She was desperate, homeless and alone…
Charlie was used to fending for herself. She wasn’t necessarily that good at it, considering she was currently living in her car, but it was the only life she knew. She didn’t have family or friends and she certainly wasn’t used to anyone caring about what she did.
Then she takes a temporary job on Sanctuary Ranch, where the men are all dominant and alpha and the woman are cherished and protected. And suddenly there are rules, and consequences for breaking them, and she isn’t certain how she feels about that. Considering the man acting as her guardian is also her boss, and the sexiest, most dominant man she’s ever met.
He’s blunt, gruff and used to getting his way…
Clint likes to be in control. Craves it. What he doesn’t like are surprises. And that’s exactly what she is. A complete and utter shock to the system. She’s in need of a protector, a Daddy to take care of her.
But that someone can’t be him.
Contains one totally Alpha Daddy Dom and a woman who manages to tug at his every protective instinct.
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Daddy’s Little Darling is my favourite book in this series!
Author Laylah Roberts did an excellent job building on the world she introduced in Daddy Bear. Readers are introduced to a number of secondary characters who had great potential to star in future books in this series. This world-building is an extremely important feature of series for me, no matter the genre. Without it, all you have is a succession of standalones, not a true series.
Charlie is introduced to us in adult form, and she maintains that persona for several chapters, before her Little emerges. I think this made it easier for me to connect to her character and accept the relationship between her and Clint.
I love the little bits of humour that break through in this series. When there is dialogue between non-romantic characters, you can tell that it is establishing a great background and I wish the author would bring this out more.
For example, here is a snippet of conversation between Bear and Clint.
“You’ve got something to say, Bear. Just say it.”
“Wasn’t that long ago that you wanted a chat with me about Ellie. Remember that?”
“That was a different situation.”
“Clearly Ellie was meant to be with you. You were stomping around in a bad temper, too stubborn to go to her. I was helping.”
“Helping … interfering … sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference with you.”
Additionally, I think that this book was better balanced than the first in the series, and appealed to me much more. I am definitely going to be reading more things from Ms. Roberts.
There is one scene, that happened off-page between chapters 8 and 9, that I wish had been written out, for the reader to enjoy. I can’t elaborate without revealing a spoiler, but I really hope that at some point the author writes it as a bonus scene, and pushes it out to ebook versions.
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