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.
Title: The Nanny
Author: Lana Ferguson
Publication Date: April 11, 2023
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
I liked this book! There was a secret identity aspect, a single dad (love!), and some fun pining which I couldn’t get enough of.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel with the MMC being an OnlyFans regular, but it wasn’t too much of a hindrance for me. Aiden was kind and cared so much for his daughter and had some cute blushy moments which I’m always a fan of. And the way the OnlyFans thing worked out didn’t feel all that odd.
There were some repetitive parts to this book that brought down my interest in reading it. For one, there was a lot of sex. So much so that it felt more like a plot point than anything else. I know it was supposed to be a part of things, but the couple almost never had dates to heart to heart because they were always having sex. I needed more substance to their relationship. Two, a lot of Cassie’s thoughts were repetitive. We kept hearing the same fears and desires, etc. I just needed more.
I didn’t feel like there were many side characters to this book which was a bit strange. The three that were here (Cassie’s BFF Wanda, Aiden’s daughter Sophie, and Sophie’s aunt Iris) were well written so at least there’s that. Still, we got one little moment with one of Cassie’s classmates and then never saw her again. It kinda seemed like she was brought into the book as a plot device for one particular scene and then tossed aside when not needed anymore.
Overall, I did like this book. The end got very emotional and Sophie was the sweetest 10-year-old so I knew I couldn’t let my negative thoughts on the book outweigh the good.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed a gifted and advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.