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Donut Leave Me

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Forest Jenson lives the wild life, and the only thing he takes seriously is his career as a pastry chef. At thirty-five, he still spends all of his free time hooking up, hitting the town, and refusing to settle down. Growing up and having a family are the furthest things from his mind until an old one-night-stand crashes the party to inform him he has a daughter. A seven-y ...more
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Published June 1st 2018 by Self
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Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is the first book of Teresa Crumpton’s that I have read. I wasn’t sure on what to expect but I needn’t have worried. I found the writing style easy to follow, the characters likeable and the storyline enjoyable.
I understood why Hallie did what she did but I thought her actions were extremely selfish. I also didn’t like that Piper kept her secret. I know that Hallie was Piper’s best friend and had her reasons but Forest was her brother and he had a right to know about Ella from the sta
Samantha Ortegon (Books, Wine & Time)
Donut Leave Me by Teresa Crumpton is one of the 13 novellas that take part of the Donut Collaboration celebrating National Donut Day.

Donut Leave Me is a sweet, heartbreaking and fast read that introduces Forest Jenson who has been living the single life with little responsibilities. He finds that a one night stand leads to a seven year old daughter and now he has to man up and raise her while he has to get her through the heartbreak of losing her mother.

Ella Hartley is meeting her father for the
Chasing The Words  Book Blog
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Note to everyone who picks up this book....
Have a box of tissues on hand...maybe even two boxes. I was a bawling, hot mess at 2am during one of my insomnia bouts (Thankfully everyone else was asleep so they couldn’t make fun of me).

Donut Leave Me is my first book by Teresa Crumpton and will definitely not be my last (as we speak I am off to one-click the next book in this series). My heart was in shambles at times (remember bawling mess) but was lifted back up by the Family and Friendships that
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
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 th
Renee Entress
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 star

I was pulled right into this short story but kind of left hanging. The story has grief, pain, laughs, and a father forming a bond with his daughter.

This is Forest’s story. He is a man who lives for himself. That is until he finds out he has a daughter. A one night stand from years ago had a little girl. Now she is going to come and live with him. He has to figure out how to raise a daughter and keep her happy and settled. He is determined to form a bond with his daughter. This short st
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This is Teresa’s first foray into traditional contemporary romance, and I’ve got to say, it was very good. We see a very different writing style in this one than we do in her paranormal series (The Foster House Legacy series). I really like it, as it is more streamlined and funny. This story has a bit of everything: loss, gain, romance, love, and since it is only half of Forest’s story, there is a small cliffhanger. Fores
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked the story but I absolutely despised the mother. How can you be so cruel and selfish? If you know from the start you'll be dead sooner rather than later, how can you keep your child from his father, knowing full well that he would want to be part of her life, would love and cherish her? How can you stand yourself knowing full well that she'll have to face not only your dead but being thrust on a man she doesn't know at all? When she would have had the chance to get to know and love and tr ...more
Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
3.5 stars

Donut Leave me is a quick, sweet heartwarming read. With tragedy bringing the daughter he never knew he had to his door Forest’s life is completely turned upside down. I adored the sweetness between Forest and his daughter Ella. Full of warm and fuzzies even through the heartbreak that brought them together, they were precious. The beginning of a sweet romance with the kindhearted Jax who runs a donut shop took a bit of a back seat in this read which left me wanting more, but overall I
Amber Goodwin
Jun 01, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a short read that pulls you in. Forest has had his life turned upside down. First he finds out he has a daughter who is 7 then Hallie the mother passes away. Left to care for his daughter Ella who doesn't really know him, he does the best he can finding his way.
To me Ella seemed too mature for an 8 year old. She handled things better than I would and definitely better than my own 7 year old would. I would have liked for there to have been a HEA, I think the story just wasn't long enoug
Beyond The Covers Blog
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: krysten
Donut leave me is a sad emotional read. Please be warned you'll need lots of tissues. Forests life comes to screeching halt when he finds out he has a daughter that he never knew about but when Hallie comes to tell him all about their daughter it's not the news he expected Hallies dying and wants Forest to rise their daughter. The day Forest found out Hallie died in a car accident his life flipped upside. Ella just lost her mom and is trying to be a big girl but it's hard for. This book is emoti ...more
Becky Wise
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
A very cute surprise kid read. Forest is amazing. I love how once he finds out about Ella the bound is almost instant for these two. You feel for Ella with all the changes that happen. She has this resilient spirit that brings life back to not only Forest but everyone she interacts with. Forest is an amazing dad. Now I'm still not sure how I feel about his sister Piper. I'm hoping as this One of the Boys series develops we finally get to see why Piper is the way she is. I really enjoyed this one ...more
Rhonda  Gulnac
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sunday morning tears😍

I almost didn't get the chance to read this little gem! I am glad I chose to one click! Started with years and ended with hope! Sweet Ella. My heart broke for this girl. I loved that her new found daddy stepped up for her, and I fell in love with the whole gang in this series. I do wish the book has been longer, but hopefully the story of Forest, Ella, and Jax will continue in future books. I will be downloading the entire series!!
Aug 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018, ku-loans
Not a romance. Jax the "heroine" doesn't even come on the page until close to halfway through the book. At around 74% there's really not a romantic relationship and Jax comments that they don't really know each other. I real don't know how to describe this. It's like the story of a man finding out he gas a kids and adjusting to her. That's it.
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019-read, ku-book

The summary does warn you but there is no HEA in this novella. there is also way too much telling and not showing. And I’m not sure that 7-year-old was true to life and if she is, she’s a brat with a potty mouth. It was a novella but it read slow.
Jennifer Alexander
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it

Now the previous book I read from this author makes more sense. Cute little story of how family really works together.
Jun 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Cute story, but not exactly a romance. I'm not sure when/how the love story happened. Loved Ella!
Andrea Britton
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hopefully there will be more to this story? That ending left me a little upset. But overall a great read. I enjoyed all the characters. Ella was the star of this book!
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Teresa Crumpton is a hybrid: she grew up in the Midwest and the American South. She writes dark supernatural thrillers and contemporary romance. She loves classic horror movies and Shakespeare. She never thought she'd turn her passion for writing into a career, but here she is!

When Teresa isn't writing, you can find her at book signings or traveling the world with the perfect man for her. She's l
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