Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform (October 17, 2016)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Let me count the ways why falling into forbidden love is not my wisest move...
1. She works with me every single day.
Did I mention she's gorgeous, sweet, kind and smart?
2. She works in my home.
Playing with my five-year-old daughter. Teaching my little girl. Cooking for my princess. Which means...
3. She's the nanny.
And that makes her completely off-limits...But it doesn't stop me from wanting her. All of her.
The other nannies in this city don't call him the Sexy One for nothing. My boss, the amazingly wonderful single father to the girl I take care of every day is ridiculously hot, like movie star levels with those arms, and those eyes, and that body. Not to mention, the way he dotes on his little girl melts me all over. But what really makes my knees weak are the times when his gaze lingers on me. In secret. When no one else is around.
I can't risk my job for a chance at something more...can I? But I don't know how to resist him much longer either...
This was a cute, fun, lighthearted read. I enjoyed the quick story and the very relatable characters. He's a bit older, but not too much. She's younger and free spirited, which makes her so much more tantalizing, but the icing on the cake is that she is amazing when it comes to taking care of his daughter. Simon is between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the nanny.
He doesn't date much since his world revolves around his daughter. His ex-wife gave up full-time custody of their daughter so Simon could give her the stability she needed. He couldn't be happier or more proud of the little person who takes up all of his free time. He also couldn't be more distracted by the woman who dotes on his daughter and makes her feel special.
Abby is attracted to Simon as well, but knows if she wants to keep her job, she will curb her feelings for him. Situations make it nearly impossible for them to avoid being alone and the sparks fly between them. Both worry that if anyone knew of their relationship and the way they have grown closer, they would be judged, but is that enough to keep them from acting on their attraction?
While the book was very sweet, I kept waiting for more angst or some kind of conflict that would draw them closer together. There wasn't much, if any. I suppose that is more like real life and that not every relationship has to go through tense times, but it felt like things fell flat for me. Don't get me wrong though! It's sweet. It's uplifting and reminds me of those first butterflies you might get in a new relationship and left me with a smile. This is just not my favorite of hers and I'm a huge fan!