This quick and cute holiday romance sits somewhere between three and four stars for me – I liked it, but it’s already fading from my memory. The light and easy feel made the story fly by, and I’m definitely interested in checking out the other two books in the series – they might make more of an impact on me. The writing style is solid and very readable. It’s the kind of low angst, seasonal romance that I love to read around the holidays, but not necessarily a standout for me.
The story follows Natalie, a woman who finds herself temporarily nannying for her high school crush, just in time for the holidays. She doesn’t usually take short-term assignments, but this one should’ve been an easy gig. Except… it’s not. Maddox’s daughter has scared away the last several nannies with her tiny acts of terror, Maddox doesn’t seem to remember Natalie at all, and she’s not getting the vacation she anticipated. But once Maddox realizes who Natalie is, he starts seeing her in a completely different way.
Honestly, I read this one a week or two ago and forgot to write my review immediately afterwards. And I’ve already forgotten a lot of the story, lol. That’s never a good sign, because I typically have a pretty good memory when it comes to romance, especially if a book makes either a great or terrible impression. This one sits somewhere in the middle. I think some of the tropes included are overused and a little tired, but there was nothing major holding me back from enjoying the story. A single dad/nanny romance is a good fit for the holiday season, and the low angst feel worked. It’s a quick, *almost* clean read that’s easy to devour in one sitting, and I’ll definitely check out more of Nash’s work in the future.
One week with one little girl—an angel, according to my staffing agency. Acting as the short-term nanny for a single dad should have been an easy way to make some extra cash. Until I show up for my first day and face off with a demon disguised as a seven-year-old girl wearing a red tutu and matching glitter slippers.
Oh, and her father? My temporary boss? Maddox Holiday. The same Maddox Holiday I crushed on in high school. The same Maddox Holiday who didn’t even know I existed. And the same Maddox Holiday who hasn’t set foot in Montana for years because he’s been too busy running his billionaire empire.
Enduring seven days is going to feel like scaling the Himalayas in six-inch heels. Toss in the Holiday family’s annual soiree, and Christmas Eve nightmares really do come true. But I can do anything for a week, especially for this paycheck, even if it means wrangling the naughty, impressing the nice, and playing the nanny.
Check out the other two holiday novellas!
Each of these holiday novellas will easily read as a standalone – in any order – but they follow a group of brothers, so they’re loosely connected. We got a few teases to the other books in this one, and I’m definitely curious!
About the Author:
Willa Nash is USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry’s alter ego, writing contemporary romance stories for Kindle Unlimited. Lover of Swedish Fish, hater of laundry, she lives in Washington State with her husband and two sons. She was born and raised in Montana and has a passion for writing books in the state she calls home.
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