I am the least maternal person I know. I don’t have children, have never wanted any and didn’t even play with dolls as a child. I preferred my Girl From U.N.C.L.E spy kit. With all of that in mind, I was intrigued when Adam T Hourlution got in touch and asked me if I would review his novella 3 Hour Dad. Now, I think it’s good to go beyond your comfort zone so, even though I’m not often accepting new books for review at the moment, I agreed.
3 Hour Dad is available for purchase here.
3 Hour Dad
What would you do if you were suddenly told you were going to be a mum or dad without any notice? How would you react? What thoughts would go through your head? You haven’t prepared to be a parent, you’ve not made any arrangements and nobody in your family is aware.
Now imagine that not even the mum-to-be knew that she had been hiding a little person inside her tummy the entire time.
One day Adam, just your average, typical guy receives a call from his mother-in-law (to be!) summoning him to the hospital following his girlfriend being rushed in with suspected appendicitis only to discover that she is in fact having contractions and has been admitted to the labour ward.
This heart-warming and true story invites readers to step into Adam’s shoes and experience what it is like to be a 3 Hour Dad.
A proportion of sales is donated to a random act of kindness fund. To read more about this please refer to the about me section at the end of the book and help join in the 3hourlution.
My Review of 3 Hour Dad
A late night phone call has Adam racing to be at his girlfriend’s side in hospital.
I really didn’t expect to enjoy 3 Hour Dad because I have absolutely no interest in babies or children. However, neither did Adam T Hourlution and he writes with such honesty and liveliness that I was thoroughly entertained by his first person story. I felt his direct appeal to the reader worked very well in making them feel part of the action and his ability to write excellent description gives an immediacy to his account. There’s a cracking pace to this novells so that the reader gets caught up in the story and is keen to know what the outcome will be.
Although there is shock and disbelief in Adam’s story with a couple of fairly graphic details too which reinforced my view that I’d made the right decision never to have children, what really makes 3 Hour Dad a success is the realism and Adam’s self-deprecating humour. I loved his eBay auction concentration and we actually learn a considerable amount about him in a narrative that only takes about 50 minutes to read. Here is a man about to be a parent who at times seems unable to string a sentence together or find his own socks and his panic is evident through the writing. I think it says much about me as a reader too as I enjoyed reading about Adam’s evident bewilderment, panic and emotions!
3 Hour Dad is an uplifting and realistic account of a new life coming into the world. If, like me, you’re not particularly interested in babies and children, 3 Hour Dad might just persuade you otherwise as I really enjoyed reading it!
About Adam T Hourlution
Adam T Hourlution is the founder of 3HourDad.com and author of 3 Hour Dad book. 3HD was born from his love of helping and giving back to others. Adam loves meeting new people and his goal is to remind them of just how brilliant they are by spreading some cheer in a world which doesn’t always seem so colourful.
He aims to add value by making people smile by sharing the sales proceeds of his novella. Sales of his short eBook (about his miraculous experience of becoming an unexpected Father in just three hours) is the lifeblood of 3HD which he uses the proceeds to launch the 3hourlution! aka randomly selecting people to receive free gifts and sharing their reaction and testimonials. These people he calls “the chosen ones” receive a happy note and a random act of kindness present which he records and shares across YouTube and social media. Adam is certain that this will not only positively impact someones’ day but will leave an imprint on the world.