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Daddy Issues: A Single Dad Romance

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  494 ratings  ·  119 reviews
A broody billionaire mets his match when he hires a nanny to care for his bundle of joy.

My life was ordered. Smooth and neat like my scotch. I had arranged relationships with a beginning and end. No romantic attachments was my motto.

Then I met Maggie. A beautiful, young woman trying to find her place in the gritty world of Manhattan. She deserved more than a jaded man like

316 pages
Published November 20th 2019
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Raine Miller
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A southern girl brings a Manhattan billionaire to his knees in this delightful tale by Liv Morris. I devoured this book! 5 Steel Magnolia Stars for Daddy Issues.
Lisa Roberts
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was so so good we have a broken billionaire that has demons and a girl who is a breath of fresh air and the biggest heart with a great sense of humor and I loved Maggie her and Lucas could not be any different even though warned to stay away their connection is off the charts hot and she's were she wants to be. I loved the dialogue it keeps you on your toes so well written with humor, intensity we get it all in this one and I couldn't put it down. ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Daddy Issue by Liv Morris is the story of Lucas and Maggie.
Maggie is looking for a job but has been helping to babysit while trying to find her dream job. Lucas doesn't do emotions especially toward women and prefers to have a business arrangement when he does need to have a women around. There was a accident when he was younger that changed his mother along with another women he thought he loved but she wasn't there for that. So when he happens to meet the Maggie who is a southern girl with he
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

What's that they say about opposites attract? That's exactly what happens when a cold, controlled (on the outside) billionaire meets a cheerful, attention wandering sweetheart of a young woman. There's an instant attraction on both their parts, and Maggie's (Magnolia) all for pursuing it, but she walks away instead. But then circumstances force her back into his life and they go from there.

Where do they go? Well, more of the same. Lucas trying to restrain himself from falling for the free sp
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Liv Morris has a way of taking tried and true tropes and spinning them into something so delightful, fresh and infectious I'm always looking forward to her next release. Daddy Issues delivers on all counts. Lucas and Maggie are so much more that a single dad - nanny fling. Maggie is an impetuous small town girl chasing her dreams in Manhattan when she crosses paths with a hot, suited mystery man in a coffee shop. The dream chasing isn't panning out, so Maggie has fallen back on her skills as a t ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Nov 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
Daddy Issues is a stand-alone single dad romance by Liv Morris. This review will be called Sofia's issues and it's a part of a series called "Once again my pet peeve ruined the day (and the book)."

As some people know, my second most hated thing in a book is reading about other women/men. Well, the book began with Lucas seeing the sins of last night still sleeping in his bed. Was that necessary? Or to know that he had a bought and paid relationship with her? As if that wasn't enough at some point
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

Hey Maggie! I remember you, Magnolia best friend of Tessa. I loved her and her pinkness.

Maggie, she’s quirky, she’s funny, she’s gorgeous, she just needs a job. What better way to get over a crappy job interview than spend a few pounds on a mochachocalatte with whipped cream, marshmallows and a dusting of cinnamon on top? And if you happen to meet a hunk of a man in the coffee queue - you are winning at life.

I adored the early interactions of Lucas and Maggie aka Peaches and Herb. I c
My first read by this author and it was very sweet. Poor Lucas is just a broke down mess! He happens to catch our sweet heroine Maggie in a coffee shop one morning. It was serendipity 😍

This was just a sweet not sexy low angst read. There were problems but nothing major. You have the single dad and the nanny and it was love at first sight. Not a whole lot is steamy scenes but the plot drove this book not the sex.

Cheating None
Sexy Time ⭐️⭐️
Epilogue ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heather andrews
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I liked thar Maggie knew how to crack the whip with Lucas, “um, no.” Maggie’s green eyes blazed, making me stand taller. “Your first lesson is in bottle feeding, not downing a bottle. There’s your baby doll. Use it.” I liked this book, I liked Lucas.
Michele McMullen
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The Bookish Soaper
I didn’t quite feel the connection I was hoping to with this book. It was instalovey and way to sugar sweet for me. I didn’t feel the sexual tension I would expect with a nanny romance. This one just didn’t work for me all that much.
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a great twist on the single dad romance. There’s plenty of layers to the story of why Lucas is such a closed off guy and the ending was adorable. I have to say Lucas and Maggie’s “meet cute” was so fantastic! Had me smiling & swooning away. Loved catching up with Jess and Barclay too.

I received an arc of this book.
Avidez Literaria
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
“She was a delectable temptation wrapped up in a beautiful young package, and I needed to get the hell away from her.”

The first time Lucas and Maggie meet, it can be said that fate was on a moody day. With a scene that looks like a slapstick movie, Lucas watches a beautiful woman in line to buy a coffee, but the attraction soon disappears when she photographs him. And everything gets worse when she trips, almost falls, he supports her and a shoe goes flying to a hitherto unknown whereabouts. Luc
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I ADORED this book! Liv Morris made me swoon and sigh, as she also delivered the quiver.

Lucas is one of those guys who doesn't believe in happily-ever-afters because he hasn't seen one, for one thing, and he also doesn't think he deserves one. He's so closed off that when he meets Maggie in a coffee shop, his immediate connection upends him. He wants her, but he's convinced he shouldn't have her.

The good news is that Maggie SEES him. She recognizes his vulnerabilities, and she believes in him.
April Symes
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Daddy Issue by Liv Morris is the story of Lucas and Maggie.
Lucas is this rich, sexy yet closed off billionaire. Maggie is a sweet, beautiful young woman who is trying to make it big in NYC.
Lucas is a broken soul and how he goes about getting his temporary piece isn't my cup of tea. His life gets turned upside down when he finds out that he is a father. The baby mama left the baby literally behind...that's when Maggie and Lucas are brought together (again). She's a nanny while trying to get her
Devon Ann
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Stacy Hahn
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Daddy Issues by Liv Morris was fantastic. Lucas is a total womanizer, but it’s his defense mechanism. He doesn’t feel he deserves to be happy, and it’s his way to punish himself. For 20 years this is what he’s done, until a chance meeting at a coffee shop was just the beginning. His life takes a bigger turn when his past comes back with more than he bargained for. I don’t want to say much more except this book will keep you glued to the pages. Lucas is a maddeningly hot jerk that you’ll fall in ...more
A.J. Andersen
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I knew just from the blurb that this was a story that I needed to read, and I was right!

Lucas... oh Lucas. My favorite kind of hero! Troubled, self-loathing and so, so very sweet under all the angst.

Maggie was wonderful! Patient and good, with so much love to give to Lucas, if only he would let her.

This is a love story that shouldn't be missed! I could hardly put it down once I started reading.
5/5 beautiful, amazing ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a Fantastic read by Liv Morris,
A single Dad romance that read like a fairytale,and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I Loved the chemistry between Moody,broody Lucas and the delightful sweet Maggie,it was hot steamy and romantic...Esssentially these two have not very much in common but come together to take care of a surprise bundle that lands in Lucas's life.I was completely entertained by their journey and it was a pleasure to read this book.
I highly recommend it.
Heather Pollock
QueenZany 4.5 Star Review
Daddy Issue
by Liv Morris

Daddy Issue is a fun, heavenly sweet love story!
One, where you want to believe in fate and the crazy instances that bring you to where you need to be in life. Which Liv executed brilliantly with a sense of humor and wit.
Kasey Sullivan
Nov 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this book. I skimmed a lot because it’s a lot of internal dialogue and I missed their connection.

It’s a different way to spin the single dad romance and I liked the way she did it. A little confused on the mom thing but wasn’t that big of a deal.

The beginning of this book is great! The meet and the banter is amazing.

I liked that Tessa was in the story a little to help bring the connection of the friends.
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was super happy when I found out this book would feature Tessa's friend Maggie - and she did not disappoint - fun and sassy and certainly not a pushover - a girl after my own heart....
Lucas is an absolute ass-- one of those guys you just can't wait to see cut down to size!
Add in the most adorable baby and you can't put this book down!!
Amy Dickinson
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

There are some romantic tropes that act like candy; they sweeten our romantic soul. For me, sub-tropes such as rich billionaire and his nanny romance feed my “sweet tooth” for titillating stories. Usually, with this trope, the billionaire knocks up his nanny, and there’s an issue with propriety and ethics. Liv Morris’s Daddy Issues isn’t THAT type of billionaire/nanny story. Instead, this is a story about a broken man forgoing the richness of happiness in his world because
Amy Dickinson
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall Grade: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

There are some romantic tropes that act like candy; they sweeten our romantic soul. For me, sub-tropes such as rich billionaire and his nanny romance feed my “sweet tooth” for titillating stories. Usually, with this trope, the billionaire knocks up his nanny, and there’s an issue with propriety and ethics. Liv Morris’s Daddy Issues isn’t THAT type of billionaire/nanny story. Instead, this is a story about a broken man forgoing the richness of happiness in his world because
Dora Harvey
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

This was an amazing and beautiful love story. This book was extremely entertaining, captivating, interesting, and humorous at times. I could not put it down. This story is about Lucas Shaw and Magnolia (Maggie) Talbot. New York’s most eligible billionaire bachelor (Lucas Shaw) is about to get some news that will change his world! Lucas is so swoon-worthy, tall, and handsome, but he did not do romantic relationships so to keep it simple,
Reviews from the Heart
Nov 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
Uhh, I don't know what is in the water these days, but this is the second book this week that wasn't really doing it for me. Daddy Issues was just blah to me. I am fairly certain I will forget all about it in a day or two. I caught myself more than once thinking of anything but this book. I felt like there was so much unneccesary dialogue that my mind just wondered off. I just don't understand why so much dialogue was included, when in my opinion less would have been more. I wasn't a fan of the ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Daddy Issues is only the second book that I've read by Liv Morris, and I have to say, I've become a BIG fan of her talented self! This is the story of Lucas, a billionaire, who battles serious past demons, so he does his utmost best to be as cold as possible so no one gets past his walls. Maggie is a sunshine kind of girl, who cracked me up completely from the moment she came on the scene. She's a firm believer in Serendipity (going as far as talking about the movie of this name which I loved), ...more
mary Baird
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I devoured Daddy Issues like it was a piece of my favorite kind of pie!! Delicious from the get-go and guaranteed to make you swoon!!

Billionaire Lucas Shaw is NY most popular bachelor. Yet finding love is the last thing he wants. Actually, he lives his life so that he doesn’t
give himself a chance for this to happen. All his relationships are arranged and come with an end date. He finds life easier that way, neat and organized. But his life is about to change!!

Maggie Talbot was the exact opposi
Stacie R.
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lucas is a no-nonsense kind of guy. His life is ordered and runs smoothly. He was firmly in the no relationship camp, until he met Maggie. Maggie is trying to find herself in the big city of Manhattan, failed interview after failed interview, she is trying to figure things out. When she runs into Lucas Shaw she can’t help but be intrigued by him. However Lucas knows he can never be what Maggie deserves and he lets her walk away. When Lucas gets the surprise of a life-time, he turns to his friend ...more
Lindsey (Linz Readz)
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review, kindle
*4.5 Stars*

I absolutely loved the meet cute and the way opposites truly attracted in this book! I want more of these two!

Maggie is quirky, funny, and just trying to find herself in the big world of Manhattan. When she runs into Lucas Shaw, she is immediately intrigued by him. He runs a very strict and smooth lifestyle which means no long-term relationships, ever. After their meet cute, he knows she deserves better and lets her walk away. When an old tryst of his, shows up with his daughter, he i
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USA Today bestselling author, Liv Morris, was raised in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. She now resides on the concrete rock of Manhattan with her first and hopefully last husband. After relocating fourteen times during his corporate career, moving is her superpower along with drinking near lethal amounts of coffee. Her favorite things are men dressed in bespoke suits and Jon Hamm from Mad Men. I ...more

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