I really hate the title. If I hadn’t read FyreHaar’s review, I would never have touched a book called RAFE: A Buff Male Nanny. It sounds like bad porn that’s trying to have a plot. It’s actually a pretty sweet contemporary romance.
I follow Rebekah Weatherspoon on twitter and find her to be sharp, smart and funny. I was looking for a reason to try one of her books, but I wasn’t feeling enthusiastic about the titles. I recognize this as a me problem, however it’s my review, so everything here is filtered through the lens of me.
Dr. Sloan Copeland, former child genius, current heart surgeon and single mom, comes home to find her two six year old daughters alone and a note from the nanny that she quit. Rafe, written normally and not in all caps, has just left a long term nanny job when the family moved to Australia. He’s rethinking his career choices, because being a nanny doesn’t give him a lot of time for relationships. Sloan’s best friend teaches at the elementary school where the children Rafe nannied attended and presto magic, Sloan and Rafe are meeting to discuss the possibility of him taking the job.
I have to say, Rafe is much more devoted to nannying than I ever was.
What I liked – the writing and the characters. What frustrated me – the super compressed timeline. I would have liked a lot more time with Sloan and Rafe getting to know each other. I really enjoy watching a relationship develop as two people fall in love. I get instalust. That’s a real thing. I found it strained credulity that this whole thing happened in, at most, 4 weeks. I have a hard time believing that either of these characters would really feel comfortable going from strangers to committed relationship that fast.
I still hate the title.