John Bishop isn’t your typical single dad. Reserved, impatient, and utterly clueless. Running the family’s bed and breakfast has many perks. Working long hours, picking up after the guests, and hearing couples going at it all night long aren’t any of them. Hooking up with girls who come to the ranch for horseback riding lessons? Best perk of them all. That is until a baby shows up at his doorstep with a note claiming it’s his. Growing up on a ranch was anything but easy, but raising a newborn is proving to be the hardest task he’ll ever tackle. Leaving the bachelor life behind, his only priority is to hire a nanny who can teach him a thing or two about parenting—except he doesn’t anticipate her being gorgeous and quirky with an unhealthy football obsession. Mila Carmichael has many talents—making balloon animals, creating origami art, and remaining in the friend zone. Often seen as one of the guys, she’s struck out more times than a rookie baseball player. Seeking a new adventure, she flies to Texas to visit family and is offered a position she can’t refuse. Helping out a new dad should come easy to her, considering her past experience, but what she doesn’t anticipate is him being an attractive Southern temptation. But that’s only the beginning. While growing close to his family and falling madly in love with the baby girl who’s stealing their hearts, things are bound to get complicated. Everyone knows not to mix business with pleasure. That means no late movie nights, no stolen glances, and definitely no kissing behind closed doors. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll threaten taking away the main thing that binds them together.
I liked exploring the relationship between Mila and John. I believed in their instant attraction and I loved the fact that neither wanted to act on it immediately. These two put the needs of the child first-and I fell in love with Maize right along with Mila.
Mila is so sassy and strong that you can't help but laugh at her smart mouth. She isn't afraid to tell it like it is and I love how she just meshed right into the Bishop family life. She's the kind of character I'd want as a friend because she'd speak her mind when I'd bite my tongue.
John is so the silent, strong and sweet type. I wanted to hug him then I wanted to shake him. He was fun and sweet and I admired the hell out of him.
I liked the plot of this book. The supporting characters were fun and didn't overwhelm the story for me. I was hooked from the beginning and can't wait to see these characters again in the next Bishop book. I recommend this title.
John and Mila are attracted to one another, but she is the nanny and the position is temporary as she is just visiting. They spend a lot of the book pretending they are not attracted, and fighting their attraction...until they finally give in. I thought the book was a little unbalanced here, as there was a lot of focus on the before they got together and the actual start of the relationship was a little quick to get them to a couple and committed.
But, I enjoyed it overall and I am looking forward to the next in the series.
As soon as I walk into the living room, I see Mila in tight blue jeans and a low cut shirt that shows way too much cleavage. “Nope.” Resting my hands on my hips, I look at her, trying not to stare at her chest. It doesn’t help that her nipples are hard as a damn rock either. Fuck. Eyes up. “Nope, what?” she asks, furrowing her brows in confusion as she grabs Maize out of the swing. “You can’t wear that shirt. Actually, we should probably set some ground rules since you’ll be staying here around the clock.” Mila rolls her eyes and kneels down in front of the carseat. She’s dressed Maize in an outfit that says something about Grandma being her favorite, and I know Mama is going to love it. “Is that what you do ‘round here? Make rules for everyone?” She arches an eyebrow with a cocky smirk on her face. Tilting my head, I narrow my eyes and study her. “What’s that supposed to mean?” “Ask Jackson.” She carefully places Maize in the car seat and straps her in. I suck in a deep breath remembering the nanny rules I’d given Jackson, the ones she wasn’t supposed to hear. “Jackson needs rules. He has zero boundaries. And it’s not like he listens to anyone anyway. Trust me. It’s an open invitation to flirting and ridiculous comments from him. So you can’t be wearing shirts like that around him.” “...or I can’t be wearing shirts like this around you?” she quips, not paying any attention to how frustrated I’m becoming. “I think I can handle Jackson, so stop worrying yourself.” “Whatever, Mila.” She straightens up and looks me dead in the eyes. “You’re my boss and you can make any crazy rules you want when it comes to your baby, but you don’t get to tell me what I can and can’t wear, unless you’re instating a dress code for me and if that’s the case, I want a raise and a clothes allowance then.” I scoff, crossing my arms over my chest that’s rising and falling rapidly. “How much for you to wear baggy overalls and turtlenecks every day?” “You’ve got jokes, do you?” she mutters, not amused. “Why not just put a chastity belt on me too while you’re at it?” I grunt, thinking that’s not a bad idea actually.