Eight Days a Week

Eight Days a Week

by Amber L. Johnson




Andrew Lyons has been running from responsibility his entire life. Returning home after a couple of years abroad, he finds himself jobless and living in close quarters with a sister he can barely tolerate. At her request, he searches for a job on Craigslist, but finds a room for rent instead. Or so he thinks.

Gwen Stone is in a lurch. With a new promotion at work and two young children at home, she's in dire need of a caretaker. When Andrew shows up on her doorstep, she thinks he may be exactly what she's looking for. When she offers him the job, he's more than interested and she's confident she's made the right choice.

It shouldn't be awkward at all.

But Andrew isn't exactly forthcoming about his intentions, and Gwen has some secrets she's unwilling to share. When the mom and the "manny" don't have a clue what they're doing, things are bound to get messy.

What do you get with two kids who don't know how to be kids, a man who never grew up, Beatles Rock Band, and hundreds of hours of kids' TV? A very interesting job, indeed. But when emotions get in the way, there's more at stake than just an occupation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612133294
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop
Publication date: 11/06/2014
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

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Eight Days a Week 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Jamers8x2 More than 1 year ago
OMG, I LOVED this book! The way the author writes the kids, just too cute. I love their antics! The adult scenes are super hot! I laughed so hard, and cried a few times too, this book is just awesome! I would actually read it again, and there are not too many books that I can say that about.
Lori_Zalewski More than 1 year ago
Find this review and more at Lusty Penguin Reviews! Eight Days a Week is a hilarious contemporary erotic romance by Amber L. Johnson. I was immediately drawn into Johnson’s story by her creative choice to tell it through the eyes of Andrew Lyons. In the romances I have read, rarely is the whole story told from the leading man’s point of view, which I just adored. Homeless and jobless, Andrew camps out at the place of his sister, Cece. After a few weeks, Cece tires of Andrew’s pranks and wants him to find a job. Andrew knows he needs to find a job especially if he wants to receive his inheritance. While looking through the ads on craigslist, Andrew finds the jackpot: a room for rent or a nanny position. Andrew meets with Gwen Stone, who placed the ad, hoping to just rent the room. Instead, Andrew gets the room and the job as a nanny to Bree, seven, and Brady, four. Gwen is frantically trying to balance two young children and a recent promotion at her workplace, which makes her an endearing character. Andrew has no idea how take care of young kids since he has never really grown up himself. Good thing he is a quick learner. Andrew becomes attuned to what Bree and Brandy need while trying to figure out why they behave the way they do at times, making him an adorable character. Another issue for Andrew is his growing attraction to Gwen. The chemistry between Andrew and Gwen sizzles, and their bedroom play is spicy hot. Throughout the story, Andrew slowly realizes what love actually is and what it feels like. He really wants Gwen and the kids to be part of his life forever. But, when Gwen decides that she needs to date other men, Andrew, Bree, and Brady design various plots to prevent her from having a successful date. Their antics are hysterical to the point of gut-busting belly laughing. And when Andrew and Gwen’s relationship seems to be on track—just the two of them—Andrew’s secret about his inheritance is exposed. Searching deep into his soul, Andrew has to prove to Gwen that his feelings for her and the kids have been sincere and true. Andrew is patient and clever man, and the plan he puts into motion to get Gwen back is absolutely marvelous, which brought a huge dopey smile to my face. Because I just couldn’t get enough of Andrew, Gwen, Bree, and Brady, I read this book in one sitting. Another element of this story I thoroughly enjoyed was Johnson’s repeated references to Beatles music from the title to the chapter titles, and she even had the characters play Beatles Rock Band during family fun time. When done well, like it is in Eight Days A Week, a running theme just adds to my enjoyment of a book. Memorable characters and entertaining situations make Eight Days A Week a deliciously seductive read. I received an eBook copy of the book for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
SantanaBlair_TheBookNerd More than 1 year ago
ARC received in exchange for an honest review Having read, reviewed, and raved about Johnson's previously published books ( Puddle Jumping and Where We Fell ), I am so excited to be a part of this blog tour. I am a fan of her use of realistic situations and everyday people to make the magic of her love stories stand out as truly endearing.  However it didn't take me very long to spot a striking difference between my previous reads and this one. Aside from the fact that there are two young kids who are very important to the story, this book is definitely more Contemporary Romance comparatively as there are a few  "grown & sexy" scenes. But what stood out to me is that those steamy scenes are not overdone, there is no compromising of the story just to get to the next bedroom scene.  Plus the sweet endearing characters I've come to know Johnson for... they're some of the best yet.  This book made me laugh so much! If you have kids or serve as a caretaker to kids you will definitely enjoy Andrew's foray into the world that is today's kid entertainment (those dang choo choo soul songs will get you every time). I especially got a specific chuckle at his 'Manny Diaries' and countless nicknames for his kid friendly mode of transportation.  What makes Eight Days A Week so special to me though is without a doubt, Andrew Lyons.  Andrew is a big kid, a twenty five year old one to be exact, known for his penchant for pranks. Everyone around him seems to be pushing him to grow up, but growing up in his sister's shadow doesn't come easy for Andrew. Back home from his travels abroad and stuck in his sister's apartment, he's forced with the reality of actually getting a job. So when he stumbles across the ad offering a free apartment as part of being a nanny to two young children, it's too good to pass up.  What he doesn't count on is how much these kids need him... how much his new boss needs him.  They, in turn, turn out to be exactly what Andrew needs.  I would still have liked to find out a little more of the reasons behind why Andrew was the way he was when we first are introduced to his character. Despite that, there is such a natural character maturation that we get to witness in Andrew from beginning to end. I just adore him.  If you want to read a book that will leave you feeling happy, this book could be just the book for you.  I'm giving this book a solid 4 Stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute and funny read!
KDH_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Eight Days a Week is a fluffy, but enjoyable, sweet read. There’s so much to like about this book. First, I really loved that this story was told from Andrew’s POV. Sometimes, I don’t think I satisfy my desire for a male perspective enough, so I was glad that I was able to do so with this one. Speaking of Andrew, I felt like he was a genuine guy and it was good to see him growing up some throughout the story. And while I enjoyed his and Gwen’s relationship, it was the children that stole the show for me. The children were so adorable and I loved them with Andrew. There’s some sexy times and even a few times where I giggled out loud. There’s love and growth. This was a good book and if you’re looking for a book that’s a light and easy read, definitely check out Eight Days a Week. * This book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review. * Be sure to check out my other reviews on my blog, KDH Reviews.