April 11, 2023
Summary: 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.-The StoryGraph
What I Liked: Cassie and Aiden are both wonderfully written characters that acted in realistic ways, especially for a romance novel. Even when there were aspects of the story that seemed unrealistic (such as the live-in nanny trope), they felt real. It’s normally hit or miss for me when an author includes extraneous things like text messages, emails etc…. but I loved the inclusion of Cassie and Aiden’s OnlyFans messages. It was a great way to show the depth of their feelings for each other before meeting in person. I loved how sex positive this book was and how Cassie being a sex worker wasn’t seen as something that was bad or dirty. This book also has some of the best supporting characters I’ve seen in a while. Sophie and Wanda were a delight and every scene with them added something to the story. Wanda in particular was great and I would love to see more of her. I loved that this story was unique and unpredictable and even though I could see some things coming, there were moments that surprised me, and that’s hard to do!
What I Didn’t Like: I understand that most romance novels will have a third act issue that separates the couple or causes distress. The complication that occurs in this book seemed weak and rushed and almost as if the publisher wanted Ferguson to add something.
Who Should Read It: Fans of sexy, contemporary romances will really love this book as will fans of single dad romances and forced proximity stories.
Review Wrap Up: I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I was worried that the OnlyFans plot line would be tough to make into a believable love story but I was wrong. This was a sweet and sexy romance with fun characters. I look forward to reading more by Ferguson.
“I should stop staring at his hands, in any case. Even if they are large enough to make a girl mentally calculate when her last date was.”
One response to “The Nanny”
I am a fan of romcom fiction and I love your review!