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Publisher's Summary

He needs someone to work with his son. She needs a job. They need to keep their hands to themselves. 

Welcome to Seattle, the Emerald City and home to The Single Dads of Seattle. Ten sexy single fathers who play poker every Saturday night, have each other's backs, love their children without quarter, and hope to one day find love again.

This is Mark's story....

Single dad of Seattle Dr. Mark Herron can't believe anyone would celebrate their divorce. The dissolution of his marriage left him and his son with a huge hole to fill in their home - and their hearts. So when he overhears a lovely stranger and her friends celebrating the end of her marriage, he's mystified - and then intrigued - by her determination to put the past behind her. But when he learns that Tori Jones needs a job, he knows this can't be a coincidence.

Tori might be telling the world nothing's got her down, but the truth is she's hit rock bottom. Her husband didn't just cheat on her, he took all her money, including her college fund, which means her marriage is over, and so is her dream to go to grad school and help children with special needs. So when a handsome stranger offers her a job caring for his special needs son, she knows she can't turn it down...

Even if what she's feeling for Mark is far from professional.

Now Mark's finding it hard to keep his hands to himself, and Tori's struggling to keep her thoughts from straying to dangerous territory. Will they be able to keep their distance from each other, or will being hired by the sexy single dad be Tori's biggest problem of all?

Note: This book can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. It includes lots of steamy scenes, cursing, and, of course, as with all my books, this has an HEA and no cliff-hanger or cheating. If you like single dads who take charge, this book is for you.

©2019 Whitley Cox (P)2021 Pink Flamingo Productions , LLC

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Excellent Single Dad Romance

I received this audiobook free for an honest review as a member of Pink Flamingo Productions Review Team. This was a very cute, single dad romance. Tori is getting out of a bad relationship, Mark needs someone to take care of his autistic son while he works. Tori fits the bill, in more ways than one. This was a great story because I learned more about autistic spectrum children. The two main characters fight their attraction. But a child is involved. The author handled this situation very delicately. The narrators did an excellent job with the characters, their personalities and the overall story. Looking forward to more in this series.

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Book 1 - The Single Dads of Seattle

This is book 1 in Cox's The Single Dads of Seattle series. I perfect into to this group of single dad's mostly divorced and a bit jaded. This book gives us the story of Mark and Tori. Mark is a doctor and single dad of a special needs child and is in need of a full time care giver / therapist - which just so happens to be Tori's dream job. I love the scenario in which these two meet and I thought it was brilliant how open minded and communicative they both were - at first. Communications hindered a it as the relationship progresses but these two are just so great and I love that Tori finds her strength. Wonderful character growth with both Mark and Tori and an overall well written, perfectly narrated (love both these narrations) romance that is a perfect blend of sweet, heat and a touch of humor. A heartwarming HEA this is sure to please and while this can be read / listened to as a stand alone, I think you'll be as eager as me to listen to more of these single dads of seattle!

I received a free copy of this read at my request and I voluntarily provided this review.

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Adored this!

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Single Dad romances have recently become my kryptonite so I was intrigued by the premises of an entire series of single dads. Whitley Cox is a new to me author and I adored this first book in the series. It a fun, sweet, steamy and emotional story. Mark is single dad to Gabe, a simply adorable little boy. He completely captured my heart. He is on the autism spectrum and is non verbal. Tori and Mark meet at a local bar the night she out celebrating her divorce. They hit it off right away and have fantastic chemistry. Then Mark learns Tori has has a background working with special needs children he hires her on the spot. Although they try hard to fight their attraction so not to cross professional lines it becomes impossible to ignore and their connection is sizzling hot and undeniable. I loved the pacing of the story, the character development and learning about the many side characters which hopefully will continue to see through the series. I am looking forward to Dancing with the Single Dad next. Narration- Allyson Voller and Zachary Johnson’s voices captivated from the very first chapter. Their storytelling had me feeling all the emotions their characters go through from humour, pain, heartache to passion and love. They did a phenomenal job bringing this story to life.

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So cute

This book is so cute and hits home. I know actually what they been through since I have an artistic son as well. I love this book. Allyson Voller and Zachary Johnson did an excellent job at narrating

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Great Characters!

This story was incredible! It is full of fabulous characters! You have Mark, a guy who went through a terrible divorce and watched his wife abandon their autistic son Gabe. Gabe is a sweet boy who is a non-verbal autistic and smart little boy. Gabe is Mark's world and his biggest fears are failing Gabe. Then he meets Tori at a bar and falls for her instantly - luckily she is just what he needs to heal and what Gabe needs to keep progressing forward. Tori is just separated from her awful husband and she is reeling, but just as her world is getting darker, she meets Mark and Gabe - are they what she needs to heal? Is Mark too good to be true? And can Tori face ever having to leave Gabe, the little boy she loves more than words.

The narrators are fabulous! I loved the transitions and the production was fabulous! It was a great introduction to an amazing series! I would recommend this story of love, redemption, and healing to anyone! #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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Disappointed

Totally addicted to audiobooks. I do not understand all the great reviews for this book. It jumps from 3rd to 1st person making it hard to follow. Don’t waste your credit.

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It was Okay

So again, having narrators who didn’t even try to change their voices .. even a little, from male to female or female to male is something I’m just not used to. The story was fine, the characters were likable enough, there was a child which is always a plus for me, but I got a little bored in the middle. The only reason I could finish it was because it was a fairly short book, so there’s that. I certainly didn’t hate it but really, it was just.. Okay.

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Love this Story ❤️

This story kept my interest from the beginning. I love this group of single dads who get together and support each other. My heart goes out to Mark and his son Gabe but they do what they can to get by. Tori is wonderful and really clicks with Mark and Gabe. They both didn't have great relationships the first time around so are a bit afraid of another relationship. Once they decide to let it happen, it was beautiful! I really loved the narration too! Looking forward to listening to the next book!

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I was expecting more.

This is a predictable contemporary romance, and I found parts of it annoying. It had a bunch of good points. The male narrator was excellent and really brought Mark’s chapters to life. Mark’s son Gabe is adorable and seems realistic for a boy on the spectrum. The woman’s therapy for the boy also seems very realistic. Both main characters had pretty good and likable personalities. It is a steamy romance with a charismatic single dad who is also a doctor.

Overall, I suppose that Whitley Cox’s writing style is not my cup of tea. While I appreciate that the main characters took a while before they jumped into bed together, the incessant sexual fantasies every two minutes or less really became annoying. Sometimes it happened every thirty seconds, and it had me rolling my eyes a lot. It became so frequent that I even worried about them ignoring the child. Then, after they started having sex, the story became so focused on their graphic bedroom exploits that the relationship development was too slow for me. Also, the two characters did not share their feelings enough. My last pet peeve in this audiobook was how the female narrator sounded robotic for portions of many sentences.

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love it

One crazy night out with her friends, Tori is celebrating her divorce, and looking for a job. Her education is children with special needs. At the same bar, Mark over hears her conversation. She would be perfect for a position he has to fill. Mark is the father to Gabe, a cute, adorable special needs boy. He needs one on one assistance. He arranges for her to meet Gabe and offers her the job.
Their attraction to each other can jeopardize her job. One mistake from her past puts Gabe into danger.
Tori and Mark are a perfect couple. and Gabe is a remarkable character in this story.
Zachary Johnson and Allyson Voller are amazing narrators. they captured the personalities of each character with perfection.
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  • VoraciousBookDragoness
  • 12-30-21

Story well written and great narration

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Story well written and great narration.

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  • Katharoo
  • 12-08-21

Seattle Single Dads book 1

Hired By The Single Dad.
The Single Dads of Seattle book#1 by Whitney Cox. Narration by Allyson Voller and Zachary Johnson.

This is the start of a group of single dads and their club which focuses on making it work with their kids while commiserating over Poker once a week in a setting of support and camaraderie. This Mark’s story.

Mark just happened to be in the bar where Tori is with her friends celebrating her divorce being final. Kudos for Mark because he approaches the group of women to buy them drinks. After finding out Tori is looking for a new job and has the skills needed for his son Gabe he comes up with a plan to hire her. He doesn’t let Tori know that the position he has in mind for her is for him and Gabe.
Gosh I really loved the pull of attraction these two have from the start. Tori is so good for Gabe getting him out of his shell right away.

This was an emotionally charged book that was realistic and captivated while we follow along with the miscommunication and see these two come to realize they are great together. So yes a HEA is just waiting for you!

I listened to the audiobook version of this book. Zachary was able to show me how Mark felt and there was places with his son that had me bawling and also routing for him and Gabe too. Allyson had me routing for Tori and I really enjoyed hearing her stand up for herself.

I think I’m going to love this series with single dads. ❣️

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  • angeljoy
  • 07-10-21

single dad

I love this series, I have read them all and now I am enjoying listening to them! Love the single mom's also.

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  • 07-06-21

Delightful story

This is a great start to a series, funny, sexy and oh so romantic.
I love Tory's connection with Gabe and the electricity between her and Mark.
This one melted my heart!
Highly recommended.
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  • 06-16-21

Great single Dad romance

Mark was attracted to Tori the minute his eyes landed on her when she was out with friends celebrating her separation from her cheating ex. She told him she worked with children with ASD and he told her his friend was looking for someone for his son but he lied and it was Mark who was looking for someone. The chemistry between them was there from the start and when they gave in to it sparks flew then things happened and Mark fired her saying some awful things to her. Can Tori forgive all the things he said to her in anger or will she tell him to get lost.
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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 06-03-21

Hired by the Single Dad

What a perfect romance. Falling in love with your boss is definitely not what is supposed to happen but luckily the boss feels the same way. And when you add a child into the mix it just makes a perfect story to listen to. I loved all the characters in this book and the way it was written flowed beautifully.

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  • 06-03-21

Sweet romance

This book had me crying with happiness! It’s an honest romance with an edge to it. Gabe is absolutely adorable! With a brilliant performance from both Allyson and Zachary you will fall in love.
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  • Gillek2
  • 06-03-21

Tori and Mark!

Tori’s cheating ex-husband has not only destroyed her happy ever after, but he has also put her professional dreams on hold as well. When her friends convince her to attend a girls night out she never expected that a fellow patron could give her hope for the future.

Mark has a painful past of his own when it comes to love and marriage and is now a single father to his son Gabe. When he finds out she wants to pursue a career in special education and he needs someone to help care for his son it seems like the perfect arrangement. Will they be able to deny the chemistry between them and overcome their pasts?

Mark and Tori take us on an emotional journey as they fight for a second chance at love and the secondary characters leave us wanting their stories as well. The performance of the narrators draw you in to the characters and the emotions they are feeling which only made this book that much better. 🎧The Flock

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  • Dektolia
  • 05-10-21

Relatable characters, great narration

This was the first book I've listened to by Whitley Cox, and I'm interested in listening to more. As a single parent who's been through a divorce, I was able to relate to many of the characters. It would have liked a little more humor to make it a solid 5. It was predictable, but still good. I also appreciated the inclusion of an autistic character.

Zachary Johnson was a new narrator for me. He and Allyson Voller did a great job and I would listen to them both again.

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  • N. Mahoney
  • 05-06-21

I thoroughly enjoyed Hired by The Single Dad

I was so taken with Hired By The Single Dad and enjoyed every moment of this excellent romance.

Single father, Dr Mark Herron overhears a group of ladies celebrating one of their divorces (or rather separations.) He cannot understand why one would celebrate getting divorced so when his curiosity gets the better of him he strikes up a conversation with the wonderful Tori. After speaking to her he realises that in spite of how drawn he is to her, she has the right qualifications and she would be idea to work with his son, who has autism.

I honestly adored Tori, Mark and his son Gabe. I appreciated the representation of autism and how Gabe was very much a child who happens to face the challenges of autism rather than it defining his character.

Of course, a great dad is absolutely swoon-worthy and Mark is a great dad, not to mention that he is a sexy, considerate Doctor too. Tori is such a sweet, considerate person and despite them both having been stung by their marriages, their draw to each other is smoking hot.

This audiobook really was the whole package. The immensely talented Allyson Voller and Zachary Johnson did an amazing job of bringing the story to life. Everything about their performance was spot on. All of the emotions and personalities came across in their performances.

I will definitely be listening to more books from this series.
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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 12-30-21

Beautiful 💖💖💖

I loved their story and I love his son gab . They are beautiful together and I love how this all came to be . Perfect ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥