Single dad Max isn’t looking for love—he only needs someone to help take care of his two-year-old daughter, Chloe. Or so he thinks. After being kicked out of his parents’ house, he’s determined to make it on his own. But juggling a full-time job, an undergrad program, and childcare is pretty much impossible. When his best friend jokingly suggests he post an ad for a live-in nanny on Craigslist, he goes for it. After all, he has nothing to lose . . . right?
When artist Savannah quickly responds to his ad, Max is thrilled. Her resume is perfect and Chloe seems to like her, despite the slightly menacing tattoos decorating her arm. Savannah brings a light and warmth into his life that he never thought possible. Max hasn’t so much as dated since Chloe was born, but he’s willing to give it a shot with Savannah. There’s just one problem.
Everything is perfect just the way it is. Even his daughter is happy. If he messed up things up with Savannah, how could he ever forgive himself?
The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos is a standalone contemporary New Adult romance.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Barone is an American novelist who writes contemporary romance and suspense starring sassy belles who chose a different path in life. Her debut novel Sade on the Wall was a quarterfinalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest. She is the author of the South of Forever series and several other novels. When not writing, Elizabeth is very busy getting her latest fix of Yankee Candle, spicy Doritos chips, or whatever TV show she’s currently binging. Elizabeth lives in northwestern Connecticut with her husband, a feisty little cat, and too many books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book sounded better than it actually was. It was written using the same descriptive phrases throughout the entire book which became repetitive. The book was very slow and hard to finish. I usually have a difficult time putting a book down,this time I had a hard time picking it up. I feel bad for not liking it.
Another homerun from an amazing author! Elizabeth Barone's characters take you in with genuine human emotion. You will know or personally relate to the lives and situations of her characters. Savannah and Max will invite you into their world and trust me, you will want to see what happens next. I am a voracious reader, and very few authors have gripped me so much with their characters. This story of a young man and his daughter finding their way in the world will be relevant now and for many years to come. Thank you for writing this.
This story is about a young father who is kicked out of his parent’s house and forced to raise his daughter alone. Max and Chloe end up in a three bedroom apartment while he works at a music store and attends college. With no one to assist him with taking care of Chloe, his friend gives him the crazy idea to go online and post an ad for a live-in babysitter. This is how he meets the nanny with the skull tattoos; however, will she always be a nanny or something more? When I first started to read about Max, I really felt sympathy for him but everyone else saw his situation as a mistake. He was two years out of high school with an ex that didn’t want to know her daughter. He was still protected from all of the harsh reality of life, able to live with his daughter in his parent’s basement so he still had a lot of growing up to do. Once he gets kicked out, he wakes up and realizes that he has to make the ultimate decision to care for his daughter at all means necessary. It wasn’t easy, but that sympathy turned into courage. I wanted to read the whole story to find out if there was light at the end of the tunnel. Savannah’s character is wonderful. Her attitude towards life is carefree, but she doesn’t completely share her past with Max. What she does say makes him feel a sense of comfort knowing that life wasn’t easy for either of them but they found each other in some aspect or another. In my opinion, this story was beautiful and well written. I enjoyed reading it and would highly recommend this story to others. Looking at the title, I was interested in finding out what the book was about. I like how the author throws some morals into the story; for instance, you can’t always JUDGE a book by its cover and life is what YOU make it. I give this story four stars because the author really brought her characters to life in my mind and I really loved the read. However, at the end of the read, I still found myself extremely curious about Savannah’s tattoos and what they symbolized in her life.
"The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos" hits home for readers who are fans of New Adult Fiction. The "realness" of Max's situation is something readers can identify with (even if they've never been in his exact position). I am glad there weren't any "perfect" characters in this novel; every character has a moment where the reader cringes in acknowledgement that these human characteristics are weaknesses either we or people we know exhibit. The plot was exciting and I did not want to stop reading until I found out how things were going to turn out for Max and Chloe. I would recommend this novel for anyone in their twenties and beyond.
Well-written and engaging! I found the main character, Max, realistic and easy to relate to. It was funny to watch him overthink things and freak himself out in the simplest of circumstances : ) My favorite parts were the sections where Max interacted with Chloe & of course his feisty conversations with Savanna. Though I'm Team Max for sure I can't say that I became a huge fan of Savanna's because she seemed pushy and surprisingly old-fashioned in her view of gender roles, but that being said I definitely liked the story. This was very well written and an excellent read!
Every choice we make in life can alter our paths. Sometimes good. Sometimes bad. Max is working full time, while going to college, and living on his own...well...on his own except for his two year old daughter, Chloe. THE NANNY WITH THE SKULL TATTOOS by Elizabeth Barone is the story of Max trying to survive life as a young, single father. Trying to make all the best choices he can after having to move from the comfort and safety of his parent’s home while raising his daughter alone. Not every choice he makes works out the way he’d like, but in the end at least he has his daughter and she loves him no matter what. I was given an advanced copy of this book to read and to give an honest review. Overall, I really liked THE NANNY WITH THE SKULL TATTOOS. I was able to read through this in a few days. I wish it had been a little longer, with maybe some background regarding the main characters (Max and Savannah mostly), or possibly more interactions with the other side characters. That being said, I did enjoy the banter between the two main characters very much. So playful and often times sweet. Also, the scenes between the father and daughter were heartwarming. My heart sunk a few times when something wouldn’t go the way I hoped it would. Disappointment for the character (I know...I know…) as well, because we all want happy, right? I don’t normally read one specific genre, so I tend to forget what kind of book I’m reading, at times. I started out reading this thinking “Young Adult”, but after a couple scenes happened, I remembered this was more “New Adult”. They were well written, tasteful, and didn’t take away from the story at all. In fact, it showed the vulnerability of the main character, Max, and how we all just want to be feel love and close to someone. Elizabeth Barone wrote a great story about how life, no matter what we do, is never perfect. We fall in love, we say stupid things, we get angry. We also love unconditionally. This author has a couple other book series under her belt, so I’m thinking I might be checking those out when I can. And if there ever was a follow up story for Max, Chloe and Savannah...I’d totally read that too!