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Posted January 13, 2014
This is a fantastic story! Rock star Marcus needs a nanny for hi
This is a fantastic story! Rock star Marcus needs a nanny for his two children while on tour. Small town girl Ryan needs a summer job and being a nanny is perfect. When attraction flairs and the paparazzi get involved things get crazy! I recommend this wonderful sweet story for everyone!
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Posted January 16, 2014
This book had a strong start--a real "meet cute" in wh
This book had a strong start--a real "meet cute" in which Marcus also manages to demonstrate his awesome dad abilities--loved it! Ryan wasn't too overwhelmed by her new boss's star power to stand up for herself, which was fantastic--for much of the book, she was a really strong character. I liked that she had such a solid understanding of kids and was able to get a handle on Marcus's two, Charlotte and Miles, right from the start.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
As Ryan says at one point, "Adults were crazy; kids were a piece of cake."
Charlotte and Miles really steal the show. Whether they're interacting with Marcus, Ryan, Smitty (lead guitarist), or a combination, they practically jump off the page--especially six-year-old Marcus. You can really tell that the author has spent a lot of time around children--no frighteningly fictional kids here!
The setting of being on a national rock tour was definitely different one--it makes for an interesting view into the life of a famous musician. One can only imagine how difficult it must be to be so much in the public eye all the time, and Ryan naturally is not at all used to the pressure. That said, however, the two times that she snaps--one early on, one about halfway through--really seemed out of character for her. They do play a big part in future events, but still those two scenes just didn't sit right with me.
It felt like Marcus and Ryan's relationship progressed a bit too quickly, especially given the previous experiences of the two (Ryan was badly hurt by a cheating boyfriend, and Marcus hadn't had any relationships at all since his bitter divorce four years earlier). Initially, both felt the attraction and resisted, knowing that it wasn't a good idea to act on it--and rightly so. (The image of big, burly Smitty acting as a cautioning angel on Marcus's shoulder was particularly amusing.) Next thing you knew, though, their resolutions were out the window. I almost thought I'd missed something there, because it still didn't seem like a smart idea to me--hormones or no. It seemed at odds with the more mature Marcus and his dedication to his kids, not to mention usually level-headed Ryan.
Don't get me wrong, I wanted them to get together--but the timing didn't feel quite right there.
Marcus--and Ryan, by going along with him--made a really questionable choice during his last concert stop that really had me questioning his judgement. He was called on it, though, and ended up realizing that he'd made a poor choice, which went a long way toward redeeming him--and that aspect of the plot.
The ending, like the beginning, was strong. I appreciated that their relationship, when not on tour, slowed down to a reasonable pace given their lives and situations. I finished the book with a smile, the overall feel-good ending overshadowing the earlier elements that had given me pause. I'll definitely be interested to see what Ms. Taylor has for us in the future.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Posted January 14, 2014
Falling in love with your nanny seems a little cliche, but rock
Falling in love with your nanny seems a little cliche, but rock star Marcus Troy doesn't really care how cliche it may be once he gets to know Ryan Evans. These two are a fantastic couple, but they can't be a couple because she's the nanny and he's the famous rock star. She wants a normal life, and he is constantly surrounded by press and fans. Farrah Taylor managed to keep these the central problem in their relationship without pounding on it so much that it got old or repetitive - it was constantly being reworked from a different angle - privacy, custody of the kids, different career goals - it continued to be new and different ways of looking at the same situation.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Many people threw obstacles into their path (including themselves) as they tried to find a balance, and a few almost succeeded. This was a really great book with some really sweet characters.
Posted January 14, 2014
This was such a sweet story, one I had a lot of fun reading. Pro
This was such a sweet story, one I had a lot of fun reading. Probably my favourite part of the book was how Marcus was such a different character than you would expect from a rock star love interest. Marcus is this thoughtful guy who loves playing music and loves his fans, but he's not into the rocker lifestyle. He’s all about his kids and keeping them happy and safe.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The chemistry between Ryan and Marcus was really fun right from the beginning. There’s a bit of a forbidden aspect to their relationship, with Marcus going through tough custody issues and Ryan being a part of his staff. I liked how once the “forbidden” nature of their relationship was out of the way, though, there wasn’t a ton of drama between them. I liked reading about characters who not only cared for one another, but also really trusted each other. The only question to the relationship is if Ryan, a small town girl with dreams of her own, can deal with constantly being in the spotlight and judged for who she loves.
There are a lot of great aspects to this book, including the addition of the kids and seeing both characters interact with them. Seeing the progression of a romance happen while on a rock tour was another fun part of the book. Overall: a fun and sweet novel that was just what I wanted at the moment I read it.
Posted January 13, 2014
Lovely Light, Sweet and Romantic Read! Ryan is thrilled when
Lovely Light, Sweet and Romantic Read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Ryan is thrilled when she gets the job of a nanny to rock star Marcus Troy's kids. It's just for his summer bus tour and she will earn enough in 10 weeks to finish her schooling. She didn't count, though, on the paparazzi and her undeniable attraction to Marcus.
I really enjoyed this light, sweet and romantic read. I loved that Marcus was written as a father who really cared for his kids and the behind-the-scenes look at his life as a rock star. I would recommend this book to anyone from young adult and up who loves a good contemporary romance.