Eight Days a Week
by Amber L. Johnson
A "manny" should always mind his own business. And he definitely shouldn’t fall in love with his boss.
Release Date: November 6 , 2014
Published by The Writers Coffee Shop
Genre: Romance / Contemporary
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-329-4
~~SUMMARY~~Gwen Stone has secrets she’s not ready to reveal. After a recent promotion at work, she needs a caretaker for her children. She’s frenzied and in a lurch and pretty much ready to hire the first person who comes along. So she does. Andrew Lyons needs to get out of his sister’s apartment, and a Craigslist posting may be the answer to his prayers. But what he thought was an ad for a room rental turns into a job offer he can’t refuse. Accepting the nanny position could change his life, if only he had a clue how to be a grownup. A working mother, a shirtless “manny” who looks good in a towel, two children who need more than a babysitter, and hours of kids’ TV can only spell disaster for everyone involved. Because a manny should always mind his own business. And he definitely shouldn’t fall in love with his boss.
Andrew is a little lost in life. He's 25 and doesn't have a real career path. A degree in piano and two years of culinary school haven't helped him decide what he wants to be when he grows up. When Andrew gets tired of his sister's whining to get a job, he pulls up Craigslist to at least find a place to live. He accidentally finds a basement apartment along with a job as a Manny.
Gwen has two precocious children she needs help caring so she can keep the promotion she just got at work. Once Drew sees the perks of the job, he thinks it will be a piece of cake. Ha! He hadn't met Bree and Brady yet.
Andrew gets a crash course in child rearing pretty much from the kids themselves. I was hurting right along with Andrew as he suffered through hours of Disney Junior, difficult bath times, and getting kids to eat.
At first, I really didn't like Andrew. I thought he was a slacker and was thinking more with the head below the waist more than the one above his neck. He was lusting after Gwen pretty much from the moment he sets eyes on her. My opinion changed the moment he met Bree and Brady. The way he interacted with them was not how a caregiver is "supposed" to, but he makes it work. I love that he cares for them almost instantly.
“They’re kids. They eat from a box. Slice some hot dogs and call it a meal, you foodie.”
I glared at her in mock hatred and grabbed the box. “You’ll learn to eat real food by the time I leave.”
Her face fell, and Bree looked at the floor. My gaze drifted over to Brady, and his eyes were wide as saucers.
Their dad had left them. That had to have been it. I opened my mouth but could think of nothing to say.
Change of subject. Be cool. What did they do on television? What would Tony Danza do?
He’d sleep with his boss, Angela.
Shit. Sitcoms were no help at all.
Thank you to Amber L. Johnson and The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House for gifting me with a copy of Eight Days a Week in exchange for an honest review.
~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
Amber is a full-time mom and a full-time wife who is employed full time and writes when she can. She believes in Happily Ever Afters that occur every day—despite the obstacles real life serves up on a regular basis. Or perhaps they’re sweeter simply because of them. She always has two rubber bands on her wrist, a song in her head, and too much creamer in her coffee cup that reads ‘Cocoa,’ because she’s a rebel. If she’s not at her desk, with her boys, or behind the computer, she’s supporting live music with her arms raised above her head and her eyes closed, waiting for the drop.
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