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Daddy's Heart (Windy City #5)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  206 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Samantha is starting over, this time in Chicago, and she needs a place to crash when she gets there. Luckily a family friend is hooking her up with a spare room.

The catch? The room is in the apartment of an insanely hot guy. To make matters worse, he has every mannerism of a Daddy Dom that sets her imagination ablaze.

Ryder doesn’t mind giving up his spare room to help out
Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Published November 20th 5 by Black Heart Publications
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Louise H  -  ⭐ Life in the Book Lane Reviews ⭐
Ryder and Samantha's story is a wonderful read. The DD/lg element is written in a way that not only makes it accessible to those not into the kink but I found it opened my eyes to the thoughts and needs behind that type of relationship. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed reading about their style of relationship, Ms Stone portrayed it very sensitively and with great respect.

As with many of her books, there is an element of romantic suspense in Daddy's Heart. It certainly added an edge to the
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every book in this series has been phenomenal. The words flow. The characters and chemistry are amazing. I totally recommend this series.
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can Samantha rely on Ryder to keep her body and heart safe?

Daddy’s Heart is the fifth book in the Windy City series. Ryder has agreed to let a friend of a friend stay at his place, but he wasn’t expecting Samantha. She’s young, sweet, a little sassy, and their kinks align perfectly. But when Samantha is threatened, can she rely on Ryder to keep her body and heart safe?

This book moves at a pretty quick pace, is filled with sweetness and steam, and Ryder and Samantha definitely wedged their way i
Liz Booker
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
3½ stars
♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️

I am a massive fan of Measha Stones, but I have to say this is the first Windy City book I have read of hers. So don't feel like you need to read the others. I didn't even know there were others. Daddy's Heart is a good daddy dom story that I enjoyed. I did have a small issue with Sam sometimes with her trust issues with Ryder, but I guess I understand- to a point- but even after he proved over and over that he could be trusted, she still has the trust problem.

Daddy's Heart is a daddy dom story
Rose Howse
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For this story, we have Sammy, aka Samantha and Ryder who was asked to do a favor for George of Gallant Domination. Sam is coming to get away from a past bf who is in jail. George asked Ryder to let Sammy stay in his spare bedroom because George's Mom was staying with him. Sam is trying to get a job as a librarian and just needs a place to stay until she gets a job and apartment of her own. Ryder is a daddy dom but hasn't had a little to care for, for a long time. Sammy is a little but hasn't ha ...more
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
While this is book five in the series, it is definitely a stand alone novel. There is mention of two characters from the previous books but they really are so secondary to the plot that it won't matter if you have read their story. Although, I do recommend reading the other books just because they were good. Samantha is new to Chicago and ends up staying with a friend of a friend until she gets a job. But when she accidently refers to him as Daddy, Ryder realizes that he and Samantha share somet ...more
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Book 5 in the Windy City series, but the focus is on a new couple who are not part of the close circle of friends in the previous books.

I felt this book was okay. For me the background story was just a bit over the top and I could have done without it and instead have the focus on the couple and their relationship. And for two people who are familiar in the lifestyle I did miss a conversation about safeword and limits.

I did like how Ryder encouraged Sam to go after her dreams and loved her intel
Kari Hansen
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Samantha is looking for a fresh start and to put some distance between herself and her past which is how she finds herself staying with Ryder. She has been burnt in the past so the last thing she is looking for is a relationship but there is something about Ryder and his dominating ways that calls to her.

What started out as a favor to a friend by having Samantha stay with him until she gets on her feet has become complicated. When he realizes that they have more in common than he ever expected h
Wendy Livingstone
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 5th book in this series and is Ryder and Samantha’s story. This is a well written flawless story which is sweet, humorous, steamy and with witty banter and love. I highly recommend for all readers who love reading a Daddy Dom / Little Girl romance. I was intrigued and hooked throughout this addictive page turner, and look forward to reading more from this talented author.
When Measha Stone began re-releasing her Windy City quartet, I wondered why. Now I see that it was because she added this: a fifth book only tenuously connected to the first four (Kendrick and Kelly from Secured Heart make a brief cameo).

Though I liked the first four (by and large and some better than others), I didn't particularly like this one and the 3 stars are generous. Yes, the characters are likeable (Samantha isn't whiny or a brat and Ryder isn't dictatorial or an ass); yes, the erotic s
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ryder and Samantha's story was sweet and sexy with a good DD/lg theme for extra saucy fun. I loved Ryder's character - a strong Daddy Dom but not over the top. Samantha showed her sassy, bratty side which kept their steam lively and hot. This was a fun read, and a great way to finish off the Windy City series! ...more
Jul 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: bdsm-read
Ok good
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Reviewed as part of Windy City: The Complete 5 Book Series.

Samantha really, really longs for a Daddy Dom. Can her new roommate be her Daddy?

First, a qualification - the Daddy kink squicks me out, so I'm not the most impartial reviewer of stories with this particular theme. That being said, I was able to enjoy this one somewhat because the story is sexy and fast paced. I don't think it's my favorite BDSM themed romance, but it's well written and enjoyable.

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Quick Summary
Sam leaves her hometown to start fresh in the city, far away from her ex and all the drama he brought into her life with his illegal dealings.

When she ends up rooming with an older Dom, while she looks for work and a place of her own, Sam finds it harder and harder to hide her Little side from him. Ryder is everything she’s ever wanted in a Daddy and when she pushes him too far, he takes the reins and gives Sam exactly what she’s been asking for.

Their arrangement starts off as a
Donna Louise
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Donna L
5.0 out of 5 starsDaddy's Love Conquers All
November 5, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
Daddy's Heart is another wonderful addition to the Windy City series.
When a book touches your heart, you know your in for an epic journey.
Honestly,every time i read another new book by this author ,they just
keep getting better.This was such a well written story that it was difficult
to pick what part i liked best.But, i loved how the relationship between
Samantha and Ryder grew so naturally and at no time seem
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is book 5 in the Windy City, but unlike the rest of the books in the series these characters haven't been introduced before. They are completely new. There are loose connections to the scene since Ryder is involved with Gallant Domination, but no direct link. Because of that, this one can definitely be read as a stand alone. The story has some light BDSM elements and the DD/lg didn't feel super forceful. The story line is really strong and has all the suspense, half-truths, passion, heartac ...more
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by this author, apart from her short story in an anthology a while back. I must say that I am kicking myself for not picking up another book of hers before now.

I love my kink romance. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I have read many Daddy Dom/ Little Girl romances, some only lightly using DD/LG and others it was heavy, my go-to is romance reads are BDSM, all kinds and this little number was awesome.

It had a bit of everything. Hot as hell, funny, loveable characters, sweetness and a littl
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a coy of this book from the publisher/author to review.

Samantha is starting over, this time in Chicago, and she needs a place to crash when she gets there. Luckily a family friend is hooking her up with a spare room. The catch? The room is in the apartment of an insanely hot guy. To make matters worse, he has every mannerism of a Daddy Dom that set her imagination ablaze. Ryder doesn't mind giving up his spare room to help out a friend. But, his friend din't explain how attractive Sam
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 5th entry in the Windy City series by this author, detailing the potential forming of a DD/lg relationship between Ryder & Samantha. They are not members of the original group in the first 4 books, although Kendrick & Kelly do make a brief appearance.
This one just missed for me, mostly because of Samantha (Sammy) & her bratting & determination to keep HUGE secrets from Ryder. And, to be clear, this is MY PERSONAL ISSUE, nothing to do with the author's writing ability (which IMO is ve
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad I stumbled across Daddy's Heart! Measha Stone manages to combine romance and kink in an adorable package. Sam has had a rough couple of years and previous partners have made her keep her little side subdued. She came to Chicago to start fresh. She has her degree and has her sights set on a huge library in the city as her new place of employment. She is going to be stay with Ryder, a friend of her brother's friend in the city. He offered his spare room just until she gets a job so sh ...more
Joy Westerfield
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Windy City Series keeps getting better! This time the story is about Ryder and Samantha. She is staying with him as a favor to a friend, and when they meet, Ryder just knows she’s a “little”. But Sam is afraid to show that side of herself because of her past. Can Ryder bring that side of her out? I love the interactions between these two characters. I found Samantha endearing as I found her snarky side to be funny. She loves to test the waters with Ryder. And Ryder is definitely a Daddy Dom, ...more
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Out of the 5 Windy City books, this one has to be my favorite. I loved the characters so much. Ryder is a strict but fun Daddy Dom and Samantha is a little who tries to keep that side of her hidden. When she has to stay with Ryder, the snark in her comes out and at times she is a hot mess. Ryder doesn't want to get involved but the pull to her is impossible to resist. He takes her in hand and helps her through times when she needs correction but Samantha is hiding something from Ryder. When dang ...more
Marlene Davis
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: write-a-review
Ryder exchanged some maintenance and volunteered in rooms at Gallant Domination for his friend George. When there last, George told him the younger sister of a good friend would be coming to town soon and needed a temporary place to Ryder agreed that Samantha could stay with him while she was searching for Librarian jobs with her new Master's degree. He hadn't had a relationship in a while as he was a Daddy Dom and most women didn't want to be treated as a Little Girl...but to his surp ...more
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My love for Maesha stone has continued to grow with each book I’ve read by her!!! She has such a knack for taking the “forbidden” topics and making them so real and amazingly hot!! I was emotionally attracted to the characters and they made you feel each emotion with them. This amazing writing will drag you into the world of Ryder and Sam and make you obsess over them.

I was completely enthralled from the first word to the last word. The situations the characters gets went through were very real
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's just for a few weeks he said.
Until she finds a job, he said. And my mother is staying at my apartment so I don't have room. And she's the sister of a friend. So, automatic hands-off.
You know what they say about best laid plans!
Big, burly carpenter Ryder lets Samantha stay at his place, in his spare room. The circle of friends around the Top Floor people consist mostly of Doms and subs. And Ryder is the very picture of a Daddy. Samantha on the other hand hasn't had much luck being a little.
Rhonda Hicks
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the fist of the "Windy City" series I've read and now I know I'm going to have to backtrack and reading the four preceding books. If you've read the teaser then you know Ryder is just trying to help a friend of a friend. And does it somewhat reluctantly to begin with but since he's going to be doing a construction job that will require a lot of his time, they shouldn't make each other uncomfortable or get into each other's way. And that's when it begins. Holly h*ll the chemistry between ...more
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Secrets and Love

Ryder’s friend George asks him for a favor. Samatha needs a place to stay for a few weeks. Friends helping friends. Right? Okay, so, this is what happens. Samantha annoys Ryder, not knowing it’s him. She calls him Daddy, she doesn’t listen. Oh boy! No funishments here.
Anyway, Ryder try’s to keep Samantha safe. Samantha has issues, Meanwhile, her past catches up with her. Ryder and Samantha need to admit to what is happening between them.
I would definitely recommend this book, not
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the final book in the Windy City series of interconnected standalones. The couple featured in this Daddy Dom book is Ryder and Samantha. Samantha moves to Chicago for a fresh start. While she’s looking for work, she ends up couch surfing with Ryder, a friend of her brother’s friend. Knowing that Samantha is new to the city, Ryder introduces her to her new home. I loved the way the author showed Samantha as a Little, and watching Ryder help Sammy be more accepting of herself as a Little w ...more
Jo-Ann Forrest
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ryder helps out his friend George by offering his friend Samantha to be his houseguest while she gets a job after moving from Indiana. Samantha is moving to Chicago to leave her past behind. She is sweet, sassy, smart and so naughty and Ryder might be the right man to make her walk the line. He is strict, a disciplinarian but a great daddy. They start this relationship but her past catches up with ber and may wall be the death of her. This story has so much twist and turns, your head will spin i ...more
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