Synopsis: My son is my life. Nothing on earth matters but him.
Soon, I’ll have to send him out into society. The cruel machine that gnashes innocence and spits out the hollowed remains of a child’s imagination. It’s a place I know all too well, considering my past. I’ve worked hard to separate myself from it, but it looms in the back of my mind–waiting for the perfect moment to strike.
My son, Logan, wants to have birthday parties, make friends, play at the park–all the normal things that seven-year olds want to do. All the things I want to do with him.
I’ve put up walls around our life to shield us from danger. Giant barriers to ward off possible threats.
Cora Chapman crashes through them like a wrecking ball. She’s intelligent and hilarious with soft curves and a spark that ignites a flame deep inside of me.
There’s only one problem–she’s Logan’s teacher.
When my past wraps its tentacles around my throat and threatens to strangle the breath from my lungs, I’m given an option–fight for my family’s freedom, or die as they’re stripped away from me.
I can’t lose. I won’t lose.
My name is Landon Lane and I am a warrior.
Review: This is my first time reading Sloane Howell. I follow him on Facebook (author and fan page) because he is hilarious, honest, and all around a good dude (based on his posts). I’ve been meaning to read his book, The Panty Whisperer, something just always butts in line when I’m ready to get to it. So, I told myself “Self, you’ve gotta read one of his darn books,” and since Bad Dad was recently released why not start here. I’m glad I did. Any book that can distract me while the 7yr old is begging for an extra hour of YouTube and the Husbutt is complaining about the amount of time I’m on the Kindle is a good book in my opinion.
Another way to tell if a book is good is if I can picture it as a movie and this book plays out exactly like a movie. Okay, a straight to cable movie, but one you don’t mind watching on a Saturday night when you’ve got nothing going on but with pizza, ice cream, and wine or beer or both. This book is awesomely bad. I love Landon (dad). He is fierce, protective, awkward and an amazing dad. I can’t help but feel like he is the dad Sloane imagines himself as when he and The Boy have play time. Cora the female lead, I loathe. She is too weak for Landon. I know opposites attract but this chick was simply a pain in the arse and I can’t help but be honest with you guys and tell you I skimmed the chapters told in her POV.
I will warn you, this book isn’t a romance in the traditional sense. There are some parts that you are going to roll your eyes at, and some that will make you just outright laugh out loud at its absurdity but give this book a chance. I promise you won’t be disappointed. I’m giving this one my stamp of approval!