Saturday, August 2, 2014

Erin's Gift by Nancy Fraser

Erin's Gift
by Nancy Fraser

Entangled Publishing, LLC
Pub Date   Jul 1 2014

Prohibition Era, Chicago

Caught in a raid at an illegal speakeasy, good girl Erin O'Mara loses everything: her job, her home, and her reputation. Handsome and so out of her league attorney Seth Harrison, her best friend's brother, rescues her not once, but twice. He bails her out of jail and offers her a job as nanny for his son.

Seth has no intention of falling in love after the death of his wife. But despite his better judgment, he can't help being drawn to Erin's innocence. This Christmas, letting go of the past and embracing the future may be the greatest present of all.

Previously published in A Very Scandalous Christmas Anthology

Kathie's Review:

This 78 page novella was sweet and charming. It was full of 1920s "lingo" which made it rather fun. Some of the sayings I had heard before, and some were new to me. 

Erin has had a hard life, but she's persevering. She's got a job in a department store, or at least she had one before being picked up by the the police at an illegal speakeasy with her two friends. She's a classically trained violinist. Although I'm not sure that Abby and Will are good friends. They are sliding through life getting in trouble over and over again. Erin doesn't have a family to fall back on to bail her out of trouble like they do. 

Seth, Abby's brother, is a wonderful man. A great lawyer who steps up to help them all out of jail. He is honorable and has a sweet young son. When it's suggested that he hire Erin to be a nanny to the boy, he's worried that he's not going to be able to keep his hands off her. 

The situation is good for everyone...and a bit steamy, too! Seth gives Erin several gifts, and he gets a few in return. 

A sweet read and I'll be looking for more from this author.

*Thank you, NetGalley and Entangled, for the opportunity to read Erin's Gift

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