Well, this went very differently than I expected! Yes, it’s definitely got the feel of your typical single dad/nanny romance, but this is much more a second chance at love after loss kind of story, with a heavier, more serious storyline than anticipated. It got a little slow for me in the middle, but there’s a touch of suspense thrown into the mix, and a romance that was all kinds of sweet. Did I love it? No. But it’s a solid, emotional romance featuring two characters who deserve to find their own happily ever after.
The story follows Charles, a widower who has settled into the role of single dad pretty well. When his regular nanny leaves her position unexpectedly, Charles finds himself welcoming a mysterious yet beautiful woman into his home. All Charles knows about Becky is that she comes highly recommended, yet there are some strange conditions to her employment. As Charles and Becky get to known one another, these two slightly broken individuals find a connection that neither one expected. But they both must overcome their past difficulties (some triggers here) if they have any hope of a future together.
The last book I read by this author, which apparently is also part of this series-in-reverse, was much more of a rom com. This really isn’t. It’s heavier and emotional, with light moments but a more somber tone. Though the description doesn’t mention it, this is also part of a series that has been going backwards, so we see Charles’ two brothers as single guys, when many fans of the author will probably have already read their love stories. Not sure of the reasoning behind that, but it doesn’t impact the storyline in a major way. Regardless, this is a cute story. I never fully connected to the characters and it felt a little “standard” to me, but it’s an enjoyable read. Anyone who likes a loving single dad and doesn’t mind an emotional story will probably like this one. I received an early copy via Wildfire Marketing and am voluntarily leaving a review of this single dad romance.
Two words that force me out of bed every morning.
Because two little girls depend on me.
Because my family’s company depends on me.
As CEO, I have to show up, lead, be present.
As Dad, there’s no room for error, not when it comes to raising my girls.
I’m no longer the same man, just a shell of a person I once was, going through the motions every day. Not seeing, barely breathing.
Until Becky Summers, the new nanny.
She makes me see life in color when it was muted gray before.
She brings a smile to my face when I swore I forgot how to.
She makes me believe that there’s more to life than going through the motions.
Reasons why I shouldn’t date Becky:
She’s my kids’ nanny.
I’m her boss, and I shouldn’t cross that line.
She has secrets she’s hiding.
Reasons why I should:
Because … I think I’m falling in love with her.
Nanny I Want to Mate features a single dad raising two sassy little girls, a sweet nanny, two overprotective uncles, a ton of love and laughs and a happily-forever-after that will leave you smiling and sighing and swooning all in one sitting. No cheating. No Cliffhanger. Grab it today.
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About the Author:
Mia Kayla is a USA Today Bestselling Romance writer who lives in Illinois. She is the wife to the husband of the year, and mommy to three unbelievably cute little girls who have multiplied her grey hairs.
In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings.
Most of the time, she can be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end.
She loves reading about happy endings but has more fun writing them.
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