Forever a Father

Forever a Father

by Lynne Marshall

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“Will you be my dad?”

Ask me anything but that.

Once upon a time, Dr. Daniel Delaney had it all. But he lost it in the blink of an eye, and he won’t let himself fall again—not even for his dedicated new assistant, Keela O’Mara, and her adorable, lonely little girl, Anna. Resisting a starry-eyed four-year-old is tough enough. Denying her perfect, loving single mom may be more than Daniel can handle…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335465641
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Series: The Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Lynne Marshall used to worry she had a serious problem with daydreaming, then she discovered she was supposed to write those stories! A late bloomer, she came to fiction writing after her children were nearly grown. Now she battles the empty nest by writing romantic stories about life, love, and happy endings. She's a proud mother and grandmother who loves babies, dogs, books, music, and traveling.

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Forever a Father 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Forever a Father is the first book in Lynne Marshall’s new trilogy, The Delaney’s of Sandpiper Beach. I absolutely loved this book. I am partial to reading medical romances and I couldn’t wait to read about Dr. Daniel Delaney. Add in a doctor who has gone through a tragedy along with a nurse with a small child and her own issues and this book was perfect for me. I absolutely felt Daniel’s pain and how he couldn’t let his past go. We often times don’t see this side to a physician. When a patient is lost, they deal with it but when they lose someone close it’s a totally different story. It was heartwarming watching Daniel learn how to accept a child back into his life and how he dealt with his emotions. Ms. Marshall wrote such a moving story and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Forever a Father is a sweet romance about two people who are starting over...but who both have many issues in their past that are standing in their way. Daniel is still reeling from a failed marriage and the loss of a child, which adds an extra layer of angst to his attraction to his assistant, who has an adorable five-year-old daughter. The book is the first in The Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach series, and introduces us to a charming town and family that has two more single sons whose stories are due to follow soon. I really enjoyed all of the characters here, but the fact that the bulk of their conflicts were because Daniel wasn't willing to talk about his issues with Keela until virtually the very end made things very frustrating as a reader. Instead he seemed to blow hot and cold over and over again, confusing Keela about his intentions right after something major happened between the two of them and making her question if it was her (she also had a failed marriage in her past, so his reversals fed into her insecurities in a major way) when it was really his problems all along that were getting in the way. Things ended well--very well, and Daniel pulls himself together in the end to hopefully be the partner that Kella needs and deserves--but it still felt like she went through more grief than was necessary to get to her HEA. Rating: 3 stars / C+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Adorably sweet and heart-wrenching all in one! My heart was stolen by a four year old! Such a great story! The hero and heroine have both had a hard time with love in the past and carry the scars on their heart each and every day to prove it. Daniel has suffered immeasurable loss and isn’t sure he can heal himself enough to be any good for Keela and Anna … but he sure wishes they could be his! The Delaney family is really down to earth and fun to spend time with, and I’m looking forward to more to come in this trilogy! Dr. Daniel Delaney is still trying to pick up the pieces of his life and move forward after suffering heartbreak and loss. He’s finally stepping outside of his comfort zone and making a go of a new practice, and his new assistant is turning out to be his best employee ever … even before he starts to fall for her! Keela O’Mara is so grateful for Daniel giving her a shot at her dream job and she’s enjoying the fulfilling work. When her adorable daughter visits the office, it doesn’t take long for Dr. Dan to fall under her spell and wish he could call her his very own!
Phyllis_H More than 1 year ago
My review is 3.5 Stars Forever a Father by Lynne Marshall I enjoy books with children in them, especially when the author gets their behavior consistent with their ages. Author Lynne Marshall created such a lovable character in Anna, the almost 5-year-old daughter of Keela. The story was very much about Keela and Daniel (and Anna). While there were quite a few other characters in the book, the majority of the story revolved around just these two and their interactions. I was so glad that their relationship was so clearly not centered only on a physical attraction. I also really appreciated that the tragedies in each of their lives were explained early on in the book instead of having the hints throughout and them not revealed until the end. It helped to better understand their motivations. Daniel was a great hero. From his feeble attempts to resist Anna’s charms, his fear of getting hurt again, to doing the right things to show kindness even when it hurt, his character was just right. Please note that I do not consider this story to be a clean romance. I didn’t realize that when I started the book. I would describe it as PG-13+. There are a couple places where Dan and Keela sleep together and while the act is not described, there are things that are described that put this beyond the level of romance I am generally comfortable with. If the book had been cleaner, I would have given it a higher rating. This review was originally posted on I am grateful to Prism Book Tours for giving me a copy of this book. The fact I received this book for free does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Nas-Dean More than 1 year ago
FOREVER A FATHER by author Lynne Marshall is a March 2018 release by Harlequin Special Edition series. Dr. Daniel Delaney’s heart was in a shut-down mode after the pre-mature birth and death of his daughter and the subsequent leaving of his wife. So when his new assistant, Keela O’Mara asked him to babysit her four year old daughter, he was overwhelmed and out of his depth. How could he look after a baby girl? But then the little girl and her mum broke down all his walls and restraints. He doesn’t see himself a fit dad for Keela’s daughter or as her partner. Yet he couldn’t ignore the longing he has for their love. Could they have a happy ever after? FOREVER A FATHER is a mesmerizing romance filled with emotional intensity. Author Lynne Marshall has once again astounded her readers with her heart-warming story telling style. Highly recommended for all readers of romance.
Emma More than 1 year ago
Forever A Father by Lynne Marshall (Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach #1) “Will you be my dad?” Ask me anything but that. Once upon a time, Dr. Daniel Delaney had it all. But he lost it in the blink of an eye, and he won’t let himself fall again—not even for his dedicated new assistant, Keela O’Mara, and her adorable, lonely little girl, a four year old daughter. Resisting a starry-eyed four-year-old is tough enough. Denying her perfect, loving single mom may be more than Daniel can handle This is Keela O’Mara and Dr. Daniel Delaney's story. Daniel is excited with how his new clinic is growing. Daniel hires physical therapist Keela O'Mara and discovers that she is extremely capable as a therapist. Keela O’Mara is a young divorced mother with a four year old daughter named Anna. Anna asked Dr. Daniel Delaney “Will you be my dad?” I highly recommend reading. Forever A Father by Lynne Marshall is a wonderful well written 5 star book. "I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book." I am looking forward to reading more books by Lynne Marshall. more books by Lynne Marshall Her Baby, His Love Charity, Montana Their Christmas Miracle Charity, Montana Falling for the Mom-to-Be by Lynne Marshall Too Close for Comfort by Lynne Marshall A Doctor for Keeps by Lynne Marshall Her Perfect Proposal by Lynne Marshall Father for Her Newborn Baby Lynne Marshall Courting His Favorite Nurse by Lynne Marshall Their Christmas Miracle (Charity, Montana #2) by Lynne Marshall The Christmas Baby Bump by Lynne Marshall
Librarycataloger More than 1 year ago
Dr. Daniel Delaney has returned to Sandpiper Beach, California a much different man than when he left. His hopes of a life with his wife and child were suddenly taken away and now all he wants is to get a physical medicine practice established in his hometown. When Daniel hires physical therapist Keela O'Mara he discovers that she is extremely capable as a therapist and very adept with dealing with his sometimes volatile moods. Keela is a young divorced mother who has also been deeply hurt by her past experiences but she has the advantage of a four year old daughter to buffer her pain. As they continue to work together it is evident that there is a physical attraction between Daniel and Keela but they're both reluctant to endanger their professional relationship. This is a story that has believable characters dealing with very realistic situations. Many of us have been betrayed by people we loved and trusted. Feeling an attraction for an employer or co-worker happens often but acting on it is often discouraged by office policies and becoming involved with someone with children can be both frustrating and rewarding. So the reservations that Daniel and Keela each experience and the pain and sadness from their past relationships are very realistic and they make their possibility of a life together seem slim indeed! The bright spot in both their lives lies in the joy and happiness that four year old Anna eagerly shares with her Mommy and Dr. Dan. Author Lynne Marshall has created a heartwarming story that is filled with the promise of romance, the possibility of a lasting love and the joy that comes from family. "Forever A Father" is the first book in her new series titled 'The Delaneys of Sandpiper Beach'. I look forward to reading more about Daniel and his two younger brothers. I voluntarily reviewed this book and all comments are my honest opinion.