Guess What I’m Reading-Baby Daddy by S. Newman Spenzer

I grabbed this one out of the pile of books I have waiting to be reviewed. The name caught my attention so I decided to give it a go. I thought is was going to be boring and drag but I’m about half way through it. Give me a few days and I’ll let you know what I thought.

Baby Daddy is the story of seventeen-year-old Deshawn Margray, who is named in a paternity suit after a thoughtless sexual encounter at a party.  He is desperate to conceal his plight from his mother, a single parent with a meager income.  Mother and son are already haunted by memories of a neighborhood youth who took his own life in a desperate attempt to escape the legal system’s relentless pursuit.  Determined to protect his mother from being re-exposed to the nightmare that has left its pall over the community, Deshawn is torn between fleeing and facing the legal process alone.  He tries to navigate his way through a hostile system, but every attempt to learn anything about his baby daughter is thwarted and he quickly finds himself labeled a “deadbeat dad”.  A brutish child support collection agency succeeds in driving him to his breaking point. A physical confrontation with an insufferable case worker ensues, and the altercation leads to an unexpected discovery that indelibly reshape Deshawn’s life.

Author Bio:

S. Newman Spenzer is married, and has two adult children: a daughter who is an Education Interventionist working with autistic children, and a son who is a student at Miami University of Ohio.

Spenzer has worked as a child support Magistrate in a county court system in Ohio since 2002. Prior to that, she spent 13 years as an Assistant County Prosecuting Attorney, and two years as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society representing the interests of the indigent population.

She has a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa. This is her first novel.

For more information on this book click here.

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