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on June 9, 2016
Pages: 388 pages
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Nick Johnson has always been an underachieving, borderline alcoholic. He soon finds himself in over his head when his affair with Vickie, an unhappily married homemaker, results in an accidental pregnancy. Vickie abandons Nick to raise their biracial daughter, Lynn, alone. Overwhelmed by the difficulties of single fatherhood and seeking comfort and help for himself in that stressful journey, Nick dates numerous women who will change his life forever. Will raising Lynn force him to mature? Can a single father with a challenging past teach his daughter to become a strong, successful woman? Will a Daddy's Girl, raised primary by her father, leave Lynn destined to fail from a lack of female guidance?
When I first started this book – it didn’t grab me immediately – so I decided to put it down and continue later with “fresh” eyes. I have read some of Author Burgess previous work, so I wasn’t going to lose faith in the story. A few days later, I grabbed my Kindle with “fresh” eyes and eagerly began Nick’s journey.
Daddy’s Girl tells the story of Nick Johnson and his ups and down of being a single dad. Oops! I forgot to tell you – Nick was sleeping with a married woman, and she ended up getting pregnant. After giving birth to their daughter, Vickie decides that going back to her husband was more important to raising a kid. So she leaves the child with Nick to raise. And when I say she left the child – I really do mean she left the child. No sweet good-byes, tears, and/or lingering stares.
Nick wasn’t the sharpest tool in the bunch, but that comes with years of not having to be a responsible adult. Being a single parent is one thing that will have you straightening up and flying right. Nick’s journey was not an easy one, and this book takes you through the ups and downs of this thing we call Parenthood. As a former single parent, I knew the struggles I had to deal with on my own. Reading it from a male perspective was nice.
Author Ben Burgess did a great job of capturing the character’s raw emotions. Author Ben Burgess also does a remarkable job with the pacing of the story. Once I started, it was hard for me to put it down. Thinking back on the first book I have read from this author – I could see the growth in his writing. Readers appreciate when authors continue to work on their craft – no matter how many awards they have won.
Bravo to you, Author Ben Burgess!
Reviewed by: Orsayor