Misadventures with a Manny

Misadventures with a Manny

by Toni Aleo

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Vera Woods is at her wit's end.

Her husband has run off with the nanny, leaving Vera with a broken heart, three very angry sons, and even less time to juggle the demands of family and her career. After her boys scare away a sixth replacement nanny, Vera is out of time off from work and desperately out of options. Still nursing an aching heart, she turns to an unlikely source for help—a manny.

Lincoln Scott is no stranger to family chaos. But rather than grow jaded, he has thrown his natural talents into building his own business—providing live-in childcare for families as a manny. The money is great and the perks are a blast, but when his family of six years moves to Germany and their plans to bring him along fall through, Lincoln is suddenly unemployed and aware of how much of himself he's given to other people's families.

Brought together by circumstances, Lincoln and Vera's mutually beneficial business arrangement becomes complicated by the undeniable chemistry they share. Vera needs a manny and Lincoln needs a job, but they both may have found the very thing neither one had realized they needed—a whole lot more.

Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They're the perfect bedside read, a 'quick blush' for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159168900
Publisher: Waterhouse Press, LLC
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Series: Misadventures Series , #15
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 13,947
File size: 670 KB

About the Author

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork. I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic. I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play! When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel. I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.… and did I mention I love hockey?

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Misadventures with a Manny (Misadventures Series #15) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
, I love the Misadventures set of books but this is by the far the best I have read so far, I was left with one of the biggest book hangovers I have had this year and I really didn’t want this story to end. Lincoln and Vera are the best their story is everything you want in a book, I loved them, I loved the kids, I loved their story and I need more from this family. This book will take you through every emotion you will laugh you will shed a tear and at times you will want to throw your reading device at the wall but in the end you will love this must read love story. Lincoln is the man every woman wants in her life he is kind, caring, he loves kids and he loves Vera and he will do whatever is needed to show her what a wonderful woman and mother she is. Vera is a beautiful strong woman but she has a few insecurities that her ex left her with can Lincoln make her see how amazing she really is... This book was everything I expected and more and really hope my words will encourage you to one click this must read.
hopchick More than 1 year ago
It's so weird to be reading non-hockey books by Toni Aleo but she can keep it up! I LOVED this story! I laughed throughout, but the first time Vera went to Lincoln's home had me cracking up. They have killer chemistry and were a fun couple to get to know. Vera's sister and brother-in-law/Lincoln's best friend were great too. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hand-squeeze that Vera and her boys do - I'm totally stealing the idea with my son!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful installment in the Misadventures series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this all so believable story and the interaction between the Vera, Linc and the kids. Great addition to the series.
valeen More than 1 year ago
Lincoln needs a new family to love, a new family to be a care for. His previous family moved to Germany and it's left him at loose ends. So when his best friend and his friend's wife plead with him to help out her sister, who's a divorced mother of three whose children have run off their ninth, that's right, NINTH, nanny since her ex husband left her for their previous nanny. Uh huh...so when Phillip and Riana beg him to help out Vera and her three boys, whom Lincoln already knows and likes, he can't say no. Now if only Vera will go for it. She has already said before that she doesn't want a male nanny, excuse me, manny caring for her boys, but Riana knows Vera won't be able to say know to Lincoln, who's honestly the world's greatest nanny. Lincoln sounds like a dream come true for Vera, who's desperately trying to keep her boys happy, plus work to provide for them, AND be there for them emotionally. They've been so hurt by their father, and it's made her eldest, Charlie, act out. Lincoln just might be the answer to all her prayers. But then she meets him and he's so incredibly gorgeous and bearded, and BIG that suddenly her long dead libido wakes up. But that's not a good thing because Lincoln's now off limits. She can't hook up with her manny, can she? Should she? Will she? I just loved this installment of the Misadventures series! Tony Aleo seriously upped the ante with her story. It's so darn sweet, mainly because of Lincoln and the boys, and super sexy, and Lincoln and Vera are a real, heartfelt couple. The other stories I've read in this series have ranged from pretty much just erotica, to suspens-y, some BDSM-y, second chances, and so on. But I think that this particular story has an edge over the others I've read (and loved) in that it feels more well rounded and has the sweetest, sexiest hero yet in Lincoln. Add in a wonderful secondary cast in Phillip and Riana, and of course Vera and Lincoln's boys, and what we've got is a 5 star read that's perfectly executed and the character and relationship development is spot on. Toni Aleo has never let me down before (her hockey stories are some of my favorite sports romances of all time!) and I love her take on the Misadventures series.
BBBGirlsBlog More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 stars Vera is fresh off a divorce and trying to give her three sons some stability in their new normal. After her sons run off several nannies, her sister suggested she hire a manny. Lincoln is a hot guy who has all the skills and education to deal with young kids and run her household better then her. Linc and Vera hit it off with strong chemistry with a nice tease back and forth for awhile. I adored how the kids opened up to Linc and Vera was so in tune with them. The characters were well developed and had depth in them to carry the plot. Reviewed by: Alex L.
TheBookNookBlog More than 1 year ago
Vera Woods feels as though her world is crumbling around her. After finding her long-time husband in bed with their nanny, Vera struggles to juggle her three grief-stricken sons, her career, and her new ex-husband. Broken hearted and alone, she tries her best to regain the happiness that they once had. Upset by their parent's divorce, Vera's sons are determined to drive away any caregiver that she hires. Desperate for help, Vera hires her new "manny", Lincoln Scott, who is used to family drama. His expertise in childcare helps ease the stress on both Vera and her boys. There is just one problem with Lincoln... he is drop dead gorgeous and Vera can't keep her mind off of him. The mutual attraction between Vera and Lincoln is undeniable and they soon find themselves falling head over heels. Can Lincoln be the one to mend Vera's broken heart? Or will will Vera and her boys find themselves cast aside once again? (I received an ARC of Misadventures with a Manny from Toni Aleo in exchange for my honest review.) Once again, Toni Aleo has done a spectacular job creating a fun-filled story and characters with great personalities. Vera and Lincoln's relationship is both passionate and humorous as they battle their lust for one-another. They both want what is best for the boys and are willing to put their feelings aside to care for them... no matter how much they may want each other. You won't want to miss this sweet romantic comedy!
Hershey07 More than 1 year ago
Toni Aleo will tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings with this one!!!! Vera has had her entire life upended. Her husband, the man she has loved since she was a young girl, has run off with the nanny. Now, she is a single mom with three boys, one who is an angry teenager. She has to hold down a job and find someone to watch her boys. She is at her wit’s end as she has gone threw six nannies when her sister has the perfect solution, hire her husband’s best friend, Lincoln. Lincoln has made the occupation of being a manny an art. He has been with a family for six years when they move to Germany, leaving him unemployed. He isn’t sure what he is going to do...until the job with Vera’s family drops in his lap. It should be easy, but he wasn’t counting on lusting after his new boss. There is definite chemistry between Vera and Lincoln. However, each of them knows what a huge mistake crossing the line would be, but I couldn’t help hoping they would. I could see how great they would be together. Vera has been underappreciated for a very long time, and she shouldn’t have been. She took control of her life and made something of it. Granted, she might have temporarily lost sight of what was important, but I could see living with her ex would cause her to need to throw her energy into something. Lincoln does such a great job of making Vera feel like she is worth something, a lot actually. This was one of those couples I couldn’t help but want to see get their HEA. I have long been a fan of Aleo. She always has a way of pulling me into her world no matter what she writes, and this one was no different. If you are looking for a romance with the perfect combination of spice and sweetness, I highly recommend this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic book from Toni! I love everything she writes. I swear I can relate to all her books in some way. Great job.
S_Lewis_TMLA More than 1 year ago
Oh this misadventure has to be one of my most favorite from this series. It was fun, sexy, witty, with a real life feel. Vera could be anyone of us on here in the world. She is an amazing character that I think everyone can relate to. And of course Lincoln is something else. He's smart, sexy, and everything a woman could want in her life, and HEY he loves kids! This is also the first book from Toni I have read and now I'm so looking forward to read more!! This is a Misadventure that you don't want to miss.
yoda0519 More than 1 year ago
Toni does it again, this book has it all-laughs, tears, heart warming feelings. I will never look a rubber ducky towels without thinking of this book. I loved how real Vera and her situation came across. Linc is the perfect manny-hot, cooks, cleans, loves the kids. You could feel the sparks between Vera and Linc right from the start. I couldn't put it down. If you love HEA and a great story to get there, this is the book for you!
CMDeOliveira More than 1 year ago
Misadventures of a Manny A bunch of moving parts that are weaved together to create a heart melting story. Vera and Lincoln were an adventure to read I absolutely adored these two they complimented each other so well. Vera is at her wits end between her ex-husband, boss and her kids scaring away the nannies she at a loss. Desperate situations makes for desperate measures so she hires a Manny. As Lincoln starts to make her feel less stressed and more in control of her life he also brings out feelings in her. Lincoln loves kids and taking care of them being a nanny totally suits him. After his last family moves away he takes this job with Vera as a favor to a friend. From day one he his attracted to his boss but he maintains his distance until he doesn’t. When his previous family wants him back and doubt about their relationship will Lincoln leave or follow his heart and stay. This ARC was given to me in exchange for a fair and honest review.
aitutaki28 More than 1 year ago
Vera , a woman with a cheating ex husband that left her for the nanny, tries to balance it all as a working single mom of three boys. After multiple nanny catastrophes Vera is struggling to find help taking care of her boys while trying to work to provide for them. She has a jerk of an ex husband that tries to make her life difficult at every turn, with no concern for his boys. Lincoln loves working with families for the long term but suddenly finds himself in need of a new job when his family he cares for moves to Europe. He is looking for another family for the long term since he gets attached. Due to a connection on both sides these two are thrown together by circumstance to help each other out. She never wanted a manny and he wanted something more long term. Through a series of coincidences they find themselves working together and taking care of Vera’s 3 boys. After all her ex husband put her through, would Linc ever want her forever or leave her like her ex did? One misadventure leads to another between these two- will sparks fly leading them to their happily ever after or is the past hurt too mess up a future?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a hilarious, funny, and complicated book. Vera’s husband is leaving her and their three boys for the kid’s nanny. Unhappy with the situation, the boys are running off all the nannies she hired. Her sister wants to help but she is pregnant and doesn’t have the energy. Unknown to Vera, her sister’s husband knows someone who could be the nanny. When I found who was the nanny I laughed out loud because it’s a guy. Lincoln, the best friend of her brother in law, agrees to becomes Vera’s nanny but he’s called a manny....lol. Vera can’t believe she finds herself attractive to Lincoln because he so different than her ex-husband. Please read this just to find out end. This was a unique subject from the authors other books I have read. I really enjoyed this cute Misadventures book because I think I laughed just about all through the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always wondered what the significance of the rubber duck was on the cover of this Misadventures book. Since it's about a manny, I just naturally assumed the duck was something the kids he looked after played with in the bath... how wrong was I??!! OMG! LOL! Vera’s world is turned upside down when her cheating husband leaves her for their nanny. She's completely stunned. He’s all she ever knew, and now he's left her and their three boys. Vera needs help - juggling work with looking after the boys, and keeping the house in order is a struggle. Even more of a struggle when her boys successfully manage to scare away each new nanny she employs with their pranks! There is light at the end of the tunnel though, when Vera's sister suggests getting a manny - (i.e, a male nanny)! Best decision EVER! For the boys, and especially for Vera!! Oh boy! Lincoln is HOT!! Vera knows as soon as she meets him that she’s in trouble, and Lincoln feels the exact same way about her...! The instant chemistry they share is off the charts!! He’s there to do a job though, and they can't cross that line...can they?! I just can't express how much I loved this book. Toni Aleo is spot on with how she wrote this. It was hilarious, sexy and such a brilliant read! This Misadventure is definitely one you don’t want to miss!! 5 dazzling shiny big gold stars!!
LexyH More than 1 year ago
This book was everything. It has you laughing, it has you smiling, it has you feeling all the feels! This book, seriously, was everything. From the moment you start reading you're hooked. You have to know what happens with Vera and her boys, Charlie Elliott and Louis. Little did we know, the manny was going to happen. Enter Lincoln. Oh my. Lincoln is exactly what this family needed. From his ability to interact with the boys and his ability to whoo Vera. He was perfect for them. It took just Vera a little longer to get on bored. There is so much sexual tension between the two, that I don't blame her. I would have been unsure at first too! I'm so glad that we were able to meet Vera, her boys and Lincoln. Why? Because it makes you love, love again.
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
I loved this latest Misadventure!! It's a short and sweet story complete with some great feels. Vera is a strong and incredible recently divorced single mom trying to do the best she can for her 3 boys. Her ex is a certifiable jerk! He made me so mad! All I can say is karma baby! The boys have been hellions lately and she has been going through nannies as fast as you can lock a door. She works a lot to make sure her boys lives don't take a huge hit since the divorce, which means she is desperate for a new nanny. Enter the sexy manny, Lincoln. Lincoln is an amazing man who also happens to adore children. He loses his full time manny position around the same time Vera is fresh out of options. He is her brother-in-law's friend and they are introduced and soon he agrees to come work for Vera. The boys take to him nicely since they had already met and liked him and soon they have all established a nice rhythm. Lincoln and Vera had definitely not planned for the chemistry and crazy attraction they so clearly had from the first time they meet. They fight it for a good while so as to not screw up the dynamic in the house with the boys. Lincoln is amazing with her boys and so good to her as well resisting him gets more and more difficult. Soon they can't fight it any longer and give in to their attraction. I love them together!! Can they find forever with each other as a family? Or will circumstances change and mess everything up for them?
JennaStrick More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely everything!!! I adored this couple. Lincoln was sweet and a complete heartthrob. Vera was a strong heroine but in need of love. She found just that in Linc. The storyline really flowed from beginning to end and was steamy as a sauna. You won't go wrong with this manny!!
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
**I received an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review** Misadventures with a Manny had everything you want in a great romance novel! It had a great couple, sweet moments, steamy moments and excellent secondary characters as well. I enjoyed this story from start to finish! Vera Woods has been going through a rough time and a lot of change. She has a beyond horrible ex-husband who continues to give her grief about just about everything even though he's the one that cheated. She is doing her best to raise her three teenage boys, but understandably, they are angry about the demise of their parents marriage and it isn't helping that Vera has to work more just to make ends meet. The nanny's that she's hired are pretty much like a revolving door, they just can't find one that clicks with the boys. Lincoln Scott is not only the best friend of Vera's brother-in-law, but he is one of the best nanny's around. He's very loyal and loves to start working for a family when the children are small and follow them through until they no longer need his services. The family he's been with for years unexpectedly relocates, which leaves him without a steady job. While he's looking, he learns of Vera's plight from her sister and while it's not his ideal situation, he wants to help her out. He not only wants to help she and the boys because they need it, he's also completely intrigued by the woman Vera is. As Lincoln starts working for the family, the boys get into a rhythm and begin to come out of their anger little by little. The other thing that happens is the development of the undeniable chemistry between Lincoln and Vera. While both of them are fighting it for different reasons, the question becomes will they be able to deny what is obviously sparking between them? I really liked the role reversal in this story. You normally see the struggling father who needs to be assisted by the female nanny, so it was so refreshing to have the story told from this perspective. I loved the vibe between Lincoln and Vera. They were both strong individuals and while they both battled their own issues, in the end, they were stronger as a team. I also really thought that Toni Aleo did a great job capturing how the boys would have reacted with regard to their emotions and feelings following the divorce and all of the changes that happened in their lives. This was a great story and you should definitely do yourself a favor and pick up a copy!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
I think Salt N Pepa said it best: "What a man. What a man. What a mighty good man. " Lincoln takes the unconventional route to success. He follows his heart. Sexy, sweet and sensitive are just the skills to make an impression on a brokenhearted mom and her rambunctious trio. It took Vera being in over her head to finally listen to her heart. Also lightens the mood with a sassy tale of love lost and found. Misadventures with a Manny is irresistible fun.