Widowed single dad Noah needs help in the worst way. He's desperate to find a new live-in nanny to care for his four-year-old twins while he's at work in the stables. Ever since his wife died, he has lived like a monk. What with raising two boys solo and working as the horse master for Silver Springs Ranch, there hasn't been time in his life for things like finding a willing bed partner to slake his dark needs.
When the achingly beautiful Morgan appears on his doorstep inquiring about the job, he doesn't think twice about hiring her. He snaps her up before she discovers his boys are little hellions who have driven the last few nannies away over their antics.
And yet, for the first time in three years, since he buried his heart in the ground, Noah is entranced by naughty visions of the new nanny. She's young, full of enthusiasm, and stirs up every wicked fantasy in his arsenal.
He prays he has the fortitude to resist her delectable charms because she's forbidden. At his age, he can't sleep with, let alone crave, a woman fresh out of college. But she keeps casting sexy glances suffused with desire in his direction, battering his resolve to stay away. She's headstrong, and he aches to exert his dominance.
Will he wave the white flag, and surrender to her naughty whispered pleas?
I loved Morgan
This wasn’t the pairing that I was hoping for next, however I did wonder if perhaps those two would be the final partnership explored in the series. I loved Morgan. She’s been raised as a bit of a protected daddy’s girl, but since her father’s passing she’s needed to find and develop a spine of steel. I adored the twins. Calling them precocious badly undersells their curiosity and mischievousness. Noah, on the other hand, left me wanting to smack him for most of the book. In fact, there’s one scene where after accusing her of something she didn’t do, he later demeans her emotions and kind overrides all of her concerns to be intimate with her. If I had been in Morgan’s place, Doc Gracie would have been stitching him back together at that point. I was so glad to finally see him pull his head out of his backside and own up to what he was really feeling for Morgan. The ending is perfectly adorable and I’m looking forward to seeing how the next book will play out, since we got to see a bit of his hero complex leading up to the end of this one.
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Booksprout.
Family, Heart and Romance
This story has to have the most romantic, leaky-eye-inducing conclusion I’ve ever read. Noah and Morgan’s romance starts of at a smouldering simmer, then heats up to boiling - so hot! The boys were definitely the best part of this book - I just loved those two hooligans!