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Dancing with Daddy: A Single Father Romance

Narrated by: Michael Dean
Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Romance
4.7 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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Summary

I love my daughter, but finding out she wasn’t biologically mine is the best news ever.

I’m a widower who is too scared to have the stupid test that would tell me whether or not I even have the gene that would mean dealing with a horrible illness and certain death. A gene that could’ve also been passed to my child, had she been mine.

She’ll need her father, if something ever does happen to me.... That’s why I search for Maddie’s biological father, and when I find him, ask him to become part of her life.

What I didn’t expect is for him to become my best friend. Shane is fun and easygoing, the exact opposite of me. He makes me laugh. He’s the perfect antidote for my neurotic existence. And he’s bi, like me.

But am I courageous enough to take the leap into falling in love with him?

Dancing with Daddy is a super sweet, full-length, stand-alone, feel good MM romance. There’s no angst, just two very opposite men who befriend each other super fast then slowly find their way to love...all while parenting the precocious five-year-old who belongs to both of them.

©2020 Susan Hawke (P)2020 Susan Hawke

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A good way to waste some time.

A nice sweet story that holds off on the more typically erotic moments until near the end, so it gets a decent build up. There isn't much o the story and dialogue can be cheesy as we all know with these stories. But it's refreshing to see more ordinary characters in a story like this, instead of the typical rich boy, authority figure or playboy type characters that litter romance books. These boys are just lovely, normal men who are in need of love and affection. Also loved the narrator who has a beautifully deep voice, full of warmth. He is perfect for these characters.

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Great story

A beautiful book, Susan as always writes a story that coukd break your heart. 2 beautiful men and an adorable little girl. A must read for anyone who wants a true romance.

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All The Feels!

I felt like I was mentally "awwing" at every turn. This story is so sweet and filled with so much heart I couldn't put it down. I could "see" the love grow between these two, from the initial meeting to a strong friendship to more, it was just plain beautiful! and of course Maddie is adorable and will completely steal your heart!!!

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Awesome

This is a great audiobook. I was hooked by this heartwarming story from the very beginning. This story is filled with all the feels. Definitely a must listen.

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Sweet and beautiful

I absolutely adored everything about this sweet romance. A precious little girl, her daddy who loves her and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness. Including finding her other biological parent and asking him to become part of the family. As they become friends the transition to more is completely natural and inevitable. Michael Dean has of course done a brilliant job of bringing these characters to life.

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I loved this sweet story

I thought Dancing with Daddy was a sweet, slow-burn love story. I thought the meet-cute was original and definitely fit with the characters. I thought Maddie was an adorable, realistic little girl. Shane and Brad were adorable together. I loved that they built a great friendship. It was a sweet romance and I liked Peaches and Audrey too I liked the narrators voice, it was so pleasant to listen to. it had great pace, different voices, great inflection. I definitely recommend.

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Holy sweetness!

This was a super low angst super sweet story! I really liked the friends to lovers aspect and I just felt like they were so adorable and perfect for each other. The narration was on point as usual and this was a perfect story when I was feeling particularly down. Loved it!

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  • AL
  • 23-06-20

Absolutely, sweetly and wholehartedly AMAZING!

Story: A sweet, heartfelt story of two guys and a sweet little girl, with awesome flavor of found family and new beginnings. What I love most about this book is how mature the MC were. Not in age, but in attitude and approach to an incredibly difficult situation. You often see single father stories with miraculous maturity coming in after a bunch of stupid moves. Here? A story of balance and goodness. Amazing read through and through! Narration: The voice was a great compliment for the story and it was a pleasure to listen!

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Sweet, touching, and heartwarming

Sometimes you just need a lovely, happy, no-angst story. This is that book. There’s no drama, no dark moment, no super-stressful events. Just a nice easy strangers to friends to lovers story that evolved perfectly. Bradley is a single father. His wife died tragically three years ago, and he’s been quietly raising his daughter Maddie. He does his best but when Maddie falls ill, he doesn’t just blame himself, he realizes he has no one in the world he can count on. With his own genetic history hanging over him like a looming specter, he acknowledges something has to change. Then he discovers he’s not Maddie’s biological father and instead of being upset, he’s relieved. Now comes the toughest decision of his life. He has a very good idea who the father is and he makes the somewhat impulsive decision to reach out to the man. I don’t know whether I’d have had the courage were I in his shoes. He’s doing it for Maddie, of course, so that she’ll be protected. He’s also doing it for his own piece of mind. Shane is a man who was once important in Bradley’s wife’s life. Surely the guy’s got to be a good man. Right? Shane is shocked when he discovers he’s a father. He could have been resentful and angry, but he never quite goes there. For him, it’s gratitude he now knows the truth. The opportunity to spend time with his daughter? Amazing. A chance to get to know her father? Even better. This book is a slow burn. Both men were involved with Maddie’s mother, so it’s not readily apparent either would be interested in each other. As time moves on, there’s an inexorable pull between the two men that eventually they can’t deny. My heart sang when they finally admitted their feelings. Sigh. I loved this book. Of course I’ve loved every Susan Hawke book I’ve ever read, so I had high expectations. This book met and then exceeded those. Two compassionate men, one sweet girl, and a couple of nosy old ladies and this book was perfection. I was sorry to see it end. Naturally I have to mention Michael Dean’s narration. I just love everything he performs. I think I could listen to him recite the phone book and I would enjoy it. His old ladies are always a hoot, and his little Maddie was precious. Again, another great book. I can’t wait for more.

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Brill

This is a really brilliant and sweet story of Bradley and Shane becoming friends because of a little girl. I enjoy the friendship between them that turns them to lovers. The narrator did a brill job

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  • L.D.
  • 07-06-20

The Perfect Sweet Romance

The blurb for this book states it’s a super sweet, feel good romance with no angst, and Susan Hawke gives us exactly that. This is one of those books you read because you want a book that will hug your heart and gently float you down a river of sweet, sugary fluff. If you want drama, thrills, and intense moments, this won’t be the book for you. If you want (like I did) a book that’s full of adorable kids, a tender slow burn romance, and a second chance at love, then this is definitely the book for you. Bradley is a widower raising his five year old daughter, Maddie. When a medical emergency reveals that Maddie isn’t Bradley’s biological daughter, Bradley’s reaction is one of joy instead of despair because it means Maddie won’t inherent any hereditary diseases from him. In a moment of reflection, Bradley decides to find and reach out to Maddie’s biological father, Shane. Shane is the sunshine and excitement that Bradley needs in his life. Together, the two men work on building a family while slowly falling in love. The character relationships are definitely the strongest part of this book. The pacing of the plot is like a gentle breeze – we know that Bradley and Shane are going to get together and fall in love, but it doesn’t have to be rushed and it doesn’t have to be dramatic. Instead, it’s just a soft and gentle love story that is full of tenderness and sweet, fluffy moments (as well as a few really hot and sexy bedroom scenes). I adored this book for that sweetness. It was like a refreshing sip of cold lemonade on a summer day, and the perfect escapism I needed from an extremely stressful week. Michael Dean narrates the audiobook, and like all of Michael Dean’s productions, it’s very well done. Michael’s character voices are consistent and easy to listen to. The overall production was polished and met the high quality I expect from both Michael Dean and Susan Hawke. I definitely recommend this audiobook.

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  • Diana
  • 03-07-20

Truly beautiful and heartwarming story

It’s my first book from this author and I enjoyed it very much. I fell in love from the first chapter and couldn’t stop listening until I finished it. Definitely worthy of your time.

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  • Susan Bauer
  • 01-07-20

Feel Good Book

Sometimes you are looking for a low angst, sweet book and this one fits the bill. While the plot is pretty far fetched, it's just realistic enough to be possible. It's sweet and cute and Maddie and her Daddies are adorable. Its a bit of a slow burn, with a quick finish at the end. It takes place over several months time. Michael Dean is fabulous as usual, and does a great voice for both the Dads and the women and of course little Maddie. Susan Hawke is a favorite author of mine, and while I enjoy her kink novels probably a little better because I like Daddy kink, this type of Daddy was fantastic as well.

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  • DW Jordan
  • 04-08-20

I could not stand the stand the performance

The performance is so excruciatingly sugary, it's like a bad sitcom from the 80's..It is so bad that I can't stand to wait to see if the story is actually well-written. I really don't like to pan books, but this performance is so over the top that I have to go no further, and I am only a few minutes into the first chapter.

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  • William Bennage
  • 29-07-20

OMG

This it all in my feels. what a lovely heartbreak and heartwarming story ever told. the narrator has done an excellent job as always.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-07-20

it's cute

I really enjoyed this story. The story was simple but beautiful, and it hit all the fils. My favorite part was the way the story protrude a healthy relationship. If you are looking for a book with a lot of drama and a complicated story plot, this book is not for you. If you are looking for a sweet romance with and fresh intrigue, this story is definitely for you. I will definitely listen to this book again.

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  • Katy Beth
  • 11-07-20

Best Kind of Surprise

I loved this unusual plot line. Brad finds out his daughter isn't his and this starts everything in motion. Both Brad and Shane are trusting and loving men. I appreciated the fact that they built a friendship first. They really compliment each other. They have such a wonderful future together.

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 05-07-20

Dancing with Daddy

I needed this book after the last one. I love that most MM romances that I have read there has been little to no drama. I can’t tell you how refreshing that is. Bradley is a sweet character and I can’t help but melt for the way that he loves his little girl. The revelation he has would have broken many others but for him it was a god send and you can’t help but see it from his point of view as well. Shane is unique and character he brings the fun and helps Brad not be so stuffy. He shows Brad and Maddie how to have fun. But he is also a hard worker which is what I enjoyed. He is more than just one thing. When he finds out his role in Brad and Maddie’s life he roles with it, with joy and happiness. Maddie is a cute child who like her father just goes with the flow but asks all the important question. I very much enjoyed this families story. Michael Dean is a great narrator, I think it’s great that he can give voice to a child, and to an older woman and yet still sound smexy.

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  • Jen Valencia
  • 28-06-20

Sweet and moving

As is the case with Susan Hawke's audiobooks, I couldn't wait to get my, erm, ears on this one. The blurb for Dancing with Daddy was exactly the sort that tickles my fancy, and I quite enjoyed the story of two men who go from strangers to friends to lovers and are tied by their love for a woman they'd lost in different ways and for the little girl that was their world. Bradley Weston (34) and Shane Jackson (29) were a study in contrasts, and that, along with their middle ground, aka five-year-old Maddie, made me curious as to how they would make their unexpected family unit work. Surprisingly, there wasn't a whole lot of angst and no conflict as far as the main characters are concerned. I loved the unique take of this single parent romance, even though he slow burn aspect of it was a wee bit slower than I would have liked. Once again, Michael Dean takes the narrating helm here, and he doesn't disappoint, almost as if his voice was made for Susan Hawke's writing. I liked the story and narration, and by the end of the audiobook, I had a satisfied smile on my face and a happy heart at how everything came together for Bradley, Shane, and Maddie. Dancing withe Daddy get four stars. ❤️

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  • Celest F.
  • 28-06-20

Such a sweet story

This was such a sweet story about a man that discovers his daughter isn't biologically his but tracks down the man who is and starts a family where it was unexpected. Bradley is obsessive over everything, but especially about what would happen to his daughter if something happened to him. Fortunately for him, Shane is just the opposite and with Maddie as their center, they become exactly what the other needs.