Title: Single Dad Seeks Juliet
Author: Max Monroe
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: 13 Oct 2020
Synopsis from Goodreads
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?
Single Dad Seeks Juliet is exactly what a romantic comedy should be. Full of quirky characters and cute banter to accompany off the charts chemistry.
Holley is definitely the wrong person to be heading up the latest Bachelor contest for the magazine she works for. Currently bitter and jaded after being cheated on by her long term partner, Holley is full of sass and snark where the whole idea of romance is concerned. So arranging for a suitable bachelor picked for by the magazine’s audience has been a little bit of a thorn in her side, but not as much as selecting the dates to tempt the bachelor.
Jake is an ex-navy seal and now owns a very successful construction business. A single father from the time his daughter was born, he has devoted his life to providing the best environment for his only child, Chloe. Although Chloe is now 17, she is worried that her father will be alone when she leaves for college the following year. Unbeknownst to Chloe has entered him in the bachelor contest and her entry is the one chosen to be The Bachelor. Jake discovers the plot when Holley shows up at the beach for their introductory meeting only to get caught among the waves. Cue the song..’ he showed up splashing around’
There is an instant attraction between Holley and Jake, which Holley is determined to ignore while Jake is equally determined to explore. Cue some unforgettable moments rich with banter and swoon. There is also the added heart-melting connection between Chloe and Holley which emphasises just how perfect Holley is for them both.
Breaking down Holley’s barriers and rebuilding her trust in relationships is a challenge but one Jake is more than ready to undertake.
Single Dad Seeks Juliet will cheer up the gloomy nights and warm your heart even when it’s chilly outside.