Thursday, November 14, 2013
A Review Of A Nanny For Nate by Lisa Worrall
A Nanny for Nate by Lisa Worrall 3*
BLURB: Re-vamped, re-written and with scenes not in the original!
A year after his husband is killed in a hit and run, the only thing keeping Parker Adams going is his work and their son, Nate. When his regular sitter moves away, he hires a live in nanny to give Nate more stability. Due to a mix up with the envelopes, it isn't the young woman he was expecting. Opening the door and finding six feet six of Jake Walsh on the stoop fills Parker with panic. Not that Jake wasn't perfect for the job; he was. A little too perfect. Which is why Parker had purposely decided to give the job to the other candidate. During his interview, Jake Walsh had awoken feelings in Parker that he had thought were gone forever. How was he going to cope with the man under his roof twenty-four-seven?
Jake Walsh is a force of nature. Having worked at a day care until the tiny business folded, he's looking for something more secure, but doesn't expect to find it with his first interview. If he's honest, he didn't think he'd get it. Although he'd hit it off with Nate, Parker Adams was a whole different story. After the feeling they'd made an initial connection, Parker's demeanor had changed and Jake had been left with the impression he didn't have a chance-until the letter offering him the position dropped onto his doormat. Moving in with Parker and Nate seems like the perfect job, until he realises he's not only fallen in love with Nate, but Parker, too, and that it's nigh on impossible to compete with a ghost?
My Review: I won a paperback copy from the author and looked forward to reading it. It was a quick and easy read but highly predictable in it's format and outcome. There were some very amusing bits and one or two very insightful episodes, but if you are looking for something out of the ordinary you won't find it here. Not to say it isn't a good book because it is and Lisa does give the whole cliched storyline a lovely cute touch of her own.