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Author: Carmen Falcone
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence, Entangled Publishing
Date of Publication: January 11th, 2016
This is a story of one thing going wrong after another for nanny Alice Sommers. She’s threatened by a loan shark, caught skinny dipping by her boss and then blackmailed into posing as his fake fiancé to help prevent him missing out one an important art deal! Add in a Mum with health problems, a sister who is bipolar and a niece in need of care and attention as well as the young girl she looks after and she’s definitely go her hands full! The plus side is that she already has a crush on her boss and the posing as his fiancé is in a spectacular weekend villa party on the island of Capri.
A fun romance, with a hardworking, really caring, heroine who looks after everyone around her – including her boss- she’ll have you laughing when nerves cause her to start rambling and making faux pas! She’s a delightful, sassy, loving character, the sort of person who really appeals. Art dealer Lorenzo Baldi is the sexy, Italian boss of Alice with secrets from his past that he’d really rather never be revealed. It is his beloved nine year old daughter that Alice loves and cares for and he hadn’t really noticed her until he catches her skinny dipping, sees her curvaceous figure, then the attraction is rampant!
It is a delightful read with great characters. The hero and heroine in the story both have been severely affected by their fathers’ influence but in very different ways. The settings, scenarios and events are emotively portrayed making it easy to empathise with the characters. I really liked Viola, too, and she plays a key role in the story – I hope her HEA works out, too! This is a well written story that I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys chicklit with a feisty female lead and an alpha male who is struggling to fight against love.
When fantasy becomes reality…
The last thing nanny Alice Sommers needs is to be caught skinny-dipping by her sexy, cranky-pants boss—in his pool. Her sister owes a crap-load of money to a slimy loan shark and Alice really needs this job if she has any hope of saving her family. Fortunately, her boss is richer than sin and needs her just as much.
Art dealer Lorenzo Baldi will lose his prestigious career if his anarchist father’s paintings are revealed to the art world. He’s determined to persuade the paintings’ eccentric owner to sell them to him, even if to pull it off, he’ll have to blackmail his daughter’s nanny—a woman with the sexy curves of a Botticelli masterpiece—into being his fake fiancé.
The gorgeous island of Capri inspires some major misbehaving. But even as the loan shark breathes down Alice’s neck and the paintings move closer to the art scene, Lorenzo drops one more bomb that will change everything.
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Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for gifting me an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.