Plot overview: Too-perfect-to-be-real Amelia is NFL player Brody’s new nanny. They have sex a lot. That’s about it.
This books starts right out with Brody finding Amelia half naked in his kitchen. He had no idea that his sister hired Amelia to look after his daughter, Lilly. And what new live-in employee doesn’t wander around her employer’s house in her underwear? (The answer is no one. No one does this. It’s just a plot contrivance to set up sexual attraction between Amelia and Brody)
At 5% of the story I’m already getting sick of reading about the “pebbled nipples” and hard-ons and clenching vaginas. Enough already! I get it. They’re attracted to each other. Never mind that they haven’t had so much as one grown-up conversation with each other, they’re ready to jump each other at first sight. Understood. Can we move on to the plot now?
The problem is that there isn’t any plot. Brody’s doing the whole “I can never love again” dance because his wife cheated on him before she died. Amelia doesn’t let anyone in emotionally because REASONS that involve a bad childhood that is only hinted at and never fully explored. But these romance novel cliches don’t equal an actual plot, so other than a bunch of sex and “this can’t be more” discussions, there isn’t much else going on here.
Then there was this randomness that irked me:
Long-story-short, I thought Brody was a dick, Amelia was an idiot and a doormat, and there wasn’t much of anything going on plot wise throughout the entire book. It’s basically just a bunch of random events linked together by sex scenes. I won’t be continuing on with the series.
Full disclosure: We received an ARC from the publisher and NetGalley free of charge.
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