Real Deal by Piper Rayne (Single Dads Club #1)

Available: Now

Type: Romantic Comedy

Publisher: Self

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Kim

Red Flags…

Too loud.

Too clingy.

Too much make-up.

I could go on and on. The other guys in the Single Dad’s Club would say I’m obsessed with finding them. But none of their kid’s mothers call a maximum-security prison home either, so their opinions mean shit.

Caterina Santora has her own list of red flags…

She’s too young.

She’s my client’s daughter.

She’s my five-year old’s camp counselor.

Even after repeating this mantra to myself every morning on the way to Lily’s summer camp, guess what happens the moment I see Cat? Yeah, that mantra turns into ride me, doggie style and reverse cowgirl.

Every. Damn. Time.

The fact that she doesn’t remember me from six years before grates on me until I don’t have it in me to leave her alone any longer. I have to have her. But our lives are opposites in every way. In no way compatible.

When we’re together all the complications fade away and I have to keep reminding myself, even if I can have her— I can’t keep her.

I love Piper Rayne. I recently fell into the Modern Love series starting with book #3 and went

back to read the first two books. LOVED it. I can’t say enough about those books. So needless to say, I was really looking forward to the Single Dad Club series.

Marcus is a single dad of a five year old girl named Lily. While taking Lily to camp, he runs into Cat, the girl who at the age of 18 threw herself at the 28 year old soon to be dad. To say they have a history together is an understatement and it’s not something that Cat would like to remember. Cat acts like she doesn’t know Marcus because she is still embarrassed over what happened and the way he treated her. Unfortunately for her, Marcus is not going to let it go. He wants to know Cat in every single way possible. Especially since now that young girl is now a woman.

Cat is a 24 year old working at a summer camp, Camp Tall Pines, before she heads off to New York to show her artwork. Her dad is a customer of Marcus’ boat shop, Kent’s Restoration, and she is Tahlia sister. I love how Tahlia (Cat’s sister) and her husband Lucas (The Boxer) are intertwined into the storyline.

When I started this review, I didn’t feel that there was enough background into what happened between Marcus and Cat six years ago. HOWEVER, while I was writing this review, I received the “Jailbait” prequel from the authors which goes into detail about what happened between Marcus and Cat all those years ago. It totally changed everything for me! It explained so much and made me understand why Marcus is the way he is.

Will Cat get what she wanted all those years ago? Is Marcus looking for something more than a summer fling? Can Marcus let go of everything from his past and finally be able to move on?

I did enjoy all the banter between the guys in the Single Dad’s Club along with watching how the relationship between Cat and Marcus was going to play out. I really loved all of Cat’s friends and like how they all played a part in the storyline. I’m sure we will see much more of them to come.

Also, we learn about the other guys in the Single Dad’s Club, Dane and Garrett, whose books are coming up next. I can tell that I am going to LOVE Garrett but I’m really on the fence about Dane. He seems like such an asshole!! But, once again, I got a glimpse of Dane in the “Jailbait” prequel and I think I get him a little bit more now.

All in all, Real Deal was a good book. For me, there were a lot of highs and along with some lows. There were some laughs, not too heavy on the drama and the sex was mind-blowing. I liked how it flawlessly tied into the Modern Love series.

I look forward to the rest of the books in the series!!

I give Real Deal by Piper Rayne 4 stars!

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