The kind of book that will make you smile, I loved this light and sexy romance from start to finish. Jasmin Miller’s books are consistently solid reads, with low angst and a lot of sweet sexiness, but this is probably the best I’ve read from her. It’s not even the kind of storyline I normally gravitate towards – father to a newly discovered child and the nanny – but that didn’t hinder my enjoyment one bit. This couple is adorable together, and if this is the start to a series of sports romances, then sign me up.
The story follows Jace, a professional swimmer whose career is winding down (I definitely had Michael Phelps on my mind while I was reading). He’s extremely focused on his career and hasn’t allowed himself to spend time on relationships, but when a child shows up on his doorstep, everything changes. Now a single dad to a child he didn’t know existed, Jace hires a quirky, sweet nanny to held him navigate parenthood. As the three of them spend time together doing everyday things, it’s not long before Jace falls for fatherhood – and the girl.
I always enjoy Miller’s books, but this is definitely a step above the rest. It’s so light and sweet with hints of sexy, and the characters are easy to like. Jace may have been shy about relationships in the past, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know how to be a great boyfriend… even though he has a few frustrating fumbles along the way. I loved the focus on the emotional side of things before they got physical, and though there are a few bumps in the road, this never lingers on the angst. We’re introduced to a few other guys that I’m definitely intrigued by, so hopefully Miller will be telling some of their stories next – and you can bet I’ll be along for the journey. I received an ARC via the author and am voluntarily leaving a review of this sweet and sexy sports romance.
Releases March 5th!
Fans call me the king of the water. I’m focused, driven, and most importantly, I win.
Life as a professional swimmer comes with sacrifices, but they’ve never worried me. I’m used to life with little room for anything but training, eating, and sleeping.
Nothing more, nothing less.
When a son I knew nothing about lands on my doorstep—and a crazy but very beautiful nanny shortly after—my life is turned upside down. Allowing any change into my life could put my goals and dreams in jeopardy, and I’ve worked too hard and too long for them.
When I’m tempted to look beyond lap times and medals to bedtime stories and the possibility of love, I face one of the hardest questions of my life: is it worth the risk?