nora’s son, Keller, is touching.

Ms. Kage keeps Delinquent Daddy moving at a fast pace with a careful mix of flashbacks of Boston and Ellie’s college romance and present day events. Delinquent Daddy is a charming family oriented novel that you do not want to miss.