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Awkward! Top Cringe-Worthy Dad Moments in Romance Novels

Simply Irresistible by Rachel GibsonFather’s Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate it than by counting down with awkwardly funny dad moments?

While dads usually have to enforce the rules, they are oftentimes turned to putty in their children's hands. These are some cringe-worthy moments that turned into laughs and great fatherhood memories for these men.

Pet Shop Meltdown:

In Rachel Gibson’s Simply Irresistible, John discovers he has a six-year-old daughter. He attempts various ways to try to form a relationship with her.

While on a father-daughter date, the two pass a pet store, where John unknowingly allows his daughter to “window shop.“

The dog’s little pink tongue darted out and licked Lexie’s chin. “He likes me, “ she laughed.

John looked at his watch, anxious to have Lexie and the dog part company. “The movie is going to start. We have to go now.”

“I’ve already seen it three times,” she said without taking her eyes from the dog. “You’re precious darlin’," she drawled, sounding amazingly like her mother. “Give me some sugar.”

“No.” John shook his head, suddenly feeling like a pilot trying to land an airplane on one engine. “Don’t exchange sugar.”

His plan for a quick stop turns into an epic meltdown. John scrambles to assuage his daughter’s tears, leading to a hilarious moment in the book. This full-blown meltdown is complete with puppy eyes, promises, love declarations, jubilation, and fear for John’s safety when Georgie (Lexie's mother) finds out.

[Oooh, someone's gonna be in trouble!...]