by Amber L. Johnson
A "manny" should always mind his own business. And he definitely shouldn’t fall in love with his boss.
Release Date: November 6 , 2014
Published by The Writers Coffee Shop
Genre: Romance / Contemporary
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-329-4
~~SUMMARY~~Gwen Stone has secrets she’s not ready to reveal. After a recent promotion at work, she needs a caretaker for her children. She’s frenzied and in a lurch and pretty much ready to hire the first person who comes along. So she does. Andrew Lyons needs to get out of his sister’s apartment, and a Craigslist posting may be the answer to his prayers. But what he thought was an ad for a room rental turns into a job offer he can’t refuse. Accepting the nanny position could change his life, if only he had a clue how to be a grownup. A working mother, a shirtless “manny” who looks good in a towel, two children who need more than a babysitter, and hours of kids’ TV can only spell disaster for everyone involved. Because a manny should always mind his own business. And he definitely shouldn’t fall in love with his boss.
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This book is charming, sweet, FUNNY, steamy, and a joy to read.
Andrew is such a GUY! He has named his, ahem, body parts. DON...Don likes women...and he really wants to make Gwen's acquaintance. Andrew also needs to get a job to get his trust fund. If that means he has to take on Manny duties to Gwen's Godchildren, okay! How hard can it be?
Well, he keeps a Manny Diary and we find out just how hard chasing after two kids can be. The diary was a riot.
Many readers of this blog know that I really love a guy that listens, that can see the error of his ways, and that can change, for the better! That's Andrew (dubbed Dee by little Brady). He's still such a GUY, but he's a guy with a HEART.
Ms. Johnson's characterization of the kids is spot on. Bree is everything an older sister should be and little Brady? He steals the show with his lisp (yes, I find it cute!) and his sweet face.
This is a touching story of how two kids and two very different people come together to make a family under very sad circumstances. And it will make you laugh. The names alone for the minivan will keep you laughing. And I hope you'll root for this family, too!
*Thank you, NetGalley and TWCS, for the opportunity to read this book.
Amber is a full-time mom and a full-time wife who is employed full time and writes when she can. She believes in Happily Ever Afters that occur every day—despite the obstacles real life serves up on a regular basis. Or perhaps they’re sweeter simply because of them. She always has two rubber bands on her wrist, a song in her head, and too much creamer in her coffee cup that reads ‘Cocoa,’ because she’s a rebel. If she’s not at her desk, with her boys, or behind the computer, she’s supporting live music with her arms raised above her head and her eyes closed, waiting for the drop.
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Praise for Eight Days a Week
"Laugh-out-loud story about a guy who goes to look at a room to rent and discovers it comes with a job - that of live-in nanny to two damaged kids. So Andrew Lyons accidentally becomes the "manny". Written in his POV, this book chronicles his hilarious escapades as he looks after and grows to love Bree and Brady, and his employer, Gwen. His pranks and spot-on observations about kids' TV shows had me giggling, but there were a few serious moments worthy of a sniffle as well. The star of the show may be Don, though - you'll just have to read this book to find out about him! Highly recommended."
- Andrea Goodreads Review