Boy, was I wrong.
Even in my wildest dreams I couldn't have imagined what I was in for. What my heart was in for.
I couldn't have possibly fathomed the lifestyle, the responsibility, how much it would take out of me, the inner battles, and mostly, the emotional whirlwind.
I could never have imagined, prepared myself for, or anticipated...
It was supposed to be a job. Just a temporary job. Just a few months. Just a short stop before the journey I was about to take to follow my dream.
It was supposed to be a lot of things...but not this.
Little did I know it would be the one event that would shape me, would change me, would bring on such a shift in the balance of my world.
Into my life.
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Ivi is a young woman from Estonia who volunteers her time worldwide helping those who need it but now has taken a nanny position in the U.S. trying to earn money so she can go to Nepal for her next mission work six months from now. Six months at a nanny position for a little boy who I think is the most adorable kid around. He’s ten but is well beyond his years in a wealth of knowledge. It probably helps that his mom is a renowned professor with one little secret she has been keeping from Jeremy…his dad is the world famous rock star, Tyler Lee. Now that Melena has to leave the country for work for six months and it is no place for Jeremy, he is going to be meeting his dad for the very first time. Jeremy is scared and nervous with all of the changes but he and Ivi hit it off immediately. Ivi is very personable, funny and caring and has a love for children which is easy when she has a charge like Jeremy she easily falls for this little boy. Speaking of falling how do you not fall for one of the hottest rock stars in the world whose home you are now living in for the next six months? One of the numerous bits of information that Jeremy shared one day was that the heart can actually break and I have to say that this author had a way of writing this story that you thought at times your heart was breaking. Ms. Ehrlich wrote about love, passion and taking chances. Will the bond that Ivi forms with Jeremy and Tyler Lee be enough to keep her from going to her mission work in Nepal or will Jeremy go back to his mothers and Tyler Lee will continue to be the elusive playboy rock star that won’t settle with just one woman? This is book one in a series and I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I HAVE to know if Ivi and Tyler have an actual chance at anything more and what is Jeremy going to think of all of this if things actually do come out and you know they will because Tyler Lee is front and center for paparazzi. I have just found myself a new rock romance author that knows how to write giving you a glimpse at the rocker’s life along with knowing how to keep you engaged in a book so much so that you feel emotionally invested in this story. I received this ARC from NetGalley for a freely given and honest review.
A deliciously slow, warm and languorous romance. Ivi Kert flew from Estonia to LA in the US knowing she’s be someone’s nanny, she never imagined it would be the ten year old son no one knows about of one of the biggest and hottest rock stars in the world and therefore was not prepared when faced with him, much less cohabitate with him, with both of them, for the next six months. Ivi is not the kind of woman who shies away from a challenge or an adventure easily, but this job will require her to open her heart to these two people and cause her an emotional upheaval that will change her life forever. What will she do when the time comes to say goodbye? I’ve been a Sigal Ehrlich fan from the beginning, loving her writing style which pulls me into the story from each chapter’s epigraphs, to richly detailed descriptions, to the subject matter which in this Unplugged’s case is a wonderfully angsty love story. Ivi’s first encounter with her boss is anything but normal, especially when he tries to get rid of her a few hours later. He’s less than happy with her presence in his home and she’s not shy about putting him in his place, besides she’s there for his son, not him. Even though Ivi is fairly young and inexperienced in love, she knows her own mind, knows what she wants and in general is a tough cookie whose biggest dream is to go to missions wherever help is needed. She’s impossible not to love. As for our cantankerous hero, I’ll put him in pause for a bit to talk about the other awesome man in the book. Jeremy, Tyler Lee’s son is truly adorable. A sweet boy and somewhat of a know it all who can state long facts about almost anything in the cutest fashion, causing Ivi to repeatedly tell him to read children’s books and carve a special place for him in her heart. Even though Tyler was certainly aware and attracted to Ivi from the moment they met, it was the bond between her and his son that most assuredly thawed his cranky exterior. As they spend time together Ivi gets to know the stripped down version of the rock star. Tyler unplugged is flesh and blood human with a somewhat sad upbringing, who wants to get to know and love his son and while doing so, falls for the sassy nanny. The relationship between Ivi and Tyler is slow and seductive. I got swept away in every alluring minute of it, from the struggles and tears, to the longing and irresistible surrender. They have the forbidden issues that come with a boss-employee relationship, there’s also the fact that Tyler has never had a serious relationship and Ivi has to learn to navigate the rock star lifestyle, and finally there’s the fact that Ivi’s time in LA has an expiration date as she has big, very laudable plans for when her job is finished, but the bond they form is strong enough for them to work to keep it. I can’t wait to see how they do. Unplugged is book #1 in the Unplugged duet by Sigal Ehrlich. It is a standalone, contemporary romance, told from the heroine’s point of view with a semi cliffhanger.