Best Kayley Loring book I’ve read? Yeah, it was. This is all about the chemistry, with a light and sexy feel with minimal angst. I fell for our hero, Shane, from the start. He was so adorable, sweet, and loving with an alpha side that came out at just the right times. There’s also something so incredibly sexy about a good dad, and Shane’s kids play a major role in the story, which just amplified all of the cuteness and humor tenfold. I loved it from start to finish.
The story follows Shane, a former child star turned comedy actor who cannot seem to get any sleep. He’s got twin 5-year-olds from his failed marriage to a costar, a nanny who just quit, and an ex-wife who is out of town so she can’t pick up any of the slack. Sleep deprived and exhausted, he hires his best friend’s little sister as a temporary nanny. Shane and Willa only met once during the height of Shane’s teen stardom, and it left Willa with a crush that would just not quit. Now that they’re spending time together, sharing a home, and helping to raise two kids… everything feels way too easy and natural. Shane’s too good of a guy to start something with his best friend’s little sister, and Willa knows better than to open her heart to the guy with the power to crush it.
This just flew by – Loring’s writing gets better with every book, and I loved Shane’s perspective on things. There’s so much humor and a feel good vibe to the whole story. It’s definitely got its share of steamy scenes, but the connection between Shane and Willa is really the star of the show. I also kinda loved all the weird science facts – Willa designs fragrances, so there’s all these little factoids about scent. I pretty much had a smile on my face for the whole book, and I cannot wait to see what Loring comes up with next. I received an ARC via Give Me Books and am voluntarily leaving a review of this sexy, sweet rom com.
SHANE MILLER SLEEP DIARY:
Went to bed at: Late.
How long it took to fall asleep: Forever. I have insomnia. Duh.
Number of caffeinated beverages you had consumed: Zero. Thanks for advising me to quit!
My stress level is off the charts.
I can’t sleep right on a normal day, and lately my days are filled with the best kind of chaos.
My ex-wife and husband number two are filming in Poland for three months,
so I’m turning down movie parts to focus on the most important role of my life—
impossibly charming and somewhat capable young single dad.
My son won’t stop asking questions.
My daughter won’t brush her teeth unless I sing her showtunes.
Our regular nanny quit.
The only person I could trust to hire as a temp nanny is my best friend’s sister.
If Mary Poppins and Bill Murray had a baby it would be Willa.
Fresh out of grad school and beautifully weird.
She hates my movies, and my kids adore her.
I couldn’t sleep last night because she wasn’t here.
Turns out I can’t sleep unless she’s in my house now.
Turns out she’s what’s been missing from my life all along.
If my friend had any idea what I want to do to his gorgeous troublemaker of a sister,
he would smother me with a pillow.
The chances of us succeeding as a couple are about as good as that little indie movie
that I made being a huge hit.
But it’s a chance I’m going to take.
About the Author:
Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now she’s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. It’s an adjustment she’s happily getting used to.
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