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Daddy's Best Friend

(Temperance Falls: Experience Counts #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  1,015 ratings  ·  163 reviews
She’s temptation personified
Nathan’s always been more than just my dad’s friend. I never thought he'd see me as an adult, especially not after avoiding me for so long. But one hug, one moment feeling every inch of him against me, shatters that illusion. Consequences no longer matter—I’m eighteen, and I’m willing to risk everything for my shot with him.

He’s not going to res
ebook, 131 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by London Hale
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Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can honestly say that I didn’t read past the title of this book to know I had to have it. An author friend tagged me in a post and I had to beg for a copy. And just so you all know just how badly I needed this book – I don’t really ever ask for an ARC – I don’t blog so I can’t really sign up for them and I’ve been lucky to have a solid group of authors that allow me on their review teams, so I rarely venture out to add more to the already crazy to do list. But this one... yeah, no shame – I be ...more
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

I’m a sucker for forbidden love, and even more so when there’s an age gap between the characters. Do I like it in real life? not really, but I LOVE it in my books. When I heard that Brighton Walsh was pairing up with another author under a pen name to write a new series that would be the definition of a May/December, I couldn’t WAIT to get my hands on it. And let me tell you, I marathoned the whole series back to back, that’s how fun and dirty this series
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Damn, Daddy's Best Friend was HOT!! *fans self*
Yes the subject might be a little taboo but I wasn't bothered at all by either the age difference or that Nathan is best friends with Eve's dad.

Both Nathan and Eve are good people who have been attracted to each other for a long time.
Nathan has struggled with his feelings and tried to keep away but the heart wants what it wants.
I loved how both Nathan and Eve are open and honest with each other.
They have amazing chemistry and dear lord did
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

This was a hot little number!
Jaime Arkin
I secretly love May to December romances... well, I guess it isn't a secret anymore LOL! I love that there are these two characters that no one would ever think to pair together, but for whatever reason they just seem to click and for the most part not just on a physical level.

London Hale takes the May to December romance and adds an extra hiccup to it...

Eve has been attracted to her father's best friend for longer than she can remember. She's tried dating other boys her age but nothing can co
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
As soon as I saw that Brighton Walsh was writing under a combined pen name, I was all over it. She's an auto-buy author, so I didn't even need to know what it was about.

I liked Eve and Nathan and I wasn't bothered by the age difference. They're both good people and respectful and it was sort of adorable how everything unfolded. Filthy af, sure, but adorable.

I could have easily read an entire book about them and absolutely hope we get to see them again in the next story of the series.

**Huge th
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-f
3.5 stars. I was looking for a quick read and this was free. I honestly thought I'd probably skim through this rolling my eyes the while time but I actually really enjoyed it. It was really well written and I liked the mcs together. I'll definitely continue with the series. ...more
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rated 4.5 Stars

Daddy's Best Friend is the height of smutty goodness. I loved every moment of this quick, dirty, taboo read -from the alpha, possessive, neanderthal hero, to the feisty, not afraid to go after what she wants heroine and the smoking hot sex, it all just worked so hard for me.

If you're in the mood for a quick, filthy read I highly recommend this book it will short circuit your brain, leave you breathless, hot, bothered and aching for more. I CANNOT wait to read the next book in the
Elizabeth Neal
**2.5 Stars**

He saw heroine differently a year prior and stayed away due to her age and being best friends with her dad. I was very disappointed to know that since that time, as he flat out told her, he tried to eff her out of his head. So unnecessary. Really lessens my belief in how strongly he claims to have feelings for her. He had been celibate for nine months...because being with the other women didn't work. *rolls eyes*
MG *Bury Me with My Kindle.. & a REALLY Long Charger*
This is exactly the kind of quick read that you think it is: pure guilty pleasure, cheesy, age-gap smutfest. H was pretty over the top at times. Read it in one sitting.

Plot --- 3/5
Main Characters --- 2.5/5
Supporting Cast --- 2.5/5
Steam Level* --- 4.25/5
Violence --- H gets overly protective; father gets in a swing or 2 when he finds out his best friend is banging his daughter (nothing graphic)
Language --- yeah
POV --- 1st (Chase)
Epilogue POV --- Dual

*Note that steam level is not a rating so much
Apr 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotic
This is super fun - I will probably give it a B-

The "minus" because I just wish it had a little more tension and lead up to them having a physical relationship. I get it's 118 pages so I was expecting fast book, but I wanted a little more naughty tension. And maybe not a solid I love you at the end.

But otherwise I had fun reading this. The hero is so growly and omg I have to have her forever, immediately or my cock will explode.

And the next book is the dad of the heroine! LOL. :)
Definitely hot, most likely taboo and absolutely a guilty-pleasure because 'Daddy's Best Friend' delves into a very particular aspect of what most people deem as forbidden in certain relationships. And somehow this in particular, gets me panting.

A barely-legal adult with a man who's probably twice her age will get frowns here, but age differences don't bother me too much (to some extent at least) and London Hale writes this new relationship with smutty confidence, which I appreciate.

There are
Jessica Alcazar
This is really different you guys. It's taboo material but it's sweet and has heart. That's the only way I can describe it. It did not read like a porn clip, which is how these stories usually read. AND, there was nothing OTT about it. If anything, it was a bit understated. The story read like there should have been more depth to it but the subject matter/story line doesn't usually call for it. As an avid reader of this trope, it weirded me out a bit.

I really enjoyed this story. there's nothing
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
*3.5 Stars!*

Shoutout to Nick for putting this series on my radar!


Daddy's Best Friend is a short, addicting and hott af novella that I devoured in one sitting. I'm actually not a big of the "falling for daddy's best friend" trope in erotica, but gaahh the chemistry and writing was so good and I liked the characters and the dramatics were kept to a minimum which was a plus for me. London Hale has easily become one of my go-to authors for erotica romances and I'm totally here for the rest of t
Sara (sarabara081)
I didn't realize this was a novella. It super short (I read it in about an hour or so) and super dirty. Overall enjoyable if you like a dirty read and May to December romances. My issue was that because it was so short, everything went from zero to sixty a little too fast for me. I wanted a little more sexual tension with such a forbidden romance and there just wasn't time for it in the amount of pages the story held. I am interested in reading the next novella in the series as we get get a glim ...more
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Y’all, this was hot. Really fucking hot. It was also totally addictive. I devoured it in about an hour. Hell, I went in to pull quotes for my review and ended up reading it a second time. So, yeah.

I don’t tend to read what I classify personally as straight up erotica. Don’t get me wrong, I like my romance filled with lots of details and dirty talkers. But more often than not, I also need the story and the feels. I enjoy the romance side of the
Once Eve turned eighteen, Nathan realized she was all woman and it made him make a decision to stay away from his best friend will thinking illicit thoughts of his daughter. Eve has always been attracted to Nathan and when one moment leads to something more will they regret it?

This was a good story but was rushed and I would have liked to have read more about the development of their relationship. Overall entertaining though.
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, sexy and quick read. The title really says it all. Hot, steamy and chemistry dripping off the pages! So much fun to read!
Teresa Mary Rose
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This book is so hot and steamy and basically defines guilty pleasure. This book was easy to devour and devour it I did. Nathan and Eve are such a taboo relationship, but as a reader you don’t care at all. They are so hot together and it just works. Nathan has a real dirty mouth and whoa *fans self*. Is the relationship kinda unrealistic? Of course. But that’s also what makes it great. It’s a fantasy and an escape. This is a super quick and steamy re
Judy Lewis
May 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Title: Daddy's Best Friend: Experience Counts (A May-December Romance)
Series: Temperance Falls (Book One)
Author: London Hale
Designation: Standalone Older Man/Younger Woman Contemporary Romance Novella, NO Cliffhanger
My Rating: Four Sinfully Sexy Stars*****
Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! I loved it! Sign me up for the Temperance Falls Gazette! I want more from London Hale! A few months ago, I heard whispers across Facebook of a possible collaboration between two of my favo
Jul 22, 2018 marked it as to-read
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She’s temptation personified
Nathan’s always been more than just my dad’s friend. I never thought he'd see me as an adult, especially not after avoiding me for so long. But one hug, one moment feeling every inch of him against me, shatters that illusion. Consequences no longer matter—I’m eighteen, and I’m willing to risk everything for my shot with him.

He’s not going to resist anymore
I never should’ve seen Eve as more than my best friend’s daughter. As a c
It's no surprise to me that two authors whose words I've been reading (and enjoying the hell out of) since oh, 2009, have teamed up to make a powerful duo of dirty deliciousness.

Despite its short length, this quick little novella is worth the hour (or less) it will take you to read. If you're not afraid of taboo topics and enjoy sweet and steamy smut, these girls have got exactly what you're looking for. ;)
Apr 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited when I heard about Daddy's Best Friend . This is London Hale's first novel and I could not wait to dig into it so when I got a copy of the ARC I started this story as soon as I possible could . I loved it!. Daddy's Best Friend is a steamy book that follow Eve who recently just turned 18 who has been in love with her father best friend and is determined pursue him . The minute I heard this all I could think is omg I cannot wait to see how this unfolds .We also find out that Natha ...more
Amanda Marie Stambaugh
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very shocking and naughty. So good. Everything it promises and more. I only wish my parents' friends were that hot and willing when I was younger. Not big into the Daddy kink, but this is the perfect book of you are. ...more
Jan 01, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-ok, disliked
The H had kept his distance, after seeing her grow up and sparking his interest. It felt wrong to him. Now that she's 18, she's the one to show her interest in him. He makes some token resistance, but it was all over very quickly. Not enough story to rate it higher. ...more
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it.

I'm a sucker for a good May-December romance, and this short little gem is a great one. The storyline was believable and the romance sweet, loving, and steamy.
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quick hot read

This was a quick hot FORBIDDEN story. First time reading this author, will check out the other books in this series. I liked it alot
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Younger woman and an older man, Eve and Nathan. And they were HOT! Eve knew what she wanted and went after him. I love that the next book is Eve's BFF with Eve's Dad. ...more
RCK *don’t be all, like, uncool*
Short not much happens.

Both want each other and finally cave.

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London Hale is the combined pen name of writing besties Ellis Leigh and Brighton Walsh. Between them, they’ve published more than thirty books in the contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense genres. Ellis is a USA Today bestselling author who loves coffee, thinks green Skittles are the best, and prefers to stay in every weekend. Brighton is multi-published with Berkley, St. ...more

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