Sometimes a book comes along that is exactly what you think it’s going to be…like when a book is called “Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny.” I went into this book hoping to read a hot romance about two attractive people and that’s what I got. However, the actual story was pretty good and there was substance to the characters that I didn’t expect. This was a great contemporary romance that I would recommend to romance fans.
Dr. Sloan Copeland is left reeling when her nanny quits unexpectedly, leaving her scrambling to find a new live in caretaker for her 6 year old twin daughters. On the recommendation of her teacher friend, she hires Rafe, a man she immediately finds herself attracted to. The feeling is mutual and they have to decide if a relationship would work. With two kids to raise and a troublesome ex, can Sloan find happiness with the handsome and buff male nanny?
There were many things I loved about this book. First off, it features an interracial relationship without making it all about race. Weatherspoon doesn’t shy away from showing the reader the issues that can still come from interracial dating but it doesn’t dominate the story. The drama and angst (though there is very little of both) come from other areas, mainly Sloan’s ex-husband. I also have to point out that Rafe is a PERFECT example of a male character being masculine without being overbearing or toxic. He is tough and can hold his own but also takes the time to watch Youtube videos on how to style black girl hair so he can be the best nanny he can be. *swoon*
I loved how the characters talk like actual human beings and not like characters in a book. The back and forth between Rafe and Sloan was believable and entertaining and while the romance seemed a bit quick, I totally bought the feelings they have for each other. The romance aspect was very hot with several detailed sex scenes and a lot of dirty talk throughout. I liked all of the side characters, especially Xeni and Rafe’s family and felt they added humor and heart to the story. The end felt a little rushed but that is only a minor complaint. Overall, this was a really fun and hot read that shows what contemporary romance should be.
Author: Rebekah Weatherspoon
Rating: 4 Stars