It’s Friday y’all! The last few weeks have been kinda brutal, but I’ve had some romance goodness to get me through :)
I participated in the Maryland Romance Writers tent and did some panels and met some wonderful romance peeps. I also got to hang out in the Baltimore Book Festival lounge and I saw author Nic Stone (author of Dear Martin) in there. Although not romance related, Dear Martin has been chosen for a program called One Book Baltimore. 7th and 8th graders in the city will be reading the book and having discussions. It will lead in to November’s cease fire in the city. Anyway, I heard all this and started to cry. It really hit home at how important books are in the world.
Back to Romancelandia! Back in August I was cry babying about not having anything to read. Author Rosanna Leo offered a copy of her book Covet. The blurb sounded great. I started the book and I was just not connecting with the main characters. There was also a suspense sub-plot that was not alluded to in the blurb and that is not for me. I decided that although the blurb sounded interesting, this book was not for me. I liked Leo’s writing though and I have at least one other book by here on my TBR and eventually I will read something else by her.
Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon– I love the single parent/nanny trope, especially when the mom is the single parent. Weatherspoon puts a disclaimer in the front of the book that it is pure fluff and that is 100% correct. It’s a sweet and sometimes silly take on parent/nanny falling in instalove. Sloan Copeland is a doctor in need of a nanny. Rafe is tatted up, ginger-beard having out of work nanny.
This was a super sexy, quick read. I really enjoyed their story. There is a small conflict with the ex-husband but it is resolved pretty easily. I liked that there wasn’t a lot of unnecessary angst about them getting together. My biggest quibble would be that Sloan’s kids were six and at times sounded and behaved more like 16 year olds.
Anyone looking for a low angst, sexy read will probably enjoy this.