Eight Days a Week
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.
~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
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.