Donut Leave Me; One of the Boys (the Donut Collaboration) (Series)
by Teresa Crumpton (Author)
This review is from: May 28, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Part of the Donut Collaboration for National Donut Day, Donut Leave Me is a short, sweet story that focuses more on the relationship between daddy and daughter than a HEA love type of relationship.
Forest works at Belladonna restaurant as a pastry chef and doesn’t meet his daughter until she is eight years old. He had a one night stand years ago which resulted in the birth of his daughter, Ella. When a woman shows up on his doorstep and finally reveals to Forest that he has a daughter, only at the time when she is in the final stages of cancer and realizes that she can no longer care for her daughter. Selfish, sure, but Forest quickly comes to grips with what she did vs. being mad at her when he hears her reasons.
The story escalates quickly leaving Forest to raise his grieving daughter alone. Luckily Forest has a pseudo family with everyone at the restaurant who is willing to step in and help out. With such a heavy storyline and this being a short story, there is little room for romance. There is a spark between the bakery owner, Jax, and Forest, but perhaps with a longer book this could have been explored deeper.
I love the relationship Forest builds with his daughter, but it would have been nice to have a bit more love for a romance book.