A Review of The Daddy Track by Allison Leigh, Illustrated by Mayu Takayama

 The Daddy Track
Book:  The Daddy Track Author:  Allison Leigh,  Illustrated by Mayu Takayama Publisher:  Harlequin Comics Availability:   Kobo  Amazon  Google Books Author Social Media and Website:  Allison Leigh  Allison’s Facebook  Allison’s Goodreads Illustrator Social Media and Website:   None Found Overall Rating:  3.75 out of 5 Stars

Overall Summary:

When Nate’s friend and colleague dies in an accident after replacing Nate on a business trip, Nate is determined to make amends with his family and gain some sort of atonement.  He offers to help out his friend’s sister, Jordan, who is busy raising a pair of twins and running a cafe.  As their interaction grows through business and friendship, and Nate starts to struggle with his growing feelings, will he decide to follow his mind or his heart?

Overall  Impressions

The story of the growing and changing relationship between Nate and Jordan has a true breath of life in it, one that quite a few readers will relate to.  Although it is fairly standard fair for Harlequin romances, it touches on a number of different subjects that are often shied away from, such as depression, women in business and family dynamics.  Allison Leigh and Maya Takayama have put together a sure-fire read for an enjoyable afternoon with this one.  It’s relatively light and breezy, and somewhat predictable, but in a good way.

Allison Leigh
Allison Leigh

The illustrations in this manga match the tone of the book fairly well, and are refreshingly simplistic, but not without quality.  They add to the enjoyment of the story by not distracting from it, and the characters are consistent throughout the book, even as they grow and age.

While this manga is an enjoyable read, there really aren’t any real surprises here.  It reminds me of a modern fairy tale where everything gets resolved neatly at the end.  It’s a romance in the classic sense of the word, and readers are most likely to breathe a sigh of contentment when they are done reading it.

Rating System

0 Stars – Perfect for kindling or wasting space on your hard drive

1 Stars-  Perfect Gift for that person you can’t stand

2 Stars- Put it on your “to borrow” list

3 Stars  — Buy it if you get the chance; worth a weekend read

4 Stars — Definitely add it to your library

5 Stars  — Impulse Buy Approved

 

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