I read Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny as part of COYER’s read from a friend’s list readathon. My selection came from Brandee @UnConventional Bookworm, black author’s matter reading list. I selected the book based on the concept and I was keen to see which direction the author (who, by the way, is new to me) would take her readers. Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny delivered an angst free, feel good romance. One which will not only warm your heart but will leave you with a huge smile at the end.
Title: Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny
All Dr. Sloan Copeland needed was someone to watch her kids. What she found was the man of her dreams… This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
Author(s): Rebekah Weatherspoon
Series: Loose Ends #1
Published by Self-published on September 26, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
After a nasty divorce and a thousand mile move, Dr. Sloan Copeland and her twin daughters are finally getting the hang of their new life in Los Angeles. When their live-in nanny bails with no warning, Sloan is left scrambling to find a competent caretaker to wrangle her smart, sensitive girls. Nothing less will do.
Enter Rafe Whitcomb. He's all of those things, not to mention good-natured and one heck of a whiz in the kitchen. He's also tall, and handsome, and bearded, and ripped, and tatted, wrist to neck.
It doesn't take long for the Copelands to invite Rafe into their home. Just as quickly, both Sloan and Rafe find themselves succumbing to a heady mutual attraction, neither of them wants to deny. With every minute they spend under the same roof, this working mom can't help but wonder if Rafe can handle all her needs...
All Dr. Sloan Copeland needed was someone to watch her kids. What she found was the man of her dreams…
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny introduces readers to Rafe and Sloan. Sloan is a successful surgeon and a single mother of six-year-old twin girls. At the beginning of the story, the nanny Sloane hired to take care of her girls walked off the job with no warning, leaving her in a bind. Enters Rafe, who came highly recommended as a Nanny.
Rafe’s career as a nanny began at age seventeen when he began taking care of his younger sisters. Since then he became a well sought after nanny. Now he is at the point where he wants to take his life in another direction. However, when he learnt of Sloane’s dilemma, he took the job but plans for it to be temporary. However, sometimes the best laid plans go awry.
Rafe fit in nicely with Sloan and her twins, enabling her to go to work knowing her girls were in good hands. He’s definitely great at his job and it also helped that he was an awesome cook. There was no denying the mutual attraction the MCs shared, which was obvious from their first interaction. I loved how upfront about how they felt about each other, although there was hesitancy on Sloan’s part. It came as no surprise, given her history with her ex-husband. Rafe’s patience and caring nature broke through her barriers and soon they were spending time together, which had nothing to do with his job.
I loved their romance, which was charming and passionate. The author chose not to emphasise class and race difference thus avoiding all the drama that comes with diverse relationships. Rafe’s relationship with the twins was the icing on the cake. Although they experienced some rough spots along the way, Rafe and Sloan were good for each other. This new-to-me author did a wonderful job with her characters, and I’m definitely willing to check out more stories in her catalog whenever time permits.
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I love this premise of the nanny. Terrific review, Nadene
Oh this sounds great. I love that he’s a nanny. That cover is great too.
You remind me that this is one I really wanted to read after seeing it do so well in new release reviews. The reverse of male/female roles is neat and I’m glad to see the race and class stuff was all low drama.
Love the twist on this. Great review Nadene!