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Book Birthday – Bossed by the Dad Bod – Reina Torres

Bossed by the Dad Bod: Dad Bod - Men Built For Comfort

Published to Amazon on January 1, 2022

Author Reina Torres

Doyle Crane is the man people look to for reassurance. He’s a rock. The people who work for him. The people who live in town. His teenage daughter even laughs at his jokes… once in a while. He keeps himself busy, so he won’t think about what he’s missing. What’s even worse is he’s found her. New in town, making a new life for herself. What he wouldn’t do to get his hands on her, but he’s afraid he’ll scare her away. She’s just too sweet to be bossed around by the likes of him.

Shelby Akers is new in town and new to love, but that didn’t stop her from falling for Doyle Crane the first day she met him. It wasn’t love at first sight when he helped pull her car out of the mud or when he shook his head at how she was shivering in the rain, but it most certainly was when he took off his coat, wrapped it around her body and gave her a heated appraising look and muttered, “Someone needs to take care of you, Shelby.”

Doyle knows he’s too bossy to even think of getting close to Shelby. She needed a nice, easy-going guy who could be gentle with her, someone who wasn’t him.

That all changed when her boss put her in danger.

He went from hands-off, seemingly unaffected Doyle to demanding, bossy-as-fu…dge, hands-all-over protector. Shelby couldn’t be happier.

Dad Bods made a big impression in 2021 - and they're not going anywhere! This January, some of your favorite contemporary romance authors are bringing you a sexy selection of brawny, hot Dad Bods and the women who love their men with a little something extra to hold on to. These men may be built for comfort but don't be fooled - they will stop at nothing to protect the women who've claimed their hearts

Official published review:

Leaving her breathless

Doyle might have a Dad Bod, but he doesn’t let that slow his fierce need to protect and possess Shelby. The author has certainly outdone herself with this book! I love the characters! Doyle is an over the top alpha male and it shows in his dominant, loving personality, Shelby is stubborn, but that’s just to protect her once broken heart, and Ginny is as sassy as a teenager can be who is secure in her father’s love. I enjoyed how the author brought these two together and the slow build that was really a hot burn into the perfect HEA for this family. The story was interesting and realistic and it drew me in and left me wanting more. I can’t wait to see what will be the next addition to this author’s library!

5 stars


Who would have thought that I'd start off as a painfully shy child writing stories and end up as a painfully shy adult writing books and publishing them for others to read? Crazy? That's me!! When I was a little girl, I read every book I could get my hands on and if I didn't have one available to read, I'd get out my pencils and paper and write down stories and scenes. Waiting for my mom to finish working, I'd duck into the ladies' breakroom and use the typewriter. I'd feel like Jessica Fletcher, happily tap, tap, tapping away until I got to 'The End.' Couldn't quite get the flourish after that and end up tearing the paper, but it was cool and scary to sit down and read the book or give it to my friends to read. Now my 'typewriter' doesn't clack the same way and the I don't even have paper to pull out of it with a nod of satisfaction, but I have the joy and excitement of sharing my characters and books with people all around the world! I hope you'll enjoy reading my books, because I'm going to keep writing as long as the characters are feeling chatty!

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