For The Love of English by A.M. Hargrove
Release Date: September 15th, 2016
From USA Today Bestselling Author, A.M. Hargrove, comes a New Adult, Single Dad, Sexy, Stand Alone Romance.Single dad, Beckley Bridges, is sexy as hell. No, really, he’s the hottest thing since the sun was created. Honest to God, crack an egg on him and the thing will sizzle. So what’s the problem? He’s also a gigantic jerk. I hate the bastard. I try to avoid him at all costs. But for some reason, everywhere I go he seems to show up. Only the real issue is his daughter, English. She’s an adorable quirky first-grader who’s the sweetest thing since iced tea. And she’s one of my students but also the love of his life. So I have to deal with him on a professional level. It’s not easy. On a scale of easy to hard, dealing with Beckley Bridges is like nails screeching across a blackboard. But when English’s mother tries to gain custody after abandoning her on Beckley’s doorstep as an infant, he’ll do anything possible to keep English under his roof. That’s how he ends up propositioning me. And crazy as it sounds? I find myself considering it. This is a full-length novel that includes mature content not suitable younger readers.
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Amazon/Goodreads Rating: 4/5
In Patti's Imagination Rating: 9/10
I can say that I didn’t want to put this book down while I was reading it and was cheering along with several of the characters as well as yelling at them for the stupid things they said and/or did.
There were a few unexpected twists that keep me guessing and when the story ended, I was not ready for it to be over and I really would love to have more to the story. This is the first book that I have read by this author and she will be someone that I will continue to read in the future.
While home on break from college, Beck Bridges unexpectedly finds his infant daughter, that he knew nothing about, left on his doorstep with a note from the mother that she just can’t do this any longer and she signed away all custody. He takes on being a father seriously and his daughter is the most important thing to him.
First year teacher, Sheridan is excited on the first day of school and is impressed when the grandmother of one her students, English, asks her to contact the student's dad during the day since he is away on business just to keep him updated with how English is doing. When she doesn’t receive any reply message from him, she isn’t as impressed about his parental involvement and then the mishap when there are parent teacher conferences, she can not stand the jerk.
Sheridan though is very much in love with English and she is one of the bright and happy kids in her first grade classroom. When she finds out that English’s birth mother is back wanting custody of the child she gave up things are no longer the same and what will Beck and Sheridan do for the love of English?
This is a heartwarming story of what a single dad will do to protect his daughter. I’m disappointed that I wasn’t able to give this a five star rating. With some editing on timeline this could very well be a five star read. The first time I was able to overlook, but there were other points that had me unable to overlook them. I was actually reading a copy from Kindle Unlimited and not an advanced reader copy so this should have been caught by the editor. There were also a couple of unanswered or not fully explained things that happened as well which left me needing more.
About the Author:
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.
She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you’re ever around her for more than five minutes, you’ll find out she’s a non-stop talker.