Like Father Like Son by Leigh Lennon


Title: Like Father Like Son
Series: Father/Son Duet #1
Author: Leigh Lennon
Genre: Forbidden Romance
Release Date: July 25, 2019


I said
good-bye to my son.
I watch his
grave lower into the ground and think I gladly would have given my life for
him. But even in my grief, I can’t stop thinking about the woman he called his
His last
request? Dad, please take care of Holland. You’re the only one I trust. But the
thoughts swirling through my mind are certainly not what my late son had in
mind. How do I resist this woman in front of me?
After all,
you can’t choose love, it chooses you.
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I stop to let this sink in. I’m a father without a son? Is
this possible? My lips tremble at the thought of the last time I’d seen him
only a month ago. He never brought Holland, wanting to spend as much time
together, just him and me. If I’d known it was all the time I’d had with him,
would I have held him longer? Done anything different? It doesn’t matter, not
now that I essentially have my father status stripped from me. 
As if staring at Dear Dad isn’t enough to
rip my heart out, I begin to devour the letter and his last words.
Dear Dad,
Fuck, If you’re reading this, it means I’m gone. I
had one dream, growing old with Holland. Death won’t stop me from providing for
my wife.  And because you’re the best man I know, what I’m about to ask—my
last request—I know you’ll do. Please take care of Holland. Take her back to
California with you. It’s a lot—I know. But, I’m placing my most precious
possession in your hands.
See, we don’t have much saved and the military won’t let
Holland stay in government quarters after my death. I have very little to provide
for her if I die. I have my SGLI (life insurance), but it’s not enough after
she pays for school. But she’s talented in design. Please help her get on her
feet. Love her like you love me. She has nothing to go back to in Virginia. Her
family will suck the little life insurance she has of mine dry.
Mom would have felt so abandoned if I went straight to
you from high school. But if I trust anyone with Holland, it’s you. 
One of my regrets in life is not fighting Mom to come
live with you. By the time I knew I could stand up to her, I had met Holland.
Please don’t tell Mom this. She tried, I know she did. She loves me, this I
never doubted. But I wish I knew you better, Dad.
Please know that every moment we had together, I
treasured. I know that’s not a real dude-like thing to say, but I did. You made
me the man who Holland fell in love with. Let her know when she falls in love
again, it’s okay! I want everything for her that we couldn’t have together.
And, Dad, I know Mom did you wrong. You never made me
choose, but it made you cynical. That’s why you’ve never committed to anyone
else. Please, find a woman you love and live the life I couldn’t.
You will always be a dad—my dad.
He has given me closure and purpose. In his honor, I’ll make
sure Holland is taken care of.


Coming Soon

Releasing August 8, 2019
Author Bio
Leigh Lennon is
mother, veteran and a wife of a cancer survivor. Originally with a degree in
education, she started writing as an outlet that has led to a deep passion. She
lugs her computer with her as she crafts her next story. Her imaginary
friends become real on her pages as she creates a world for them. She loves
pretty nails, spikey hair and large earrings. Leigh can be found drinking
coffee or wine, depending on the time of the day.
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Like Father Like Son
Leigh Lennon

I love a good taboo romance and you cannot get more taboo then the father of your dead husband, in my honest opinion. This is not a spoiler as it is in the blurb. Like Father Like Son by Leigh Lennon is such a romance and though I do have to say I struggle with the first 20%, I devoured the last 80%. Holland was married to the love of her life. She was happy and they had a life-time together to look forward, until they didn’t.

Scott is now gone and his last request was to have his father watch over this wife, because he trusts no one else. But the thoughts Maguire has are definitely not the ones he should be having. Though I did not like Holland at first, she grew on me and the story continued. She was feisty, strong, but also struggling. I absolutely loved Maguire. He was strong, honest and caring to those that mattered to him. He was protective of Holland.

Like Father Like Son by Leigh Lennon was a captivating slow burn taboo romance. Their chemistry is insane and I loved their banter. That ending was unexpected and has my counting down the days to get my hands on the final book!

~ Liz


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