3 Hour Dad

Written by Adam T. Hourlution




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.



A Joyful Tale, Beautifully Written!  5 stars


This is a true story, an uplifting read which conveys the shock, panic, astonishment and pure joy of an unexpected new arrival.

Adam likes his life the way it is; he has space and time to enjoy his hobbies and pastimes. He is definitely a ‘lad’; his girlfriend is on the point of moving in with him and life is good. They have the time and money to spend enjoying their lives, packing in activities and holidays as the notion takes them. So a surprise phone call from his mother-in-law to be telling him that not only is his girlfriend in hospital but also in labour comes out of the blue.

In the space of three hours, Adam leaves his single carefree life behind and realises he is now a family man, and takes on board the responsibility which comes with it. Never having had anything to do with children or babies – in fact, like a lot of young carefree men, he has actively avoided being in contact with them – to say the speed of events is a shock is a bit of an understatement. However, his writing conveys it all beautifully, capturing both the worry and happiness of this pivotal moment.

This is a truly happy read, and you would need to be hard of heart not to have a smile on your face and a tear in your eye on reaching the final page. For a first time author, Adam writes a wonderful tale and one I am happy to recommend. We all need something to smile about and, trust me, this will do the trick.

My thanks to the author for my copy. Having emailed back and forth I have come to realise what an upbeat and positive person he is, and this shines through in his writing. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: auto biography, true story



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1541 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Publication Date: 7 March 2018
  • Link to Buy: http://amzn.eu/52DxUDE





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2 thoughts on “3 Hour Dad

  1. Despite it only being a short story, after reading your review this sounds like it’s packed to the rafters with a very good story line 🙂

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