Forbidden Single Dad Protector

An Enemies to Lovers Billionaire Boss Romance

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Pub Date May 15 2024 | Archive Date Jun 16 2024

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My brother’s ex is now my fake fiance.

Summer Davidson thinks she’s some kind of modern Robin Hood.

She came into my boutique to steal from the rich and prove a point.

So I make one too, by forcing her to work off her debt.

When my parents pressure me to marry for my son's inheritance,

I propose a deal she can’t refuse.

Be my fake fiance and I’ll make any charitable donation she wishes.

Although beautiful, Summer is infuriating.

Contempt simmers between us.

Yet my body craves her with a ravenous need.

When she moves in with me and my son,

It’s clear one night with her would never be enough.

My brother may have had her first, but I will be her last.

However, I’m not the only one who wants her.

Someone else has a dangerous obsession too.

But Summer will be mine.

And I’ll destroy anyone who tries to get between us.

My brother’s ex is now my fake fiance.

Summer Davidson thinks she’s some kind of modern Robin Hood.

She came into my boutique to steal from the rich and prove a point.

So I make one too, by...

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Steamy and easy to get into. I liked the single dad storyline. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. I sped through this story. The writing was good.

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So good! One of my favorite books by this author. A lot of these books are very repetitive and this was far from it! Will recommend to everyone

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I enjoyed this book. Perfect blend of strong male lead and female lead. The book was quite short so nothing felt like it was going on too long. The only thing I didn't like is the name of the book, feel like it could be a bit less obvious with the title!

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Story follows the meeting and relationship of Summer Davidson and Christoph Pierce.
She’s and idealistic dreamer with a Robin Hood mentality while Christoph is a billionaire who lost his wife in a car accident and is Father to a son - Jaxon.
Christoph’s parents are withholding Jaxons trust until he can find a new partner.
Summer is at a high end boutique where she’s talking with her friend Trinity about how if rich people would just do some good with the money they spend on luxury goods - the would would better off. In a stupid tirade she’s about to walk of the store with a designer handbag and security catches her before she even gets to the door - Trinity rushes out of the store and leaves Summer all alone - waiting for the Owner and the cops to arrive.
He sees Summer in the back office and is awestruck at her beauty - he doesn’t want to let the cops handle this so when they arrive he advises that it will be dealt with in-house.
In order to keep Summer around he makes her work for free until she pays off the price of the bag.
In a weird turn of events - Summer ex-boyfriend is Christoph younger brother; who recommends that they pretend to be engaged.
Little do either of them realize that a fake relationship wouldn’t be fake for long.
She shows Christoph the benefits of helping others by donating your time and money to a homeless shelter in the Bronx. Christoph shows her that she’s worth being loved and how much money you have doesn’t mean you are any less worth being loved especially when he finds that his son Jaxon has fallen for her as well.

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Christoph Pierce has it all. He’s a billionaire with way more money than he knows what to do with, flourishing businesses & also a terrific kiddo, Jaxon. However, his wife passed away in a car accident & seems to carry around the guilt & grief with him even though it wasn’t his fault.
Summer Davidson and her best friend Trinity are out shopping one day when she pretends to steal an expensive handbag from one of the stores Christoph owns. When he finds out & comes to the store & sees her…his rage is instead gone & instantly lights on fire with desire for her. He decides to handle this incident in house & has her work off her debt for free in return for him not pressing charges against her.
In a weird turn of events - Summer ex-boyfriend is Christoph’s younger brother; who recommends that they pretend to be engaged in order for Jaxon’s trust to be released from Christoph’s parents. Instead of them continuing to “fake it until they make it”, they both realize over time what has happened…
They both fell in love with one another! However, someone else stands in the way of that & Christoph will go to WHATEVER length he needs to in order to protect Summer…

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I quite enjoyed this book, with the fake dating and forced proximity. This was a quick read considering there were 20 chapters.

It was quite a fast paced book so I wished it had more of a slow burn. But other than that I liked the story and the plot. I also wished there were more interactions between Summer and Jaxon.

The scene when she got kidnapped and Christoph of course saved her, it was really cute and love those scenes.

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An Unforgettable Romance!

"Forbidden Single Dad Protector" by Maci Rowan is an absolute gem! From the very first page, I was completely captivated by the heartwarming and intense storyline. The chemistry between the characters is palpable, making their journey together both thrilling and deeply emotional.

The protagonist, a strong yet vulnerable single dad, is portrayed with such depth and authenticity that it's impossible not to root for him. His protective nature and undeniable charm make him an unforgettable character. The female lead is equally compelling, with her resilience and compassion shining through every page.

Maci Rowan has a unique talent for weaving together romance and suspense, keeping you on the edge of your seat while also delivering those heart-melting moments. The forbidden aspect of their relationship adds an extra layer of tension and excitement, making the book impossible to put down.

The writing is superb, with vivid descriptions and dialogue that feels real and engaging. The emotional highs and lows are perfectly balanced, making the reader feel every moment alongside the characters.

"Forbidden Single Dad Protector" is more than just a romance novel; it's a beautifully crafted story about love, trust, and the power of connection. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a compelling and heartwarming read. Maci Rowan has truly outdone herself with this one!

My only change would be the title of the book, but I still loved it!

Thank you NetGalley and Maci Rowan for the ARC read.
*All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone*

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This book was great. It was a cute, short, quick summer read. It had all the spice a romance reader typically wants, but wasn't lacking in storyline. The characters were great and well thought of and executed. I think the only thing negative for me was that I wanted more. I wanted more of the in between, more of the good stuffs, more at the end so that it didn't have to end.
Who doesn't like a single dad who's a good dad? Trying to make a life for himself and his son? Add to it of course that he's a billionaire dad who finds himself entranced by a shoplifters beauty. It has all the spicy things romance readers wants.

10/10 recommend. Go get this one!

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I loved this book!
This was a quick and spicy read with a great plot.
I also really enjoyed the characters! They had great character development. I loved how strong Summer was and how protective Christoph was.
The enemies to lovers trope was done so well!
I loved all the tropes!
- Billionaire romance
- Single dad
- Forced proximity
- Fake dating
- Enemies to lovers
This was the first book I’ve read by Maci Rowan and I can’t wait to read more!

Thank you to NetGalley, Maci Rowan and the publisher for the arc in exchange for my honest review!

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A forbidden enemies-to-lovers romance that involves a billionaire boss? Who could say no to that? Summer is a Robin Hood type while Christoph is a billionaire boss who lost his wife in a car accident and now is a single father to his son, Jaxon. Summer steals from Christoph so he forces her to work off her debt. Yet when Christoph is forced into a marriage to get his son's future money, he comes up with a plan. He plans to fake date and be engaged to Summer, his brother's ex.

I loved this book. It was decently written and had a great plot. Very spicey and a great palate cleanser

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