Dear Internet: Am I a horrible person for wanting to sabotage my work assignment—completely wreck a dating contest—because I hate the idea of love?
I know it sounds bad, but just hear me out, okay?
I (33F) work at a local paper, and two months ago, my editor assigned me a huge project—run the upcoming, highly anticipated Bachelor Anonymous contest.
In essence, I’m supposed to help a reader-nominated bachelor find his special someone, and while I should be excited to handle something of this magnitude solo, I can’t help but get queasy over how gross it feels.
Like, how cheesy could this thing get?
Not to mention, I’m the last person who should be involved in this—my dating and relationship history is a cluster. Generally, the person in charge of these things shouldn’t fantasize about lighting the whole three-ring dating circus on fire.
Anyway, men from all over Southern California, vying for the coveted bachelor role, submitted their personal ads to my paper. The readers voted, and Single Dad Seeks Juliet won by a landslide.
Enter Mr. Bachelor Anonymous (40M), the single dad Romeo seeking his Juliet.
Blah, blah, blah, right? Wrong.
You guys—and I cannot stress this enough—this guy is the ultimate man in a six-foot-three, chiseled-muscle, freaking Adonis package with aquamarine eyes that would haunt the dreams of an insomniac.
He’s a former Navy SEAL, successful business owner, motocross-riding, charming, supportive, funny-as-heck single dad, and the more time I spend with him, the more I want to bring this contest thing crumbling to the ground for an entirely different reason.
Real talk: I think I’m falling for him.
Me, the woman who despises love, might be falling for the completely off-limits Bachelor who I’m ironically assigned to help find love, while five other women think they’re the only contestants competing for his heart.
So, Internet. Am I scum? Or is all fair in love and war?
And you better get ready to hold your hats…because this single dad brings quite a bit to the table.
ARC REVIEW ➞
Jake may just be the swooniest Max Monroe hero to date and add in he is a single dad, yep you can’t help but love him.
The moment I started this story I was hooked and continued to fall more in love with the story as it continued. Jake’s daughter, Chloe, doesn’t want her father to be alone so she submits a personal ad for a contest without his knowledge and from there things take off.
Jake is a former Navy Seal, a business owner, and a single father. He goes above and beyond to provide and take care of his daughter. I loved the relationship they had, they had the father/daughter banter. Holley works for a newspaper and is in charge of the contest that Jake has been entered in, not her top choice to work. I loved the initial meeting between Jake and Holley, there was chemistry from the start between them and things just went from there. Holley also formed a close connection with Chloe which I loved. Jake and Holley’s relationship was so much fun. They had great banter and an easy going vibe. They worked well together and really balanced each other out.
The secondary characters were also fantastic and great additions to the story. I loved Holley’s dad, he KILLED ME when it came to his texts. I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. Jake’s best friend, Garrett, is also a great addition and I CANNOT WAIT to know more about this single dad firefighter.
If you’re looking for a book that will have you swooning, laughing so hard you’ll have tears in your eyes and full of delicious single dad goodness then Single Dad Seeks Juliet is a MUST READ!