Review – Eight Days a Week – Amber L. Johnson

 Eight Days a Week

by Amber L. Johnson
A “manny” should always mind his own business. And he definitely shouldn’t fall in love with his boss.  
Release Date: November 6 , 2014
Genre: Romance / Contemporary
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-329-4
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH


Gwen Stone has secrets she’s not ready to reveal. After a recent promotion at work, she needs a caretaker for her children. She’s frenzied and in a lurch and pretty much ready to hire the first person who comes along. So she does.

Andrew Lyons needs to get out of his sister’s apartment, and a Craigslist posting may be the answer to his prayers. But what he thought was an ad for a room rental turns into a job offer he can’t refuse. Accepting the nanny position could change his life, if only he had a clue how to be a grownup.

A working mother, a shirtless “manny” who looks good in a towel, two children who need more than a babysitter, and hours of kids’ TV can only spell disaster for everyone involved. Because a manny should always mind his own business. And he definitely shouldn’t fall in love with his boss.



Amber is a full-time mom and a full-time wife who is employed full time and writes when she can. She believes in Happily Ever Afters that occur every day—despite the obstacles real life serves up on a regular basis. Or perhaps they’re sweeter simply because of them. She always has two rubber bands on her wrist, a song in her head, and too much creamer in her coffee cup that reads ‘Cocoa,’ because she’s a rebel.If she’s not at her desk, with her boys, or behind the computer, she’s supporting live music with her arms raised above her head and her eyes closed, waiting for the drop. 

Praise for Eight Days a Week
“Laugh-out-loud story about a guy who goes to look at a room to rent and discovers it comes with a job – that of live-in nanny to two damaged kids. So Andrew Lyons accidentally becomes the “manny”. Written in his POV, this book chronicles his hilarious escapades as he looks after and grows to love Bree and Brady, and his employer, Gwen. His pranks and spot-on observations about kids’ TV shows had me giggling, but there were a few serious moments worthy of a sniffle as well. The star of the show may be Don, though – you’ll just have to read this book to find out about him! Highly recommended.” 
 – Andrea Goodreads Review


Once again, Amber L. Johnson completely immersed me into a world she created. I almost missed my bus stop, I was that engrossed.

We are told the story through Andrew’s POV (Or Dee as he is known throughout the book) as he is looking for somewhere to live and a job. After being pestered by his sister, he sees a job which he doesn’t want to apply for, but wants the apartment it comes with. What follows is him finding out what he is good at and in a way, finding himself.

Working as a Manny (male nanny) doesn’t come easy at first, but the journey Dee and the two kids (Bree and Brady – BTW, Brady is just too dang cute) take together is heartwarming, funny, and downright adorable. Add in the sexual tension between Gwen and Dee, and the story drags you in.

As with all of Johnson’s books that I have read, the characters are flawed rather than perfect, and each reader can most likely see themselves in each of them. Particularly when they make mistakes. They are realistic and human. Whilst we don’t all have perfect lives, it’s great being able to read about realistic characters and realistic problems.

Being able to sink into a world so perfectly created and relateable is my favourite thing about reading, and this book in particular felt like a movie that played out in front of my eyes, pulling me along with all the stories within.

I can never recommend Johnson’s books enough, and Eight Days a Week is no different.




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2 responses to “Review – Eight Days a Week – Amber L. Johnson

  1. You’re always so awesome and I am honored that you’d read my books and be part of my blog tour. I adore you! And i hope you made it home safely – LOL



    • mouse555

      I very nearly didn, but here I am LOL!

      I love your books (you know that right?) and I adore you right on back xx

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