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The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos by Elizabeth Barone
Single dad Max isn’t looking for love—he only needs someone to help take care of his two-year-old daughter, Chloe. Or so he thinks. After being kicked out of his parents’ house, he’s determined to make it on his own. But juggling a full-time job, an undergrad program, and childcare is pretty much impossible. When his best friend jokingly suggests he post an ad for a live-in nanny on Craigslist, he goes for it. After all, he has nothing to lose... right?
When artist Savannah quickly responds to his ad, Max is thrilled. Her resume is perfect and Chloe seems to like her, despite the slightly menacing tattoos decorating her arm. Savannah brings a light and warmth into his life that he never thought possible. Max hasn’t so much as dated since Chloe was born, but he’s willing to give it a shot with Savannah. There’s just one problem.
Everything is perfect just the way it is. Even his daughter is happy. If he messed up things up with Savannah, how could he ever forgive himself?
Genres: Romance, Single Dad, New Adult
For the most part, I enjoyed this book. The first half of it, I really liked, and then after that it just seemed to kind of snowball for me. The characters made some really dumb choices that didn’t make any sense to me (especially after claiming contempt of another character just a few pages before), and the drama that followed was so predictable, it made my skin crawl just reading it. Other than that, the two main characters are very likable, I enjoyed how they came together, and the story in and of itself was very cute. I would have to say that I think you should read it and decide for yourself whether you liked it more or less than I did. Oh, also…I wish the skull tattoos had been explained–or at least, that he had outright asked her if they held any meaning to her, particularly with it being a part of the title. But that’s just my opinion 🙂
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