Sara Daniel Romance Author: Fathers That Leave Me Lovestruck

Friday, June 15, 2012

Fathers That Leave Me Lovestruck

For me nothing can compare to those wonderful men who are not just romance heroes but amazing fathers too.  Sometimes, they're naturals.  Sometimes, they're bumbling or pulled into it kicking and screaming, but by the end they are one hundred percent dedicated to their kids, and we (the reader) are one hundred percent in love with them.

In honor of Father's Day I have created an unofficial list of father heroes that leave me lovestruck.  Here they are in no particular order:

1) Mat Jorik from First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips:  Mat was such a stubborn, reluctant dad, and it is so beautiful to watch him fall for the girls (and the heroine) against his will.  Nobody creates amazing larger-than-life characters better than SEP!

2) Cameron Quinn from Sea Swept by Nora Roberts:  This is the first book in the Chesapeake Bay series, and Cameron has to drop everything to care for his much younger brother when his father dies.

3)  Greg Bellamy from Dockside by Susan Wiggs:  Dockside is part of the Lakeshore Chronicles series, and Greg is a single dad of two children, determined to do what's right for them.

4) Ben Discoll from One Wet Summer by Ann Montclair:  Ben turns his life upside down to care for his daughter and vows to protect her from future heartache and disappointment.

5)  Jack O'Neill from Some Men's Dreams by Kathleen Korbel:  He's a doctor, he loves his daughter, and he has a painful secret in his past.  What more does a romance reader need to fall in love?

6)  Drake McGuire from Heartbeats by Susan Rae:  Drake is a special agent who doesn't know he has a daughter, but that doesn't stop him from looking out for her.  Then he learns their bond is biological, and he must race to save her from harm.

7)  Alan Francisco (aka Frisco) from Frisco's Kid by Suzanne Brockmann:  This is part of the Tall, Dark and Dangerous Navy SEALs series.  Frisco is a wounded alpha-hero, whose soft spot for his abandoned niece makes him irresistible.

8) Caleb Paden from Mr. Forever by Sara Daniel:  Yep, this is my book.  Caleb is one of those guys who didn't know he had a son, and now that the baby's here and the mother is not, he's determined to do what is right--even when it becomes increasingly clear that what he thinks is right is completely wrong!

To be entered to win a copy of  Mr. Forever, leave a comment telling me who your favorite father hero is (in fiction or real life). Then like my page on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and follow my blog here. I'll pick one random winner to receive a copy of  Mr. Forever. Make sure to include your email address and your preferred file type (Kindle, Nook or pdf) in your comments. Contest is open internationally.


  1. My father hero is my Dad. He came from an abusive and mistreated life and made our lives better. Kindle crystaley73 at yahoo dot com Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I have to say my brother would be my father hero. He has 2 young daughters and he is involved in every part of their lives. There's a song by Trace Adkins called "Just Fishin'" that makes me think of him. He's making lifetime memories for his daughters.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to win a Kindle copy.


  3. Father Dad who passed away many years ago. I still have the same values he taught me and have instilled them in my own children.

  4. My Father Hero is Acheron from Dark-Hunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon... he looks so nice to Simi and Marissa there... xD

    Thank's For the Giveaway... and making it International...

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  5. I think my father hero is my grand-grandpa.He died saving his daughter life in war.
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  6. I grew up without a father figure...thank GOD for mom.

    My favorite father figure is Dash Sinclair of Elizabeth's Wolf by Lora Leigh.

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    Preferred format = Kindle

  7. My favorite fictional father figure is Tohr from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. He has made a ton of mistakes, but I was touched by his ability to take in John Matthew as his own.

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    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  8. My favorite father hero is Z from Black Dagger Brotherhood.

  9. Thanks to everyone who commented with your touching father/grandfather memories and your favorite fictional father heroes, as well. I'm adding the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Elizabeth's Wolf to my TBR pile!

    The random winner of Mr. Forever is ... Crystaley73. Congratulations! I will be emailing you shortly. Thanks to everyone for sharing!