Monday, February 3, 2014

Mannies Incorporated

Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Torquere Press
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61040-410-5
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Slayde loves being a nanny and has cared for the three children of widowed Army nurse, Mindy, since the oldest was born. Now she’s being deployed for a few months and it’s going to be rough but Uncle Slayde can cope. That is until Drake, Mindy’s older brother, suddenly appears, a man the kids barely know. Almost immediately Slayde’s carefully arranged schedule is a mess because Drake doesn’t know anything about routines or taking care of kids—at least in the beginning. It doesn’t take long before the two men at working together, but having the straight ex-cop around is difficult until the night Slayde learns Drake’s not so straight after all. Can these two build a relationship or will it come to an end when Mindy’s deployment is over?

Mannies Incorporated is the first release in Sean Michael’s new series by the same name.  The story premise isn’t complicated and its backbone of a nanny falling for someone in the home isn’t something I haven’t read before, but that didn’t stop it from being a fun and entertaining story I enjoyed. 

I like Slayde and Drake and there’s good development of their personalities, and while you expect there to be lots of angst—it doesn’t arise. Don’t get me wrong, initially conflicts happen but the men quickly learn how to work together without yelling or trying to kill each other. They deal with everything from fire ants to a gluten allergy like adults, not immature melodramatic teenagers. So that means the author has plenty of time to turn two strangers into lovers and make it believable. I love the three kids. They’re so cute and are real scene stealers, and I’m so happy the author accurately wrote them as children…not little adults. Good going Mr. Michael. The flow’s smooth, the descriptions vivid and I loved the Skyping to keep the kids in contact with their mom in Afghanistan, it adds such a realistic touch. So, if you enjoy well written stories with cute kids I suggest you give this heartwarming release a try. A Family of His Own is the next release in the series—look for it.

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