Title: Penthouse Prince
Author: Kendall Ryan
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 1 Sept 2020
Synopsis from Goodreads
A delicious new single dad standalone romance from New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan!
Lexington Dane was my brother’s best friend growing up.
We did everything together.
He taught me how to throw a punch, how to change a tire…and he taught me how to kiss. I fell hard and fast, and gave him all my firsts.
I promised I’d wait for him…
But I’m done waiting, because he went off to college and never came back. He took his fancy business degree and moved to New York City, where he promptly became a real estate mogul—turning every penthouse and apartment project he touched into gold.
It’s been ten years, and now he’s back and needs a favor…someone to watch his little girl. That’s right, the cocky penthouse prince and heartbreaker extraordinaire Lexington is back with an adorable two-year-old daughter. Guess who he wants to watch her?
I’ve never been able to say no to him. I might agree to be the nanny for his precious little angel, but there’s no way in hell I’m falling for her hot-as-sin daddy.
Lex and Corrigan secretly dated in their teen years, sharing a tight bond despite the barriers they have between them. Sadly, Lex panicked at the depth of his feelings for Corrigan resulting in his breaking both their hearts when he left for college. Unfortunately, Lex’s abrupt and unexpected departure from Corrigan’s life resulted in a lot of emotional damage for Corrigan and the continual feeling of ‘not being good enough’ still haunts her to this day.
Skip forward ten years and Lex has returned to his hometown to be closer to his sick mother; although he now has a precocious toddler in tow. With the baby mama not in the picture, Lex has to juggle his successful company with the needs of a toddler. Which is where Corrigan comes in, on summer break from her kindergarten teacher position she has been volunteered as a nanny for Lex by her clueless brother and Lex’s best friend.
I adored how the emotions between Lex and Corrigan ignited from their re-connection along with the way in which Lex was able to explain and apologize for the actions of his younger self. While it is a little disheartening to know how much Lex had attempted to move on without Corrigan and the circumstances which led to their reunion, however, there was an element of fate and destiny within the narrative. It was as if Lex and Corrigan were destined to be together.
There are amazing peripheral characters within Penthouse Prince which I would love to see developed further.