A few friends had read this title and raved about it, so I was thrilled to be given the chance to read and review THE NANNY by Lana Ferguson without knowing much about it. Judging it by the cutesy cover, I was in, but hidden in these pages is a deliciously steamy romance between Cassie Evans and her new boss, Aiden Reid.
Hot, single dad chef Aiden needs help with his daughter, Sophie, after her mother passed away, leaving him to parent on his own at the same time he’s promoted at work. After many a nanny fail, Cassie comes in and charms Sophie in one of the sweetest relationships I’ve read in a single-parent story ever. I adored how they got to know one another, and between Sophie and Wanda, the side characters were just perfection. Wanda is the sub-in parent every adult needs, someone to boss you around and hold you accountable and the banter between her and Cassie was everything, I think we all need a Wanda. I loved that even in this steamy read there was so much heart and really enjoyed the focus that mistakes happen, it’s all in how you move on from it.
“You can’t plan your whole future just because of one bad day from the past.”
As Cassie gets closer to Sophie, Cassie and Aiden’s relationship takes a turn as she realizes they know each other, from her OnlyFans account. Insert the internal struggle, should she tell him?
I felt like Ferguson did such an incredible job laying out the pacing and formatting of the story, from the flashbacks via OnlyFans messaging, to the characters’ own reminiscing. Cici and A bring the steam in the best way possible, even knowing that her X-rated past would be a part of the story, I was still pleasantly surprised by the chemistry that certainly gave off naughty, addictive sexy times in both their past and present timelines. There is NO lack of sex scenes, which was almost surprising to me for a traditional publisher like Berkely, but every single one was so incredible, full of connection and moments to remember! If ever you’ve wanted a book with a HOT chef, this DILF is the book boyfriend of your dreams for sure.
Ferguson’s writing style blew me away, with relatable, well-written characters that had well-thought-out arcs and struggles, with a somewhat unique plot-line — if she can write this well for THIS book, I can pretty much be convinced to read anything and everything she writes going forward.
My only minor complaint would be how little of Aiden’s point of view we get in this title, I love dual POV, especially in a story like this where they are each pining for one another in a somewhat forbidden romance. His sections amped up the tension and had me wanting MORE, this was such a quick read for me because I couldn’t wait to find out when and how they would end up together.
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