Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Nanny for Nate

Title: A Nanny for Nate
Author: Lisa Worrall
Publisher: Silver Publishing
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ISBN: 9781920501587
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

It’s been more than a year since Parker Adams’ husband was killed by a hit-and-run driver and the only thing keeping him going are his job and small son. It hasn’t been easy raising his child alone and when his regular sitter moves, he hires a live-in nanny to give Nate the stability he needs. A mix-up in envelopes results in tall and handsome Jake arriving for the job, instead of petite Melanie, which sets Parker in a panic since he felt an attraction the second they met. But Nate is thrilled with Jake as his Nanny and Parker can’t send him away. What’s he going to do with Jake around 24 hours a day? 

A Nanny for Nate is the first book by author Lisa Worrall for me. It’s a heartwarming, fast paced and fun romance that I’ll be enjoying again in the future.  

It’s not that the premise is particularly original.  After all, a busy widowed parent needing a nanny for a child has been done before, but it’s the charming way Ms. Worrall brought Nate, Parker and Jake together that made the difference. And unlike others, who might have immediately shoved Nate into the background, this author kept him a prominent part of the story. He’s a cute kid and a real scene stealer. I also like the way in which she had both adults interacting with Nate. A fight about the death of Daddy and the trip to Pacific Park in Santa Monica is just two examples of the care both men took with him.  

The angst Parker experienced on what he thought of as betrayal of his deceased husband is expressed nicely. But Ms. Worrall did just as good a job with the desire and passion he and Jake felt for one another. Their lovemaking is intense and the unpleasant scene the next morning not unexpected. When it almost looked like a parting of the ways had come for them, a little creative jealousy sparked the dialogue needed to save the day. Read and enjoy.


Lisa Worrall said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. I have a huge smile on my face and am really happy that you enjoyed it.

Lisa x

Patricia Logan said...

It's an absolutely awesome read and because of this book, I selected Lisa Worrall for our Chasing the Dream anthology! She's a fantastic new talent and I love her writing. It flows onto the page seemingly effortlessly and takes you places you have only dreamed of. XOXO LN. Thanks for recognizing this amazing talent!