Wednesday, September 2, 2015

[Kame's Review]: "Substitute Bride"

Substitute Bride by Noelle Adams
Publisher: Noelle Adams (August 22, 2015)
Series: Beaufort Brides, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

For more than two years, Rose has been the nanny for James Harwood's daughters. She adores the girls, but she tries to maintain a professional distance with James—no matter how attractive she finds him. However, when his engagement falls apart and he starts to look at her differently, Rose no longer sees him only as her boss. James isn't the kind of man to fall for his nanny, so he doesn't know why he can't stop thinking about her in very wrong ways. He's determined to resist, to keep his life simple and to find an appropriate substitute for his wife who died. 

But with a manipulative ex-fiancée, two precocious daughters, Rose's interfering Southern grandmother, a short-lived fake engagement, and feelings that won't be denied, nothing remains simple for long.

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Kame's Review:

Rosie is a Nanny. She loves the two young girls in her care. A fun game of dress up reveals she may love their father too!

Rosie always dreamed of working with children and when family obligation required her get a job instead of attend college she found a Nanny job that allowed her to do both. I loved to see her care and concern with the girls. James is a widower who thinks remarrying is the best thing for his girls. I think he allowed too many people to have too much influence on his life and it didn't meld well with his successful businessman career for me.

I liked these two characters as a couple, just not the circumstances that brought them together. I would have enjoyed more of a slow fighting it build up. Their quick move to a relationship felt more like lust to me.

The characters outside this small family drove me crazy. Genevieve and James' mother-in-law angered me every time on the page. Rosie's eccentric grandmother has also started to get on my nerves.

However I truly enjoy Noelle Adams writing style. It is a relaxing read. Rosie's sister Kelly, the keeper of the estate and the one who generally cares for crazy grandma must be next and I can't wait to see her have an HEA because I think she deserves one - if not a vacation - real soon.


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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) 

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