Tuesday, April 11, 2023

The Nanny by Lana Ferguson - 5 Star ARC Review

A woman discovers the father of the child she is nannying may be her biggest (Only)Fan in this steamy contemporary romance by Lana Ferguson.

After losing her job and being on the brink of eviction, Cassie Evans finds herself with two choices: get a new job (and fast) or fire up her long-untouched OnlyFans account. But there are no jobs to be found, and as for OnlyFans. . . . Well, there are reasons she can’t go back. Just when all hope seems lost, an ad for a live-in nanny position seems the solution to all her problems. It’s almost too perfect—until she meets her would-be employer.

Aiden Reid, executive chef and DILF extraordinaire is far from the stuffy single dad Cassie was imagining. She is shocked when he tells her she’s the most qualified applicant he’s met in weeks, practically begging her to take the job. With hands that make her hindbrain howl and eyes that scream sex, the idea of living under the same roof as Aiden feels dangerous, but with no other option, she decides to stay with him and his adorably tenacious daughter, Sophie.

Cassie soon discovers that Aiden is not a stranger at all, but instead someone who is very familiar with her—or at least, her body. She finds herself at a loss for what to do, given that he doesn’t remember her. As their relationship heats to temperatures hotter than any kitchen Aiden has ever worked in, Cassie struggles with telling Aiden the truth, and the more terrifying possibility—losing the best chance at happiness she’s ever had.

This was quite the debut novel. I can definitely say that the only reason I know it's this author's first published title because it's mentioned at the end. From the pacing, the dialogue, the writing and the characters, you'd never know this was a debut novel.

Cassie and Aiden meet online. And then things happen and they lose that connection. By a total fluke she ends up applying and being hired as a nanny for Aiden's daughter Sophie. And, well things go as you'd think from that point.

The story is a little predictable, but as you know there's going to be a happy ending, it's predictable in the way all romance trends to be. Nothing to be done differently there unless authors start killing off the main characters...and let's not do that.

I loved all of the characters. The sex is hot but it's also used very well as a way to move the story and the emotional connection between Cassie and Aiden.

This book just worked well. There were moments when I was frustrated with and for them, but they acted as people would in a similar situation.

While I hate spoilers, I also really appreciated how sex positive this was. While their previous camgirl and subscriber relationship isn't immediately known to them, when it is, there no shame, blame or guilt associated with either of their parts in that. It's also handled with maturity. I was waiting for this to be the reason the characters split up...and i can say at least part of my 5 star review is for how this was handled.

I can tell I'm invested in the book when the end, the inevitable moment where you question if they do work it out, gets me in the heart. This one did.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.

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