Caleb DeLuca knew that tattooed, scarred ex-cons didn’t usually get trusted with anything precious. He’d spent the second half of his forty-three years atoning for the lives he had destroyed in the first half and was shocked to get invited to the club his brother-in-law owned. Especially when he found out what type of club it was.
Max was too young, too beautiful, and too fragile for Caleb to get any ideas they could ever be more than friends. Besides which, Max was searching for a man that would inflict the pain he craved, and Caleb was done with hurting people.
Even if that was what they wanted.
Bad Daddy is the story of a man who doesn’t believe he deserves anything good and the boy who finds out sometimes the best things come in most unexpected packages.
I haven’t been able to read books 1 and 2 in this series, yet…because life. But I knew I’d be okay jumping into this series, because this author does stand-alone very well. And I really enjoyed this book, so it was a great place to start. I do own at least book 1, so I think I will need to head back and read that soon!
Caleb was the biggest, baddest, sweetest and most caring daddy Dom who happened to be an ex-con. One of the pieces that I loved about him being an ex-con is that although it was a big deal to him, most everyone else didn’t even worry about it. (It does come into play a little bit later in the book, but nothing too bad, because HEA 🙂 ). However, he just didn’t think he was going to be good enough for anyone, much less Max, who knew exactly what he wanted, and that wasn’t Caleb.
Meanwhile Max, who knew exactly what he was looking for passed over Caleb. Until he began to realize that what he was looking for wasn’t really what he wanted or needed. Max needed time to learn more about himself before he could try to find it, and give it to someone else.
I loved that this book was very much about the journey each man went on to figure out what they needed most for themselves, how to support each other and then what they needed from a relationship. It wasn’t just about how they would get together and find their HEA. They needed to figure themselves out first, even if it took them apart from each other at times, and put them in a special room. 😉
This book was a really good depiction of loving yourself before you can love someone else.
4 pieces of eye candy