Let It Be Me
Book 1, Love Unexpected
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Megan Carter’s spent the past five years nannying for a pint-size boss—the adorable Charlie—while also navigating her full-size boss, his somewhat grouchy, way-too-methodical dad, Adam. Now that she’s finally moving on, helping Adam find her replacement should be easy...except he doesn’t want another nanny. He wants a wife.
Adam’s been burned by love in the past, so of course he believes finding someone who can be a partner in raising his son is all that matters. Too bad the woman helping him search is the biggest believer in love at first sight and happily-ever-after he’s ever met.
Even as Adam’s funny, charming, and—who would have thought it?—super-hot side starts to come out, Megan knows that without love, a family would never be complete. But convincing Adam of that might be harder than she thought.
Each book in the Love Unexpected series is STANDALONE:
*Let It Be Me
*Never Expected You
Adam is a divorced single father. His own father drank away their income and his mom left when he was 13, never looking back. Add onto the fact that his ex-wife cared more about her rising career in acting than him or their son, this has greatly affected his outlook on life.
When Adam first hires Megan to be Charlie's nanny, he became so focused on building a better future for his son that he has become a workaholic. Over the 5 years that Megan has been with them, he not only has taken advantage of the fact that she's always there to take care of Charlie but he's also lost site in the fact that all Charlie wants is to have his dad around.
Megan has finished school and is ready to start her career as a teacher which means Adam needs to find a replacement. This is where things get interesting. Adam work so much that after five years, Megan and Adam have always kept their relationship very professional and yet now he's asking Megan to help him find a wife instead of a new nanny.
Adam doesn't want another temporary person in Charlies life. His analytical brain thinks he can find a woman that will be agreeable to marring Adam like a partnership. Megan is taken aback by this request but she loves Charlie and agrees to help Adam find a list of candidates. This has forced an intimacy between these two that they have otherwise avoided over the years.
At first I really didn't like Adam. He was pretty cold and there was no warmth towards Megan. As the story unfolds, you learn why this is. With his past and how things ended with his ex-wife, Adam knows that Megan deserves the happily ever after he doesn't believe in anymore.
As Megan searches for the stepford wife he is looking for, Adam starts to see what an incredible woman Megan is and how much he and Charlie truly care about her and depend on her. You really get to see the change in Adam and how he thaws from this cold business man to falling in love and not really realizing it.
I don't know if this is a series but I'm hoping that it is. I really want the story of the Megan and Adams best friends.
ARC provided by Netgalley.
A single dad, a nanny, and a slow burn made this book a delight to read.
Adam was burned by his marriage and doesn't have any interest in taking that road again. He's doing everything he can to be as successful as possible so his son will never know what it's like to go without like he did growing up. Unfortunately, those experiences have skewed his priorities a lot. But luckily, Charlie has Megan, his nanny since his mom left. The love that Megan has for Charlie was felt through every piece of this story. Even though she was planning on leaving her position as his nanny, she was pushing to show Adam that she would never leave her position as Charlie's family.
I would have loved to see more interaction between Megan and Adam but I what I did see of them, I felt the chemistry that they had. They are pretty much perfect for each other, the balance that the other needs. I loved all of the characters in this story and am keeping my fingers crossed that Stella and Declan will also see their HEA.
*This is my voluntary review of an advanced reader copy*