Monday, September 5, 2011

A NANNY FOR NATE by Lisa Worrall

Publisher: Silver Publishing
Date published: June 16th, 2011
ISBN: 9781920501587
Contemporary MM
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Author

Parker Adams has spent the last year mourning the loss of his husband, Darren, to a senseless accident. The only thing keeping Parker sane is his job and his son, Nate. Now with his babysitter moving out of state, Parker finds himself hiring a live in nanny to help care for Nate. What Parker expects the day the new nanny shows up is not six foot Jake Walsh standing in front of him. Jake scares Parker even as he finds himself falling for the man. Can a widower with a broken heart find that opening his heart after his loss is not being unfaithful?

I have got to admit, I had tears toward the end of the story, in my eyes. Author Lisa Worrall writes a story about finding love after a heartbreaking loss so eloquently that it’s amazing I wasn’t bawling in the end. A NANNY FOR NATE is a story of two people finding that love does go on even if one doesn’t ask for it. The writing is tight, story flowed smoothly and the characters brimmed with life. Ms. Worrall delivers a beautiful story that will leave you smiling even as a tear falls down your face.

Meet Parker Adams. A lawyer, a father and heartbroken since is lover and husband, Darren, died in a freak accident. He has closed himself off from the memories of his life with Darren and to the possibility of love again. He lives for his job and his seven year old son, Nate. What got to me about Parker was his sadness and grief he projected that had me wanting to put my arms around him, at times, and say it is ok to move on and other times, smack some sense into him as well. He was a little indecisive for me as a character but it felt right in the storyline. Jake was a man I so wanted to be my nanny just so I could drool over him. Holy moly, he was sexy, funny and had a way with kids. Pure gold in my opinion. But what really struck me was the friendship Parker and Jake forged turned into something so much more. This was the heart of the story. It was this connection that made me lose my heart to Jake, Parker and Nate by the time the story ended.

A NANNY FOR NATE is a sweet, heartfelt story that will leave you smiling in the end. Even though it’s a novella, the only objection I have about this one is I wished it was longer. I would love to have known more about Jake’s family, how Parker and Jake’s relationship went and so forth. I just hope the author comes back to these three wonderful characters again in the future. This was my first book from this author and I was not disappointed at all. If you are looking for a sweet story to read one lazy Sunday afternoon, then grab A NANNY FOR NATE.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


Lisa Worrall said...

Wow-I am blushing from head to foot - thank you so much :)

Laura said...

I loved A Nanny for Nate and would very highly recommend it to any one looking for a feel good story.

Ms. Worrall's stories are always well-written, tightly woven, and pack a punch in the bedroom!

Great review.