This book is a winner because of the simple fact that the writer's storytelling made me laugh.
Here's a paragraph from one of the first few pages.
"Millie didn't so much as flinch. Through her many years of service she'd had cheeks slapped, hair pulled, and once, a warming pan tossed directly her way. She'd been lucky to dodge the hot coals on that particular occasion, but in all fairness, she hadn't truly blamed her employer for throwing the pan, since Millie had unintentionally set the lady's bed on fire with it."
Humor is a definite way to make me like a book. Plus, the plot is super fun. I'm into the whole poor-nanny-works-for-rich-stubborn-man thing. The heroine, Millie, is hilarious as she pulls out her worn dictionary and tries to improve her vocabulary--especially when she confuses words. Everett, the hero, is delightfully arrogant, though Millie is quick to thwart his arrogance.
I only wished that some parts of the book were a tad less wordy; that pulled me out of the story at times.
The entire book is bubbly and fun with a bit of mystery thrown in. I smiled, laughed, and thoroughly enjoyed myself, an experience I've come to expect from this author's novels.
If you'd like, you can buy the book here.
From the Back Cover:
After growing up as an orphan, Millie Longfellow is determined to become the best nanny the East Coast has ever seen. Unfortunately, her playfulness and enthusiasm aren't always well-received and she finds herself dismissed from yet another position.
Everett Mulberry has quite unexpectedly become guardian to three children that scare off every nanny he hires. About to depart for Newport, Rhode Island, for the summer, he's desperate for competent childcare.
At wit's end with both Millie and Everett, the employment agency gives them one last chance--with each other. As Millie falls in love with her mischievous charges, Everett focuses on achieving the coveted societal status of the upper echelons. But as he investigates the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of the children's parents, will it take the loss of those he loves to learn whose company he truly wants for the rest of his life?
*I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. This review is ENTIRELY my opinion.*