by Tracey Alvarez
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 30 November, 2016
Some lessons are harder to learn than others…
Doctor O-for-Awesome Owen Bennett is all about fixing broken things. Then the arrival of his orphaned nieces and nephew for twelve weeks causes his workaholic life to plummet into chaos. Hiring the beautiful but unpredictable Gracie Cooper as a live-in nanny might just get him out of a tight spot…or it could seduce him into a reckless affair.
After four years flitting around Europe, waitress/dog-walker/au-pair Gracie Cooper has returned home to New Zealand. Her plans to hang out with her big brother change when Owen offers a perfect solution to her crippling university debt. In spite of her sexy-stick-in-the-mud boss, she’ll spend fun days playing in Bounty Bay’s sand and surf with his cute charges. At summer’s end she’ll follow the sun overseas again.
Gracie and Owen’s opposites-attract connection is so unexpected and powerful that foundations are rocked. But some things aren’t easy to fix. Some past hurts can’t be run from forever. And the lessons they teach each other risk breaking their hearts.
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This is a sweet, adorable, heart warming story. It reminds me of the movie – Life As We Know It – starring Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl.
Dr. Owen Bennett is known as Dr O for awesome is a doctor in the emergency department who is, you can say, a workaholic. He doesn’t know how to have fun. So imagine when he was given the task of keeping his recently orphaned nieces and nephew for a few weeks since their grandmother had a heart attack and underwent a successful bypass surgery. How can he keep his demanding job and look after the kids at the same time? He hired a nanny who quit after a few days with the kids.
Gracie Cooper is a lost soul who cant seem to set her own mind in one thing. So she traveled in Europe and had different jobs for four years. One day, her brother asked her to return home and at the same tine be at their wedding. Her plans changed when she accidentally met Owen’s nephew and niece that leads her to an offer she cant refuse – be a nannny for the kids the time being, at the same time earn enough money to pay for her debts.
Opposites attract is what they say. Its a perfect saying in this book. As she worked with the three kids, she and the kids became attached to each other. And not just the kids, Owen and Gracie can’t get their eyes off each other. Surprised that they are opposite of each other’s types, it ignited the sparks between them more.
The kids are so adorable. Recently orphaned, there are moments, especially if water-related, that they will mope or cry. You will fall in love with the main characters as you read along.
My favorite quote from the story is from Owen’s late sister, Alison, as requoted by Morgan, the eldest – “You gotta be willing to be hurt entering the ring, or you’ll hide terrified in the corner, never knowing if a fight could win you the match.”
I was given an advance readers copy of this book for which I voluntarily chose to review.
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Tracey Alvarez is a USA Today Bestselling Author living in the Coolest Little Capital in the World (a.k.a Wellington, New Zealand). Married to a wonderfully supportive IT guy, she has two teens who would love to be surgically linked to their electronic devices.
Fuelled by copious amounts of coffee, she’s the author of contemporary romantic fiction set predominantly in New Zealand. Small-towns, close communities, and families are a big part of the heart-warming stories she writes. Oh, and hot, down-to-earth heroes—Kiwi men, in other words.
When she’s not writing, thinking about writing, or procrastinating about writing, Tracey can be found with her nose in her e-reader, nibbling on smuggled chocolate bars, or bribing her kids to take over the housework.
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