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Book Review of The Father Factor (Women Who Dare) (Harlequin Superromance, No 659)

The Father Factor (Women Who Dare) (Harlequin Superromance, No 659)
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Single father Nick DiMarco is devoted to his children. Working a couple of jobs and going to school at night, Nick wants to become a lawyer so he can afford the things the kids need. The children's Guidance Counselor, Amanda Carson, knows one thing the DiMarco children need is their father home with them. He spends so much time working and studying, he doesn't have a lot of time for his kids. Amanda makes it her mission to help the kids. Nick sees Amanda as an outsider who reminds him of his ex-wife. But when she convinces him that she can help his children, Nick decides to let her into their lives.

I liked parts of this story but other parts didn't work for me. I liked the storyline with Nick's daughter Heather. She blames herself for her mother's abandonment. She is depressed and sometimes has suicidal thoughts. Amanda meets with troubled children and also has group therapy. I thought those portions of the book were very interesting.

I wasn't too happy with the romance. When Nick looks at Amanda, he sees a rich woman who he believes is too good for him or his children. He figures she will eventually abandon him and his kids when things get tough. Every time it seems like he is finally getting it through his head that she is nothing like his ex, something happens and we go all through the doubts again. My rating: 3 Stars.


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